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HOMEMADE BUTTERFINGER BITES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

HOMEMADE BUTTERFINGER BITES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

 

Homemade Butterfinger Bites really do taste just like the Butterfingers you buy at the store. I really love them in miniature form – who wouldn’t want a higher chocolate to candy bar ratio?!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

I was a little bit wary about making candy bars out of melted candy corn, but even if you don’t love candy corn, you won’t believe how adding peanut butter absolutely transforms the taste of the candy corn into something that tastes just like the inside of a Butterfinger.

I use semi-sweet chocolate chips for the chocolate coating, but any type of chocolate will work. Milk chocolate, white chocolate or any other type of dipping chocolate will work great – so pick your favorite!

Homemade Butterfinger candy bars made with candy corn and peanut butter

Ingredients in Butterfinger Bites

3 cups candy corn

1 1/2 cups peanut butter

3 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.)

How to make homemade Butterfinger candy bars

How to make Mini Butterfinger candy bars

Place the candy corn into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the candy corn are completely melted.

Add the peanut butter to the melted candy corn and then microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir it all together and immediately pour into an 8X8 pan lined with parchment paper. Press evenly into the pan.

Let the candy cool and set for 3-4 hours. Cut into 64 (1 inch) squares. (Sometimes I make them a little bit bigger-I got 36 bites out of this batch, but we were also taste-testing the outer edges before we ever got to the dipping part.) If you prefer to make full sized candy bars, cut into 16 bars.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each one until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Be careful not to microwave too long or the chocolate will seize and be unusable. If the chocolate is a little bit too thick to dip in, you can add a tablespoon of shortening to the chocolate to thin it out a bit.

Dip each candy bar into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to set. If desired, add sprinkles on top before the chocolate sets up. As soon as the chocolate is hardened, the bars are ready. If you need the chocolate to set up faster, you can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

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Course: Candy

Cuisine: American

Keyword: homemade butterfinger bites

Servings: 64

Ingredients

  • 3 cups candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 3 cups chocolate chips semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.

Instructions

  • Place the candy corn into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 60 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the candy corn are completely melted.

  • Add the peanut butter to the melted candy corn and then microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir it all together and immediately pour into an 8X8 pan lined with parchment paper. Press evenly into the pan.

  • Let the candy cool and set for 3-4 hours. Cut into 64 (1 inch) squares. If you prefer to make full sized candy bars, cut into 16 bars.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each one until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Be careful not to microwave too long or the chocolate will seize and be unusable. If the chocolate is a little bit too thick to dip in, you can add a tablespoon of shortening to the chocolate to thin it out a bit.

  • Dip each candy bar into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to set. If desired, add sprinkles on top before the chocolate sets up. As soon as the chocolate is hardened, the bars are ready. If you need the chocolate to set up faster, you can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

How to store homemade Butterfingers?

Butterfingers can be stored at room temp, but the chocolate will stay set better if you store them in the fridge. Can be stored on the counter for 4-5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a couple of weeks. I actually haven’t tried freezing these yet, but I’m sure it would work great!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

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Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

Homemade Butterfinger Bites are made with candy corn, peanut butter and chocolate. Miniature Butterfinger candy bars made in the microwave with only 3 ingredients!

EASY VANILLA CAKE BITES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

EASY VANILLA CAKE BITES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Easy Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of the party! These cute, festive treats are perfect for 4th of July or any time you want to be patriotic! Check out more patriotic recipes here.

Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake BitesI adapted this recipe from our Glazed Lemon Cupcakes recipe and am in love! Talk about the easiest method ever for both making the cake and the frosting, or in this case, a thicker vanilla glaze. You can make all 75 of these cuties in under and hour! They’re perfect for parties and the customization choices are endless. Add whatever sprinkles you’d like- have fun with it!

WHITE CAKE MIX RECIPE

This recipe for Vanilla Cake Bites actually starts with a white cake mix! You add a few basic ingredients to the cake mix: a box of vanilla pudding, eggs, sour cream or yogurt and milk. That’s it! Bake the mini cupcakes, then let them cool for about 5 minutes, invert them onto a cooling rack and they’re ready to be glazed!

Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake Bites recipe ingredientsCAKE BITES INGREDIENTS

Here’s what you need to make these Little Lemon Cake Bites:

–1 box of white cake mix: use any brand you’d like! Make sure you get the 15.25 oz sized box, which is a standard size for cake mixes.

– instant vanilla pudding mix: Aim to keep the cake as white as possible, so regular vanilla, coconut and even banana would work well.

–5 large egg whites: Again, trying to keep the cake a white color, so we use egg whites instead of the whole egg. If you’d prefer to use the whole egg, you can use 4 large eggs.

–sour cream or plain yogurt: You can use any type of Greek yogurt really, but just remember that it will affect the color of the cake bites.

–milk: for baking, I usually try to stick to regular milk or Almond milk

How to make Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake BitesCOOKIE SCOOP SIZES

Using cookie scoops really make the process of portioning out the correct amount of cake batter easier. There are 3 standard sizes:

Small Cookie Scoop: Measures a bit over 1 tablespoon of batter

Medium Cookie Scoop: Measures 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter

Large Cookie Scoop: Measures 4 tablespoons of batter

You can make all the bites the same size or you can do some one-bite cakes and some two-bites cakes. The difference is using the small cookie scoop or the medium cookie scoop. A heaping small scoop will give you something in the middle. I like the option of having some smaller bites, so I used both the small and the medium scoop.

How to make Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake BitesHOW TO MAKE CAKE BITES

First preheat the oven to 325° F.  Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray- note that the non-stick spray made specifically for baking works best!  This recipe makes 75-85 mini cupcakes so I ended up baking 3 1/2 batches in my mini cupcake pan that holds 24 cupcakes.

Beat the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl with an electric mixer for several minutes until smooth and somewhat whipped looking.

Fill each muffin hole about 3/4 way full.  I used a heaping small cookie scoop and it worked perfectly!  Bake each pan for about 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool the pan for a few minutes, then overturn cake bites onto a wire rack.  Turn cakes right side up and let cool another 5 minutes. Then you’re ready to glaze them!

Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake BitesINGREDIENTS FOR LEMON MINI CUPCAKE GLAZE 

To make the easy Lemon glaze, you’ll need:

–powdered sugar

–salted butter, melted: no substitutions

–1/4 cup  + 2 TBSP hot water

– vanilla extract

Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake BitesHOW TO MAKE LEMON DROP MINI CUPCAKE GLAZE

Lay out some waxed paper so that clean-up is easier.

Whisk the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. You’ll want the glaze to be a bit thicker than syrup so that it coats each cake bite. Feel free to add more hot water or powdered sugar until you feel like you’ve reached the right consistency.

Dip each cake bite into the glaze and set it on the wax paper. Immediately add sprinkles to the top.

If the glaze hardens a bit, stick the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Repeat until all cake bites are glazed. They take just a few minutes to cool and firm up and they’re ready to serve!

Easy Patriotic Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of your 4th of July party!
Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake Bites

Easy Vanilla Cake Bites

Easy Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of the party! 

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Course: Cake, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Vanilla Cake Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Servings: 40

Calories: 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix 15.25 oz box
  • 1 small box vanilla Instant pudding mix 3.4 oz box
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Vanilla Glaze

  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP hot water
  • 2 TBSP butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325° F.  Coat mini muffin tins with cooking spray- note that the non-stick spray made specifically for baking works best!  This recipe makes 75-85 mini cupcakes so I ended up baking 3 1/2 batches in my mini cupcake pan that holds 24 cupcakes.

  • Beat the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl with an electric mixer for several minutes until smooth and somewhat whipped looking.

  • Fill each muffin hole about 3/4 way full.  I used a heaping small cookie scoop and it worked perfectly! Bake each pan for about 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  • Cool the pan for a few minutes, then overturn cake bites onto a wire rack.  Turn cakes right side up and let cool another 5 minutes. Then you’re ready to glaze them!

