Butterfinger Fudge

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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!

Adding butterfinger candies to dessert is so easy and delicious. Try making this Butterfinger Cookie recipe soon! Or add some crushed candy bars to frosting and make these delicious Butterfinger Cupcakes for your next party.

Small bites of vanilla fudge filled with pieces of butterfinger candy bars.

Vacation Fudge

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?

I love Peanut Butter Fudge and White Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge so combining the chocolate coated peanut butter cookie pieces into one fudge recipe is a no brainer!

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!

Stack of three pieces of butterfinger fudge on a piece of parchment paper.

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!

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.

Cutting board with white chocolate fudge and butterfinger candy.

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you need to make the fudge:

  • Heavy cream
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Vanilla Extract– try making my homemade vanilla extract for your baking!
  • Snack sized Butterfinger bars

Before making the fudge, you need to crush the candy bars first!

Aimee’s Pro Tip

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.

Little blue bowl with pieces of butterfinger fudge.

Storage tips

  • 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.

Blue bowl with white chocolate butterfinger fudge.

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Butterfinger Fudge

5 from 5 votes
By: Aimee
Sweet vanilla fudge filled with pieces of Butterfinger candy bars. No candy thermometer needed for this delicious Butterfinger Fudge Recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 64 pieces


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 11 ounce white chocolate chips
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream 7 ounce
  • 8 snack sized Butterfinger bars crushed
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  • 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.


  • This recipe uses 8 snack size butterfingers (not the MINI sized bars). Or use 4 full size bars.
  • 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.


Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 25mg, Sugar: 13g
Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
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Unwrap a few butterfingers and make this fudge! You’ll be glad you did.

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Posted on April 23, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Oh no Cyndi! Did you use a candy thermometer? Was it working properly? I’ve used this basic white fudge recipe numerous times, I’m not sure what could have gone wrong!!

  2. Just made it and I must have done something wrong because it did not pour easily from the mixing bowl (I had to use a wooden spoon to get it out), it didn’t spread in the pan and it doesn’t look anything like the picture. We’ll see in 2 hours how it tastes, but it doesn’t look good. Bummer as I was excited to use up my leftover Butterfinger Bars.

  3. Mmm…I love the combination of the smooth fudge and the crunchy Butterfinger crumbles.

    Thank you so much for sharing your delicious creation at Rook No. 17!


  4. Another delicious-looking fudge from your kitchen. This one will be my favorite. I’d like to invite you to share it on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


  5. I’ve been collecting fudge recipes like a crazy person lately. I’m making goodies for my husband’s unit in waves as each flight comes home and fudge is one of those things that keeps well so I can make it in advance!

    Stopping by from Tempt My Tummy Tues 🙂

  6. This looks incredible! Can’t wait to try the recipe.

    Pinning on pinterest. 🙂

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  7. Yummo! This fudge looks amazing! I just pinned it to pinterist! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  8. I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY tomorrow and share it with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  9. mmmmmm. This looks heavenly. I started a link party at my blog and I’d love for you to link this up. If you’re interested it’s http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

  10. Wow…This looks really mouthwatering….Thanks dear for sharing the recipe…Will surely give it a try..Bookmarking rightaway..


  11. I have never made fudge. This looks so good. You are so creative with the candy. I love it. Keeping all these recipes for the Halloween candy.

  12. Sounds like heaven! I have some butterfingers leftover from making butterfinger blondies and I just might have to use them for this!

  13. I am so glad to hear you found pumpkin…I was worried you might go into withdrawals from that:-) I can’t wait to see the next pumpkin treat!!! But for now…shut up! Butterfinger Fudge??? That sounds amazing too! I will be looking for my package in the mail:-)

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