Adding chocolate and candy bars to gooey brownies always makes a decadent treat worth sharing. These Gooey Butterfinger Brownie Bars are rich, delicious, and totally worth cheating on that summer diet.
Any time we go for ice cream with the kids, I can guarantee that our daughter will come back to the table with chocolate and Butterfinger in her bowl. She has gotten that combo for years now, so it is safe to say it is her favorite!
Although, recently she has been adding mint chips to her vanilla milkshakes, so that combo might slowly be taking over the favorite spot.
We went out to eat the other day, and the kids got coupons for ice cream with their kids meals. Right away my daughter announced that she was getting mint chips on her ice cream, but when dinner was over what do you think she came back with? Chocolate ice cream with Butterfinger sprinkled all over the top!
She is definitely a creature of habit when it comes to her ice cream, so I knew when I made these brownies, that she would go bonkers for them.
There is usually a hidden bag of Butterfinger candy bars in one of my baking cupboards for things like Butterfinger Whoopie Pies or Butterfinger Blonde Brownies, but this time I was thinking brownies.
These brownies are so easy to make too. Start with a brownie mix and add just a few ingredients from your fridge and pantry.
Recipe Tips for Gooey Butterfinger Brownie Bars:
1. Do not use the directions on the back of the box, unless you don't want these to turn out for you. Mix those brownie crust ingredients together and press it into the bottom of the pan. Yes, it will be sticky.
2. You can use non stick baking spray on your hands to keep it from sticking to you.
3. Place the candy bars in a Ziplock bag and crush with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle on top of the brownie mixture, along with some chocolate chips. Yes, it is ok if you eat one or two of the candy bars!
4. Stir together a can of sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter. It will be very thick.
5. Drizzle the peanut butter milk slowly over the top of everything in the pan. Try to cover as much of the top as you can. If a little bit of it is uncovered, it is ok.
6. Do not over bake! Yes, they will seem underdone when you pull the pan, but give them lots of time to set up. These bars have to be completely cool before you cut into them. I recommend making them the night before and letting them sit over night without disturbing them.
My last tip for these Butterfinger brownie bars is to serve them with milk and to GIVE the leftovers away as fast as possible.
Seriously! These gooey bars were so stinking delicious, so I kept sneaking slivers of brownies every time I walked into the kitchen. In fact, I kept making excuses to go in there just to have more. Please tell me you do this too when you have sweets in your kitchen...
Here are a few more recipes using Butterfinger candy bars that our kids love:
Butterfinger Cookie Dough Truffles
Peanut Butter Butterfinger Pie
Hi, I was hoping to make something like this for my brother as a Christmas treat. Do you know if it freezes well? It if it will last in the fridge and stay gooey?
I have never frozen these bars, but I think they would be fine. They stay soft and delicious if left in a covered container on the counter for a few days. I'm not sure how early you were wanting to make them.
Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity
This is the kind of dessert that I would make in secret and definitely not share with anyone else! I mean seriously hording of these bars. They are that good. Pinning, Stumbling and Yumming!
These bars are AMAZING!!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
These bars look so delectable Jocelyn! I love the fudgy factor!
Thanks girlie! These are so rich and fudgy!!!!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel
I LOVE butterfinger! These look so gooey and amazing!
Just this week I tried to bake with Butterfinger bits and found the bag almost empty. My secret stash apparently isn't so secret! Take that as a cautionary tale, and guard your Butterfinger stash! 🙂 I am excited to bake and GIVE AWAY (minus one or two) these crunchy-chewy bars, once I replenish my Butterfinger inventory!
I guess as baking bloggers our families know we have a hidden stash of goodies somewhere!!!
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
You raised one smart girl Jocelyn! Love this recipe and I would have to give them away asap cause I could see myself eating the whole pan. Yum!! 🙂
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
Butterfingers are my weakness! Love it!
There is something about those Butterfingers that just make me crazy! Love them too!
Jessica @ Together As Family
Hi! Anything with condensed milk and peanut butter is like the best thing ever! I don't think it would make into the bar recipe, I would just drink it 🙂 These look delicious! Thanks for another delicious treat recipe! And I agree, why even bother with any other flavor ice cream. Smart girl!
I may have slurped a few spoonfuls of that pb milk goodness!!!
Annie @ Annie's Noms
Oh, how I love gooey bars! These look fabulous with that brownie base as well! 🙂
I love Butterfingers! I have to say, your recipes are really not helping me attain my beach body this summer. This looks just fantastic.
I know the feeling...all these treats in my kitchen have been messing with my "loose the flubb" plan!
Your daughter knows what she's doing, Jocelyn! These look ridiculously amazing. I want, I want!
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
These look absolutely incredible Jocelyn, and I am smitten. You had me at Butterfingers. Your daughter has excellent taste! We can't wait to try these at our house. Have a fabulous weekend!!!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I want an entire pan of these! Your daughter is a smart girl. 🙂
An entire pan sounds just about right 😉
Hi there! Would I be able to remove the 1/4 cup peanut butter or replace it with something else? These look so yummy!
You can leave the peanut butter out if you like. Are you trying to eliminate it because of a nut allergy? If so, you will need to change out the peanut butter chips and Butterfingers for something else. I hope that helps and you enjoy the bars.
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
These look absolutely sinful in the best way! Loooove the fudge base and the gooey deliciousness of peanut butter on top. Pinning!
Thank you so much for the pin love 🙂 I appreciate it!!!