Monday, June 9, 2008

Butterfinger Fans... I Give You Butterfinger BROWNIES!

I'm a sucker for recipes that utilize candy bars in one way or another. I've tried Milky Way Cake... it called for 8 full-size Milky Way bars. I swear that cake weighed about 5 pounds (it was awfully good though.) Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Cake is another keeper... just one of those recipes that always turns out, well... 'perfect.' My son made a Snicker's Bar Pie for our County Fair last year. He won a blue ribbon with that decadent treat. And my absolute favorite Gelato recipe has chunks of Heath Bar swimming inside.

The task of finding a kid-friendly dessert for an event we attended was up to me. Since those candy-bar-type desserts are always a bit hit with others, I went a searchin' for a new one and I found it (thanks to Recipezaar).... Butterfinger Brownies!

Ok, so they're not really technically a "brownie." They're more like a blondie with lots of butterfinger chunks mixed in.

These were a HUGE hit at our event. The teenagers scarfed them down like crazy and were scampering after me asking where to find the recipe. By the time my husband reached the desserts, only crumbs were left on the butterfinger brownie platter. I had a bite of the scraps when I was cutting them into neat little squares, and found them to be mighty good scraps (and I'm not even much of a butterfinger fan.)

These 'brownies' are a definite repeater (but next time, I'll hide them from the teenagers!) Are there any more candy bar baked goods out there that I must try? I'll tuck them away for the next big event.

This recipe can be found HERE. And if this recipe sounds good, you might also enjoy Butterfinger- Chunk Cookies.

42 comments:

canarygirl said...

Ok, now I could just cry. We don't have butterfingers here! :( WAAAAHH! Your brownies look incredibly delicious. I can't even stand it. :)

Peter M said...

Oh,,,I have visions of Bart Simpson and I hoarding all of these in one sitting!

Dhanggit said...

gorgeous photos..makes me feel like im in heaven!! yummy!!

Grace said...

my saliva glands are working overtime right now. i always associate butterfingers with bart simpson for some reason (was there a commericial with him in it?), and i love 'em. no, recipegirl, a simple tissue shall not be enough to control my drool for these puppies... :)

Ann said...

Pure evil, those are!

Elle said...

Yes, Grace, Bart used to do Butterfinger commercials. (omg, i say that like he's a real person, hahaha!)

I'm a sucker for Butterfingers. Put them in blondies and I'm in! Thanks for this recipe!

Gretchen Noelle said...

You always have such incredible sweets here!

RecipeGirl said...

Thanks for your visits everyone :)

Ok, I'm not gettin' the Bart Simpson reference. I guess I'm definitely not a Simpson's fan!! Was there a commercial w/ Butterfinger's and Bart at some point??

Manggy said...

Oh that's perfect! I'm not a Butterfinger fan myself (too sweet), but my brother, who is like a kid taste-wise (you know, meat, no veggies), loves them. But we end up accummulating a lot of Butterfingers here and I don't know what to do with them O_o

I'm a Simpsons fan-- indeed, Bart Simpson was the "spokesperson" for Butterfinger in the '90s. They even had special edition comic books sponsored by Butterfinger. Soon Bart would parody this association on the show long after the sponsorship dissolved. Okay, I'm too much of a Simpsons fan, apparently.

Veronica said...

Those sound and look so yummy. I love butterfingers. Your photos are so nice!

Josie said...

wow... those look like they'd be perfect to feed to my co-workers. I need to bookmark this recipe :)

farida said...

These looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm bookmarking the recipe to make it someday! hopefully soon.

CookiePie said...

These look fabulous! I love any kind of brownie or blondie -- but adding Butterfinger to it just makes it even more fantastic! I have to try this one...

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This recipe (and every other one you linked to in the beginning) looks like it will be the end of me. Yum!

cakewardrobe said...

Now there's a blondie equivalent to a brownie in crave factor!

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Lori, I think you and Jenny (and her Whopper cookies) are determined to kill me. These are sooooo awesome and I LOVE Butterfingers, and I'm probably gonna die from sugar overload. My kids won't even care, cause then they'll have the leftovers!
Wonderful recipe!

Jeena said...

These look brilliant.

I have a cookie recipe waiting to be uploaded using a chocolate bar. :-)

Anonymous said...

These look good! I've made Butterfinger cookies before but the base was chocolatey, not a blond one.

One of my favorite recipes using candy is Rolo Cookies. YUM! Here's a link with the recipe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photojunkie/57077961/

- Rebel Yell from CLBB

VeggieGirl said...

Adding candy bars to desserts is just divine - and those butterfinger brownies??? IN.CRED.I.BLE. You're amazing!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Omg these must be amazing!! I love butterfingers!!

dobetter said...

I love butterfingers and now must try these brownies! I will think of them morning, noon and night.

Pamela said...

Those look so good!! Your pictures are great and really tempting. We will have to give these a try.

the southern hostess said...

Ooo, sounds so good and rich!

Brilynn said...

Those look amazing! Not a brownie... but amazing nonetheless!

Rosie said...

Oh just gorgeous one bite and I'd feel like i'm floating in heaven with thses yummy brownies!!

Rosie x

Emiline said...

Well, I can't tell you how good this recipe sounds! This is a great idea. I will definitely make these.

Prudy said...

I've got to try these after Halloween when we've got loads of butterfingers just sitting around.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Oh, wow! I must make these. My husband will be soooo happy. Butterfingers are his very favorite.

dessertobsessed said...

omg I WANT SOME!! I like blondies even more than brownies, and these have butterfingers in them!! *need some*

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

They look beautiful. I love blondies, sometimes more than brownies although those are really good too... be sure not to let Bart Simpson know!

Melanie said...

I have tried a recipe really similar to this and we love them. I can attest that butterfinger brownies are fabulous!

Jenny said...

Oh yummy! You know I'd be a huge fan of these brownies! They look terrific!

Mansi Desai said...

wow, my mouth is really watering at the sight of these blondies! they looks awesome!:)

Kevin said...

Butterfinger brownies are a great idea!!

Nicole said...

Oh I HAVE to make these for my sister. She will die. I think I like blondies better than brownies myself. Haven't tried the candy bar inside though. Perfect!

Deborah said...

I am a butterfinger fan, so I'm sure I could eat a pan of these myself!

Kevin and Katrina said...

I made these over the weekend, in two 8x8 pans-one was to give away. I drizzled chocolate over one pan and darn it all if these were not just amazingly delicious. My kids quickly ate them up. Great blondie flavor AND you can totally taste the Butterfingers.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Oh my...this is a winner! What a great brownie!

Erin said...

Wow...that is intense. I feel my thighs growing just reading about them.

Angie Harris said...

I starred this on my google reader and finally got around to making then and they are now a favorite request of EVERYONE that has tried them!! I have probably made them 5 times in the past few weeks!! Thanks for such a great suggestion!

Maria said...

I just found this recipe on your recipe blog and I am so making these before the end of the week. I was the lucky recipient of Butterfingers sent to me by my dear friend in the US, so I will be using them to make these delicious brownies!

Thanks for sharing.
Maria
x

Jill R said...

just had 2 say i made this simple no fail recipe for my boyfriends bday this weekend, and it marks the first time he said i love u, so these are forever my goodluck bars 4real try them!!!