Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

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Theoretically, we’re halfway through the summer after July 4th. But since the school year here didn’t end until June 20th, we’re not at the halfway mark yet. Nope, no siree! It’s in the 90s, my schedule is more flexible, and I’m getting in lots of quality family time!

There’s something really satisfying about hanging out with everyone when the weather is hot. We can log in lazy pool days, enjoy evenings in the cul de sac after dinner blowing bubbles with all the extra sunlight, and stop looking at the clock so much. We can also pause for afternoon ice cream snacks, and let’s face it. Those are the best. Right now my freezer is fully stocked with EDY’S® Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and EDY’S® Baby Ruth Ice Cream, and they’re getting a lot of attention. How could they not, when they’re inspired by two of my favorite candy bars?

Since you all know I’m the biggest bargirl ever when it comes to baking, I made a batch of Butterfinger® cookie bars to go along with my ice cream. There’s pretty much no greater combination in life than a good dessert bar and a bowl of ice cream.

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

The other day, my middle kid had her birthday weekend. She was born right before July 4th, which means that the doctors didn’t bother us at all in the hospital after she was born. They literally ran off to picnics and barbecues, leaving us behind. In fact, the doctor who delivered her met his wife that night at a party. It was a strangely tranquil weekend, and I remember just relaxing with my newborn and eating an entire package of cookies. Hey, I’d earned it.

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

What struck me at the time was how important family is to everyone, even busy-seeming hospital staff. I mean, the place was nearly deserted. There aren’t many times of year when people just clear a place and head home en masse, but summertime is when we all want to be together. The summer nights might be long, but the months pass quickly. Actually, so do the years. That newborn is now six years old, and she’s not a baby anymore.

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Thankfully, she’s someone whom I also like as well as love, and we have a lot in common. One is our endless fondness for ice cream. When she saw the containers of EDY’S® Ice Cream in the freezer, she knew that the best kind of Walmart trip had just taken place.  We took out spoons and had a snack moment together, just my birthday girl and her proud mommy. Plus, I feel a lot better about sharing ice cream with my kids when it’s made with fresh milk & cream with no rBST (milk production hormone). This ice cream is so good, and it has the good stuff in it too!

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

To go along with our ice cream, I made these Butterfinger cookie bars. The base is a chewy peanut butter cookie, and then I filled the dough with chopped up fun-sized candy bars. I even crumbled some more Butterfinger on top for the perfect finish!

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

When paired with EDY’S® Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, these cookie bars make the perfect summer snack. It’s even better during these long summer days that we all spend together. Take some time out with the people you love! This is the time, y’all.


Butterfinger Cookie Bars


1 egg
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 fun-sized Butterfinger bars, chopped and divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs, butter, peanut butter, vanilla, brown sugar and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in most of the chopped Butterfinger bars.
  4. Pat the cookie dough into the prepared pan evenly. Chop the remaining Butterfinger bars more finely and sprinkle them over the top of the dough.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the crumbs begin to brown and the bars no longer jiggle.
  6. Cool and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.





I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh these butterfinger cookie bars look SO good, Mir! I always forget to bake with butterfingers, so I definitely need to change that. And Edy’s new ice cream flavor has me craving them all the time! What a fun summer treat!
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    1. Mir

      I also forget to bake with them, but they really are the best. It’s true love!

  2. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Hope your baby girl (not a baby anymore) had the best birthday! As for this recipe, well, you had me at Butterfinger. BUTTERFINGER ANYTHING! And with ice cream – oh, my my.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Kate. She had a blast!

  3. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    My mom and I share an ice cream love, too. We should definitely make these bars and serve them with a big bowl of IC 😉 What a great treat, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Megan. They go so great together!

  4. Manali@CookWithManali

    These bars look so good Mir! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend and belated birthday wishes to your baby!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Manali. She had a great time!

  5. Sues

    Butterfingers are my husband’s favorite, so he would love these!! And please don’t say the summer is halfway over!! I feel like it’s only getting started 🙂
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    1. Mir

      It’s just getting started, Sues. I said nothing! 😉

  6. Melanie

    I love the way these coordinate with the ice cream! Yum! #client

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Melanie. It’s a great combo!

  7. Wendy

    I am with you, Mir, bar cookies are awesome! They are easy to throw together and they are great travelers (care packages, picnics, or just from the kitchen counter to the table! 😉 Butterfingers are a favorite baking add-in at our house, so I am excited to give these a try! (The summer is MORE than half over here. My daughter, the teacher, goes back for in-service days on August 4!)
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    1. Mir

      Wow, that’s early! Inservice here starts on the 24th. I guess it depends where in the country you find yourself. And like you, I prefer bars to cookies. Easier, thicker, more packable. What’s not to love?

  8. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Butterfingers are seriously the best. And in icecream, two thumbs up!!! I love making bar cookies, so much easier 🙂

    1. Mir

      They are the best. And this ice cream ROCKS.

  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir!!! Look at you! Posting, making these fabulous butterfinger cookie bars AND packing up your office at school?!!! How are you?? And I absolutely agree!!! There’s pretty much no greater combination in life than a good dessert bar and a bowl of ice cream!!!! I want like TWO of your bars like now! they look incredible!
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    1. Mir

      It’s been a VERY busy couple of weeks, Alice! I’m trying to figure out how to balance it all, but it’s a process. Thanks for all the props. You make my day brighter!

  10. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Being a cancer (or july baby) is the best… ahh hem… not that I’m biased or anything. 😉 You are definitely THE bar queen!! I’ve learned to expect nothing but the best when it comes to baked desserts from you, especially if that dessert is a bar and THESE are no exception!! It has been FOREVER since I’ve even thought about a butterfinger! LOVE that you turned those flavors into bar form!! Genius as usual, my dear! Cheers!
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  11. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    OMIGOSH, I am drooling over this ice-cream/bar combo here. YUM! Ice cream is my favorite dessert hands down. Pair that up with a gooey and delicious dessert bar? I’m in heaven! Good job!
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    1. Mir

      Ice cream and cookie bars are definitely the best combo!

  12. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

    Oh my goodness. I am OBSESSED with cookie bars. But adding butterfingers? Yes please!
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    1. Mir

      Butterfingers make me so happy!

  13. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I love that you put butterfingers in the bars! I always forget about them, but they’re one of my favorite candies!
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    1. Mir

      One of my favorites, too!

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