Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 5, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars topped with a soft chocolate fudge layer and crushed Butterfingers. You’re going to want to make these…trust me!

Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars: peanut butter cookie base topped with chocolate fudge and crushed #butterfingers

When I was a kid I used to hoard Butterfinger bars. I would trade half of my candy on Halloween to my brothers and stock up on Butterfingers. I would ask for a Butterfinger most times in the check out lanes while grocery shopping with my mom. I LOVED Butterfinger candy bars.

Then, I moved on to trying everything else in the check out and I no longer chose the same thing. And it wasn’t until years later as an adult that I started buying myself Butterfinger bars again. They are delicious.

I have a shelf (or two) in a our pantry that is off limits to the kids. They are not allowed, under any circumstance, to touch any food on this shelf. And it’s such a teasing shelf, piled high with Reeses and Snickers and chocolate chips. And Butterfingers.

Last week I was cleaning out my pantry, like seriously taking everything out, checking expiration dates, and REALLY cleaning it. Know what I found? 3 bags of mini Butterfinger bites, 6 King Size Butterfinger Bars and 2 Butterfinger crunch bars. Seriously. Totally forgot they were piled up in the back of the pantry. I have come full circle and found myself hoarding Butterfingers once again. I knew I had to do something about them. Besides eat them out of the package (well, the crunch bars were begging to be eaten).

Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars: peanut butter cookie base topped with chocolate fudge and crushed #butterfingers

Some of my favorite cookie bars on this blog involve candy. Duh.

Whopper Cookie bars are a malted cookie crust topped with fudge and crushed malt balls. Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars have a malted milk crust too topped with fudge, peanut butter and chocolate covered pretzels. Today’s recipe is a twist on those two favorites cookie bars of mine.

The crust is a peanut butter cookie crust, topped with a layer of fudge and crushed Butterfingers. Seriously, no other descriptions are necessary, you get the picture. These cookie bars ROCK!

Now…time to find something to do with the 4 bags of mini Rolos……

Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars: peanut butter cookie base topped with chocolate fudge and crushed #butterfingers

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Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4-5 dozen

Ingredients

    For the Base:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • For the Topping:
  • 12oz milk chocolate morsels
  • 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 bags (8oz each) Butterfinger Bites, crushed

Instructions

  1. For the base, beat butter and brown sugar in mixing bowl until combined. Add peanut butter. Beat in egg and milk. Beat in the flour, salt and baking soda. Press dough into a 15x10x1 baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dough will be sticky, I dipped my fingers in flour before pressing. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. On stovetop in small saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk until warm. Whisk in the milk chocolate and continue stirring until smooth. Pour fudge over cookie bars. Top with crushed Butterfingers, pressing them into the fudge lightly. Allow to cool completely and cut into small bars.
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In my obsession with Butterfingers, I’ve made few desserts over the past two years. These Peanut Butter Cookies with Butterfingers are chewy and perfect.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies

This soft fudge is also topped with crushed Butterfingers. So smooth with a crunchy top!

Butterfinger Fudge

Can’t find Butterfingers? That’s okay. I have a copycat Butterfinger recipe. Just for you!

Copycat Butterfinger

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 5, 2013 at 7:31 am

Mmm what a fabulous treat! These sound awesome!

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aimee @ shugarysweets June 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

Thanks Katrina! Have a great day!!
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Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies June 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

wow, this looks amazing! Unfortunately, I never have the problem of losing candy in my pantry — I think about it constantly until I eat it :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

It’s a special talent to buy candy and lose it!!
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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 5, 2013 at 7:52 am

Wow you love your BFs! I love seeing the backlinks! And these new bars – with BFs, PB, chocolate, all kinds of texture, they’re right up my alley! I love BFs too!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

Isn’t it funny that everytime I make something with peanut butter, I think of you :)
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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

LOL and I’m honored! :)
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Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen June 5, 2013 at 7:56 am

Hahaha! I love it! Well…this is an obsession we share, Aimee. I, too, pined for Reese’s (my biggest weakness) and Butterfingers growing up. Clark Bars were acceptable if Butterfingers were nowhere in sight. And, oh girl! I have baked peanut butter cookies with chopped Butterfinger candy bars in the dough as well! Thanks for sharing!
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

Glad others are as obsessed with Butterfingers as I am!
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Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection June 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

The soft fudge topping with crush Butterfingers! OMGosh Aimee, this is making me so hungry. I am going to start hoarding BFs just so I can make this recipe. :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets June 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

LOL Elaine. As you share a skinny recipe today. Hmmm, balance??
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Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life June 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

I think I’ve gone to Butterfinger heaven! Can’t wait to try these!
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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

These look like pure heaven!! Butterfingers and peanut butter are my favorite! just pinned!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

LOL, I need to do that with my pantry. I think that will go on my summer bucket list. I’m kind of afraid of what I’ll find!

