Is it strange that butterfingers always remind me of autumn? Growing up, butterfingers were one of my very favorite Halloween treats- I was ecstatic to see when I had received plenty in my sack after a long night of trick or treating. When I saw this recipe on Six Sister's Stuff, I knew I would be making them right away. Blondies? Butterfingers? A sugar overload that would remind me of many Halloween night sugar highs, and perfect for ushering in the cool fall days to come.
So, let's get started. Here's what you are going to need:
Ingredients1 cup softened butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coarse sea salt
2 cups coarsely chopped Butterfinger Bars ( I found I needed 14 fun size bars, but the original recipe calls for 16. I say go ahead and add a couple more for funzies, if you wish)
Before we get started, go ahead and heat your oven to 350 F.
Now, in a large bowl, cream your butter and sugars together until they are light and fluffy. Like a little angelic cloud that will surely send you into diabetic coma if you consume it.
Add your two eggs and vanilla, and combine.
On a low setting for your mixer, add your dry ingredients and mix until they are JUST combined. Don't go overboard with this! You'll make the dough rock hard and yucky, and we certainly don't want that!
Unwrap and chop up your delicious butterfingers. If you are like me, and only purchased one fun size bag of candy, there is going to be NONE of that "One for the recipe, one for me" type nonsense going on. You're going to need the whole bag for the recipe. ;)
Stir your coarsely chopped butterfingers into your blondie batter, just gently folding them in.
Spread the mixture in a 9x13 pan and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. It will look barely set, and that's the way it should look. No worries. Now leave it be, and let it completely cool.
Now it's time to start making our ridiculously delicious Butterfinger Buttercream. I know, even the name sounds ludicrous. Sugar, on sugar, on sugar. With some more sugar sprinkled on top. Oh, and BUTTER. Lots of it. That's my kind of recipe, and it sounds right up Paula Deen's alley as well! (my herooo<3)
Ingredients1/2 cup room temp butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 1/2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped Butterfinger Bars (about 4 Fun Size bars)
Beat your soft butter and shortening together in a bowl until creamy.
Add your powdered sugar one cup at a time while your mixer is on low, when incorporated, turn the speed up to medium/medium high and beat until soft, fluffy and creamy.
You can either mix your butterfinger pieces into the frosting, or choose to sprinkle them on top. I think they look really gorgeous as a topping, personally, so I did just that!
Spread your frosting onto your cooled blondies, sprinkle on your topping... and there you have it! The most delicious candy dessert EVER! Holy yum. A few bites of this and I already feel a toothache coming on...
You know that tummy ache you used to get after you sneaked too many pieces of Halloween candy after Mom and Dad told you not to? Yeah... only eat ONE of these. You've been warned.