Butterfinger Truffles

These are awesome.  And addicting.  Move over Oreos, there's a new snack in town.

 

Actually not so new - this recipe has probably been on every blog in some form or another but I've been meaning to try it - the one I like best is from the Domestic Rebel - but I put my own spin on it and rolled 'em up into bite-size balls.

 

These really aren't truffles, I first named this treat Butterfinger Balls, but when your 2 teenage sons laugh hysterically and say it "just sounds wrong" well, then you tend to rethink it.  But I digress...

 

The main ingredient for these "truffles" is actually candy corn.  That's right. Candy corn.  Here we go...

 

You will need:

 

3 cups candy corn

1 1/4 cup peanut butter

1 package chocolate CandiQuik

 

1.  Place candy corn in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.

2. Stir and microwave in 15 second intervals until smooth. 

3.  Add 1 1/4 cup peanut butter and stir.

3.  This is a great upper arm work out. 

 

I happen to have the upper arm strength of a T-rex.  If you have a teenage son, I highly recommend you recruit him.  It was great to have my son Carson home on a half day.

4.  While Carson is doing the grunt work, I let Kurby lick the peanut butter spoon.

5.  Carson is still stirring.

 

Kurby is in peanut butter heaven.

6.  Nom nom nom. Kurby licks the spoon shiny.  Carson is done stirring and has returned to X-Box land.  Kurby is in a peanut butter coma lying on the floor like a dead fish.

7.  Roll the mixture into balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Place in refrigerator for at least and hour.

8.  Melt CandiQuik according to package instructions.

9.  Pour CandiQuik in a deeper container for dipping.  Using a fork, dip the truffle into the chocolate and lift out with fork.  Tap fork against container to remove excess.

10.  Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and decorate with sprinkles if desired.  Let dry completely. 

 

The texture of the filling is crumbly if left at room temperature.

 

 

 

If you refrigerate the truffles, the texture is just like a Butterfinger candy bar.

 

Makes 36 truffles.