Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites recipe is the ultimate dessert mash-up

Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites, photo provided by Butterfinger
Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites, photo provided by Butterfinger /

No need to decide cookies or candies when there is a Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites recipe.

Sometimes the best recipes are based in favorite flavors. The Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites recipe might become your must have dessert. More importantly, even the novice baker can master this dessert recipe. Ready to get into the kitchen?

Cookie dough is a big food trend right now. From well-known brands expanding their eat or bake cookies or even keto friendly cookie dough options, it seems that the oven is getting a well-deserved break.

There are many reasons why cookie dough is just so enjoyable. The versatility is key. While that one little bite can satisfy the sweet tooth, it can be a binge worth treat. Additionally, it can be eaten on its own or added to other desserts.

While people often think of traditional chocolate chip as a cookie dough flavor, cookie dough can come in a variety of flavors. Using your favorite candy as an option is a great choice.

Butterfinger has created this cookie dough recipe. If you have any extra Butterfinger in the house, it can be a great dessert recipe. Or, if you just love Butterfinger, this recipe is a new way to enjoy that favorite candy. Overall, it is a win win.

Here’s how to make Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites recipe.

Butterfinger Cookie Dough Bites


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (115 grams)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar (165 grams)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 (1.9 oz) Butterfinger  Bars, coarsely chopped & divided (225 grams)
  • 5 oz 60% cacao semisweet chocolate (140 grams)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil (15 grams)
  • 1 oz milk chocolate melted, (30 grams) optional


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread the flour onto the sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, then set aside to cool. Cream together butter and dark brown sugar until combined. Add the vanilla and salt and mix until incorporated. Then add the flour and mix until just incorporated.Stir all but two tablespoons of the chopped Butterfinger into the cookie dough using a spatula or wooden spoon until combined.Scoop the dough and roll into balls, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Dip chilled cookie dough balls into melted chocolate using a fork or chocolate dipping tool. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, drizzle with additional melted chocolate, if desired, and sprinkle with reserved chopped Butterfinger. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the chocolate coating to set before enjoying.

Truthfully, the hardest part of this dessert recipe is having to wait 15 minutes for the cookie dough to sit in the refrigerator. You could sneak a bite before they chill, but it can be more satisfying to wait.

Lastly, the whole family can get into the kitchen and make this dessert recipe. Sometimes the best sweet treats come with a lot of laughter as they are made.

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What is your favorite dessert recipe? Do you use candy in your dessert recipes?