Thursday, October 6, 2016

Butterfinger Blondies

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Welcome to October's "Fill the Cookie Jar"! This months theme is Halloween/Pumpkin. Instead of a spooky treat this year, I went with a bar featuring my all time favorite Halloween candy treat. Butterfingers. I always loved finding the houses with Butterfingers, and truth be told I would have traded every candy bar I had for a Butterfinger! 


You do have to realize at the age I was trick or treating, it was many many moons ago and times were different. Plus we lived in the middle of farm country, so you didn't make it to a lot of houses, and the parents had to drive us to all both one of the houses we went to. So, my version of a "lot" of candy is less than most!


Enough about trick or treating, and back to the bar. I won some of these Butterfinger Baking Bits in a basket at a fund raiser. I was so happy to find goodies in the basket I had never used, and knew exactly how to enjoy them. This is such a simple bar to pull together. Peanut butter mixed with Butterfinger Bits? Oh yes... Perfection!  Want to use up some Halloween candy instead? Just smash up 1 1/2 cups of Butterfinger Candy Bars, and you are good to go!



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Butterfinger Blondies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup ligh brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
10 oz bag Butterfinger Baking Bits, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray, set aside.  In large mixing bowl, combine butter and both sugars with electric mixer.  Mix until butter is completely incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add peanut butter and vanilla, mixing until smooth and creamy. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing well. Add Butterfinger Baking Bits, reserving 3/4 cup. Stir until the bits are evenly distributed

Pour mixture into prepared pan. Spread as needed to have mixture even through pan. Sprinkle remaining Butterfinger Baking Bits over top and lightly press into the cookie mixture.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until edges are turning golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely.  Cut into bars, and store in air tight container.

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38 comments:

  1. Yummy! Pinning :-)
    I just saw these bits at the market this afternoon. :-) Now I have a reason to purchase some.

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    1. Yes! You need to put these on your shopping list! Let me know what your family thinks of them :)

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  2. Ooh these look delish---we used to drive to houses too---the ones with the good candy, lol.

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    1. Yes... Has to be the ones with the good candy!! Thanks Saundra :)

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  3. o gosh...these look outrageously delicious and tempting!

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    1. Definitely tempting! My husband needs to get home and eat them up before I get to them!

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  4. Your baking group sounds like fun Kris, I'm a butterfinger fan too, looks delicious!

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  5. These look delicious. I must say "Great minds think alike." I posted my Butterfinger Bundt today. LOL!!
    Have a great weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/recipe/butterfinger-pound-cake-friday-flashback-7/

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    1. Oh.My.Gosh. Butterfinger Bundt? On my way over!!

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  6. i might have to name butterfingers as my favorite candy bar. i love their flavor and crunch! these bars look glorious and i would really like to sink my teeth into one or two right this minute!

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  7. I love butterfingers too! And the blondies sound amazing.

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  8. This is a great blondie recipe, love the butterfingers. I think butterfingers is a fav of one of my grandsons, guess I'll have to make it.

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    1. Oh yes, you will have to make it for them! They will be so happy :)

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  9. Perfect Defoe Halloween! These look scrumptious!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jess!! I'm sure we'll be having another before Halloween gets here!

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  10. Oh these look so yummy!! Butterfingers are one of my all-time faves too so these are definitely calling my name!

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    1. Isn't it hard to resist a Butterfinger?? Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Butterfingers are one of my favorites too... as is anything peanut butter! I need to make these ASAP!

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  12. Oh my! These look delicious! My hubby looooooooves Butterfingers, so I just know he would love these! Granted, I think I would love them too! 😀

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    1. If your husband loves Butterfingers, you must give them a try! He will be soooo happy! You'll like them too :)

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  13. These bars sound so good! I need to get a bag of bits and try a batch!

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  14. Butterfingers are Halloween so these are perfect for this months theme.. I need to look for the butterfinger bits.. although not sure I would have any left to make anything with.

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    1. We won't talk about what happened to my other bag of bits ;)

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  15. My oh my! I do declare I can almost smell these luscious treats. Butterfingers are one of my favs! So tickled you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Keep 'em comin' Gal!

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    1. Butterfingers are hard to resist, aren't they? Thanks so much for stopping by, Marsha :)

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  16. Wow, these look amazing! Peanut butter and Butterfinger sounds like a perfect pairing to me!

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    1. And, it's a pairing that is most hard to resist!

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  17. Oh dear. Another must try recipe. Look for me to steal, er, borrow it!

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  18. Um seriously. Are you trying to make me melt into a pile of drool! lol

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  19. oh my goodness, these sound so delicious! Would it be bad if I found a trick or treater and stole all their butterfingers? lol

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