Butterfinger Truffles

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Butterfinger Truffles are a rich and chocolatey truffle with chopped Butterfinger candy bar mixed in.  They’re dipped in chocolate and topped with more Butterfinger.  

Butterfinger Truffles

Do you have a vision for the perfect sort of chocolate dessert?  Is it a velvety chocolate pudding or a chocolate- chocolate chip cheesecake?  Is it rich chocolate ice cream topped with thick hot fudge and chocolate sprinkles?  Or is it something as simple as a piece of chocolate cake with a thick layer of chocolate frosting?  I’m not much of a chocolate-girl myself, but if I were to envision the most perfect bite of chocolate ever, it would be what is found in these Butterfinger Truffles.

I can’t wait to show you what’s inside of them.  These are for chocolate lovers only.  There is a hard shell of chocolate surrounding the outside, and the interior is a soft bite of chocolate heaven.

chopped Butterfinger

Can anything go wrong with dessert when Butterfingers are involved?  I think not.

How to make Butterfinger Truffles

Here’s a visual of the process of making the interior truffle part- that soft bite of chocolate heaven that I mentioned before.  Chocolate- Butterfinger Heaven.

How to make Butterfinger Truffles

How to make Butterfinger Truffles:

After making the truffle mixture, you’ll refrigerate it until it’s slightly firm.  Firmed up chocolate truffle is rolled into balls. This is the very messy part because you’ll be doing this with your hands.  The chocolate truffle will want to melt onto your warm hands, so just work quickly and roll gently.

Butterfinger Truffles dipped in chocolate

Then you’ll quickly dip the truffle balls in melted chocolate.

Butterfinger Truffles dipped in chocolate

And then place them on waxed paper.

Butterfinger Truffles

Before the chocolate sets, you’ll top these Butterfinger Truffles immediately with more chopped Butterfinger (or sprinkles, or whatever).

Butterfinger Truffles

These are a great little dessert for a holiday eve or party, where your guests can nibble them at random.

Butterfinger Truffles

And here is what you will find inside!  There’s the soft bite of Butterfinger Truffles heaven I was talking about.  It literally melts in your mouth when you bite into it.

These will keep for several days when refrigerated.  Make them small- because a little bit of this rich chocolate bite goes a long, long way!

So what do you think?  Does this qualify as the perfect sort of chocolate dessert? 

If you’re looking for more recipes using Butterfingers, you might like to try:

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Butterfinger Truffles

A very chocolatey truffle with Butterfinger candy bar mixed in.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 40 truffles
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butterfinger truffles, butterfinger truffles recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup (about 4 ounces) chopped Butterfinger candy bars
  • additional chocolate for dipping/coating
  • additional chopped Butterfinger or sprinkles, for topping

Instructions

  • Place chocolate and butter in a medium bowl. Bring cream to a boil by using a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Heat 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or just until the cream begins to bubble. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate mixture. Let it stand for 1 minute, then stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in chopped Butterfinger. Cover and chill until this mixture is firm (at least 2 hours- and up to 24 hours).
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper. Using a small spoon or melon baller, scoop 3/4-inch balls from the firmed-up chocolate mixture. Roll the chocolate gently between your hands to form a ball. It will be very sticky and messy. Place it on the prepared sheet. Continue rolling until you have used up all of the chocolate. Place the rolled balls back into the refrigerator to firm them up again (about an hour).
  • Melt some additional chocolate in a small bowl. I just used more of the semisweet chocolate that I used for the truffles. If you melt 1 1/2 cups at a time, that should work out fine. Melting in the microwave works great- just melt in bursts of 45 seconds, stopping after each burst to stir until all is melted and smooth.
  • Remove the chilled chocolate balls from the refrigerator. Use a small spoon to dip the chocolate ball into the melted chocolate. Use another spoon to help cover the ball entirely in a layer of chocolate, and then gently place the chocolate dipped ball onto the waxed paper. Immediately sprinkle chopped butterfingers or decorative sprinkles on top. Continue with remaining chocolate balls and decor.
  • These truffles are best if kept refrigerated until they are ready to serve. They're not a great truffle for gifting in a box. When you bite into them, you will notice how delicate they are. They have a hard chocolate exterior, but when you bite into them the interior will melt right in your mouth. These are heavenly.

Notes

  • *If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of chocolate that is designated as GF.
  • *If you don't wish to dip these truffles into chocolate, you may choose to roll them in unsweetened cocoa powder instead.
  • *The finished product will stay fresh and wonderful in the refrigerator for several days.
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  • vballer wrote:

    omg. i’m drooling!

  • sara wrote:

    YUM, these look amazing! I love butterfinger. 🙂

  • Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen wrote:

    These are insane! I want. Pinning and stumbling!

  • Amanda V wrote:

    So brilliant! I just discovered the perfection that is Butterfingers Hot Chocolate a couple of years ago, and now this.. Love it 🙂

  • I’m At Home Baking wrote:

    I am not a huge chocolate eater but I must say that since moving to Japan, I’ve fallen in love with Japanese Chocolate Cake, it is nothing like what we make, it is less sweet, more bitter…These look so yummy!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray wrote:

    These are perfection–I love the chocolatey Butterfinger mixture!! I’d definitely need somebody to pull me away from these. 🙂

  • Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray wrote:

    YUM! Love how gooey these look.

  • Cookbook Queen wrote:

    I think these are chocolate perfection!! I love Butterfingers.

  • vanillasugarblog wrote:

    why yes i do love butterfingers!
    excellent idea!

  • Maria wrote:

    Great use of Butterfingers! The truffles are so pretty too!

  • Katrina wrote:

    These sound absolutely delightful!

  • Jenn wrote:

    Wow. Wow. Wow wow wow. That’s all I can say.

  • Bev Weidner wrote:

    Freaking. Look. At. Those.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel wrote:

    It’s too early to be tortured by candy and chocolate!! 🙂

  • Blog is the New Black wrote:

    WOW… yes yes and yes,

  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    This is pure evil genius. That is all.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga wrote:

    these look wonderful..and yes, pretty much a perfect dessert. I love using candy bars and candy in my…candy and desserts. Whenever possible!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet wrote:

    why oh why must you do this to me?!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet wrote:

    My mom made butterfinger truffles a few weeks ago and I loved them! Yours look so perfect and pretty.

  • Kathryn wrote:

    Oh goodness, these look and sound amazing!