Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars with candy corn on a beige surface

Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
396 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 224mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This candy corn peanut butter bars recipe is easy. Just three ingredients—candy corn, peanut butter, and chocolate—are combined to produce small candy bars with the crackly texture and bold peanut butter. It's downright magical, and it's a great way to use up leftover candy corn after Halloween.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups candy corn

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, not the natural variety

  • 12 ounces chocolate candy coating

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place the candy corn in a large microwave-safe bowl.

  3. Microwave the candy corn for one minute, then stir as it starts to melt. Continue to microwave the corn in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Cook the candy corn until it is completely melted and smooth, but be wary of overheating it and causing it to stiffen up.

  4. Add the peanut butter to the melted candy corn and stir it in until it is completely incorporated. If you have trouble combining them, microwave the candy briefly (for 10 to 15 seconds at a time) just until it's warm enough to be easily mixed.

  5. Scrape the candy out into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. While it is still warm, use a knife or pizza cutter to score it into small bars, 1 inch across and 4 inches long. You should get about 16 small bars from one batch, but you can always make them larger or smaller as desired. Let the candy cool completely.

  6. Once cool, break or cut the bars apart along the scored lines. Melt the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring frequently until it is melted and smooth.

  7. Use forks or dipping tools to dip the bars completely in the coating. Once a bar has been dipped, hold it over the bowl to let the excess drip back down into the bowl. Place a dipped bar on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and repeat until all of the bars are dipped. Let them set completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before serving.

  8. When served at room temperature, the bars have a slight chew to them, but when refrigerated they're perfectly crispy and crunchy. Store candy corn peanut butter bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

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