Butterfinger Pie (with Chocolate Spiders!)

Each month, a few blogging buddies and I join forces and have a little pie party on our blogs called The Great, Big Pie Bakeoff. Everyone is welcome to participate- we keep the details for each month’s theme on our little pie website.  Join us in November if you wish to bake up a pie!

This month’s theme is “Scary Halloween Pies.” Thinking ahead… I wanted to bake a pie that would utilize leftover Halloween candy (or at least one that would involve snatching some candy bars from your kids’ treat bags- shhhh!). I chose Butterfinger Pie (and added some Chocolate Spiders to make it spooky).

These Halloween-themed Oreos are a must-buy during the fall holiday season for their festive color and cute imprinted designs on the cookie. I used these for the crust.

Fun-size butterfinger bars are perfect for this recipe (you’ll need to snag 23 of them from your kids’ trick or treat bags), or just use 15 ounces of butterfingers (I measured mine out with this cool scale.

Picture process:
Oreo Crust –
Chocolate Layer –
Peanut Butter Layer –
Whipped Cream/Butterfingers Layer

Time to make the spiders! I followed Zoe’s tutorial here. The body is made from a piped-on cooled chocolate ganache, and the legs are made from melted chocolate “7’s” that are popped in the freezer until firm.

The legs are stuck into the sides of the spider to make complete spider bodies.

Spooky, huh?

This pie is as decadent as it looks. Go to the gym, get a long workout in, have a small piece of pie and a big glass of milk, and then go back to the gym. No kidding!

It’s worth the splurge though. Tell your kids to ask nicely for extra butterfingers at those houses that happen to be handing them out (and then tuck them away so you can make this pie).

This recipe can be found here:  Butterfinger Pie

If you’re a Butterfinger Fan, you also might like:
Butterfinger Chunk Cookies or Butterfinger Blondies

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40 Responses to “Butterfinger Pie (with Chocolate Spiders!)”

  1. 1

    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 29, 2009 @ 2:56 AM

    I’d love to participate in this pie challenge. Your’s looks delicious AND fun.

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    Ciaochowlinda — October 29, 2009 @ 3:28 AM

    I can feel my hips spreading just looking at that pie. Seriously decadent and delicious. Those chocolate spiders are too adorable!

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    Sandie (Inn Cuisine) — October 29, 2009 @ 5:17 AM

    Delectable! Love the Oreo crust and, of course, the addition of Butterfingers! This gives me a perfect excuse to take the kids trick or treating just a little bit longer ;)

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    grace — October 29, 2009 @ 5:33 AM

    what a magnificent creation! every layer offers something different and decadent. me likey. :)

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    Jenny @ nutmegger — October 29, 2009 @ 5:47 AM

    A pie challenge sounds like such a great idea for a fun get-together! Especially if everyone brought things as delicious looking as this…!

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    Maria — October 29, 2009 @ 5:54 AM

    I love all of your pie creations. The kids will love this one!

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    The Italian Dish — October 29, 2009 @ 6:01 AM

    Love the spiders! That pie looks amazingly good!

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    LoveFeast Table — October 29, 2009 @ 6:02 AM

    I would definitely fight off or bite off those spiders to get to the Butterfinger Pie!! Very nice! Happy Halloween! -Chris Ann

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    patsyk — October 29, 2009 @ 6:05 AM

    the spiders are the touch that takes this one even farther over the top! Looks incredible!

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    megan — October 29, 2009 @ 6:06 AM

    Love love love the spider! I’ll have to buy some Butterfingers when they go on clearance after Halloween and make this pie. Minus the spider. :(

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    heather — October 29, 2009 @ 7:03 AM

    oh my gosh! how cute are those spiders?! i love them! and this pie sounds tasty :)

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    Mimi — October 29, 2009 @ 7:22 AM

    The spider are so cute and the pie looks delicious.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 29, 2009 @ 7:42 AM

    That looks amazing! Even the picture of the Oreos is beautiful!

    Do I HAVE to go work out before eating it, though?

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    noble pig — October 29, 2009 @ 7:49 AM

    So, so cute, love it!

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    Rosy — October 29, 2009 @ 7:53 AM

    That Pie looks simultaneously awesome and scary…. Great job!

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    Meghan — October 29, 2009 @ 8:14 AM

    I love the chocolate spiders!!!

