Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars

Indulge in these delectable Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars, featuring a buttery crust, a rich caramel layer, and a delightful Butterfinger crunch topped with a beautiful chocolate drizzle. These bars are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth or impressing guests at any gathering.

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 🌾
  • 1 cup butter, softened 🧈
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 🍬
  • 1/4 tsp salt 🧂

For the Caramel Layer:

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 🥛
  • 1/2 cup butter 🧈
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 🍂
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup 🍯
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 🍦

For the Butterfinger Layer:

  • 3 regular-sized Butterfinger candy bars, chopped 🍫

For the Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 🍫
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 🍫

Instructions:

1️⃣ Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). 🔥

2️⃣ Prepare the Crust: In a large bowl, combine flour, softened butter, granulated sugar, and salt. Mix until the dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan. 🥄

3️⃣ Bake the Crust: Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and set aside. ⏳

4️⃣ Make the Caramel Layer: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to boil. Continue to cook and stir for 5-7 minutes, or until the caramel thickens and turns a light golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. 🍮

5️⃣ Layer the Caramel: Pour the caramel mixture evenly over the baked crust. Use a spatula to spread it out if needed. Let it cool slightly. 🌬️

6️⃣ Add Butterfinger Layer: Sprinkle the chopped Butterfinger candy bars evenly over the caramel layer. Press them down gently so they adhere to the caramel. 🍫

7️⃣ Drizzle Chocolate: In separate bowls, melt the white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, heating in 20-second intervals and stirring until smooth. Drizzle both chocolates over the Butterfinger layer in a decorative pattern. 🍫🍫

8️⃣ Cool and Serve: Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, cut into squares and enjoy! ❄️🍫

Notes:

  • Storage: Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Customization: Feel free to substitute Butterfinger with your favorite candy bars for a different twist.
  • Microwave Tip: Be careful not to overheat the chocolate in the microwave, as it can burn quickly.

FAQs:

Q: Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter? A: Yes, you can use salted butter, but reduce the additional salt in the recipe to balance the flavors.

Q: What if I don’t have a microwave for melting chocolate? A: You can melt the chocolate using a double boiler method on the stovetop.

Q: Can I freeze these bars? A: Yes, you can freeze the bars in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.

Conclusion:

These Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars are a delightful treat that combines a buttery crust, rich caramel, and crunchy Butterfinger pieces, all topped with a delicious chocolate drizzle. They are perfect for any occasion and will surely impress your friends and family. Enjoy making and devouring these sweet, crunchy bars!

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