Crispy Butterfinger Cookies

By Maria Lichty

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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:

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Crispy Butterfinger Cookies

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  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Ohhh man! You have some awesome tricks up your sleeves for using up that halloween candy! These sound great girl 🙂

  2. 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!

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

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

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

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

  15. 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!

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

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

  18. 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!!

  19. 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 🙂

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. Butterfingers are really the only candy bar (besides reese’s) that I crave. I’m pretty sure I woudn’t be able to resist these cookies, either!

  24. I’m so excited to see this post. I just bought a ton of 90% off candy at Target and now I definitely know what to do with the Butterfingers!! They look great!

  25. We made these cookies as a family this past Sunday afternoon, using up our Halloween stash. So much crunchy fun – EVERYONE loved them! I couldn’t resist having one for “breakfast dessert” the following morning. Delicious!

  26. Love your idea of adding extra crisp to these cookies! We have several butterfingers left and they’re my favorite so I can’t wait to try this cookie recipe!

  27. Butterfinger = favorite cookie
    Thanks for this recipe. I am sure I will make and not be able to stop eating them!

  28. My hubby loves Butterfingers… I’d go make these cookies for him right now, except that he ate all of the leftover candy bars in no time! Perhaps I’ll have to go pick up a few more bags of candy so I can surprise him with some of these cookies! Thanks for the great recipe idea!

  29. My 8 year old begged me to make these (while she is sick, no less!) and so I raided her candy stash for all her butterfingers. They turned out great…we’ll wait for the final verdict when she’s feeling better. I added coconut to the last pan and I think that made them even better!

  30. Oh, my my my this dessert recipe looks scrumptious. Keep the amazing recipes coming!

  31. I love Butterfingers, but I never ever think to get them. I always get Butterfinger Blizzards at Dairy Queen, so I reallyyyy can’t wait to try these!!

  32. My cookies did not come out looking like yours. They cane out a little flat, and like the sugar melted. What did I possibly do wrong? I followed it correctly.