I love Butterfingers. 

I don't know what they are made from, and couldn't describe the taste if I tried (buttery, maybe), but they are my perfect candy. If someone asked you what's in a Milky Way you'd be able to say chocolate, caramel and nougat (though nougat is an odd component in and of itself). But what on earth is a Butterfinger made of? Bliss, I suppose.

So here it is: world's simplest and quickest pie. In fact, this pie is so easy that I am going to have to physically restrain from purchasing Butterfingers because I would make it every time I had a candy craving. There's no need to make your own crust with a pie like this--just accept it for the ridiculously simple and delicious recipe it is.  I used Light Cool Whip and 1/3 less fat cream cheese, but I'm still under no illusion that this pie is remotely good for me. Oh well. It's incredible.

Butterfinger Pie
Recipe from Food.com

Ingredients

    • 6 (2 1/8 ounce) Butterfinger candy bars, crushed *
    • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
    • 1 (12 ounce) cartons Cool Whip **
    • 1 graham cracker crust

Directions

  1. Mix first three ingredients together.
  2. Put it in pie crust.
  3. Chill.

* I used one bag of the smaller bars from the grocery store. It's around 12 oz, cant quite remember. While they were all still in their individual wrappers, I used a garlic press (first mallet-like thing I saw) to crush them. I saved three or four for the topping, and crushed those slightly less.
** I've mentioned this before, but generic brand Cool Whip is one of the few ingredients that I think works just as well when cooking. It'll save you a whopping dollar or so, which you can then use to justify Philadelphia Cream Cheese...because all cream cheeses are not created equal.



18 comments

Meg @ Sweet Twist said... @ November 21, 2011 at 7:28 AM

So easy and delicious. I had to pin it. http://pinterest.com/pin/149744756329710770/

Sarah said... @ November 21, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Thanks for pinning it Meg! Hope you get the chance to try it out!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said... @ November 21, 2011 at 11:47 PM

wow! Easy and impressive and sound DELICIOUS!

Allison said... @ November 25, 2011 at 3:34 PM

No way! This looks way too delicious AND easy to be true. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said... @ November 27, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Thanks Allison and Jesica! I'd think it was too easy to be true if I hadn't tried it too..amazing.

Simplylovefood said... @ December 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM

I made this pie yesterday for my husbands birthday (butterfingers are his FAVE).... He loved it and hardly shared any! Thx for the great recipe :)

Sarah said... @ December 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM

I'm so glad it turned out great!! I made the same mistake of bringing it over to my boyfriend's house and ended up only getting 1/4 of it to bring back home. Next time I'll cut myself a portion first!

Anonymous said... @ March 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM

that is the best pie ever ty for sharing

Anonymous said... @ March 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM

this pi is good i made it

Anonymous said... @ March 25, 2012 at 2:52 AM

I'm a senior citizen who's tired of cooking, but this looks delicious and easy enough that I just might make it sometime. Often I cut out recipes that look good and they end up just sitting in my recipe drawer forever, but I have a feeling this one will be the exception. Thank you!

Anonymous said... @ June 10, 2012 at 2:33 PM

What an easy refreshing dessert .

Anonymous said... @ August 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Got mine chilling in the fridge right now - I used light cool whip (generic!) and 1/3 fat light cream cheese to try and make it slightly better for us. My 14 year old did most of the prep - so its super easy. Looking forward to eating it tonight! Thanks for such a yummy, easy dessert.

Jodi said... @ August 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Omg! Making this in a few minutes for our Sunday dinner today! Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said... @ August 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM

My family has been making this for YEARS! Everyone loves it!

The Humble Food Snob said... @ July 11, 2014 at 6:32 PM

This looks WONDERFUL! Have you ever made it with real whipped cream? I don't use cool whip (name brand or generic) so I'm wondering if it will work with real cream or if it will turn soupy without the stabilizers in non-dairy topping.

Sarah said... @ July 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

The Humble Food Snob - Thank you!! I have never made it with real whipped cream. Although I am also partial to using the real deal in recipes, I think for this recipe the stabilizers Cool Whip are necessary to have the pie hold it's form. So, I wouldn't recommend making it with real cream, but if you end up giving it a shot let me know how it turns out!

Anonymous said... @ September 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

I just went a bought everything except cream cheese I forgot it do u thing it will still be goodwith out the cream cheese

Anonymous said... @ July 12, 2015 at 10:59 PM

when you say chill - do you mean in the freezer? a similar recipe calls for chilling it in the freezer. thank you! :) -emily

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