Butterfinger Hot Chocolate
Butterfinger Hot Chocolate- Using a controversial confection to sweeten hot chocolate, this peanut buttery drink tastes just like the candy bar.
November 8, 2021 by Nicole Collins
Tell me something that blew your mind when you found out.
I was looking at this social media post the other day that where people where explaining the moment they found out something they thought their whole life wasn't true.
One person talked about the moment when they found out “this little piggy went to market” did not mean that piggy was going on his weekly grocery run. One person talked about the moment they found out Alaska is not next to Hawaii despite how all US maps make it seem. One person talked about how they thought money laundering was literal and meant washing money.
My “that can't be true” moment was when I learned that Butterfingers are peanut butter flavored.
Now, I am a die hard peanut butter lover. A connoisseur, if you will. I've been a Butterfinger lover my whole life. And, I honestly don't know what flavor I thought the candy was.
But, peanut butter was definitely not it.
My mind is still blown every time I think about it; but now that I'm in the know, I think I appreciate the candy even more. So, that's what we're celebrating today.
Today, we're making Butterfinger Hot Chocolate!
This rich and chocolately drink is so warm and comforting. It's loaded with peanut butter. And, it tastes just like a Butterfinger candy bar thanks to a surprise (somewhat controversial) ingredient.
So, let's get into it!
This drink is a one pot, super fast, low effort recipe. Toss everything in a saucepan, whisk, and enjoy. That's it! And, though today's recipe only makes one serving, it's very easily doubled/tripled/quadrupled to be able to share with as many loved ones as you need.
We start with milk. I like to use 1% milk, because that's what I always have on hand in my house. You can absolutely use a higher fat content milk if that's what you have or prefer. A higher fat content milk will make this drink even creamier, but it will also make it taste a little more milky. But honestly, we're adding so many special ingredients to bulk up this drink, 1% milk becomes perfectly creamy in this drink once it's all said and done. So, why not save a couple calories where you can?
Next up, we're going to add in some milk chocolate chips and peanut butter. Both flavors are standard in a Butterfinger candy bar. But, the secret ingredient that takes this from peanut butter cup hot chocolate to Butterfinger hot chocolate is candy corn. Yes, candy corn.
I don't think there's ever been a more controversial confectionery treat than candy corn. People really, REALLY hate on candy corn. But at the end of the day, it's just a mix of sugar, butter, and vanilla. Those are classic sweet ingredients. And it's that pop of extra vanilla, almost caramel like, sweetness that makes this peanut butter drink have that signature Butterfinger flavor.
To amp up the hot chocolate quality of this drink, we're going to mix in some store bought hot cocoa mix, as well. And from there, we heat it all in a saucepan, and whisk whisk whisk. We're going to whisk constantly until all of our special components have fully melted and combined into the milk. And then, it's time to serve.
You could absolutely serve as is straight from the pot. Or, you could make this glass of goodness even more special by finishing the drink with a big ol' dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped Butterfinger candy. My vote is for the latter.
This drink is just perfect. It's sweet and creamy. It's rich and chocolatey. It's got the perfect balance of savory peanut butter flavor mixed with sweet candy corn. And, it couldn't be easier to whip up. This is a drinkable candy bar, and I am so here for it!
Ok, everyone. Though candy corn is probably not going to be anyone's candy of choice ever, I surely hope this helps to dull any aversions to this simple and seasonal candy. If you can't beat'em, join'em; right?
I hope you all enjoy. And, let's drink!
Butterfinger Hot Chocolate
Serves: 1 Print
1 cup milk (I used 1%)
¼ cup milk chocolate chips
¼ cup candy corn
¼ cup peanut butter
1 ½ tbsp hot cocoa mix
whipped cream and chopped butterfinger candy, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk constantly until chocolate chips, candy corn, and peanut butter have melted, about 5-10 mins.
Pour hot chocolate into a serving glass. Top with whipped cream and chopped butterfinger candy, if desired. Enjoy!
*This recipe is easily doubled/tripled/quadrupled to serve more people.
*You can use whatever percentage of milk you have or like to make this hot chocolate. Higher fat content milk will be creamier, but they'll taste more milky.