Saturday, October 20, 2012

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You didn't think I forgot did you??? :)

Our social committee at the school I work for asked the staff to sign up to bring treats each day for the month of October.  (As if the month of Christmas/New Year's isn't enough JUNK?) :)  My treat day is Monday so today I made a goodie I saw recently on Pinterest and wanted desperately to have a reason to make.  HOMEMADE BUTTERFINGERS!  WHAT!?

And you NEVER guess the secret ingredient?!  In fact, there are only THREE ingredients.  But the one that is a shocker... CANDY CORN!

16oz bag candy corn
16/17oz jar peanut butter
chocolate (I used bag milk chips with Tbs crisco)

First, melt your candy corn (I know, I had NO clue you could MELT candy corn!?).  Start with one minute in the microwave and stir, then add in 30 second intervals until melted.

Mix in the peanut butter and spread in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with wax paper on the bottom.  Let cool completely then cut into rectangles.

Place the rectangles onto wax paper, melt your chocolate, then either dip or spread your rectangles with chocolate.  I am not a good "dipper" :) so I simply used a spoon and spread the chocolate over the top and onto the sides.  After this picture, I took a knife and smoothed out the sides (but forgot to take a new picture!)

Allow the chocolate to set and enjoy!  

These are very good!  Each of us had one to try and the taste is uncanny.  The texture is a bit different, not as flaky/crunchy, but still very good!!!!!


That's so cool! I think I'll try it!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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