Sometimes I am embarrassed to tell people how easy this delicious candy is to make. It tastes very much like a Butterfinger candy bar, and can be made in about 10 minutes! (total time) I like to buy a lot of candy corn right after Halloween when it is on sale so it can be a very inexpensive, too!
1 lb candy corn (16 oz)
1 jar(s) crunchy peanut butter, (18 oz) (For this recipe, I buy the store brand)
1/2 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 6 oz) ( I use Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet)
1 Tbsp Vegetable Shortening (I use Crisco)
Directions: In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy corn in microwave on high in 30 second intervals. Stir every 30 seconds until all melted and smooth. Stir in 1 jar of crunchy peanut butter to melted candy corn until well blended. Press mixture in a parchment paper lined 9 x 13 pan. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Melt chocolate chips with 1 TBSP shortening in a double boiler or microwave. (I prefer the double boiler.) Pour melted chocolate over candy. Allow chocolate to set before cutting. I usually place in the refrigerator until mixture is thoroughly cooled. Cut into squares. Enjoy!
(Optional) Sometimes I drizzle some melted milk chocolate on top of the semisweet chocolate after it's cooled just for decoration.
This stuff is awesome. I have seen other recipes use creamy peanut butter, and they are good, too...but I really prefer the crunchy in this. Also, the shortening really helps the chocolate melt smoothly. When I make these with the store brand chocolate chips, I have to use 2 TBSP shortening. I have been happiest with the Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips, although I really like the Ghiradelli ones, too... They just aren't usually on sale! :) These make AWESOME christmas gifts...but now everyone will know how easy they are.... :o Enjoy!