Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Brownies

There is decadent and then there is over-the-top decadent.  These would fall under the category of over-the-top.  (But, not in a bad way.)

My husband said that if Ben & Jerry's made brownies, these would be them.  I remember watching a show once about B&J and how they cut their tubs of ice cream in half to make sure that the chunky ingredients were evenly distributed throughout the whole carton of ice cream.

These brownies are PACKED with Butterfingers.  Trust me, every bite is loaded with them.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Brownies
(Source: Recipe Girl)
((Printable Recipe))

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups light brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup flour
a pinch of salt
16 "snack sized" Butterfinger candy bars, roughly chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a 13x9 inch pan with greased foil.

2. Melt the chocolate and set aside to cool slightly.

3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar.  Add the chocolate and mix.  Next add the eggs, beating well after each addition.  Mix in the flour, pinch of salt and stir in all but 3/4 of a cup of Butterfinger to reserve as topping.

4. Pour into the prepared pan and top with the reserved Butterfingers.

5. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes and allow to cool completely.

(Do not attempt to cut these bars until they have been well chilled in the refrigerator.)

Oh yes, they are THAT good.

Featured on: Foodgwaker, Tastespotting, Love from the Oven
Linked to: Alli n' Son, Something Swanky, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Crazy for Crust


  1. Holy cow! There is no question that there is an agreeable amount of butterfinger in there. Yum-buzz buzz!

  2. Wow, these brownies look extremely yummy...too tempting to resist. Wonderful recipe!

  3. These look AMAZING. I'm all about the dessert, and honey, these are DESSERT!!! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and become a follower! And, of course, link these up to my Sweet Treats Party this weekend!! Hope to see you there :)

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  4. Oh man, that is the way to my heart. Love love love Butterfingers. Thanks for sharing it with Sweets for a Saturday.

  5. These look fabulous! You know, I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I've never eaten a Butterfinger chocolate bar before... Clearly, I need to try them ;)

  6. Hello there! I'm coming over from Sweets for a Saturday. This brownie is excellent! I have often wondered how B&J always got their chunks so evenly distributed! Thanks for the recipe. It's been bookmarked! So glad to have found you too :)

  7. These look divine! I just had to stop by and let you know that you will be featured on this week's Sweet Tooth Favorites! I've Stumbled your recipe, and I hope you'll stop by on Saturday and grab an I'm Featured button.

  8. You had me at "Butterfinger"! These look amazing! Found your link on Crazy For Crust. Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  9. I made some Butterfinger Blondies a week or two ago and they just weren't good! I thought "Gosh, these would really be better if they were BROWNIES". Thanks for posting this ;) As soon as I can get to the store I will try Butterfinger Round 2!

  10. Holy cow! Peanut butter in the Butterfinger brownies? *Gasp* They sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing these at Crazy Sweet Tuesdays!

  11. This is just unreal!! I mean seriously how could I not make this after seeing this recipe? OMG, it literally melted in my mouth - I had to quickly share them with my neighbors for fear I would eat them all before anyone got home! lol

  12. Ava, I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for stopping by to tell me! :)

  13. My - your photos alone made me know I have to make this. It looks really good. I love all the ingredients (of course!) and I bet it is really addictive too! :)

  14. Maybe I missed it but, how many does this recipe make?? I need to bake something for a "cookie" exchange at my work on Friday and these look yummy. I need to take 3 dozen though, so need to know if I need to double, triple, etc..the recipe.

  15. @Traci,
    I would double the recipe if I were you. I would say you could get about 12 brownies if you cut them 3x3 and about 24 if you cut them 2x2.

  16. Thx so much! I can't wait to try these!! hopefully I can get out of my house and to work without them all being eaten;)

  17. Butterfinger Just posted this on my FB wall... OMG, I HAVE to make these later today !!!

  18. @Jimmythegoodboy,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! :)

  19. I made these today and I noticed the recipe ingredients call for Vanilla but you must have left it out of the instructions :P Great recipe! Thanks

    1. Made the correction. Thanks for heads up! :)

  20. These are the best brownies ever!!! I've now made them numerous times. My family loves them!! I just got done making another batch.

  21. This is definitely my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Looks nice, Definitely I'll try.