Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Cookie Bars, Cookies | 6 comments

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

 

 

What’s the best thing about Halloween?  One year olds dressed up as Dinosaurs and pumpkin fairies?  Those are pretty cute. One day to pretend to be anything you want to be….like a Laura Croft Tomb Raider? How hardcore was she?  So cool! Or a reason to egg your annoying neighbor’s house that can’t keep their hedges trimmed…wait no who would do that?  Definitely not me…

Homemade Butterfinger Cookie Bars

 

No I think my very favorite thing about Halloween is all the free candy! In case you a haven’t noticed I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I admit it! As much as I like hoarding the candy for rainy days, I’ll also admit it doesn’t taste that great 6 months later.  Need a way to use up Halloween candy?  What better way than to bake it in a cookie bar?  I used butterfingers inside the cookie bars and a twix topping but you can totally use any chocolatey candies you like.

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

 

These butterfinger cookie bars are not for the faint of heart.  They are totally decadent, rich, sinful but a little piece of delicious heaven.  Did I tell you I added chocolate chips to the cookie batter as well?  Why not?

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

The base of this cookie is my go to soft and super chewy chocolate chip cookie, which I also used with my chewy chocolate chip toffee cookie recipe.  My favorite cookie base recipe.

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 8 Butterfingers
  • 4 Twix Bars

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 11 baking pan with baking spray.
Step 2
Cream the butter and sugars together. One at a time, mix in the eggs and vanilla.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, sift together the four, salt, baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 batches, scraping the sides of the bowl down in between batches. Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine.
Step 4
The butterfingers are layered in between cookie dough. Layer half of the cookie dough on the bottom of your pre-sprayed pan. Line the unwrapped butterfinger bars on top of the layer of cookie dough. You want to place them fairly close to each other. Layer the other half of the cookie batter on top of the layer of butterfinger bars, covering all of the butterfinger bars.
Step 5
Chop the twix bars and top the cookie bars with the chopped twix. Bake for 25-30 mins until the edges are just golden brown. The cookie dough will be under baked in the middle but that's what makes these so good!

6 Comments

  1. I made these yesterday for NYE….delicious! Thanks for sharing such a splendid recipe. I can’t wait to try some more recipes (I think I might have pinned every single one you have to offer. ) .

    • Thanks Amanda! That is the best NYE dessert idea ever! Totally stoked they were delicious! Thank you for pinning and for saying hi! Means a ton to me! Let me know what else you try and how they turn out! Happy New Year!

  2. These were so amazingly delicious! Truly a wonderful way to use Halloween candy.

    • Thanks Barbara! There is still SO much left over!

  3. I love you Liz! These look amazing! My kids definitely got too much candy, so I think I’ll make these tomorrow and take some to neighbors.

    • Thanks Kirsten!!! Definitely an awesome way to use up the left over candy! Let me know how they turn out! You’re such a nice neighbor 🙂

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