Magic Butterfinger Bars

I’ve given you a little reprieve from my whole vegan butterfingers fixation, but now I’m like the little girl in the fuzzy TV screen saying, “I’m baa-aack.” Of course my fascination with vegan butterfingers never really went away. I’ve just been trying to pretend as if I’m back to normal, all the while making secret trips to the Dollar Store (the one place where I know they have my favorite, little Chick-O-Sticks). It was in March when I realized those little orange Chick-O-Sticks are basically the vegan version of a naked Butterfinger Bar. Naked as in…sans chocolate. But we can add chocolate, right? Take, for example, these Vegan Magic Butterfinger Bars. OK. Don’t mind if I do!

Magic Butterfinger Bars are vegan, delicious, and a lot of fun to share with friends…although sharing is not required…but it can be nice. Just saying'.

Obviously rediscovering the Chick-O-Stick has been quite an experience. Sometimes I’ll crumble a few pieces and eat it with popcorn. Tasty, eh? And then sometimes I’ll sprinkle a few of these tasty morsels in my cookie dough, like these Butterfinger Chocolate Chip Cookies for example.

It’s gotten to the point where I feel some kind of ownership of the idea. Now when I’m on Pinterest and I see Butterfinger Parfait Yogurt Cups (I mean, really?), I get a little defensive. I’ve never tried butterfingers with vegan yogurt, and even though the sound of it doesn’t really work for me, I still wish I would have thought of it first.

This is the part where I close my eyes and take in some deep breaths. Breathe in peace and tranquility. Breathe out angst for recipe ideas that I should have thought of myself but didn’t want to. After ten repetitions of that I’m either over it…or a little woozy from the increased oxygen to my head.

A collage of Magic Butterfinger Bars showing these vegan treats served up on a plate and stacked three high. Layered Dessert Bars are the best!

Seriously, I love getting creative in the kitchen, so I’m always happy to see others who do that too. I hope these Magic Butterfinger Bars tickle your fancy as much as they have mine. If not, just wait…I’m sure I’ll come up with some new butterfinger variation soon.

 

Butterfinger Layered Magic Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups soymilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup dairy-free margarine, melted
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 - 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup Chick-O-Sticks, crushed

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 350F. Prepare a 9X13 baking pan by giving it a light coating of vegetable spray.
  2. Make the Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk by combining the soy milk, sugar, and corn starch in a saucepan. Stir well and then turn the heat to medium. Bring to a boil and allow the mixture to thicken. Remove from heat and add ground fax seeds and vanilla. Set aside to cool.
  3. Make the graham cracker crust by combining the graham cracker crumbs with the melted margarine. Stir gently and then press into the bottom of your prepared baking pan, spreading evenly across the bottom.
  4. Pour the cooled Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk over the graham cracker crust. Then top this with a layers of coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and immediately top with crushed Chick-O-Sticks

Enjoy!

Posted 5 months ago by Marly on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 · Permalink

26 Responses to Magic Butterfinger Bars

  1. I think you should just bring a pan or two of these with you in November ; ) Ah-mazing.

    • You KNOW I will! Then we can pack boxes and eat goodies at the same time! :)

  2. I definitely wouldn’t turn these away!

  3. I need these!! Butterfingers are my favorite!

  4. Oh heck yes!

  5. looks yummy!

  6. They look fantastic! I might need to make a sugar free version if these!

  7. What fun! All kinds of goodies in your recipe and I will have to make them!

  8. Just discovered your blog and I have a big smile because I definitely share your love of the Butterfinger flavor! These bars look amazing!!!!

  9. I’m intrigued w/ these chick o sticks, never heard of them! I’m definitely going to have to search around for them.

  10. Shut the front door! Butterfinger magic barS?! Oh man. Need!

  11. These look amazing, I could eat the whole pan!!!!

  12. Oh man! These look amazing.

  13. Butterfingers were my favorite chocolate bar for many years. I should bring my love for them with this recipe!

    • Me too! How can you go wrong with that crunchy peanut buttery taste surrounded by chocolate? Sigh. Happiness in a bar. Think how sad I was when I realized they weren’t vegan! It’s been a long while since I’ve had anything like them but I’m making up for that now!

  14. oh my goodness these look AMAZING!!!

  15. YUM, I want the whole pan of these delicious bars! Butterfingers are the best :)

    • How ’bout we split it – you have half and I’ll eat the other. Then we’ll need a cart to wheel us home in…

  16. Love this idea! Pinned!

  17. The magic thing about these bars is how quickly they will disappear if you put it in front of me!

  18. What?? I need these in my life!

  19. Droooooling — These look amazing.

    • I have done my fair share of drooling lately…especially with these butterfinger recipes. So glad you like them too!