I made the candy and, indeed, it has the taste and texture of a Butterfinger candy bar. It was really easy. I didn't have any molasses, so I used 2 tbsp of brown sugar. It didn't seem to mess anything up. Credit goes to: Cookie Madness. Here's the recipe:
Peanut Butter Crunch Candy
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons molasses
12 ounces of milk chocolate (or dark, your choice)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
Butter an 8 inch pan or line it with parchment paper.
In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar, water, corn syrup and molasses. Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Place your deep fry thermometer in the pan. Cook the sugar mixture over medium heat until it reaches 310 degrees F. Do not stir.
While mixture cooks, place your peanut butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave peanut butter on high for 30 seconds and stir so that peanut butter is soft.
When sugar mixture hits 310 degrees (no sooner), pour the sugar mixture into the peanut butter mixture and stir until blended. Quickly pour into lined pan and spread out to edges. Let cool for about a minute, then score (do not cut all the way through) the candy into 1-inch or larger squares. Let cool completely. Melt chocolate in microwave and drizzle on top. Let dry and remove from pan to break apart.
A few pictures:
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