Butterfinger dessert with ice cream has the buttery crunch of butterfinger candy with creamy layers of butterfinger bits, instant vanilla pudding, butterscotch flavor, and a bit of cool whip in this original family recipe. Next time you have leftover candy, make your favorite candy bars into this no bake dessert recipe! This butterfinger dessert with vanilla pudding recipe makes about 15 servings.
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Why You Should Make Butterfinger Cool Whip Dessert:
This creamy butterfinger pie recipe would suit you well if you are a whipped cream or ice cream lover. It incorporates the classic butterfinger bar into a nice candy topping. This dessert with ice cream is kind of like an ice cream cake with a graham cracker crust! If you want more ideas to bake with butterfingers, click here.
- Graham crackers - provides a base for the dreamy dessert
- Butter - stick or tub butter works
- Instant pudding mix - vanilla pudding mix makes the creamy top layer
- Milk - whole cold milk. You could probably use skim milk but it would not taste quite the same for the pudding aspect.
- Whipped cream - you can use fresh whipped cream or Coolwhip
- Ice cream - a hint of chill
- Butterfinger candy bars - provides the candy crunch
How to Make Butterfinger Cake:
- Make graham cracker crust - stir together butter and 2 cups crushed graham crackers to form the crust. This is what will keep the bottom of the cake together. Pat this mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish
- Sprinkle 1 layer of crushed butterfinger bars onto the crust-the recipe requires you to cut the crushed butterfingers into 2 parts, so only add one part here
- Combine pudding mix, ice cream, and milk - this layer will go on top the crushed candy bars laying on top the crust
- Spread on whipped cream layer
- Sprinkle on graham cracker/butter/remaining butter finger layer
- Finally, freeze for 2 hours. Let thaw for about 10 minutes before serving.
Freeze candy bars for at least 30 minutes before crushing them. This will help the butterfinger chocolate not stick to the bag while crushing them. To crush candy bars: I typically put the frozen candy bar in a plastic bag and roll over it with a rolling pin.
Variations of Butterfinger Dessert Recipe:
- Change base - you can change graham crackers to an Oreo crust, vanilla wafers, or even use ritz crackers instead for a more buttery feel
- Change pudding - instead of vanilla pudding, you can make butterfinger dessert with butterscotch pudding instead. Other flavors of pudding work as well like peanut butter, caramel, or any other one of your choosing!
How to Store Butterfinger Fluff Dessert:
I like to store this cake in the freezer until ready for eating. Before eating, let thaw out a few minutes so that it is easier to cut and scoop out of the pan.
Check Out My Other No Bake Easy Dessert Recipes:
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- No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Bars
- Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
- No Bake Cookies
- Oreo Cheesecake Bites
Creamy Butterfinger Dessert with Ice Cream
- 2 cups + ⅓ cup of crushed Graham crackers
- ½ cup melted stick butter + 2 tbsp
- 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups cold milk
- 4 cups of soft not quite melting vanilla ice cream
- 4 crushed king size butterfingers in 2 bowls 2 candy bars per bowl
- 8 oz whipped cream
- Melt 1 stick of butter the microwave in a large bowl. Once melted, add 2 cups of the crushed Graham crackers. Stir. Pat into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish to form a crust. Sprinkle 1 bowl of butterfinger candy bar onto graham crackers.
- In a small bowl, melt the 2 tablespoon of butter and the ⅓ cup of crushed Graham crackers. Add in second bowl of butterfingers. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together vanilla pudding and cold milk. Add in ice cream. Pour over top crushed butterfingers in pan. Spread whipped cream on top of pudding mixture. Sprinkle small bowl of graham crackers/butterfingers on top. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Serve your Butterfinger Dessert chilled!
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