  • Lay out some waxed paper so that clean-up is easier. Whisk the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. You’ll want the glaze to be a bit thicker than syrup so that it coats each cake bite. Feel free to add more hot water or powdered sugar until you feel like you’ve reached the right consistency.

  • Dip each cake bite into the glaze and set it on the wax paper. Immediately add sprinkles to the top.

  • If the glaze hardens a bit, stick the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Repeat until all cake bites are glazed. They take just a few minutes to cool and firm up and they’re ready to serve!

Notes

Recipe yields about 75-80 cupcake bites.  You can make all the bites the same size or you can do some one-bite cakes and some two-bites cakes. The difference is using the small cookie scoop or the medium cookie scoop. A heaping small scoop will give you something in the middle. I like the option of having some smaller bites.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Easy Vanilla Patriotic Cake Bites

CAN YOU FREEZE LEMON DROP MINI CUPCAKES?

I recommend you freeze the mini cupcakes baked, but not dipped in the glaze. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container or freezer bags for up to  3 months in the freezer. Once you’re ready to serve them, let them thaw on the countertop, then proceed with the instructions for making the glaze and dipping the cupcakes.

Easy Patriotic Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of your 4th of July party!

Easy Patriotic Vanilla Cake Bites are simple glazed bite-sized treats that are so easy to make! Super cute & beyond tasty, these vanilla cake bites will be the hit of your 4th of July party!

TACO BITES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

TACO BITES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal. #tacos #beef #bean #cheese #appetizer #minitacos from BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal.

 

Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal.

Sarah from Feeding Your Fam here to bring you this super simple recipe for Taco Bites. This recipe is definitely a keeper! I love making these mini taco bites as an appetizer for any party we have planned, they always get devoured! My kids even love to make these for an after school snack or simple dinner. The meat and bean combo might even become your new favorite taco filling!!

 

ingredients in taco bites

Ingredients in Taco Bites

  • Ground Beef- I like to use lean ground beef when baking this recipe. Look for 85% or 96% lean beef.
  • Refried Beans-just pick up a can of your favorite brand
  • Taco Seasoning-one packet of taco seasoning is all you will need to perfectly season this recipe
  • Scoop Tortilla Chips- I like to buy the Tostitos brand of scoop tortilla chips. The chips shaped like a tostada shell work the best for holding the meat mixture and make a perfect handheld snack.
  • Water

 

mini taco bites on a white plate

How to make Mini Taco Bites

In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef until it is cooked through. Drain any excess liquid from the pan by moving the cooked meat to one side and slightly tilting the pan up to allow the liquid to flow to the opposite side of the pan. Use a spoon to scoop liquid out of the pan.

Add in the refried beans to the pan and keep the heat turned up to medium high. Stir the beans and meat together until the beans are heated through. Pour in the water and stir until the mixture has loosened up a bit.

Pour in the taco seasoning and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for just a minute before removing from heat.

 

beef and bean mixture

 

Now that the beef and bean mixture is cooked and seasoned you can assemble your mini taco bite appetizers. Carefully place about one tablespoon of the meat mixture into the center of the scoop tortilla chips. Top with any of your favorite taco toppings.

Toppings for Taco Bites

  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream or greek yogurt
  • Jalapenos
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese
  • Guacamole

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal.

Taco Bites

Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal.

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American, Mexican

Keyword: taco bites

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 16

Calories: 58kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • scoops tortilla chips

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef until it is cooked through. Remove any excess liquid from the pan.

  • Add in the refried beans and cook until heated through. Pour in the water and stir to combine.

  • Season with the taco seasoning and stir to combine. Allow to simmer for one minute before removing from the heat.

  • Place one tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of a tortilla chip. Top with desired toppings. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal.

Taco Bites are tortilla chips filled with a combination of ground beef, refried beans and taco seasoning topped off with your favorite toppings. These mini taco bites are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a fun family meal.

With these portable mini taco bites full of delicious taco fillings and toppings, you’re going to have an appetizer that everyone can (and will) enjoy!

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