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Gooey Butterfinger Bars

Gooey Butterfinger Bars are  filled with Butterfingers,  chocolate chips, caramel, peanuts, and peanut butter  for  an over the  top cookie experience.
Gooey Butterfinger Bars

Gooey Butterfinger Bars

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for Gooey Butterfinger  Bars, posted as part of Fantastical Food Fight for December, as we are all sharing cookie  recipes.

Gooey Butterfinger Bars

I’ve missed taking part for a few months. Between being busy with other things and last month I did a no-bake pecan  pie that I just wasn’t happy with since it never saw  the light of day on my blog here.  I hadn’t realized I had been out for  so many months, but that’s the way the  cookie crumbles sometimes.

Anyway I am back, working  up some of my end of  season ingredients into a variation on another Butterfinger cookie bar that I had done.

Variation on a Successful Theme

I hadn’t really planned to do a variation. What I actually had in  mind was some Butterfinger Potato chip cookies.  I had made those before (but not posted yet). It’s a really fabulous recipe but there was  one problem. Problem being  I made them, shot the photos, then sent them off (as I am inclined to do with many of my desserts as  I am diabetic, and have just the hubz at home and he can  only eat  so much).

I  do  take  tastes but that’s about  it- not  to boohoo for myself too much here. But anyway-  the photos were just  shazbot and looked  awful.

I’ve set the recipe aside for  a rebake and  intended that  this month. But- as luck would have it- those cookies have Butterfinger  BITS in them and not the chopped  so I had  the wrong kind  of Butterfingers.

Butterfingers or Butterfinger Baking Bits

And don’t worry if  you go to make this  one and find you bought the bits—scroll  down to the other Butterfinger  bars, as they do use the bits.

This cookie also includes  some peanut butter  as I got  a few jars on sale at Kroger and stocked up for some peanut butter baking. I’ll probably be making a few other things with  peanut butter real soon, including a retake on my Peanut Butter Banana muffins, that I just  hate the  pictures. The muffin liners just had a horrible glow.

Maybe I can get a peanut butter  cake made in the near future. If you  have ideas for  what  I should make, don’t be shy in talking to me in the  comments and letting me know. I do occasionally take requests.

Gooey Butterfinger Bars

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Gooey Butterfinger Bars

Gooey Butterfinger Bars

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Equipment

  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Cookie base:

  • 15.2 ounces box yellow cake mix approximate weight
  • 1/4 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups milk chocolate baking chips
  • 2 large eggs

Goo:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces caramels unwrapped
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups chopped butterfinger candy bars
  • 1 bottle white Wilton cookie icing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix together the cake mix, melted butter, milk, chocolate chips and eggs.
  • Spread in a parchment paper lined and sprayed 9x13-inch baking pan (I used oiled hands to press it out since it is both sticky and pretty thin).
  • Bake cookie base for eight minutes, then remove from oven and let cool while you mix the goo.
  • Stir together the butter, caramels, condensed milk and peanut butter in a saucepan over low heat, and keep stirring until the caramels melt and blend in, being careful not to scorch.
  • Sprinkle half of the peanuts and chopped butterfinger over the cookie base.
  • Cover that with the the goo then sprinkle the remaining peanuts and butterfingers over that.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cake batter part tests clean with a toothpick, ignoring if you hit a pocket of goo.
  • Drizzle with Wilton white cookie icing and let set up and cool.
  • Slice into bars.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Butterfinger candy

Gooey Butterfinger Bars

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