Butterfinger Balls Recipe

Butterfinger Balls

Sure, here’s a recipe for making Butterfinger Balls:


  • 2 cups crushed Butterfinger candy bars (about 8-10 bars)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (optional, for thinning the chocolate coating)


  1. Prepare the Butterfinger Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the crushed Butterfinger candy bars, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, softened unsalted butter, and vanilla extract.
    • Mix the ingredients until well combined. The mixture should hold together when squeezed.
  2. Shape into Balls:
    • Take a small amount of the Butterfinger mixture and roll it between your hands to form small bite-sized balls.
    • Place the formed balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a plate. Continue until all the mixture is used up.
  3. Chill the Balls:
    • Place the balls in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes to firm up. This will make them easier to dip in chocolate.

  1. Melt the Chocolate:
    • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate.
  2. Dip the Balls:
    • Using a fork or a candy-dipping tool, carefully dip each chilled Butterfinger ball into the melted chocolate, coating it completely.
    • Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  3. Set the Balls:
    • Place the chocolate-coated balls back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet or plate.
  4. Optional Chocolate Thinning:
    • If you find the chocolate is too thick for dipping, you can add a tablespoon of vegetable shortening to the melted chocolate and stir until it’s smooth. This will help create a smoother coating.
  5. Chill Again:
    • Place the chocolate-coated balls back in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set. This should take around 20-30 minutes.

  1. Serve or Store:
    • Once the chocolate is set, your Butterfinger Balls are ready to be enjoyed!
    • You can store the Butterfinger Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. They can also be frozen for longer storage.

Remember, cooking times and outcomes can vary, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the process and make adjustments as needed. Enjoy your homemade Butterfinger Balls!


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