I'm proud to publish the third recipe roundup of my top three favorite candy bars of all time. The first two were Snickers and Twix. I guess I'd like to do a Mounds or KitKat roundup at some point as well, but Butterfingers took priority.
As a kid, I never really questions what the crispety, crunchety, peanut buttery stuff was made out of, but it was a unique flavor and texture never replicated by any other candy. As an adult, I really don't want to ruin the magic, so I'm not going to Google it.
That undeniable Butterfinger flavor can be recognized in any dessert, so pick one of these delicious butterfinger recipes for your next get-together and watch people go crazy.
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Table of Contents
- Butterfinger Style Recipes
- Butterfinger Cake Pops
- Home Made Butterfinger Candy Bars
- Butterfinger Cookie Bars
- [Video] Butterfinger Protein Shake
- Candy Bar Cupcakes w/ Butterfinger
- Butterfinger Donuts
- Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars
- Raw Vegan Butterfinger Candy Bars
- Butterscotch Pudding Butterfinger Tarts
- [Video] Frozen Butterfinger Pie
- Devil's Food Butterfinger Cake
- Butterfinger Cup Sundae Cupcakes
- Butterfinger Cheesecake Bites
- [Video] Butterfinger Popcorn
- Butterfinger Ice Cream Cake
- Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Bars
- Butterfinger Poke Cake
- Butterfinger Fudge
- Butterfinger Bundt Cake
- Butterfinger Tornado Truffles
- [Video] Make Your Own Butterfingers At Home!
- [Video] Cheese Cracker Butterfingers?!
- How Real Butterfingers Are Made
Butterfinger Style Recipes
Butterfinger Cake Pops
If you've ever made a cake pop before, then these will be pretty easy for you. If you haven't this is a great recipe to start with because you can't go wrong with butterfinger. The cool thing about these is that she mashes up butterfinger into the cake itself, and covers the outside with crushed candy too! Watch the step by step process and get the recipe from mightdelighty.blogspot.com
Home Made Butterfinger Candy Bars
It was funny reading Ashley's post with her recipe because her story was not unlike mine. I had never questioned what made Butterfingers orange, or why there were sticky, flaky, and crunchy. All that mattered was that they were good. Nowadays as an adult I never eat anything without checking the label to see calories, sugar count, ingredient list, and I'm sure any vegans, paleo, or gluten free people out there have it worse.
Anyway, this recipe is quite unique compared to some of the others on this list both in ingredients and cooking method, so it's definitely worth a look. You can find it at notwithoutsalt.com
Butterfinger Cookie Bars
I always like recipes that don't try to recreate a flavor, but instead incorporate real candy bars into unique places. In the picture above you're looking at real Butterfinger candy bars wrapped in cookie dough. Simple as that. Almost. To get the full scoop on how she made these go to pipandebby.com. BTW she used and entire seven Butterfingers for this recipe…Yum!
[Video] Butterfinger Protein Shake
It's very rare that a YouTube video gets so many views without a single dislike. I guess that means this is a pretty good recipe. Yeah, I'm still on my diet, so yes, I'll absolutely be making this in the next few days. Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry banana protein shakes get old real fast.
Candy Bar Cupcakes w/ Butterfinger
Chocolate cake topped with butterscotch and Butterfingers. It's a pretty simple concept but the results are amazing nonetheless. The full recipe that you can get on lovefromtheoven.com also has a link to a Nestle Crunch version as well! I think it would be fun to do a bunch of different famous candies and bring the lot to a party, and see which ones get eaten first. You could get really creative with cake flavors, frostings, and crushed candy toppings.
No recipe here…should be easy enough to manage 🙂
Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars
I love the creativeness that people have used to enhance the Butterfinger flavors. This recipe uses butterscotch and milk chocolate chips. She also mixes butterscotch pudding mix in there! To get the full recipe go to iwashyoudry.com, and also be sure to check out her simple recipe for a Butterfinger breakfast protein shake.
Raw Vegan Butterfinger Candy Bars
What would a recipe roundup be without some goodies for the raw vegans? Here's another group of people I admire for their creativity in recreating nostalgia with a healthy twist. There is kind of a secret ingredient need to make these which you'll probably have to order online. I won't reveal it here though. You'll have to check out the full recipe and story of how Brandi came up with these at thevegan8.com. BTW they're also gluten free.
