No-Bake Butterfinger Pie
I’m about to blow your mind. For as much I love and adore peanut butter, I have never, ever been a fan of Butterfinger candy bars. This must be some sort of blasphemy in the world of peanut butter love, right? My Chief Culinary Consultant and his parents had to pick their jaws up off the floor when I dropped this bombshell on them last weekend. I’m not sure what it is – maybe it’s because the candy bar is crunchy? A little bit too sweet, even for me? I can’t put my finger on it, but they’ve just never done anything for me.
After Halloween last week, we had quite a bit of candy leftover. I’ve been knocking out the peanut butter cups left and right, but those Butterfinger bars were hanging around in the bowl. A reader on the BEB Facebook page mentioned making Butterfinger Pie with her leftovers, and I was suddenly intrigued. This sounded like something I could get behind!
I did some searching online and found no less than a gazillion different recipes and versions of Butterfinger Pie. The common elements seemed to be a crust, a mousse/custard filling, and chopped Butterfinger bars. I took that and ran with it. First up, an Oreo crust, naturally. I need to have that chocolate/peanut butter combination! I mocked up the filling for my no-bake banana split dessert by adding peanut butter and stirring in chopped Butterfinger bars. I topped the pie with Cool Whip, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a couple more chopped Butterfinger bars. (Yes, you could skip the Cool Whip and replace with fresh whipped cream, but the shelf life will go down to about a day, two at the most.)
The result? A quite decadent and dreamy dessert that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Also? I loved the Butterfinger bars chopped up in the pie! Totally delicious. The only downside is that I couldn’t stop eating it!
What’s your favorite way to use up leftover candy (other than eating it or giving it away!)?
One year ago: Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls
Two years ago: Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Three years ago: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Four years ago: Soft Cheese and Pepperoni Bread
No-Bake Butterfinger Pie
For the Crust:
- 24 Oreo cookies, crushed into crumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
For the Filling:
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup (129 g) creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) Cool Whip
- 8 Fun Size Butterfinger candy bars, coarsely chopped
For the Topping:
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) Cool Whip
- Chocolate syrup
- 2 Fun Size Butterfinger candy bars, coarsely chopped
- Make the Crust: Combine the Oreo cookie crumbs and the melted butter in a medium bowl and toss with a fork until the crumbs are evenly moistened. Transfer the crumbs to a 9-inch pie plate. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan, forming a crust. Place the lined pie plate in the freezer while preparing the filling.
- Make the Filling: Beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the Cool Whip until completely combined, then fold in the chopped Butterfinger candy bars. Pour filling into the prepared crust and smooth into an even layer. Top with the remaining 4 ounces Cool Whip, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with additional chopped Butterfinger candy bars. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 3 days.
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Finally got around to making this after seeing it following Halloween. Oh, my!! Delicious! Our daughter is stopping by to get some on her way home from work. No kids at home anymore so maybe my husband and I shouldn’t eat the entire thing ourselves. :) This will be a great addition to our summer dessert line up also as requires no baking. Thank you so much!
This was awesome. Made it for my Fam from leftover Halloween candy. BOMB diggity!!! Great job
how well does the filling hold up? I am thinking of using organic peanut butter (u know, the kind that seperates in the jar because there are no additional ingredients besides peanuts and maybe a little bit of salt). do u think the filling would be runny if i used this? could i just incorporate some gelatin into it?
Hi Jo, The filling is pretty firm, however using natural peanut butter with the oil might make it unstable. What about using a no-stir natural peanut butte? I don’t think I would add gelatin.
I love butterfingers so i will try this pie, but i will use natural whipped cream. Just can’t bring myself to use cool whip or serve it.
I don’t like peanut butter, but I do think the pie looks good! :)
Looks awesome! No-bake pies are underrated, especially during this time of year when we’re all frantically baking up a storm!
This looks SO GOOD. Must make it! :)
What a versatile and SCRUMPTIOUS dessert! I’m thinking of trying this again with another candy bar (Snickers, Reese, etc.). Plate-lickin’ good! Thank you for a successful dinner!
Unfortunately, my favorite thing to do with leftover Halloween candy is eat it. I’d go out and buy a couple butterfingers to make this, though. Looks great!
