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Rolo Stuffed Butterfinger Truffles

IMG_0215 So, I’ve been a little obsessed about the homemade butterfinger craze. It’s all over Pinterest and I kind of only want to eat butterfingers for the rest of time. Growing up I HATED butterfingers. I always traded them for snickers and reese’s peanut butter cups to rid my Halloween candy stash from such blasphemy. Once I met my husband, I sort of had to accept the fact that there would be butterfingers around *shudder* because they are one of his favorite chocolate bars. {PS-do you say candy bar or chocolate bar?}

Well, one day for some strange reason I felt the need to knock a few back. And whaddayaknow? I liked them. Why I never liked them before I’ll never know.

I was a weird kid.

Case in point: I hated fruit.

See? WEIRD kid.

ANYWAYS.

With Halloween nearing, I’ve got a plethora of candy lying around…So instead of hiding it from my husband and eating it all myself saving it for the trick-or-treaters, I decided to make something a little on the creative side with the homemade butterfinger concoction. YOU GUYS. I’m in love!! The chocolate and caramel rolos mixed with the peanut butter butterfinger mix is amazing!! It’s not the *exact* consistency that a real butterfinger would be, but the taste is spot on. Be aware that they are ridiculously simple. Also: 4 ingredients only. Snap. Want to make some of these babies?

Just as I suspected.

Here’s how you make ’em: IMG_0173 Start out by opening a package of candy corn. I’m not a fan of these on their own, but man oh man are they great in this recipe! IMG_0175 Melt 1 cup of these in the microwave, stirring every 20-30 seconds. IMG_0177 Measure out 3/4 cup peanut butter and stir.
IMG_0179 After a minute or two of stirring, the mixture should come together and start to harden slightly. IMG_0185 Scoop into 16 even balls. Each ball should be about 2 teaspoons. IMG_0182 Now you can unwrap your rolo’s. You need 16–2 packages of them.
IMG_0193 Stuff one rolo into each ball and then roll to be smooth. IMG_0195 Roll each truffle in some powdered sugar and that’s it! IMG_0201 I waited a few minutes for these to harden completely before serving, but you can eat them when and how you like. IMG_0204 At first they look inconspicuous, but then you take a bite and realize the goodness that you are consuming. Yum yum yum.

Enjoy these today, friends! Have a great day!

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Rolo Stuffed Butterfinger Truffles

An easy and fun treat for Halloween!

Yield: 16 truffles Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Total Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup candy corn
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter {I used Jif}
16 Rolo candies {2 rolls}
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

Pour candy corn into large bowl. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently until completely melted. Stir in peanut butter until combined. Using a 2 teaspoon size cookie scoop, create 16 even balls. Stuff 1 rolo candy into the center of each butterfinger ball and roll in powdered sugar. Cool a few minutes before enjoying.

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24 Comments

  1. GENIUS!!!!!! Pure genius.

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    • stephanie — October 23rd, 2013 @ 5:46 am

      Oh and candy bar,

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  2. Love this, Lauren! Such a creative take on the homemade butterfinger craze! :)

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  3. I saw this on pinterest and had to come check it out!! Looks amazing. I never would have thought that candy corn could be melted! I will definitely be adding this to my baking list!!

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  4. I’m in love with rolo stuffed anything:) But these little butterfinger truffles look amazing! And candy corn? I had no clue!!

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  5. I’m going to have to try these. I keep seeing the homemade butterfinger and I’m so not buying it with the candy corn…because I can’t stand them on their own. But stuffed with a Rolo? Hello! Looks so good!

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  6. I tried butterfingers once as a kid and wasn’t a huge fan … but I do like Crispy Crunch, which I think is quite similar!?

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  7. Melted candy corn?! So smart!!! PS–I used to (don’t judge, I was a weird kid too) suck all the chocolate coating off the outside of butterfingers, then eat the crunchy inside. It grosses me out when I think about it now.

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  8. I don’t have a microwave. Will the candy corn melt in a double boiler? Do I need to add anything to them while they’re melting to get the consistency? These look so good and I’d love to try them!!

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    • Lauren — October 27th, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

      Yes, they should melt no problem in a double boiler!!

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  9. Omg I’m making these now I’m so excited

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  10. Definitely making these for Halloween! They look awesome!

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  11. I showed these to my daughter yesterday and she about fell on the floor. These are genius Lauren!

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  12. I know it’s unbelievable, but I made these early and want to store them for a day or two so the kids/grandchildren can enjoy. How would you store them?

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    • Lauren — September 24th, 2014 @ 6:48 am

      In an airtight container on the counter. No need to refrigerate.

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  13. Oh.My.Goodness..These look wayyyy to good..I am definitely trying this out. And the Rolo’s inside..what a great surprise!?!

    P.S. i say candy bar.

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