My husbands favorite candy bar is Butterfinger. He loves them! He makes grunting noises when he eats them–no joke.
My youngest wanted to make him a fun, homemade gift for his birthday, and was determined to find a recipe that utilized her Daddy’s favorite candy bar. She has become quite the baker this last year, and it is one of her favorite ways to show love to others. It is a bonus that she gets to lick the spoon and bowl and serve herself a sweet piece of whatever she makes for others. I have yet to convince her to make a vegetable dish. She is all about desserts!
She got busy searching Pinterest for a Butterfinger candy bar recipe. I was happy when she found this recipe for Butterfinger Cookie Bars–happy that it was simple, only used 2 ingredients, and wouldn’t mess the kitchen up too much. This would not be a recipe that we would work at making healthy–not when a candy bar is the main character! Instead, we embraced the junk food as a way to celebrate the most special man in both of our lives.
As you can see from that smile, he loved them!
Butterfinger Cookie Bars–Recipe Inspiration from Pip & Ebby
Ready in: 40 minutes
16.5-oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, at room temp
6 Butterfinger bars, 5 whole and 1 coarsely chopped
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Press half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with 5 whole Butterfinger bars. Top that with the remaining cookie dough mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until dough is cooked through (test with a toothpick).
3.Remove from oven and top with remaining chopped Butterfinger bar. Let cool and cut into small squares.