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Butterfinger cookie bars

My overwhelmed meter is in the red zone. I will literally be thinking ahead only one hour at a time until next Tuesday morning when my little boys and I take off on our 3,000+ mile road trip. I cannot wait until all of my tasks are accomplished and we are on the open road! I will share details of the trip later, but for now? Details of a very sinful treat! I am a HUGE Butterfinger lover, so this is a little slice of heaven for me.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Let a 16.5-oz. package of refrigerated cookie dough sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Coarsely chop 3 Hershey's bars.

In a medium bowl, combine the cookie dough and chocolate pieces. 

Mix together using your hands.

As if this glob of calories weren't enough!

Press half of it into the bottom of the prepared pan and top it with 5 Butterfinger candy bars. Mmmm.

Top with the remaining cookie dough and pop it in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through.

Meanwhile, coarsely chop 2 Butterfinger candy bars (yes, that is 7 total Butterfingers). When the bars come out of the oven, crumble the Butterfinger pieces over the top and press down gently.

Let the bars cool completely and cut into small squares. 

Thanks for reading! Onto my next task!

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

My favorite candy bar wrapped up in delish cookie-bar form!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jul 2, 2013

Serves: 20

Total time: 40 min

Butterfinger Cookie Bars


  • 16.5-oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, at room temp and broken into pieces
  • 3 Hershey’s bars, coarsely chopped
  • 7 Butterfinger bars, 5 whole and 2 coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cookie dough and the Hershey’s bar pieces. Using your hands, mix together. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with 5 whole Butterfinger bars. Top that with the remaining cookie dough mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until dough is cooked through (test with a toothpick).
  3. Remove from oven and top with 2 chopped Butterfinger bars. Let cool and cut into small squares.



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Reader Comments (23)

Yumtown!!!!!!!! I'm definitely gonna try these!

07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJai

You are killing me! Butterfinger is one of my favorite candy bars! Look delicious.

07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy N.

oh wow! looks like a July 4th dessert for sure!!

07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatty Ashworth

These will be on the menu for our celebration on the 4th AND the 6th! Safe travels!

07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Oh my Yumminess! These look amazing! Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I am pinning and will definitely be trying these!

07.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Adams

Love the simplicity of this yum yum recipe. Thanks for sharing...;)

07.6.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaribel

Well - - what can I say? Other than I made this last Saturday night and one round definitely was not enough because they were literally gone in a flash. Next time I'll make 2 batches of this seriously yummy dessert!! Thank you for posting! xoxo

07.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlitzyGirlTX

SO GLAD you liked these, GLITZYGIRLTX! Mmmm, wanting a batch for myself right now. :)

07.8.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

As a Butterfinger fan, the pictures are making my mouth water! I don't have the exact ingredients on hand, but I could probably make this with the Butterfinger minis and the refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough that I DO have. Thanks for the idea! :)

07.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Oh, my word. This recipe is getting pinned to my "Bad, Bad, Bad" board right now. Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar - and this is killing me! (But in a very good way)

07.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorinda McKinnon

These look so tasty, I am going to make them for tomorrows pot luck.

07.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

It looks really really good, but is it a hard cookie bar?

07.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Made these for my potluck tomorrow! So excited to try them!!

07.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Melanie: These aren't hard at all! Just perfectly crunchy in the right spots and gooey chewy everywhere else. :)

07.27.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

On the way to the store now to buy the ingredients!

WOW! I'm going to make this for my sister's birthday. This might sound insane, but if I were to use this as her birthday cake, would it be cake-ish enough alone or should I throw on some icing (or would that be overkill?) Thanks!!

08.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

what can you use instead of butterfingers there hard to find where i live

Hi Butterfinger Square! Feel free to replace any candy bar with the Butterfingers in this recipe. Kit Kat? Snickers? Baby Ruth? Twix? Hope this helps!

08.21.2013 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Love Butterfingers,this is a recipe to die for !!

08.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

Bought the ingredients to bake these delicious looking treats. Can't wait to try them tomorrow. Feeling guilty already.

09.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I have these in the oven RIGHT now...can't wait!

01.4.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I made these and I kept having to had more of the 2nd half to the first half and I just stopped adding b/c I wasn't going to have enough for the top. It never covered the bottom of my 8x8 pan. Don't know what the deal is w/ that. I'll try these again but using two sugar cookie (or 1 1/2) packages.

09.25.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Just made a double batch of these for a cookout and can't wait to try them! Full -size Butterfingers were surprisingly hard to find, so I went with 24 snack-size ones for the two batches and that worked well. I, too, had a little trouble getting the dough to fit my 8x8 pan, but after using a bench cutter to press, it worked out just fine :)

07.11.2015 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

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