Apple Butterfinger Bars

Apples and Butterfinger candy bars are a delicious way to jazz up a plain blonde brownie.

**This post is sponsored by Crunch Pak Apples.  I  am excited to partner with them this year as a brand ambassador bringing you delicious recipes.**

Apple Butterfinger Bars - apple blonde brownies topped with chocolate and Butterfinger candy bars

We go through quite a few apples in our house.  Lunches, after school snacks, and baking are a few ways we get that apple a day.

Our kids have never gone through that really picky stage where they wouldn’t eat fruits and vegetables.   There are a few things that they don’t like, but they know that they will still have to eat some.  Apples are one thing they have liked from the beginning, so we always keep them in our refrigerator.

With all the sweets and treats that come out of our kitchen, we make sure our kids know that fruits and veggies are an acceptable snack any time.  

Apple Butterfinger Bars - apple blonde brownies topped with chocolate and Butterfinger candy bars

I am excited to be partnering with Crunch Pak this year to make delicious apple recipes.   Crunch Pak apples come pre sliced and packaged for your eating on the go convenience.  Or for munching on while sitting at your desk at work.  Our family loves the small easy to grab bags for trips and school lunches.


I love to keep the big bags or boxes on hand for baking.  Dice a few slices and they are ready to drop into your recipe.  I don’t even peel them, but you can if you want to.

Blonde brownies are the one recipe that I have been making for years and years.  It had been a while since my last one, so I decided to add apple chunks and candy bars into the recipe.  Oh, my goodness!  Best decision ever!

Creating a blonde brownie with an apple twist was so much fun!  These blonde brownies turned out decadent and delicious from the juicy apple pieces!  I couldn’t stop cutting off little squares to munch on.

Have you ever rolled chocolate covered apples in crushed Butterfinger bars?  Or dipped apple slices in Cool Whip and Butterfingers?  No?  Try it next time…you will love it!  Adding candy bar chunks into the apple bars added another layer of crunch and goodness.  Don’t like Butterfingers?  Go ahead and substitute your favorite candy bar!  That works too!

Because of the juice from the apples baking, these bars do bake a little longer then a normal blonde brownie.  But be careful not to over bake them because nobody likes a crunchy bar.  Well, at least I don’t.  I prefer mine gooey and slightly under baked.

And of course adding a chocolate drizzle and more candy bars on top is always a total must!

Apple Butterfinger Bars - apple blonde brownies topped with chocolate and Butterfinger candy bars

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Apple Butterfinger Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

Apple Butterfinger Bars

Apple chunks and crushed Butterfinger candy bars turn these blonde brownies into an absolutely decadent dessert.


2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup diced apples
2 cups crushed Butterfinger candy bars, divided (16 snack size)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


  1. Beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again.
  2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Slowly add it to the creamed mixture. Stir in the apple chunks and 1 1/2 cups of the crushed candy bars by hand. Spread the mixture in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-32 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  3. Cut the bars into 24 bars. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat slowly until melted. Spoon into a plastic baggie and cut one tip off. Drizzle over the top of the bars. Top with the remaining crushed candy bars before the chocolate sets. Let the bars set. Store in a loosely sealed container. Makes 24 bars.

 More delicious ways to enjoy that apple a day:

Homemade Apple Pie Filling
Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Caramel Apple Bars

Caramel Apple Bars

Fluffernutter Apple Nachos

Fluffernutter Apple Nachos

*I was compensated for my time as a brand ambassador for Crunch Pak apples.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.

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  1. says

    Oh lord. I never thought of this, but you’re a genius! Just last week I was chowing down on a caramel apple covered with PB cups, and this reminds me of that experience.
    Wow! I’m incredibly excited. This is great!
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  2. says

    Butterfingers and apples? Totally brilliant — and I can basically call them healthy! 😉 Your bars look so moist and gooey, which is my personal favorite. I always give away the edge pieces of bars and brownies, but I hoard the 4 in the center like they’re pure gold. I’d definitely do the same with yours! So excited to see what other Crunch Pak treats you have coming!
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  3. says

    Oh my, these bars look out of control Jocelyn! Love the butterfingers and since these have apples means they’re totally healthy and I can eat more right?

  4. Shaani says

    These look delicious! A few questions and I apologize in advance if they sound dumb. I don’t have a lot of baking experience :) does it make a difference whether you peel the apples or not? And when you add the flour mixture into the sugar/ butter mixture, are you beating it in? Thanks!

    • says

      I don’t mind the questions at all. You can peel the apples if you want too. I actually left them on when I made these bars. I also slowly added the flour mixture to the butter mixture in my kitchen aid, so I slowly beat it in using that. I hope that helps!


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