Halloween Butterfinger Eyes

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
45 mins

Ahhhhh! Scary! These are so fun for a Halloween party, children and adults both devour them. They are different than the usual recipe because you add Butterfinger candy bars for a nice crunch!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 18 ounces Butterfinger bar, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces white chocolate or 12 ounces vanilla candy coating
  • 40 M&M's plain chocolate candy
  • red food coloring or decorating gel
  • black food coloring or decorating gel

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and butter until creamy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until combined.
  3. Stir in Butterfinger candy.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper.
  5. Freeze about 45 minutes.
  6. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or get a med sauce pan filled 1/4 of the way with water and heat until simmering and place a large glass or stainless steel bowl over top and turn heat off -if water is boiling it will scorch chocolate.
  7. Add chocolate to bowl, stir constantly until melted and smooth, if you want the coating thinner add a Tbs shortening until desired thickness is reached.
  8. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Let excess coating drip off
  9. Place on waxed paper, immediately press an M&M onto center of each peanut butter ball (you can also wait to put M&M's on until after set and just use a dot of your piped colored chocolate to adhere)
  10. Refrigerate until coating is firm.
  11. Using leftover white chocolate add red food coloring until desired color is reached (you may have to reheat) and place in a ziploc or pastry bag,cut a corner very small, pipe squiggly lines on eyes to make them look blood shot or use red decorating gel.
  12. Add a dot of black gel or black food colored coating to the center of M&M pieces for pupils.
Most Helpful

4 5

These were great! They were a hit at our halloween party...all the kids and adults were creeped out yet still all had to try them. The only change I made was to use crunched up pretzel sticks in place of the butterfinger.

4 5

my class loved making and eating them.

4 5

Everyone LOVED these little bon-bon like treats. They even managed to survive in the mail arriving just as yummy as when I placed them in the containers for shipping.