Why wait for Easter to enjoy Butterfinger Eggs?
DIY these homemade Butterfinger eggs using just three simple ingredients. So easy, even the kids will want to make their own. Peanut butter and candy corn make the creamy center of the eggs and then they are coated in melted chocolate. Small or large, plain, or decorated, homemade Butterfinger eggs are a treat all year round.
Homemade Butterfinger Eggs
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Best Butterfinger Recipe
- What makes this recipe so great is that it only has 3 ingredients, it’s affordable and super easy to put together!
- Shape into eggs, bars, or cut into squares before freezing and dipping into the chocolate.
- Make Butterfinger eggs as an afterschool treat, a party activity, or decorate them for upcoming holidays! Save an egg carton for a fun, festive presentation.
- Try these other fun Spring-themed desserts, too: Sheep Cupcakes recipe, Vanilla Fudge Recipe, Millionaire Shortbread, and a fun, fruity punch like Sparkling Berry Lemonade.
Ingredients & Variations
BASE Candy corn and peanut butter are melted together and then molded into shape. Creamy or crunchy peanut butter works for this recipe. Even though candy corn seems like it might be seasonal, it’s usually found in the candy section of any supermarket or drugstore.
COATING Milk chocolate chips are preferable over semi-sweet so as not to overpower the Butterfinger flavor. White chocolate chips will also work.
TOPPINGS Before the chocolate has been set, top Butterfinger eggs with colorful sprinkles, coconut, crushed cookies, or peppermint candies. Make a new treat every time.
How to Make Homemade Butterfingers
Homemade butterfingers will be a hit every time!
- Melt candy corn and peanut butter.
- Shape into logs, bars, or eggs and freeze (per recipe below).
- Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip each frozen Butterfinger egg.
- Freeze again.
When ready bring out of the freezer and enjoy, or sneak one or two straight from the freezer, we won’t tell!
Tips & Tricks
If the Butterfinger eggs start sticking to your hands, lightly flour them and keep shaping them. Always be sure the bowl and spoon used to melt the chocolate are completely dry or else the chocolate will ‘seize’ up.
Keep Butterfinger eggs in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Freeze them in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks.
More Fun Easter Ideas
- Fun ideas for Easter baskets without candy – a fun twist to Easter
- DIY: Color your Easter eggs with whipped cream! – love these eggs!
- Rainbow Cupcakes – a colorful dessert
- Jellybean Flower Cupcake – happy cupcakes
Homemade Butterfinger Eggs
- 16 ounces candy corn
- 16 ounces peanut butter
- 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
- Melt candy corn in microwave by heating for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until completely melted.
- Add in peanut butter and mix until thoroughly combined. If mixture gets too hard to work with, microwave for another 30 seconds and then stir to mix.
- Mixture will be warm to touch, but you need to form into egg shapes and place on parchment paper.
- Place in freezer for to set. Ideally leave in freezer for several hours to make chocolate set up quickly in next step.
- Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until completely melted.
- Dip eggs in melted chocolate. Make sure to coat completely. Then return to parchment paper.
- Place eggs back in freezer to set