Friday, July 04, 2008

Watch Out for Butterfingers with these Brownies

Happy July 4th! I hope that everyone had a great day. I went to my brother's girlfriend's house for dinner and enjoyed good food and just sitting around visiting. I did make something but haven't photographed it yet, so the recipe for today is one I did several weeks ago. Remember those s'more cupcakes? Well, I also made these butterfinger "brownies." I thought that the texture of these was perfect. It had that moist denseness that really good blondies possess. I got the recipe from Recipe Girl. If you like Butterfinger, try these out...they're easy to make and fun to eat! Sorry about the picture....blogger is rotating them for some reason!Butterfinger Brownies
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar (I slightly decreased this from the original)
3 large eggs
1½ tsp vanilla extract
about 10 fun sized Butterfinger bars, crushed


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, combine butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour mixture and 1 cup of crushed butterfingers.

Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining crushed butterfinger bars over top of batter.
Bake 30- 35 minutes, or until the bars are a bit firm to the touch. Cool completely before cutting into bars OR use a plastic knife or lettuce knife to enjoy fresh from the over brownies without tearing the bars...it really does work...see!?

11 comments:

gail@more than a song said...

Oh I used to love butterfingers! These look good....and cutting with a plastic knife, what a fun tip. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Dana McCauley said...

Candy in baking can work so well. I used to make skor shortbread squares that were a big hit.

Joy said...

Rotated photos or not, those look lovely. I really hope that you enjoy Wicked. It's so so good!

RecipeGirl said...

YAY! So glad you liked these. We pretty much scarfed them down quickly around our house :)

Peabody said...

Yum, I do love me some candy in, well anything, but especially baked goods.

Annie said...

If I made those I'd be telling everyone to take their fingers off my butterfingers! HEHEHE...

They look yummy. Btw, I thought you rotated the photos for artistic value!!!

Kristen said...

Those photos are making me hungry!
I hope you had a great fourth and were able to enjoy some down time.

Colette said...

Oh yum! Peanut butter is my enemy, and so are brownies. I can't say no! But to this I just have to say YESS!

Erika W. said...

Oh, those sound really good!

Claire said...

Gail - They're the best and, surprisingly, the plastic knife thing really does work.

Dana - I agree. I love using skor...one of my favorites, except that its name makes me think of chewing tobacco...ick!

Joy - Thanks! Im SO looking forward to it!

RecipeGirl - Thanks for the recipe. My mom really liked them. She took half of one and then pretty soon went back for the other half!

Peabody - It does work well doesn't it!?

Annie - Sounds like a good idea!

Kristen - I think I've had too much down time! I'm literally doing nothing...and have a whole month off in August!

Colette - I agree...PB and chocolate is hard to refuse!

Erika - Thanks!

briannalee said...

yum, sounds delicious! I need to make these very soon :)