I’m gonna come right out and say that I love Google.
It’s the best thing ever.
And I’d know.
I’m what you’d call a Google-er.
I Google everything.
You know those people who meet someone and then they go and Google them?
It’s public information, okay? And as an internet-paying-for citizen of the world, I have a right to be informed.
And I’ll admit that maybe is IS a little tacky, but not as tacky as hanging out with someone and later finding out that they have questionable photos of themselves posted on the web.
And by questionable photos, I’m assuming you know that I mean that the person in said photo is sporting the infamous sandal/wool sock combo.
Which obviously, is a total deal breaker.
I Google song lyrics.
Blinded by the light.
revved up like a deuce
another runner in the night.
I don’t even want to get into what I thought that was before Google came into my life and helped me see things more clearly.
I really can’t believe I ever sang that.
I Google joke punchlines.
My twenty year old brother is constantly amazed that I know the punchline to every single joke he texts me.
He’s all, “You knew that one too?!”
And I’m all, “I’m thirty and thirty year olds are really smart and know almost every joke that exists”.
Is it wrong of me, to steal his punch line joy? Probably.
But the sooner he gets used to the cold, hard ways of the world, the better off he’ll be in the long run.
Obviously, as a food blogger, I also spend a good deal of time Google-ing recipes.
And the other day, I was looking for recipes using candy corn….when I came across a recipe for homemade Butterfinger Bars.
Made from equal parts candy corn and peanut butter.
Totally crazy sounding, I know.
But it WORKS.
Not only does this stuff taste so much like a real Butterfinger that it’s insane, but the texture is also eerily simliar.
Seriously, who thinks of this stuff?!
The original recipe called for pouring the mixture into a pan to cool, cutting it into bars, and dipping in chocolate. I decided to pour these into a lollipop mold instead.
It just seemed like what a cool person would do.
Here’s what you need:
Candy corn. The recipe called for 16 oz, but this is only if you want to make enough to fill a 9×13 pan. I only used one cup.
Peanut butter. Use the same amount as the candy corn. Again, I used one cup.
Sucker mold. These owls were from Bake It Pretty.
Sucker sticks. You can buy them at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Amazon.com, or Bake It Pretty.
Chocolate Candy Melts. You can also use chocolate bark.
Candy Eyes. One of the best inventions ever. You can buy them at Bake It Pretty.
Melt your chocolate according to package instructions. Spoon a small amount in to each mold and coat evenly with a pastry brush. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to set up.
Meanwhile, pour candy corn in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir and continue to microwave, stopping it to stir every 15 seconds. Once the candy corn is completely melted, add the peanut butter and stir until smooth.
Place a lollipop stick in each mold and pour candy corn mixture over the set chocolate. Fill just short of the top of the mold and smooth with a spatula. Place mold in the freezer so the mixture can set up.
After about an hour, cover the back of each pop with melted chocolate. Place back in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Remove candy from mold, and put eyes in place using a small dab of melted chocolate.
Using a cup of candy corn and a cup of peanut butter, I had enough to make 12 good sized pops.
No one will even believe you made these. Which will make you feel really cool and awesome.
And that’s all anyone really wants from life, isn’t it?