Butterscotch Pudding Butterfinger Tarts
Starting with an oat wheat pie crust and using blend of home made butterscotch pudding, these are perfect little bite sized treats that use just a few crumbles of butterfinger on top. Hey, sometimes less is more! See how the crust and pudding is made at culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com
[Video] Frozen Butterfinger Pie
Mmmmmm. Made even better with that cookie crust!
Devil's Food Butterfinger Cake
To be honest I had to look up why they call Devil's food cake “Devil's” food. I had originally thought that is was so chocolaty and decadent that it felt like a sin to eat it. LOL. Apparently not. It's basically the chocolate counterpart to angel food cake. OK, so that makes sense. Anyway, this is another stellar recipe riff from framedcooks.com that looks and sounds just as good as it tastes.
Butterfinger Cup Sundae Cupcakes
To start off – wow, what an impressive presentation! These actually do look like little sundae cups. If I made these they would certainly not look like that. Parrish actually used the Butterfinger CUPS version of the candy for this recipe, but you could definitely substitute any version (or any candy for that matter) and still come up with an awesome cupcake. Get the recipe for the cake, cream, and hot fudge sauce at lifewiththecrustoff.com
Butterfinger Cheesecake Bites
You can't see from the picture, but these are filled with a lovely mix of peanut butter and cream cheese, just like cheesecake. I always love treats with surprises in the center 🙂 But with crushed Butterfingers on top, it doesn't really matter what's under the hood. See how it all comes together in the original recipe at favfamilyrecipes.com.
[Video] Butterfinger Popcorn
Clearly a hit with people on the street. Even the adults could recognize that flavor pretty quickly!
Butterfinger Ice Cream Cake
That's homemade Butterfinger ice cream on the bottom, and vanilla ice cream on the top. TBH I've never made an ice cream cake before, and really enjoyed reading about how the process works. It's kind of labor intensive! I also think this could be a great combination with a cake top and butterfinger ice cream bottom. Check out how she made it at javacupcake.com
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Bars
I'm so glad that someone made a rice crispy treat snack with Butterfingers, and lucky that a real pro like Averie took this challenge on! As a kid I was super-into chocolate topped rice crispy treats, which is probably why I was not a skinny kid! Anyway, these treats look fantastic. See how their made at averiecooks.com
Butterfinger Poke Cake
Never heard of a poke cake? Me neither…until today. It's basically a normal cake that you poke holes into so that the sauce can seep inside. When the sauce is thicker, it results in a kind of easy “filling”. When the sauce is thinner, it creates a kind of “wet cake”, which can also be delicious. You can see the former effect in the image above. OK, enough cake lessons for today. Learn how to make it at lemon-sugar.com
Get the recipe from therecipecritic.com
Butterfinger Bundt Cake
I like this recipe because it really simplifies the “make it butterfinger style” concept. It's basically a normal bundt cake mixed with some crushed candy bars in the batter, topped with chocolate sauce, and sprinkled with a bit of crushed candy. Not too crazy, but it means the resulting dessert is going to be ten times more popular that a regular, boring, ol' bundt cake. See exactly how to make it at tumbleweedcontessa.com.
Butterfinger Tornado Truffles
Another unique twist on Butterfingers, this recipe calls for using Nutter Butters, which something I haven't even thought about for over a decade until now. These are ‘no bake', so you can whip them up pretty fast, and the ingredient list isn't long at all. Check out the original recipe, plus variations with other candies like Almond Joy and Peppermint Patties at tastesoflizzyt.com
[Video] Make Your Own Butterfingers At Home!
There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to make your own Butterfingers at home, but this video was the most high quality, and best explained. Pretty much everyone was using candy corns (shown in video), but one common variation I saw was to add cornflakes to the recipe to give them a bit more of that crispety crunchety texture.
[Video] Cheese Cracker Butterfingers?!
I also had to include this particular recipe because it seemed pretty easy, and was quite unique compared to what other people were doing with the candy corns. I'm not quite convinced that they taste like a genuine Butterfinger, but both of the people in the video swear they do. Try it out and let me know in the comment section.