I want to start off by letting you know that I had to change up a couple of the ingredients. My husband has an allergy to gluten and to nickel so it’s nearly impossible for him to enjoy sweets like he used to.
Most people have never heard of a nickel allergy and it wasn’t until he visited a dermatologist that we learned what was causing painful, itchy, dry, cracking sores on his fingers and hands. Nickel is a metal in the environment. Maybe you know of someone who has a reaction when they wear certain jewelry, or maybe even the button on jeans bothers their skin. This is similar to that only it’s an auto immune response from nickel he eats. Nickel is high in foods like nuts, beans, soy, and some fish. The list of foods with nickel seems very odd when you look at it and coupled with a gluten allergy it’s been hard for him to enjoy food.
With nickel though, not everything causes a reaction. We’re not sure of the reason, but he had to cut everything on the list out of his diet and slowly try things again to see what triggers it. It’s painful and sometimes disappointing. He has found that regular chocolate (because of the cocoa bean), peanut butter, pineapple, and soy definitely give a bad reaction.
Now that I’ve given you a little insight on the ingredients I chose, I’ll share the recipe that I found on Pinterest with you!
What You Need :
1 lb. candy corn
16oz jar peanut butter (I used crunchy almond butter)
16oz pkg. chocolate candy coating (white chocolate is what I substituted)
How to Make a Homemade Butterfinger Bar:
Melt the candy corn in a microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and continue cooking in 15-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Stir in peanut butter.
Spread mixture in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment. Cool completely. Cut into squares. Dip in melted chocolate candy coating. Lay on waxed paper to set.
These were pretty darn good! They didn’t quite crunch or flake like the inside of a real Butterfinger, but they were nutty, sweet, and the bit of white chocolate added a certain amount creaminess.
With only 3 ingredients it’s so easy. Go ahead, make some today!