Butterfinger Balls

If you’re a fan of the classic Butterfinger candy bars, you’re in for a treat! Our Butterfinger Balls recipe takes those familiar flavors and elevates them into bite-sized delights. These little spheres of goodness are a delightful blend of crushed Butterfinger candy bars and cream cheese, coated in smooth, rich chocolate. They’re the perfect sweet treat for any occasion, from holiday gatherings to a special homemade gift for a friend.

Who Will Love These Butterfinger Balls?

If you have a sweet tooth and a penchant for all things buttery and crispy, these Butterfinger Balls are tailor-made for you. They’re a delightful fusion of creamy and crunchy, offering a satisfying contrast of textures. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or a baking novice, this recipe is easy to follow. These Butterfinger Balls also make for a thoughtful homemade gift during the holiday season or any time you want to spread some sweet joy.

Why They’re Amazing

What makes these Butterfinger Balls truly amazing is the blend of creamy and crunchy elements. Here are a few reasons why they’re a must-try:

  • Simple Ingredients: With just a handful of easily accessible ingredients, you can create a delightful confection that tastes like a Butterfinger candy bar but in ball form.
  • No-Bake Delight: This is a no-bake recipe, which means you won’t need to turn on your oven. It’s perfect for those days when you want a homemade treat without the fuss.
  • Impressive Presentation: These balls look as good as they taste. With a rich chocolate coating and optional Butterfinger or chocolate sprinkles, they’re a visual treat as well.
  • Versatile Treat: Whether you’re making them for a party, as a gift, or just as a personal indulgence, these Butterfinger Balls are a hit.
  • Make Ahead: You can prepare these in advance and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve, making them a convenient option for busy hosts.

Now, let’s gather the kitchen equipment you’ll need before we dive into the recipe.

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin or food processor (for crushing Butterfinger candy bars)
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Fork or toothpick (for dipping)
  • Refrigerator

With your equipment ready, let’s move on to the delicious part: making the Butterfinger Balls.

The Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups crushed Butterfinger candy bars (about 16 fun-sized bars)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (optional, for smoother dipping)
  • Butterfinger or chocolate sprinkles for decoration (optional)

Directions:

Prepare the Butterfinger Mixture:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crushed Butterfinger candy bars and softened cream cheese. Mix until well combined. You can use a food processor to crush the candy bars or crush them in a sealed plastic bag using a rolling pin.

Shape into Balls:

  1. Roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes. Chilling makes them easier to dip in chocolate.

Melt Chocolate:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is smooth. If desired, add a tablespoon of vegetable shortening to the chocolate and stir until smooth. The shortening helps the chocolate coat the balls more smoothly.

Dip the Balls:

  1. Using a fork or toothpick, dip each chilled Butterfinger ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s completely coated. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.

Decorate (Optional):

  1. While the chocolate is still wet, you can decorate the Butterfinger Balls with additional crushed Butterfinger candy or chocolate sprinkles if desired.

Set on Wax Paper:

  1. Place the coated Butterfinger Balls back on the wax paper-lined baking sheet.

Chill Again:

  1. Return the baking sheet to the refrigerator and let the chocolate coating harden for at least 1 hour.

Serve:

  1. Once the chocolate has hardened, your Butterfinger Balls are ready to serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store your Butterfinger Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you plan to store them for longer, consider freezing them for up to a month.
  • Variations: You can experiment with different coatings like white chocolate or dark chocolate for a unique twist.

FAQ

Q: Can I use a different candy bar for this recipe?
A: While Butterfinger candy bars are the star of this recipe, you can certainly get creative and try other candy bars for unique flavors.

Q: What do I do if the mixture is too sticky to roll into balls?
A: If the mixture is too sticky, you can refrigerate it for a bit longer, or lightly dust your hands with powdered sugar before rolling the balls.

Q: Can I make these ahead of time for a party?
A: Absolutely! These Butterfinger Balls are perfect for making in advance and keeping them refrigerated until your event.

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