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Butterfinger Cookie Bars Recipe
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Butterfinger Cookie Bars Recipe

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My boys went through a phase where they loved Butterfingers. We made Butterfinger shakes, muffins, cookies and experimented with different bars; this one was voted the best of the bunch. Make sure you have an extra candy bar on hand because it’s hard to resist a nibble or two while you’re chopping. —Barbara Leighty, Simi Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package dark chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 ounces each), divided
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 305 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, flour, pudding mix and cocoa. In another bowl, whisk milk, oil, butter and 1 egg until blended. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Press half of the mixture into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop two candy bars. Stir peanut butter, vanilla and remaining egg into remaining cake mix mixture. Fold in chopped bars and 1 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Chop three additional candy bars; sprinkle over warm crust and press down gently. Cover with cake mix mixture; press down firmly with a metal spatula. Crush remaining candy bar; sprinkle crushed bar and remaining chocolate chips over top.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Butterfinger Cookie Bars in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 305 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Butterfinger Cookie Bars(7)

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

We don't have Butterfinger bars in Canada, can you suggest a substitute?

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

Next time I would leave out the extra flour. Not sure it really needs this addition.

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

Very dry.took much longer than 20 min to prepare.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

Not sure I consider these "simple" but they were very good. Adult son really liked. Fairly expensive, but moist and good.

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

Disappointing and expensive to make. Really expected better with all the work and ingredients.

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