Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars

Craving a sweet treat that’s both crunchy and gooey, with a touch of chocolatey goodness? Look no further than our delectable Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars! Made with layers of graham crackers, marshmallows, melted caramel, Butterfinger bites, and a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate, these bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving more. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is simple to follow and yields mouthwatering results. Let’s dive into the easy steps to create these irresistible bars!

Ingredients :

  • 6 ½ sheets of graham crackers
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 (11 oz) bag of caramel bits (or unwrapped caramels)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (10 oz) bag of coarsely chopped Butterfinger bites
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, for drizzle


  1. Prepare the Pan: Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal. Lightly coat the foil with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Layer the Graham Crackers: Arrange the graham crackers in a single layer at the bottom of the prepared pan, breaking them as needed to fit.
  3. Add Marshmallows: Evenly distribute the mini marshmallows over the graham crackers, covering them completely.
  4. Melt the Caramel: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramel bits and milk. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the caramel is fully melted and smooth.
  5. Pour Caramel Over Marshmallows: Gently pour the melted caramel over the marshmallows, ensuring even coverage. The heat from the caramel will slightly melt the marshmallows, creating a deliciously gooey layer.
  6. Add Butterfinger Bites: Sprinkle the coarsely chopped Butterfinger pieces over the caramel layer, pressing them down gently into the marshmallow-caramel mixture.
  7. Drizzle with Chocolate: Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the Butterfinger layer in a decorative pattern.
  8. Chill and Set: Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, or until the bars are firm and set.
  9. Slice and Serve: Once chilled, use the foil overhangs to lift the bar out of the pan. Peel away the foil and slice the set mixture into bars of your desired size.

Nutrition Information and Serving Size:

  • Servings: Makes approximately 12 bars
  • Calories: Nutrition information may vary based on serving size and specific ingredients used.

Serving and Storage Tips :

  1. Freshly Served Delight: Serve these Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars at room temperature for the perfect balance of textures and flavors.
  2. Presentation Perfection: Arrange the bars on a decorative platter or serving tray for an inviting display at your next gathering or dessert spread.
  3. Portion Control: For bite-sized treats, cut the bars into smaller squares or rectangles, perfect for snacking or serving at parties.
  4. Pairing Suggestions: Serve these bars alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent dessert experience.
  5. Store with Care: Store leftover bars in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain their freshness and prevent them from becoming stale.
  6. Layering Technique: If stacking bars in a container, place parchment paper or wax paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.
  7. Freezing Option: To prolong freshness, individually wrap the bars in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
  8. Thawing Instructions: When ready to enjoy, thaw frozen bars in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours until softened.
  9. Refreshing the Texture: If the bars become slightly stale, you can revive their crispness by heating them in the microwave for a few seconds or in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for a few minutes until warmed through.
  10. Sharing Joy: Package a selection of these delicious bars in decorative gift boxes or bags tied with ribbon for a thoughtful homemade gift that’s sure to delight friends and family.

With these serving and storage tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the irresistible taste and texture of Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars whenever the craving strikes, ensuring that every bite is as delightful as the first!


  1. Peanut Butter Bliss: Mix creamy peanut butter into the melted caramel for a rich and nutty flavor profile that complements the Butterfinger pieces.
  2. Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Replace the semi-sweet chocolate drizzle with melted milk or dark chocolate for a more intense chocolate experience.
  3. Nutty Crunch: Experiment with different types of nuts such as chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans in place of the Butterfinger bites for a nuttier variation.
  4. Salted Caramel Twist: Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the melted caramel layer before adding the Butterfinger pieces for a sweet and salty contrast.
  5. Marshmallow Fluff Layer: Spread a layer of marshmallow fluff over the graham crackers before pouring the melted caramel for an extra gooey texture.
  6. Cookie Crumble Topping: Crush chocolate sandwich cookies or graham crackers and sprinkle them over the melted chocolate drizzle for added crunch and flavor.
  7. Fruity Fusion: Add a layer of fruit preserves or jam between the graham crackers and marshmallows for a fruity twist that pairs well with the caramel and chocolate.
  8. Coconut Crunch: Mix shredded coconut into the melted caramel before pouring it over the marshmallows for a tropical flavor addition.
  9. Minty Freshness: Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the melted chocolate drizzle for a refreshing mint chocolate variation.
  10. S’mores Inspired: Replace the graham crackers with chocolate graham crackers and sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the melted caramel for a s’mores-inspired treat.
  11. Cinnamon Spice: Dust the top of the bars with ground cinnamon before adding the melted chocolate drizzle for a warm and comforting flavor.
  12. Orange Zest Infusion: Mix orange zest into the melted caramel for a citrusy twist that pairs well with the chocolate and Butterfinger pieces.
  13. Almond Joy Inspired: Replace the Butterfinger pieces with chopped almonds and shredded coconut for a taste reminiscent of the classic candy bar.
  14. Espresso Kick: Stir espresso powder into the melted chocolate drizzle for a rich coffee flavor that enhances the sweetness of the caramel.
  15. White Chocolate Delight: Drizzle melted white chocolate over the bars instead of semi-sweet chocolate for a sweeter and creamier variation.

FAQs :

  1. Can I use regular caramels instead of caramel bits for this recipe? Yes, you can use either caramel bits or unwrapped caramels for the recipe. If using unwrapped caramels, simply chop them into smaller pieces for easier melting.
  2. Can I make these bars without marshmallows? While the marshmallows contribute to the texture and flavor of the bars, you can omit them if desired. However, they add a delightful gooeyness that enhances the overall experience.
  3. Can I substitute another type of chocolate for the semi-sweet chocolate drizzle? Absolutely! You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate for the drizzle, depending on your preference.
  4. How long do these bars need to chill in the refrigerator before serving? It’s best to refrigerate the bars for at least 1 hour, or until they are firm and set. This allows the caramel and chocolate layers to solidify, making the bars easier to slice.
  5. Can I make these bars ahead of time and freeze them? Yes, you can freeze these bars for future enjoyment. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
  6. Can I use a different type of candy bar instead of Butterfinger for this recipe? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite candy bars such as Snickers, Twix, or Heath bars for a different flavor experience.

Whether you’re hosting a party, gathering with friends, or simply craving a delicious homemade treat, our Butterfinger Caramel Crunch Bars are sure to impress. With their irresistible combination of crunchy graham crackers, gooey caramel, and chocolatey goodness, these bars are bound to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire. So why wait? Whip up a batch today and treat yourself to the sweet satisfaction of every bite!