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Crispy Butterfinger Cookies

This week I have been sharing recipes to help you use up your leftover Halloween candy. So far we’ve played around with Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I made Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies and a Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Today Butterfinger candy bars are the star, so dig through your candy and pull out the Butterfingers. Hopefully, nobody laid a finger on your Butterfingers because you will want to make these Crispy Butterfinger Cookies.

Butterfingers are crispy and crunchy so I wanted to create a cookie that kept their texture. I added oatmeal and Rice Krispies cereal to the cookie dough to keep the crispy/crunchy texture going. I also added in chocolate chips because you can never have enough chocolate:)

I love a good candy bar every now and then, but can usually resist. The Halloween candy bowl doesn’t usually tempt me until I add the candy to cookies. I have no self control when it comes to cookies:) So I ate one cookie to make sure they were ok for all of you…and then I ate another and another. These Crispy Butterfinger cookies were thoroughly taste tasted by yours truly and I highly recommend you make them. There is no better way to enjoy a Butterfinger, in my cookie obsessed opinion:)

A few other recipes to help you use up your Halloween candy:

Crispy Butterfinger Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 ¼ cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped Butterfinger candy bars


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Combine butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. On low, add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

3. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats, cereal, chocolate chips, and Butterfinger chunks. Don’t over mix. You don’t want to crush the cereal too much.

4. Scoop dough into balls, about a tablespoon each, and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown, the centers should still be soft. Allow cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet. Move cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.

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62 Responses to “Crispy Butterfinger Cookies”

  1. Jessica — November 4, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    Ohhh man! You have some awesome tricks up your sleeves for using up that halloween candy! These sound great girl :-)

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 4, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    Such a good idea to play on the crisp of a butterfinger! Love the look of these!

  3. Erica — November 4, 2011 @ 6:13 am

    I like the rice krispie add in! They look absolutely perfect

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 4, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    Maria these are PERFECT for me….I was just thinking this to myself and then you wrote it “so dig through your candy and pull out the Butterfingers.” I hope we have a few left. I love BF’s!

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  6. Julie @ juliechiou [dot] com — November 4, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    oh my gosh, these look delicious! butterfingers are one of my favorite candies! i totally want to make these now. great job, Maria!

  7. Kim in MD — November 4, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    These look delicious, but I don’t have any Butterfingers leftover (gasp)- do you think Heath Bars would be a good substitute? Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — November 4th, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

      Yes, you can use Heath bars!

  8. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — November 4, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    I love cookies, and I love Butterfingers. So, these cookies are calling my name. Happy Friday!

  9. Blog is the New Black — November 4, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Loving all these post-halloween posts around the blogs! 😉

  10. Kelley — November 4, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Butterfingers are my dads favorite candy. We don’t have much leftover candy but I’m tempted to go buy some just to make these!

  11. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 4, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Now I know what to do with the over-the-top amount of Butterfingers our girls got trick or treating! They way outnumbered any other kind of candy this year. This will be a delicious treat, more enjoyable than a candy bar for me!

  12. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — November 4, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    These are awesome! I can usually take or leave Butterfingers, but I think that adding them to an oatmeal/rice krispie cookie would totally send me over the edge. These might be dangerous to have in my kitchen!!

  13. Melanie Korthas — November 4, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. My grandmother and I used to make these cookies many years ago and I had misplaced my recipe. I can’t wait to make these for my family.

  14. Cookbook Queen — November 4, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    These look perfect!! Going on my weekend baking list NOW. And thanks for the link!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend with that sweet baby.

  15. Lauren — November 4, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    I’m pretty sure you’re trying to kill me. As if the Halloween candy wasn’t bad enough, lets toss it into some desserts! Yikes…..these are going to be hard to resist!

  16. Cassie @ bake your day — November 4, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    I love all of these recipes using halloween candy. So creative and these cookies sound right up my alley. Yum!

  17. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — November 4, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    These look yummy. I’ve stuffed butterfingers into a cookie, but never chopped them up. I can’t wait to try it!

  18. Bev Weidner — November 4, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I’m on my way over.

  19. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 4, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    i hope that josh doesn’t mind sharing :)

  20. Urban Wife — November 4, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Reason #293481 why I can’t keep candy around the house. :)

  21. Mary Beth — November 4, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    I’ve never tried a cookie with rice krispie cereal before. I definitly want to give this one a shot!

  22. nicole {sweet peony} — November 4, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    these look so good… i love butterfingers & i can imagine these taste fantastic! thanks so much for sharing & happy friday!

  23. HeatherChristo — November 4, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    Oh Maria! It’s too much!! it’s too delicious!! It almost makes me want to go out and buy butterfinger bars so I can make these!

  24. Kristina Vanni — November 4, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Butterfingers are my Halloween weakness! Put them in a cookie – HEAVEN :)

  25. I’m not a big candy fan but can’t say no to homemade cookies… Especially filled with special candy. These look delicious Maria!

  26. Living The Sweet Life — November 4, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    I completely agree … I can usually resist a chocolate bar but add them to ANY baked good and it’s a different story!!

  27. Georgia Pellegrini — November 4, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    I love a good butterfinger! I need these cookies!

  28. Jodie — November 4, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    These sounds so yummy! I bet the Butterfinger is so crispy in these!

  29. Katrina — November 4, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Yummy! I’ve put Butterfingers in cookies before and I love the texture (and taste) they give. I’m the same way–candy bar–meh–candy bar in cookies–MMMM!!

  30. Kiran @ — November 4, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    Love all the post-Halloween candy recipe ideas! These cookies are so drool-worthy 😀

  31. In Katrina's Kitchen — November 4, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    I am just now getting through my reader…thank you so muck for linking to my butterfingers :) I’ll trade you some for those cookies!! I hope your weekend is great. Give that cutie extra cuddles :)

  32. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 4, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

    These sound lovely! Butterfingers are soooo yummy in baking!

  33. Hannah T — November 5, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    These are baking right now, but I sampled some that were already done- you know, for quality control. They are pretty good, but if I was going to make them again, I would decrease the chocolate chips and up the amount of Butterfingers in them- they tasted more like crunchy chocolate chip cookies than anything. Also, they cooked very quickly- I left the first batch in the oven for about 9 minutes and they turned into hockey pucks, so each batch after I have been cooking for about 6 minutes. Maybe it has to do with the altitude in Logan? Thanks!

  34. SweetSugarBelle — November 5, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    Bookmarked! These look amazing. Of course, I’ll have to buy butterfingers, hubby had this great idea to give the trick or treaters that came after we finished some of our kids candy…Well, the kids got into it and said they were okay with it, but I KNEW it would not end well! Sure enough, there we were at Walmart buying MORE candy for our teary kiddos, LOL! He’ll never do that again!

  35. teresa — November 5, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    great use of that leftover candy, these look awesome!

  36. Anna @ hiddenponies — November 5, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    Too funny, I’m exactly the same – put anything into cookie form and it becomes irresistible to me! Love the crispiness of the cereal in there!

  37. Renee - Kudos Kitchen — November 6, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    These look like the perfect cookie! LOVE butterfingers!

  38. angela@spinachtiger — November 6, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Great recipe for my husband. I think butterfinger is his favorite candy bar.

  39. Tessa — November 6, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars, so I can only imagine how good these are!

  40. Esi — November 6, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    You’re kind of killing me with all these candy treats. And yet, I love them. Keep it up :)

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