Today is the first day of school for my kids and even though it was definitely time for them to go back, once they are gone I’m always a little sad. My baby started middle school and that is so strange to me. He will do great though and he has his big sister there to look out for him. It’s the kind of day where everyone deserves a big treat like these Butterfinger Ooey Gooey Bars! They have a brownie crust, Butterfinger Rice Krispies Treats on top and marshmallow cream sandwiched between.
These bars start with a simple 9 inch pan of brownies. You can use your homemade recipe or go the boxed route.
When you pull the brownies out of the oven, while they are still hot, top them with a jar of marshmallow cream. You can just put it in big plops on the brownies. The marshmallow cream will spread out on its own and then you can smooth it out more before adding the Rice Krispies Treats layer. While the brownies are cooling, chop about 10 fun size Butterfingers or enough to make about 1 1/4 cups.
Next, make the Butterfinger Rice Krispies Treats. Microwave 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter for 20 seconds in a large bowl, until melted. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Mix in 2 1/2 cups of Rice Krispies. Then, stir in 3/4 cup chopped Butterfingers.
Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out and patted it down. Then, firmly press the top layer down into the marshmallow cream to really hold things together.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir and continue heating at 15 second intervals until smooth. Drizzle or spread the melted chocolate over the bars.
You can leave the bars as is, with the melted chocolate as the topping or you can go overboard and sprinkle the bars with 1/2 cup of chopped Butterfingers. Cover the bars and cool completely in the fridge.
As the chocolate hardens, it will help keep the Butterfinger bits in place, but between the gooey marshmallow and the chopped candy bars this dessert tends to be a little messy!
Cut these Butterfinger Ooey Gooey Bars just before serving. They are very rich, so make sure to cut them into small bars.
looks very delicious
can i mention about your recipe in my blog ?
pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says
Butterfingers are my favorite candy bars!
Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt says
Oh my. I love butterfingers so much. These bars look mouth-watering. If only I could get my fingers on one right now!
Lubna Naz says
These looks so perfectly made and must be delicious too, I wish to be a cook as expert as you are. Thanks for sharing. I will soon try these.
heather @french press says
I always feel the same way about sending them off, I’m happy to see them go, but then I miss them when they are gone (most of the time) but man would they be SO happy to see thee waiting for them
Do you think that using Cool Whip instead of the marshmallow cream would work as well flavor wise? I’m just curious plus I think it would be a little less messy, but I’m not sure I don’t bake often!
I’m not sure that Cool Whip would be sturdy enough to hold up the top layer of Rice Krispie bars. I think they would just sink into the Cool Whip. I’m sure if would taste delicious though! Happy Baking!
Jocelyn@BruCrew Life says
Ohhhh, I’d love to smother my face into these delicious gooey bars!! 😉 They look amazing!
maria socorro says
Its so yummy sweet treat that even mom like me would reall gooeey for it.i will definitely copy this one for all my kiddos!
I agree! Thanks Maria!
It’s ooey gooey!! I’m in!!
Heather @ Shards of Lavender says
I love having a special treat ready for my kids once they’re done with the first day of school too. These ooey gooey bars look perfect, so we may just have to celebrate the 13th day of school or something soon!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
All you have to say is oeey gooey and I’m sold! Love that crunchy Butterfinger topping!
I hear ya! Thanks Ashley!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Oh my gosh, how far are these?!?! Love it!
Thanks Julianne! We sure enjoyed them!
A Young Wife says
These made me so hungry!!! Anything with peanut butter. This looks decadent!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
OH MY GOODNESS. Tonia – best ooey gooey bars ever. Pinned!
Yes, they were fabulous! Thanks Dorothy!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
oh my gawd, you’re going to get mom of the year with these butterfinger-ooey-gooey-bars. . every kid’s dream!!! love these . . and hoping for a smooth and stress-free school year for us both! 🙂
Thanks so much Alice! The first day went great!
Amber L. says
Looks so yummy!