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Butterfinger Brownies

by Jamie on April 1, 2012

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I love Butterfingers – I blame my dad for my slight infatuation with these crispety, crunchety, peanut buttery candy bars. Seriously – it’s a problem. Last weekend, I was with my dad at Target and we picked up an obscene amount of Butterfinger candy bars – strictly for baking purposes – ha!

First, I made these Butterfinger Cookies – which are incredible, so if you haven’t made them yet, ya need to get on it. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.

After I made two batches of cookies, I still had quite a few candy bars sitting around looking all lonely in our candy dish. And since I simply couldn’t bring myself to log in Butterfingers as my dinner in My Fitness Pal, I had to get rid of them. So, I chopped them up and baked them into the center of a batch of brownies. These brownies are rich, delicious and loaded with Butterfinger bliss.
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Butterfinger Brownies

April 1st, 2012

Yield: 12 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 (2.1 ounce) Butterfinger candy bars, chopped into bite size pieces

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour and stir until just combined.

4. Spread 1/2 the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of Butterfinger pieces and cover with remaining 1/2 of brownie batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes; do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather April 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Made the cookies earlier today…making these now. Cookies are amazing! Thanks.

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Jamie April 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Heather-
So glad to hear that you enjoyed the cookies – I hope the brownies were just as delicious! Thanks so much for reporting back on your experience with the recipe.
-Jamie

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Kimmy April 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Im obsessed with butterfingers. Pairing them with brownies is perfect!

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Debby Pucci April 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

These sound delicious. I love Butterfingers too!

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Kirsten@My German Kitchen...in the Rockies April 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Sounds like some winner brownies to me.

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats April 2, 2012 at 12:05 am

Butterfinger Brownies. That that sounds like an awesome combination :)

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Jean April 2, 2012 at 12:50 am

I love Butterfingers too – am obsessed with making my own Blizzards….chop ‘em up and stir into vanilla ice cream (Lite – of course) with a brownie on the side perhaps! :)

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Erika - The Teenage Taste April 2, 2012 at 6:54 am

Oh yeah, I have a bit of an obsession with Butterfingers too! Around Halloweentime I was obsessed with putting them in every dessert possible – I cannot believe I haven’t tried them in brownies before! Genius!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

These brownies are absolutely delightful! Awesome idea!

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shelly (cookies and cups) April 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

Gimme! I saw some brownies sort of similar to this is a local coffee shop and I have been dreaming about them ever since! I must make these now :)

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Mireia April 2, 2012 at 9:19 am

If only I knew where to get those butterfingers in Spain!!!

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Elizabeth April 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

There are never enough brownie combinations to make!

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Kristen @ The Little Bitchin Kitchen April 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Oh my goodness… it’s my two favorite things combined. YUM!!

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Luv What You Do April 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I don’t know the last time i had a butterfinger, but I would love one of those brownies right now. Just when I thought brownies couldn’t get any better, I discovered yours and then Slutty Brownies. Thats a whole lot of chocolate goodness!

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Lora April 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

omg. These are the best! I can’t imagine a better combo than butterfingers or brownies!

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Aimee @ Simple Bites April 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

These look so moist, Jamie! Wish I had one or two around here.

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Alison April 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Oh YUM. Right up my alley!

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ASHLEA April 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Oh goodness, I am going to have to try these! I have baked a similar brownie with snickers and one with reese’s and they were incredible. I think Butterfingers would have a great crunch!

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Cindy April 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Ohhhh…my husband is gonna love these. Our oldest, too. Yikes!! Getting on this next week! :)

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Annie April 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I *loooove* Butterfingers. And I haven’t made the cookies (yet). And now I need to make these too. Better get on this!

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kristen duke photography April 6, 2012 at 12:38 am

I love butterfingers, i love brownies, this looks yum!

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Tickled Red April 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

YOWZA! Just so you know I am gnawing on my hand in frustration right now.

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Ann P. April 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

YUM, these look absolutely perfect. so rich and decadent, and i bet those textures go perfectly together!

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Jane April 30, 2012 at 9:01 am

Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids :)
I also like the below brownie recipe.
http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/

Thanks for sharing,
Jane

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Kronic Kangaroo May 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Im going to try these and add a little different ingrediants… I really hope these turn out cause it will sound good as heck! Thanks for this awesome recipe

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