Sweet vanilla fudge filled with pieces of Butterfinger candy. This delicious Butterfinger Fudge recipe will remind you just how much you love those crunchy peanut butter candy bars! No candy thermometer needed!
On one of our vacations this summer, I tried Butterfinger fudge for the first time. Since then, I have seen it at several more fudge shops. Who knew this was such a hot flavor!
Why had I never thought to put butterfinger candy bar pieces into fudge before?
When my kids were little, I was always looking for ways to use the leftover Halloween candy they didn’t want (aside from just eating it all myself, of course).
This homemade fudge would be ideal for putting those fun size Butterfinger bars to good use.
Candy peanut butter fudge is delicious enough that it’s also worth adding Butterfingers to your grocery list so you can make it!
Make this to share with your family or add it to your list for including in this year’s holiday cookie trays!
Pieces of fudge wrapped in a festive container and tied with a ribbon also make wonderful hostess gifts and party favors! But I bet I don’t need to tell you what to do with fudge.
It’s rich, sweet and everyone loves it. End of story. Now let’s make some White Chocolate Butterfinger Fudge!
Vanilla or White Chocolate
The Butterfinger fudge I tried on vacation had a white chocolate base. I tried my best to mimic that here and I think the results were even better.
It’s technically a vanilla fudge since it doesn’t actually contain any cocoa butter.
In fact, most “white chocolate” fudges don’t contain any white chocolate at all! Call it vanilla or call it white chocolate–when you try it, you’ll agree that it’s delicious.
Using a vanilla fudge in this recipe helps the flavor of the butterfingers stand out!
Every bite of fudge includes creamy vanilla, sweet milk chocolate and peanut butter flavor. The best of everything, in my opinion!
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There’s a misconception that homemade fudge is tricky to make. While it takes precision to make real fudge the way a candy shop makes it, you don’t even need a candy thermometer with this recipe.
Here’s what you need to make the fudge:
- Heavy cream
- Corn syrup
- Snack sized Butterfinger bars
Before making the fudge, you need to crush the candy bars first!
How to crush the butterfingers: Place the unwrapped bars in a gallon sized ziploc bag. Use a heavy rolling pin to break apart the bars. You don’t want to pulverize the bars; we’re going for lots of chunky pieces rather than pure crumbs.
Step by Step Instructions
Prepare an 8-inch square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add white chocolate chips and marshmallow cream to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a large, heavy saucepan, add butter, cream, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently.
Once boiling, continue to boil for a full 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and pour over white chocolate and marshmallow cream. Using an electric mixer, blend for about one minute, until chips or morsels are melted and mixture is smooth.
Add chopped butterfinger candy to top, or fold into the fudge (my favorite way).
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and allow to set firm at room temperature, for about three hours.
Once set, cut into bite sized pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week, or freeze fudge for up to 3 months.
Store this fudge at room temperature for best flavor. While some fudge can last a long time, the butterfingers get chewy after about a week.
Be sure to keep the peanut butter fudge in a container with a sealed lid. This is important for keeping the fudge moist and smooth. No one wants dry crumbly fudge, right?
If you don’t want to eat the fudge right away, you can also freeze it!
To freeze fudge: Place squares of fudge in a freezer safe bag, with wax or parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking together. Thaw in the fridge or on the counter top.
More Peanut Butter Fudge
If it’s delicious fudge recipes with peanut butter that you’re after, don’t forget to try my Maple Peanut Butter Fudge and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge too. You’ll also love these Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars.
Unwrap a few butterfingers and make this fudge! You’ll be glad you did.