Are bulk candy stores not a child’s (and adult’s) dream?  Bins and bins of colorful gummy treats in every color and shape imaginable, a wall of brightly colored M&M’s that looks like a rainbow and individually wrapped childhood favorites like Tootsie Rolls and Bit-O-Honeys.  Does anyone else remember going to the bulk candy stores when you could buy the candies that were essentially pieces of a Butterfinger candy bar without the chocolate?  I loved those strangely orange-colored candies and they would always be my choice when I got to go and pick out a small bag of whatever candy I wanted.

Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Actual Butterfinger candy bars have always been one of my favorites.  I would always pick them out first in a pile of Halloween Candy and I love the Butterfinger eggs that come around at Easter time.  I love how they are slightly salty and have such a perfect crunch.  I bought a bag of the snack-sized Butterfinger bars and could not wait to bake them into cookies.

Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

These Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies start with a cookie base that is so buttery and brown sugary and has just a hint of a peanut butter undertone.  I chopped my candy bars into large pieces so that I would get a big piece of Butterfinger when I bit into the cookies.  And of course I wanted to add some unadulterated chocolate into the mix as well, so I chopped up pieces of a giant milk chocolate bar that I had in my pantry.  These Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies are so soft and chewy and stay that way for several days.  This batter would be well adapted to include any of your favorite candy bars.

Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Soft and chewy brown sugar and peanut butter flavored cookies stuffed with huge pieces of Butterfinger candy bars and milk chocolate chunks. Get a glass of milk ready.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 10 snack-sized Butterfinger candy bars, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips (I used milk chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugars and peanut butter for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Mix in candy bars and chocolate chunks or chips.
  6. Drop 1/4 cup-sized mounds of dough onto cookie sheets and bake 14 minutes.

Butterfinger Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    One of my favorite cookie recipes has butterfingers in it. 🙂 They have been my favorite candy bar for years! Brown sugar, peanut butter – I’m sold!!

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  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    Chewy cookies are the best! I recently discovered my love for Butterfingers, I used to not like them! (the horror)

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  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    I love Butterfingers, what fab cookies!

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  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    I love that they’re mostly a brown sugar cookie with PB thrown in…and BFingers are one of my faves. Great cookies, Mercedes!

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  5. ashley - baker by nature
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    I LOOOOOVE butterfingers, so in cookie form?! Heck yes!

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  6. Liz
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    These sound amazing Mercedes! Love the addition of Butterfingers!

    Reply

  7. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    My kids love Butterfingers. I know they’d love these cookies too.

    Reply

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