Ya know, Butterfingers have never appeared on this blog. Why? Why?
So hard to answer a question for which there’s no good answer. The reason is, of course, because I just never got around to it. And now that I have, I’m embarrassed at how long it took.
I mean, it’s a Butterfinger. They’re so happy. Why would anyone ever leave them out on purpose? Especially when they can go into brownie bites? And I’m not talking about those mediocre brownie bites you buy at Costco in the container. Nuh-uh. These blow those sad little stand-ins for a baked good out of the water, and then some.
If I’ve seemed out of the loop for the past few days, it’s because a string of Jewish holidays forces me to be away from all things digital on and off for a month. It sounds nice in theory, but the massive amounts of work that pile up while I’m sitting in a hut in my backyard eating meals, even in the rain (don’t ask) doesn’t exactly put me in the holiday kind of mood.
Religions have varying levels of celebrating, and if you’re like me, you find yourself celebrating an awful lot of the time. So when Christmas rolls around and everyone gets so excited about the holiday season, I get excited that somebody else is making huge meals and buying lots of fancy paper goods and having relatives to stay over. Because it’s not me. On Christmas Day, I do nothing. And it’s such a relief. That’s probably why Christmas is my favorite holiday. That and the really fun caroling. Caroling is delightful.
Tell me if you get this: when we were kids, holidays were fun and exciting. And if we have kids, it’s pretty neat to watch them get excited. But. They’re just so much wooooork. If given the choice, I would take all the money we spend on holidays, from groceries to gifts, and use that as a payment toward a family flight to the tropics. Now that would be a holiday worth celebrating.
But since that’s not happening anytime soon (I think our extended family might revolt if we disappeared for a string of holidays to go bake in the sun somewhere), I have to find reasons to celebrate that don’t involve a lot of work. So hello, Butterfinger brownie bites!
It’s so simple, really. Chopped Butterfinger bars get nestled into brownie batter, topped with crushed Butterfingers, and baked. It takes no time to get to brownie bliss. Like I said, no idea why this didn’t happen sooner.
Sometimes we forget to celebrate the little things because we’re so busy paying attention to larger holidays. But in a season of candy joy (isn’t Halloween coming sometime soon-ish?), nothing is better than remembering how fantastic it is to bake candy bars into anything.
Butterfinger Brownie Bites
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
1 package fun-sized Butterfingers
- Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Take eight of the Butterfingers and cut them into thirds carefully with a sharp knife. Place each third in each muffin pan space. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined.
- Carefully spoon the brownie batter over each Butterfinger bite in the prepared pan. You want to cover each bite, but not overfill the space. It might get sticky, so prepare to get a little messy.
- Take three more Butterfinger bars and chop them up finely. Sprinkle the Butterfinger crumbs over each mini muffin.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until set. Do not overbake. Cool completely before removing the brownie bites from the pan.
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They’re so much work – yes that! I love holidays but I always do too much and then am crabby and tired on the actual day. Happy New Year to you, BTW!
Also – these? Fab!
Yep, holidays make me crabby. It’s so sad. I used to love them, but that was before I did all the work!
Butterfingers have not appeared on my blog either!! Crazy!! These look fantastic!
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness recently posted…Clif Bar Parfait
It’s totally crazy. Sometimes we just don’t think about these things, right?
I know what you mean. I totally stress around the holidays. Oh yes, take me to the tropics!! These look fabulous. Who knows how many of these morsels I can pop into my mouth! Yum!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin recently posted…Peanut Butter Candy Corn Magic Bars
These brownie bites look just perfect! I’ve never really baked with butterfingers either, though I do love them. It’s kind of the forgotten candy to me. But this definitely sounds like the perfect treat to resurrect them!
Gayle@Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Loaded Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
These brownie bites look incredibly yum. Lovely share!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen recently posted…Apple Rose Mini Tartlets
There is NO way I’m going to be able to wait until the holidays to make these babies. I’m a Butterfinger loving girl!
Kate @ Framed Cooks recently posted…My Top 15 Essential Kitchen Tools
No reason you should wait, Kate! Share the love!
Mir, so do you guys celebrate both Jewish holidays this time of the year and Christmas too? I love these butterfinger brownie bites and can’t believe this is the first recipe on your blog using Butterfingers?!!! hey, I say enjoy the time off social media and digital . . I’ve been so busy it’s forcing me to re-prioritize where I am spending my time and time being on the computer is being cut. . but for good reason!
Nope, we definitely don’t celebrate Christmas. That’s why I love it! I get the day off to just hang out and do nothing while everyone else is busy celebrating. Good for you for taking time off of the computer stuff. I’m not even good at distributing my digital time, but I’m also bad at taking time off!
Yeah, holidays are so much work, Happy New Year! I haven’t had butterfingers in a while! These brownie bites look delicious!
Mira recently posted…No Bake Pumpkin-Caramel Cheesecakes
For sure they are, Mira. Thanks!
The idea of having little pieces of Butterfingers inside of brownies makes me really happy! That would be a great way to use up extra Halloween candy after the holiday is over. Of course, there would have to be extra candy, which probably wouldn’t happen for me. 😉
Amanda recently posted…Pizza Sauce
Extra candy does not happen for me, either. But it’s a nice thought! 🙂
I actually had my first butterfinger the other day and now I am thinking that I need to buy a second suitcase, fill it with butterfingers and take them home to make this. I would probably eat them all on the journey home though haha.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy recently posted…Comment on Nashville by Jessica
That’s so exciting, Dannii! They’re so delicious, aren’t they?
Oh my god, I got the same butterfinger yesterday! Now these need to happen because they look YUM!
Manali @ CookWithManali recently posted…Vegetarian Sweet Potato Skins
Go for it, Manali!
Mir, these sound so good! I love butterfingers and mixing them up with brownies is just genius! 🙂
Sam @ SugarSpunRun recently posted…Beer Steak Chili
Thanks, Sam! I try, ya know… 🙂
These brownie bites look awesome! 🙂
Thanks, Medha! I ate them very fast.
Thank you so much!!! These were such a hit at a recent potluck I attended 🙂 Your recipes never fail to please the whole party. I wanted to ask, for the Peanut Butter Swirl, can I replace the peanut butter with Nutella?
vivarais@restaurant-le-vivarais recently posted…How To Make The Easiest Sandwich?
I don’t think you read my recipe carefully. There’s no peanut butter in it at all, much less a swirl.
You know, I just realized I don’t have any butterfingers recipes on my blog either. These are so awesome, Mir! I love butterfingers, so stuffing them into brownies sounds even better 🙂
Danielle recently posted…20+ Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
You’ve gotta get on the Butterfingers, Danille! You’d kill it!