If only I could find enough candy for these bars. OMG Aimee! Bring me some tomorrow? You’re checking bags, you know you have room. ;)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life June 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

I have the same problem of stocking my cupboards with bags of candy and then forgetting about it. There was a bag of butterfingers in mine a few weeks ago that I had forgotten about…it became cookies pretty quickly! I wish I had this recipe then, because girl, this looks awesome!!! Love that fudge candy layer!!!
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Heather June 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

So so evil in such a good way ;)
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steph@stephsbitebybite June 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

Oh come to mama!!!!
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Camille June 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I’ll take one of everything please! Those butterfinger fudge cookie bars are going to be made in this house very soon!
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Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen June 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I always look in the candy aisle for inspiration, but I know it would be dangerous to actually buy anything! These look amazing- I love butterfingers!
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Ari @ Ari's Menu June 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I loooooove butterfingers!!! Total drool city over here looking at these!
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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction June 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

These are amazing! Wish I had some Butterfingers in my cupboard so that I could make these today!
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Ahhhhhhh!!! I love butterfingers too and I am obseeeesssed with these! SO GOOD
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Heather @ French Press June 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I have never been a BIG butterfinger fan, but my kids sure are…these may just change my mind
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WhitneyP June 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

These sound amazing! I noticed you mentioned Rollos at the end of your blog and had to reply. I am sure you have a good idea as what to do with them, but I just wanted to share my thought as to how to use them. I like to cheat and use the cookie mixes from a bag, not cool I know. I also like to make them in mini muffin tins. So after your cookie bakes just take a rollo and shove it down in the middle of the cookie! Most excellent surprise when you bite into the cookie! Hope you try it and enjoy!

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Wow! Now this is definitely a “sugary sweet” haha. What an awesome looking cookie bar! They would be devoured in this house, for sure.
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet June 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I love candy bars but never eat them nearly as much as I would like! This sounds great and I seriously need to try one of your cookie candy bars!
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marcie@flavor the moments June 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I’m a gigantic Butterfinger lover, just as you describe yourself. I’ve seen the mini ones and I’m so afraid to buy them because they’ll be calling my name if I don’t use them immediately. These bars are the perfect vehicle for them. I gotta do this soon!
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Karissa K. @ Sweet As A Cookie June 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar.
These cookie bars look amazing!
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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

These sounds SO delicious! Butterfingers are one of my absolutely favorite candy bars :).
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting June 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Can you bring a dozen of these to Austin? YUMMO

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Eva @ Eva Bakes June 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Are you and my husband related? He stockpiles Butterfinger bars too and they seem to hide out in the pantry in random places… He need to find his stash so I can make him these!
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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Oh my gosh! The pictures have me drooling! What a beautiful bar! I can only imagine how wonderful it must taste!
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

These are some beautiful cookie bars!
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nessa June 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Heaven in a bar:)

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked June 6, 2013 at 1:17 am

WHOA BABY! These bars are calling my name. I haven’t had a Butterfinger in years. Remember when they used the Simpsons in all of their commercials decades ago? “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger.”

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Kathy June 6, 2013 at 11:24 am

Mmm. These look fabulous! I think I would eat the whole pan!
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Jamie @lifelovelemons June 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

ummm.. YUM!!!!
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NancyP@SeasonsOfJoy June 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Aimee, Gosh these look divine! I always wanted Butterfingers most of all, in my Halloween candy! My kids will love these! Bar cookies are one of my favorite things to bake and share, too. LOVE your blog! Fantastic pictures!

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Niki June 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Oh my gosh. These sound absolutely amazing! All of your Butterfinger recipes sound so good – i actually never realized how deep my love of Butterfingers was until one Halloween I bought a bag to give out and ended up eating them all beforehand. Love. Butterfingers.

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sally @ sallys baking addiction June 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

It’s pretty much a guarantee that if it has butterfingers, I”m going to love it! These look amazing Aimee. Have fun this weekend at BHF! Wish I could’ve made it.
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Wendy June 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I have what I call my “baking shelf”. Then there is the corner of the counter full of different flours. Then there is the “secret” baking stash of candy bars, mini candy bars, and candy bar bites. I buy them when they are on sale or end of a holiday and hoard them until a recipe like this one comes along. :) Now I know what my Butterfingers are for. (We won’t talk about the additional bags remaining even after I make these. )
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Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic June 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Butterfingers used to be my favorite as a kid, but I haven’t had them in years. The whole thing at once just gets too stuck in my teeth and they’re so sweet. But broken up and used as a topping sounds perfect!
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Renee @ Awesome on $20 June 8, 2013 at 2:51 am

As a kid, I ate Butterfingers like nobody’s business. Butterfinger blizzard? I’m all over that! I get the urge to have one every now and then and I remember how much they stick in my teeth. Then I’m good for about six months. These bars? I need them.
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Nutmeg Nanny June 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

Oh. My. God. I do want to make these! They look divine :)
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renee@chocolatepeanutbutterohmy July 1, 2013 at 1:17 am

Oh my lordy lord, this looks amazing! x
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MegjgeM July 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

I am making these today for a special man :-) I know he is gonna love em!

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Lynne August 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

You are going to kill me, Aimee! LOL! Every recipe you post, I say “I MUST try this one”.

I haven’t searched your site; but have you made cake pops? I made them with the Oreo truffle recipe (ground up Oreos, a little sugar and block of cream cheese). Rolled into balls then dipped in white chocolate with colored jimmies on top. They were fantastic.

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MelBee December 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

My friend brought these to my cookie exchange yesterday. I said, “OMG SEND ME THE LINK I WANNA MAKE THEM!” I yelled it at her too. j/k So amazingly yummy. I hoarded a bunch for myself. hehe

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aimee @ shugarysweets December 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Haha!!! glad you enjoyed them, and glad your friend sent you the link! Thanks for stopping by my page, ENJOY the recipes!

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