It’s day 3 of candy week and homemade butterfingers are on the menu! Healthy butterfinger was probably one of the most requested chocolate bar to make, and i’m so happy with how these turned out!
I use the term healthy loosely, because while these are homemade and made with simple ingredients, they still have sugar-so don’t go ahead and eat the whole batch. (trust me, you’ll want to)
I was talking to my close friend when brainstorming how to make these. She’s such a huge fan of butterfingers, and to be honest, they weren’t always my first choice of chocolate growing up. I was more of a Snickers and Twix kind of gal.
We both agreed that these homemade healthy butterfinger bars needed to have that crunch factor like the real ones do.
I picked up some real butterfinger bars over the weekend to compare, and lemme tell ya, these came out SO crispy!! I mean, these don’t get stuck in your teeth as much because there’s no corn syrup like in the real ones, but they’re pretty darn close.
In order to get that crunch factor, I added corn flakes to the mix. You can use good old fashion corn flakes, or grab a box that’s naturally sweetened or sweetened with fruit juice.
What you’ll need for these homemade butterfinger bars:
- corn flakes- I like to use a fruit-sweetened one like this one
- creamy peanut butter- roasted peanuts + salt are the only 2 ingredients in the peanut butter I use!
- peanuts, blended into a flour
- honey- sub maple syrup for a vegan version!
- coconut sugar
- pinch of salt
The honey gives it that perfect sweetness, while the coconut sugar caramelizes and provides that dark color.
These homemade butterfinger bars are SO delicious, and I’m so happy with the way they turned out. I can’t wait for you guys to try them. Be sure to leave a rating and comment below if you do!
Other chocolate bar recipes you may like:
Vegan Caramel Candy Bars (aka Twix!)