Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Homemade Butterfingers

As promised I am going to be sharing some candy making with you this week. Normally these candies are made before Christmas, but this year that was just not an option. We got a call on Saturday morning that the appraiser was going to call us and make an appointment for Sunday. As it turns out, he is leaving town this week so it had to be done the next day. No rest for the weary. All of us scrambled all day long to clean and make the house presentable. We ended the day with some much deserved pizza. Sunday came and he quietly did his job. I have no idea if it went well or not. This appraisal is for the VA. They need to see if the house is worth what we are paying for it. It is. But they get the final say. Then after he left, I got the urge to start on the butterfingers.

The butterfingers take at least two hours to make. It's time consuming yes, but I promise they are so worth it. Here is what you will need


Sugar
White Karo
Peanut Butter
Melting Chocolate
Water
Candy thermometer



3 1/4 cups of sugar
1 cup water
1 3/4 cups of white karo
4 cups of creamy peanut butter

Put peanut butter in a heat resistant bowl--I use metal--set aside. In a large pan pour sugar, karo, and water. Bring to boil. Let boil to "hard crack" stage--just under 300* Pour mixture over peanut butter. Stir with wooden spoon; quickly. Notice there is no picture of this process. Please use an oven mitt to hold your bowl. This stuff is 300 * and sticks like hot glue. After mixing, lay and spread out on a flat surface. (Spray your counter or work area with cooking spray--this will make clean up worlds easier!)

Near the 300* mark

Looks kind nasty I know. Work fast as it will harden quickly. Use the pizza cutter to cut into squares
It makes a lot!!

Dip into melted chocolate. I like to put a layer in the fridge for quicker cooling.
They are soooo yummy!

5 comments:

KK said...

Yum! We all know I'll never do all that, but yum! :)

Holly said...

I knew I liked you, but now even more...homemade butterfingers..to-die-for!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. I must make these and eat them on a daily basis until there is none left!
Stopping in from SITS.

My best, Lynn
*swing by my neck of the woods. I'm hosting mega giveaways all week. Plural. ;o)

Nikia, May and da kids said...

I'm game. No baking involved? I'll try them = )

May

mormonhermitmom said...

I'm just scared to do candy. It's almost alchemical to me, so I stay far away. Looks great though! Trade you some homemade bread for those.