Butterfinger Dreams

Butterfinger Dreams – only 6 ingredients! Butterfinger shortbread topped with Butterfinger whipped cream. They are heavenly! I ate way too many of these! Powdered sugar, flour, butter, cream cheese, Butterfingers, heavy whipping cream. Super easy to make and everyone LOVES them! Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. #christmas #dessert #butterfinger #cookies

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Easy Butterfinger Shortbread Bars

I’ve had the idea for these Butterfinger Dreams for years. I never got around to making them for some reason. They are a quick homemade shortbread cookie crust with Butterfingers folded in and topped with a homemade whipped cream with more Butterfingers folded in. These are heavenly! The best part? They only have 6 ingredients! So simple and SOOOO delicious! Make them today. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

platter of butterfinger shortbread bars with whipped cream topping

How to Make Butterfinger Dreams

These shortbread bars are super easy to make. Stir together powdered sugar and flour in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut cream cheese, and butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Stir in crushed Butterfingers. Press mixture into a baking dish and bake. Let the bars cool completely. With an electric mixer, beat together heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Fold in more crushed Butterfingers and spread topping on top of the shortbread. Cut into squares and enjoy!

  • You can use regular Butterfinger candy bars or two bags of the new Butterfinger bits.
  • It is easier to crush the candy bars if you place them in the freezer first.
  • Store the bars covered in the refrigerator.
  • The cookie bars will last 3 to 4 days.
  • You can make the shortbread a day in advance and make the whipped cream before serving.
  • You can freeze the baked shortbread without the topping. Bake the cookie bars and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw and top with whipped cream.
platter of butterfinger shortbread bars with whipped cream topping

Easy Holiday Dessert Recipe

These bars are AH-MAZ-ING! One bite and you will be in heaven. I promise! These are great for parties and potlucks. I usually double the recipe because these things go fast!

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platter of butterfinger shortbread bars with whipped cream topping

Butterfinger Dreams

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Butterfinger Dreams – only 6 ingredients! Butterfinger shortbread topped with Butterfinger whipped cream. They are heavenly! I ate way too many of these!

Ingredients:

  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 5 (1.9-oz) Butterfinger candy bars, crushed and divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • Stir together 1-½ cups powdered sugar and flour in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut cream cheese, and butter into flour mixture until crumbly. Stir in 1 cup of crushed Butterfingers. Press mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • For the topping – whip cream and 3 Tbsp powdered sugar together with a hand-held electric mixer until stiff; fold in remaining 1 cup of crushed Butterfingers. Spread over shortbread. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.

Notes:

  • You can use regular Butterfinger candy bars or two bags of the new Butterfinger bits.
  • It is easier to crush the candy bars if you place them in the freezer first.
  • Store the bars covered in the refrigerator.
  • The cookie bars will last 3 to 4 days.
  • You can make the shortbread a day in advance and make the whipped cream before serving.
  • You can freeze the baked shortbread without the topping. Bake the cookie bars and cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw and top with whipped cream.

Steph

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  1. They look yummy.I bought a bag from Walmart over a month ago,and now I know what I can use them for.Thanks!!

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