Monday, January 2, 2012

Pinterest Candy

When we meet with my cousins for Christmas we do a food/candy exchange. This way kids of all ages can participate.

This year I made candy found on Pinterest for my gifts. I made homemade Butterfinger Candy for DH's contribution and it only takes 3 ingredients! It is chewier than crispy, but was a huge hit.

For my gift, I made Brownie Peanut Butter Balls. Yummy! It too only took 3 ingredients, but I added a 4th.

Here are the recipes:

Candy Corn ButterfingersTaste of Home forums
(Printable Recipe)
1 brownie mix such as Pillsbury
2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup peanut butter
1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Bake until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center but still slightly undercooked. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. When you are able to touch brownies comfortably, scoop brownies with a medium cookie scoop, roll tightly into a ball and place onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Continue rolling until brownies are gone. Freeze brownies until very firm, a couple hours or overnight. No worries if your brownie balls aren’t perfect, once frozen reshape them. They are easier to handle when chilled.
2. Place chocolate chips over a double broiler (or heat in microwave until smooth) to melt, then stir in peanut butter until creamy smooth. Roll each frozen brownie ball into chocolate and place onto wax paper to dry. Enjoy room temperature or chilled.

note: the only thing I did different was to melt a little white almond bark and a little peanut butter to it and then "fling" it all over the tops of the balls.


  1. Yum-O, both of these recipes sound yummy and easy to make. Going to add these to my cooking bucket list.

  2. Oh my! These sound unbelievably yummy! Recipes on Pinterest? I've got to get logged on!

  3. Yummy!! They both look sooooo good. I know my husband would LOVE the peanut butter ones - his favorite!! Happy New Year! Gail S.

  4. These look oh so good!!! Thanks so much for the recipe I shall be trying these! Not good for the waist, but oh so good for the tummy!

  5. candy corn, for true?! They look wonder they were a hit! :)