Nutterfingers Candy Bar


The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
648 Calories
32g Fat
87g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 31%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 10g
Calcium 51mg 4%
*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.)

These candy bars are covered with chocolate and filled with a light peanut center that shatters into thin, crispy layers when you bite into it. They resemble the popular Butterfingers candy bar. This recipe yields 10 4-inch bars—but can be easily doubled and made in a 9x13 pan.


  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare an 8-by-8-inch pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Place the peanut butter, baking soda, and vanilla in a small bowl and set aside for now.

  4. Place the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves.

  5. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil, and stir in the corn syrup. Insert a candy thermometer. Continue to cook the syrup, boiling it without stirring, until it reaches 300 F on the thermometer. Watch the pan carefully, as the sugar can quickly rise in temperature and burn at such high heat.

  6. Once it candy reaches 300 F, immediately remove it from the heat. Quickly stir in the peanut butter, baking soda, and vanilla and stir until it is smooth.

  7. Pour the candy into the prepared 8-by-8-inch pan, and allow it to sit for about 2 minutes.

  8. While it is still warm and pliant, take a large knife and score it into ten pieces: make a cut down the center, then cut each half into 5 pieces, for a total of 10 candy bars.

  9. Allow the candy to set at room temperature, for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  10. Once the peanut candy is completely set and firm, prepare the chocolate for dipping. Place the chocolate candy coating in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave it until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating. Stir the melted chocolate and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes to cool it slightly.

  11. Line a baking sheet with foil and set it nearby.

  12. While the chocolate is cooling, carefully cut or break the peanut candy into bars along the scored lines.

  13. Using two forks or dipping tools, submerge one bar in the melted chocolate. Remove the bar from the chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back down into the bowl.

  14. Place the dipped bar on the foil-lined sheet. Repeat the dipping with the remaining bars and chocolate, and place the bars in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set the chocolate.

  15. Once set, the bars can be served immediately. Enjoy!


  • Store remaining bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.