We've had discussions here before about how there's really no substitute for Butterfingers, when we're avoiding all Nestle products. It was my favorite candy bar, and I miss it.....
I think I may have found a substitute (organic no less!?). It's got caramel so it wouldn't be a 100% sub, but the description sounds promising other than that (and I do like caramel anyway)..... I haven't ordered it yet - wondering if anyone here has had one and knows for sure? http://www.naturalcandystore.com/product/elis-earth-bars-treasure-bar-caramel-crunch-peanut-butter-sjaaks-organic-candy-vegan/egg-free-candy-bars
I have a recipe for Peanut-Butter-Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats that may fulfill your butterfinger craving.
It's super easy and super-yummy:
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cut corn syrup (or agave nectar)
5 cups rice crispies
1 package of semi sweet chocolate chips
In a pot mix PB, Sugar, and Corn Syrup until it comes to a boil (stir contantly).
Pour rice crispies into a large mixing bowl. Pour PB mixture over and mix. Spread onto a cookie sheet.
Melt the chocolate chips, spread evenly over the rice krispies.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes (or more). Cut into squares (or diamonds, or whatever).
I make these in several batches and store the little portions in the freezer - they're always a hit and are perfect after they defrost for a couple of minutes.
Never liked butterfingers, but what I really need is a substitute baby ruth! Sneaking dd's halloween candy awoke my appetite for them and I was guilty of buying a bag a few weeks later :X
Oh my gosh, a while ago I bought some candy from my natural food store that was almost exactly like Butterfingers! What was it called? Peanut butter sticks or something like that? I will try to remember to find out for you!
Edited to add: I think this might be them! http://thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk/index.php/2009/11/26/yum/ Unless I'm remembering the wrong candy! I might have to buy them the next time I go to the store, so I can do a taste test! It's so hard being a lactivist, but someone's got to do it!
-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a , who each self-weaned at 4.5 years , who both 'd, who were both, and both: . Also, , and !