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Introduction

Indulge in the sweet and crunchy goodness of Butterfinger Fudge, a delightful treat that combines the rich flavors of chocolate, peanut butter, and Butterfinger candy bars. This easy-to-make recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your family and friends with its irresistible taste.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re a fan of the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, this Butterfinger Fudge recipe is a must-try. It’s perfect for satisfying your cravings for something sweet and decadent, whether you’re looking for a quick dessert or a special treat for a gathering.

How to Make Butterfinger Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (600 g) granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks / 170 g) unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup (168 g) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (182 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (182 g) peanut butter chips
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Butterfinger candy bars, divided (8-ounce bag of unwrapped minis, chopped)

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until it reaches 234°F on a candy thermometer (about 5 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips until fully melted.
  5. Add marshmallows and vanilla extract. Stir until marshmallows are melted.
  6. Gently fold in 1 cup of chopped Butterfingers.
  7. Transfer the fudge to the prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of Butterfingers on top.
  8. Allow the fudge to set at room temperature for about 4 hours or chill in the refrigerator for faster setting.
  9. Cut into squares and serve at room temperature.

How to Serve Butterfinger Fudge

Serve this delectable fudge as a sweet treat after meals or as a snack for any time of the day. It pairs perfectly with a glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate.

How to Store Butterfinger Fudge

Store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze the fudge for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Tips to Make Butterfinger Fudge

  • Use a candy thermometer to ensure the fudge reaches the right temperature for the perfect consistency.
  • Stir the fudge mixture continuously to prevent burning and ensure even melting of the ingredients.
  • Customize the recipe by adding nuts, sprinkles, or other candy toppings for extra flavor and texture.

Variation

For a twist on the classic recipe, try using white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate chips for a different flavor profile. You can also add a layer of caramel sauce between the fudge and the topping for a gooey surprise.

FAQs

  1. Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter? Yes, but adjust the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly.
  2. Can I substitute mini marshmallows with marshmallow fluff? While you can try using marshmallow fluff, the texture of the fudge may differ slightly.
  3. How can I prevent the fudge from being too sticky? Make sure to let the fudge set properly before cutting into squares and serving.

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