Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Butterfinger Bars

Looking back on the past several posts, I am now realizing why I have gained 5 pounds all of a sudden. I do eat real food, I even eat my veggies, but I think once fall hit the baking started and I just can't stop. There is so much good food around this time of year, I have a hard time holding back.

I have had this recipe almost 7 years and have never made it. I got it from my sister-in-law, Jaime. She made these for one of my bridal showers and has made them for family dinners here and there. If you are a chocolate and peanut butter fan, you will love them, but brace yourselves, they are a little gluttonous. You may want to wear an elastic waitband when eating these!

These make a whole cookie sheet full so you probably want to share them. I made them for my husband to take to work for a halloween treat.

Butterfinger Bars
For cookie layer:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

For topping:
about 1 cup peanut butter
chocolate frosting (I used the frosting recipe on the Toll House cocoa powder tub)
Butterfinger candy bar, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in peanut butter until incorporated, then add eggs and vanilla and mix until just incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients then add them to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat until well-combined.

Spread dough out into a cookie sheet. You may want to use waxed paper on your hand to help you spread it out because it is pretty sticky.

Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool completely. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter over the cookie layer. Put it in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen a bit then spread the chocolate frosting over the peanut butter layer. Sprinkle with crushed Butterfinger candy bars (I think I used about 4-5 minis).

This post linked to Recipe Swap Thursday @ Prairie Story.


  1. Oh boy do these ever sound good. I love Butterfingers.

  2. 5 pounds is nothing, my blog has caused so much weight gain! These looks really great.


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