Actually, I can’t even remember the last time I had one. It has been a long time but I used to love them and so did the rest of my gang.
These bars are my attempt to make something similar. Because this time of year has everyone thinking about candy, including me, I wanted to make a better and healthier homemade version of one of our favorites. They require a bit of candy-making fuss but they don’t really take that long.
I have always been a little shy around candy-making. I had a bad experience (another movie quote from The Italian Job). I think everyone who has ever done anything with boiling sugar has had a few epic failures. I’m just sayin’. If you don’t have a perfect track record with candy either you should get back on the horse because these are so worth it.
My favorite things about these is that they have very simple, basic ingredients that you can pronounce. No corn syrup and these could easily be made gluten free by replacing the flour with GF flour.
They have that brittle flakiness that everyone loves in a butterfinger and the cookie layer helps balance the richness of the other two layers. You guys know me, I’m a major lover of salty-sweet and flavor balance.
These are everything that a butterfinger lover could wish for in a bar.