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    Amanda — October 29, 2009 @ 9:02 AM

    This looks so cute! I love the spiders that just look like they happened to be on the pie. Great work.

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    Gera @ SweetsFoods — October 29, 2009 @ 10:32 AM

    Magnificent photos and totally delectable. The chocolate spiders and the sweet Oreo tower…first time I want to eat a spider haha :)



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    The Duo Dishes — October 29, 2009 @ 11:07 AM

    It’s been so long since a butterfinger pie popped up! Mmmmm, you must share a bit with the masses.

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    Bellini Valli — October 29, 2009 @ 11:10 AM

    I can handle these chocolate spiders. What a treat!!

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    Kim — October 29, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

    This looks so yummy.

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — October 29, 2009 @ 12:05 PM

    Lori, you evil temptress, you! ;)
    I think you should totally be an evil temptress for Halloween. Just tempt everyone with this pie, and it will be absolutely believable.

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    Jen Schall — October 29, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

    Butterfingers are my husband’s favorite candy… He would absolutely love this. The little spiders are cute, too!

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    Sues — October 29, 2009 @ 9:13 PM

    Wowww. I enjoy Butterfingers from time to time but I fear I would have to move into the gym to eat this. Though, for some reason, I don’t care!!

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    VeggieGirl — October 30, 2009 @ 3:11 AM

    FABULOUS event and piiiiiiiiie!! My oh my :-D

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    Amanda — October 30, 2009 @ 4:12 AM

    Oh I love this! I saw when you tweeted Zoey’s spiders, too cool! I would love to join your pie event, but i still have trouble with making crust properly. Maybe once I master that :(

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    Barbara — October 30, 2009 @ 4:40 AM

    Such cute spiders on your lovely pie! Are they eating your butterfinger topping? Me first!

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    Cate O'Malley — October 30, 2009 @ 7:04 AM

    A sinfully delicious pie complete with adorable little spiders – what more do we need? Too cute!

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    Adam — October 30, 2009 @ 5:11 PM

    Ever get butterfingers stuck in your mouth or teeth? I think the perfect way to fix that is by making this pie. It’s all the flavor, yet none of that toothpicking afterwards :) Happy Halloween, and have fun taking the sweets your kids don’t want :)

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    Heidi — October 30, 2009 @ 6:36 PM

    Butterfingers are my favorite candy to beg off of my little trick-or-treaters. I can’t wait to try this!

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    Mama Holli — October 30, 2009 @ 7:47 PM

    Oh MY!!! I want this recipe in my file!!! I will make this pronto!!!! Looks soooo yummy and NO calories!!!

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    Rhyleysgranny — October 30, 2009 @ 9:20 PM

    This looks fabulous. Love the spiders. I have never heard of butter fingers. I love how this blogging introduces you to all the various local favourites all over the world. :)

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    Christine Mack — October 31, 2009 @ 7:32 AM

    I just discovered your blog. I personally want to thank youf or all these awesome Halloween ideas. My girls are only 2 and 1 so they dont really get what Halloween is about but I have put these pages in my archive for next year..I’m so excited…SQEEE

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    Sophie — November 1, 2009 @ 2:31 AM

    The filled cookies look absolutely fab!! Your cake with the spiders scare me a bit!!

    Very creative!! I just gave you an award!! Come over at my latest post & pick it up!! Congrats!!!

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    Gloria — November 1, 2009 @ 4:15 PM

    A really beauty and yummy Pie and I love the spiders!!!
    Love a lot your blog! gloria

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    boomette — November 2, 2009 @ 5:31 PM

    oh wow that pie looks so yummy. But not the spiders LOL I hate spiders. But you did a really good job doing them.

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    Christy — November 3, 2009 @ 6:08 AM

    What a fantastic looking pie. I love the spiders, too cute!

    Love, love, love your blog. :)

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    ingrid — November 3, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

    Yum! I’m gonna have to find a way to trick the kids for their butterfinger treats so I can make this (treat)! :)

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    stacey snacks — November 3, 2009 @ 1:51 PM

    I knew you would do some king of wacky Halloween treat!
    I made a candy cake last nt w/ leftover candy and thought of you the entire time I was making it! ha!

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    pigpigscorner — November 11, 2009 @ 12:48 PM

    I would love to try the oreos! very creative with the spiders!