Vegan Butterfingers

Posted on November 2, 2011

Thank you Averie, for this delicious recipe idea <3

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Vegan chocolate bars, foodies! Come & get ‘em ;)

butterfinger Vegan Butterfingers

I truthfully loathe candy corn, but when Averie posted this recipe for homemade butterfingers, I just had to try it. Vegan Butterfingers in less than 3 minutes? Umm, yes please! I tried cutting them into smaller pieces because Averie does claim that they are rich, but it didn’t stop me from eating 3 of them once they were done blank Vegan Butterfingers

After trying to find candy corn in the store, I decided to try making my own. I modified this recipe from The Urban Housewife for candy corn, cutting it down to about 1/4 of the original recipe and making a few changes to the ingredients. Also, because Averie melts the candy corn, I didn’t bother shaping the candies or using food colouring, so this extra step really only took another 3-4 minutes. No biggie blank Vegan Butterfingers

If you have candy corn laying around and a microwave in your kitchen, follow Averie’s recipe. I don’t have a microwave, though, so here come the stovetop directions! Much love blank Vegan Butterfingers

From my kitchen to yours <3

Ingredients: 
For the ‘candy corn’ mixture:
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp agave
1 1/4 tbsp Earth Balance
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp soy creamer
1/2 cup + 2tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp arrowroot powder

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup soy creamer

Directions:
1) Line a small, square dish with waxed paper and set aside. I used a glass tupperware container normally used for lunches, sans lid.
2) In a small pot over medium heat, gently heat white sugar, agave, Earth Balance, vanilla extract, & soy creamer. Stir until simmering and well-combined.
3) Sift together powdered sugar, sea salt, & arrowroot powder. Add to pot & stir until well-combined.
4) Remove from heat & stir in the peanut butter. Allow to cool for about a minute, and then pour into prepared dish. Store in the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
5) Rinse out your small pot & gently warm chocolate chips with soy creamer over medium-low heat. Working quickly, remove glass dish from freezer & spread the chocolate evenly over top of the orange mixture.
6) Place back in freezer for 15-20 minutes to set. Remove wax paper from dish & chop ‘Butterfingers’ into bars or pieces.
7) Serve!

peace, love, food <3

Char, xo

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Categories: Chocolates | 4 Comments

4 Responses to Vegan Butterfingers

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I love the new look of your blog!!
    Those treats look good. I wonder if I could reduce the sugar by using some date paste instead??! I think the children would like those–they don’t eat store bought candy bars anymore and our oldest son does miss butterfingers!!
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

    • Thanks Elizabeth! I wonder if date paste would work…it’s worth a try! Or maybe mashed banana? I can relate with missing chocolate bars. Next I’m gonna try making vegan Mars bars! Let me know if you try the date paste. I would love to try making these even healthier :)

      Char, xo

  2. thanks for linking back to my recipe and wow, you did a great job with this! the fact that you made your own candy corn mixture (Agree would have been a waste of time to shape into candies only to melt them back down!) and that you did it all on the stovetop..you get major props!

    To your other comment to Elizabeth re banana or date paste. It would probably work texturally but anytime you put banana (or coconut) in a recipe…it’s such a pronounced flavor it could cloud the flavor. Could. Maybe not though. Worth a try if anyone’s feeling adventurous or doesnt care if a slight flavor change is imparted.

    • thank you, Averie! :D
      that’s a good point about the banana or date paste. sometimes it’s nice to have the flavour, & other times you really don’t want it to shine through (or take over). I really enjoyed these as is. I don’t think banana would be good, but I do have some hope for date paste…it MIGHT work, but I don’t know. I’m curious.

      I won’t try it anytime soon though, because….I already ate all my ‘Butterfingers’ :P haha

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