I made this because I was looking for something quick to put together. It was delicious and so easy. It has a nice texture and a nice “light” peanut butter taste. I will definitely be making again!
My husband will be writing you a thank-you card after I make this for him, I’m sure! He loves Butterfingers. I honestly never even connected Butterfingers with peanut butter. It seems more toffee-like to me. I like them okay, but something like a Reese’s cup is ten times better to me.
I actually feel the same way about Butterfingers. I love chocolate and peanut butter together but they just don’t do anything for me. I think it’s a texture thing. This looks like a great way to use them up
*drool* Oh my goodness, this looks great!
LOVE this, Michelle! Huge fan of Butterfingers here. The only annoying part of Butterfingers is the candy getting stuck in your teeth. Maybe that’s one reason you don’t like them as much as you perhaps wish you did? Beautiful photography here! Pinning!
NEED not want! Love!!
This looks amazing!! I love Butterfinger, and I have so many of them leftover!
Sinful……that is all I have to say
Pie looks fabulous! For anyone who wants an alternative to Cool Whip, may I suggest real whipped cream in an aerosol can compliments of Natural by Nature? Staying power like Cool Whip but real heavy cream from grass-fed cows. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first spotted it a couple of years ago. In the Pittsburgh region it’s available in Whole Foods.
Thanks so much for the suggestion! This pie looks so heavenly, but I must confess to being a Cool Whip hater (sorry!). I was initially thinking of making my own sweetened whipped cream, but something from a can would be much easier to measure. I’m not in the Pittsburgh area but I do have Whole Foods, so it would probably be there. I hope. Thanks again! :)
I hate Cool Whip, too, and I refuse to make it a “confession.” It’s nasty and I don’t care who hears me say it, dang it! ;) It’s probably considered blasphemy by others, though, being a native Midwesterner–the land of cool whip mixed in with Jello and minimarshmallows!!!
There’s something I love about the texture of Butterfingers. I make my kids give them all to me! This pie takes my Butterfingers obsession to a new high, I’m sure.
Mmm that looks so decadent and amazing!
Butterfingers aren’t my favorite either. Do you think it would work with snickers or other candy bars? Thanks. Love all your posts Michelle.
This pie makes me wish I had bought those butterfingers that were on sale last week!!
Butterfingers are my favorite candy bar!!! I must pin this to my Recipes I Really Want To Try board.
I have some cream cheese leftover in my fridge and I was thinking of doing a pb cheesecake but I might have to try this instead!
I love the taste of butterfingers, but the deal breaker for me is that they get horrifically stuck in my teeth. This pie on the contrary I have a feeling would go down a little too easily. Hello fluffy PB chocolate decadence!
Wow – somehow I never processed that Butterfingers were peanut butter! and I love Butterfingers! There’s something just not peanut buttery about them – am I the only one who didn’t know this?! Well either way Butterfinger Pie sounds delicious :)
Ali – I had the same thought exactly, “Butterfingers are peanut butter?” I never cared for them personally (too crunchy, got stuck in my teeth, etc.), and I never would have guess that they were peanut butter flavor. I think I’d be tempted to make this with Reeses instead of Butterfingers.
This looks amazing. I love butterfingers so I know I would love this pie :)
Well since I love Butterfingers, I think this might be dangerous for me! :)
Whoa! This sounds heavenly :)
I’m not a big Butterfinger fan either, but this pie looks amazing. I bet it is delicious :)
WOW! I couldn’t stop craving for it. it looks amazing. Michelle thank you for your great posts! I read it every day and absolutely love it :) You really are an inspiration for my love and passion for cooking and baking.. x
I’d be hard-pressed not to eat all the butterfingers! But if I managed it, this seems like a quality way to use them up!
I need a no baked pie right now, and this looks like it fit the bill just right. I love the layers of this pie and of course inspired by everyone’s fave candy bar!
Last week I made a nobake Snickers PB pie with cool whip, cream cheese, PB, and an Oreo Crust..and guess what, I happen to have a ton of Butterfingers on hand, too :) I need to make yours now! Pinned!
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