Butterfinger Balls are bite size treats packed with peanut butter, chocolate and more. This no bake dessert recipe is easy to make and perfect for parties.

Bowl of Butterfinger balls.
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Fans of Butterfinger candy bars will go crazy over this new recipe for Butterfinger Balls. It is the perfect size for a treat any time of day. Serve these for a quick snack, party or tailgating. You won’t be disappointed.

If you love the flavor of butterfingers, I also have been making Butterfinger Pie Recipe and Butterfinger Cupcakes for years. If I can fit them in my crazy schedule, anyone can! They are so easy.

Why this recipe works

  • Only a few simple ingredients.
  • Creamy Butterfinger filling.
  • Chocolate coating.
  • These bite size Butterfinger bites are easy to serve.
  • Perfect for homemade gifts and to serve at your holiday party.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - peanut butter, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, butterfinger bars, chocolate chips, oil.
  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter, softened
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Crushed Butterfinger Bars 
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil or vegetable oil

Variations

  • Melting Wafers. You can use melting wafers in place of the chocolate chips in this recipe. 
  • Candy. Substitute other types of candy for the Butterfinger.
  • Toppings. Add sprinkles to match any occasion or holiday. Graham cracker crumbs also taste and look great.

Step by step instructions

Mixing bowl with peanut butter mixture and sugar.

Step 1. Mix together the peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer on medium until fluffy. Gradually add in powdered sugar until incorporated. 

Candy added to mixture and combined.

Step 2. Next, add the crushed butterfinger pieces. Don’t forget to save some for the topping. Then chill the peanut butter mixture for 30 minutes.

Balls on baking sheet.

Step 3. Form the dough mixture into balls and place on a parchment lined pan. I used a cookie scoop. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes.

Melted chocolate in a bowl.

Step 4. Combine chocolate chips and oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals just until melted.

Getting ready to dip into chocolate.

Step 5. Next, use a fork or toothpick to dip each ball into the melted chocolate. Remove excess chocolate.

Balls topped with crushed candy.

Step 6. Return to the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Top with the reserved Butterfinger bits.  Continue this process until all the balls are coated with the chocolate. Allow to set.

Bowl of Butterfinger balls.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Butterfinger balls recipe will last up to 7 days. 

Pro Tips

  • Do not use all natural peanut butter for this recipe as it doesn’t mix with the other ingredients well. 
  • Remove any excess chocolate from the truffles. You don’t want it to form a puddle.
  • Crush the candy bars with a food processor. You can also use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.
Bowl of Butterfinger balls.

FAQs

Do you need to use wax paper when storing the butterfinger buckeye balls?

Yes, I like to layer wax paper in between the Butterfinger balls. This will prevent them from sticking.

Can you freeze them?

This recipe is freezer friendly. Place in a freezer bag or container. Freeze up to 5 to 6 months. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Can I use all natural peanut butter in this recipe?

I do not recommend using all natural peanut butter. Regular creamy peanut butter (not crunchy peanut butter) is best. Natural peanut butter has a lot of oil that will not result in the same texture.

Why doesn’t the chocolate stick to the balls?

If the balls sit out longer than suggested, they can start to sweat. This will make the chocolate slide off.

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Butterfinger Balls

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Butterfinger Balls are bite size treats packed with peanut butter, chocolate and more. This no bake dessert recipe is easy to make and perfect for parties.
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 225

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Crushed Butterfinger Bars
  • 3 cups chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Combine peanut butter, butter and vanilla with a mixer on medium until fluffy.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time until incorporated.
  • Stir in the crushed butterfinger bars (reserve some for topping). Chill mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined pan. Chill mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Combine chocolate chips and oil in a small bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and continue microwaving in 30 second increments just until melted.
  • Using a fork to dip each ball into chocolate to completely coat. Shake off excess and return to the pan and top with the reserved crushed butterfinger bars.
  • Continue this process until all the balls are coated with the chocolate.
  • Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature.
  • Then the butterfinger balls are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 
Do not use all natural peanut butter for this recipe as it doesn’t mix with the other ingredients well. 
You can use melting wafers in place of the chocolate chips in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 225kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 4g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 79mg, Potassium 157mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 86IU, Calcium 17mg, Iron 1mg

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