Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars are peanut butter cookies, topped with a soft chocolate fudge layer and crushed Butterfingers. A decadent combo of sweet, nutty, crunchy flavors no one can resist!
What happens when you combine a Butterfinger fudge recipe with peanut butter cookies? Today’s cookie bars are the answer!
Why These Cookie Bars Are Best
A Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bar that’s going to have everyone begging you for the recipe.
- Chewy peanut butter cookie base.
- Easy 3 ingredient fudge topping.
- Real Butterfinger candy bars on top!
This is a dense, fudgy cookie bar with a satisfying crunch from the crushed Butterfingers on top. Every bite is loaded with sweetness balanced with a hint of salt from the peanut butter.
Serve them with a big glass of milk or a mug of hot chocolate for a crowd-pleasing sweet treat!
- Peanut butter – Use the standard shelf stable variety, not the refrigerated kind you have to stir for best results.
- Milk chocolate morsels – These are the base for the fudge topping. For a dark chocolate twist, use semi-sweet morsels instead.
- Sweetened condensed milk – It’s combined with the chocolate to make the fudge. Don’t try to substitute evaporated milk—trust me!
- Butterfinger bites – These are bite-sized versions of the full candy bar that are easy to crush.
Tips and Tricks
- This recipe starts by making a peanut butter cookie dough from scratch. For an even quicker and easier option, use a roll of store bought refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough instead!
- Make the fudge while the cookie bars are baking. By the time the bars are done, the fudge will be ready to pour on top.
- Press the crushed Butterfingers onto the fudge while it’s still warm.
- Let the bars cool completely before cutting. The bars will be soft and gooey at first but they will firm up as they set and cool.
Place the Butterfinger bites in bag with a zip top. Use a mallet or rolling pin to crush the candies into coarse pieces. They don’t need to be evenly sized or completely pulverized. The variety of textures adds to the deliciousness!
Store these bars in an airtight container at room temperature. If your house runs warm, you may want to refrigerate them to help them hold their shape. They keep well for about a week but cookie bars always disappear long before then in my house!
The Butterfingers will lose their crunchiness the longer you store them, but the flavor will still be delicious.
This Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars recipe was tested in a half sheet pan ( 15 x 10 x 1 inches). You can use a 9×13 pan instead, but the cookie bars will be thicker and take longer to bake.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Banana Pudding Recipe
- Oatmeal Cream Pie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Peanut Brittle Recipe
Cookies, peanut butter and fudge—three of life’s best things come together in this recipe for Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars!
The lemon biscuits you share are delicious and suitable for every meal. I really like this dish.
Is it ok to use a 9×13 dish for this recipe?
Do these need to be kept refrigerated or at room temp?
Either way works fine. If your house runs warm, then pop them in the fridge!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
Not in my house, haha! If you keep in a covered container at room temperature, about a week. The butterfinger lose their crispiness, but the flavor is still delicious!
Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try it!
Wow, these were really good! I even added some butterscotch chips to the cookie layer. Really delicious!
So glad you love them!!!
What Would you recommend a
For a substitute for peanut butter bedside other nut butters?
Biscoff or nutella are great substitutes 🙂
Just wanted to let you know that I made these bars while my son and I were visiting my nieces (in Florida) this summer. They were a TOTAL hit with everyone! Now, tomorrow is the first day of school for my 8th grader (her in GA) and I’m making them right now for him to have in his lunch box for the first day of school-he can’t wait for lunch tomorrow!! Thanks for the great recipe!!
Aww your comment made my night! So glad to hear you enjoyed the cookie bars. Now I’m wishing I had some in front of me!
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
Haha!!! glad you enjoyed them, and glad your friend sent you the link! Thanks for stopping by my page, ENJOY the recipes!
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.