Everyone will want to ‘lay a finger’ on these Butterfinger Bars! They are too good not to share, and you will prefer these bars to the candy bar. If you are looking for more bars to share, check out my Chocolate Toffee Bars and Butterscotch Zucchini Bars!
When Butterfinger candy bars were first introduced, the Curtiss Candy Company dropped the candy bar out of airplanes. The hope was that this would bring popularity to the candy bar. In addition to dropping them out of planes, another marketing strategy was to have a contest to name the candy bar. The name was submitted by a man who claimed to be a klutz. He related himself to the ballplayers who were being called ‘butterfingers’ when they couldn’t hang on to the ball. Well, I think the strategies worked because Butterfingers have been around for almost 100 years! You will not want to drop any of these Butterfinger Bars out of your hands or any planes because you will want to eat them all!
Butterfinger Bars are a chewy and rich treat that are perfect for a party or potluck. Kids and adults alike will love this bar using the taste and crunch of the classic Butterfinger candy bar.
These are baked bars, so preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13-inch pan with non-stick spray while you prepare the dough. It’s all about mixing everything together. Start by creaming together the butter and sugar with a handheld mixer. If you prefer a stand mixer, go ahead and use that (like you need my permission😉). Mix on medium-high for about 3 minutes. Next, add in eggs, one at a time, and mix on medium until fully incorporated. Follow by mixing the rest of the ingredients, but leave a half cup of the Butterfinger pieces. You will be adding the pieces to the dough before baking. Once everything is mixed together, spread the dough in the prepared pan and press flat. I just use my hands, but a spatula works great, too. Finally, sprinkle the remaining Butterfinger pieces on top and bake for 18-25 minutes.
How often have you asked yourself, “Is this done”? Well, it really depends on what you are baking. For bars, having them undercooked is better than overcooked. I suggest using a toothpick to check for doneness. If the toothpick pulls out with a few crumbs, your bars are ready to be taken out of the oven. On the other hand, the toothpick should not have a bunch of batter sticking to it. Bake the Butterfinger Bars a few more minutes if that is the case. Another way to check that your bars will be moist and perfectly baked is to touch the top of the bars. If you can press down and the batter doesn’t spring back, they are good to go!
In a medium bowl and using a hand-held mixer (or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment) cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high for about 3 minutes.
Add the salt, baking soda, and flour to the butter mixture and mix on medium until just combined. Add 1 1/2 cups of the chopped Butterfinger (reserve 1/2 cup for sprinkling over the batter in the pan before baking.) Incorporate with the mixer on low.
Press the Butterfinger dough into the prepared 9×13 pan and press flat with a clean hand or a spatula. Sprinkle the remaining chopped Butterfinger over the dough.
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