No Bake Butterfinger Pie

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!As much as I love hitting the kitchen and experimenting with a whole new recipe, sometimes it’s just nice to go back to an old favorite.  That’s how this No Bake Butterfinger Pie came into being.  It’s an old favorite.  Well, to be fair, its cousin (the No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie) is the old favorite.  My mother introduced me to that pie a couple of years ago when we were down in Nashville visiting.  It gets hot (hot! hot!) in Nashville during July, and that pie was a huge hit.  It uses melted Almond Hershey bars in the pie, and so I started wondering if I could use other candy bars instead.  The answer is yes!

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!Did you grow up seeing commercials of Bart Simpson talking about Butterfingers?  I did.  I still vividly remember those television ads, too.  “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!”  But did you know that those commercials actually aired a year before The Simpsons show actually began?  It’s true!  Back then, the Simpsons were just animated clips on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!As a child of the 80’s, I remember Bart Simpson being everywhere.  From the tv ads for Butterfinger to lunchboxes to old NES games.  My sister gave me a Nintendo Retrobit console for my birthday a couple of years ago, and I totally went back and played The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants.  In fact, that game included floating candy bars, and I suspect they were probably meant to be Butterfinger bars.  Maybe the graphics weren’t good enough back then to actually add the name Butterfinger?  Either way, there is a permanent association in my brain between Bart and Butterfingers.  Also, that game was really hard…and (contrary to popular belief) getting older doesn’t make you better at video games.

One more Simpsons trivia tidbit, and then we’ll turn back to this No Bake Butterfinger Pie.  I promise!  Did you know that Milhouse van Houten (Bart’s gullible and nerdy friend) actually made his first appearance in a Butterfinger commercial?  It’s true!  Now Milhouse is a permanent staple in the Simpsons cast of characters, but he got his start thanks to Butterfinger.

Old Butterfinger ad
Source: http://taffymail.co.uk/nestle-butterfinger-candy-bar-facts/

Also, while we’re on the throwback topic, can we just talk about this old Butterfinger ad for a minute?  The candy bar was invented in the 1920’s by the Curtiss Candy Company in Chicago, Illinois…and this was one of their first print ads.  Uh, enriched with dextrose?

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!No Bake Butterfinger Pie

Ok, let’s fast forward to present times and this No Bake Butterfinger Pie.  As I mentioned above, this idea came about thanks to one of our favorite summer desserts.  I still melted Hershey’s bars to create the chocolate filling, but I also folder chopped Butterfinger bars in as well.  I guess this pie could be called a No Bake Candy Bar Pie, but I like using the Butterfinger name in there.  Plus, that lets me keep experimenting with other candy bars in the future.  No Bake Milky Way Pie?  No Bake Snickers Pie?  No Bake Kit-Kat Pie?  I think I’ve got my work cut out for me!

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!I like to serve this pie frozen.  Not only does freezing the pie make it more refreshing on a hot summer day, but it also makes it easier to slice.  I hope you enjoy this No Bake Butterfinger Pie as much as we did!  Cheers, friends!

Did you make this No Bake Butterfinger Pie at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Happy (no) baking!

Looking for other tasty no bake treats?  Check out these other favorite no bake recipes, too:

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
No Bake Chocolate Almond Pie
No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!

No Bake Butterfinger Pie

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Freezing time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 217kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 9” chocolate or graham cracker pie crust (homemade or storebought)
  • 4 1.45-oz or “full-sized” Hershey’s chocolate bars
  • 2 1.9-oz. or “full-sized” Butterfinger bars, chopped
  • 1 8-oz. container whipped topping
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • additional Butterfinger bars for garnish

Instructions

  • Using a microwave or stovetop, melt the chocolate bars.
  • Transfer half of the whipped topping into a medium bowl. Fold the melted chocolate into this whipped topping until well combined. Next, fold the chopped Butterfinger bars into this mixture.
  • Spread remaining (i.e. plain) whipped topping evenly into pie crust.
  • Spread chocolate whipped topping on top of the plain layer.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • Prior to serving, garnish with whipped cream and additional chopped Butterfingers.

Featuring chopped Butterfinger bars both in and on top, this frozen No Bake Butterfinger Pie is a tasty dessert for a hot summer day!

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24 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I certainly do remember those commercials! Such a delicious pie, David, and love your suggestion of freezing. This one is a must during the warmer summer months…if we ever get any, lol. Pinned! Have an awesome weekend ahead 🙂 P.S. that dextrose ad is hilarious!! Like, what?!

    1. Those commercials really were the best, right, Dawn!? They should bring that campaign back. I mean Bart Simpson and Butterfinger are always connected in my head! Either way, this pie is great for summer gatherings! You could totally make this with whatever your favorite candy bar is, too. Laura happens to love Butterfingers, so that was the inspiration here…although I *might* have helped her eat this one, too! Haha. Thanks so much, Dawn!

  2. 5 stars
    I remember those commercials! Butterfingers have been one of my favorite candy bars forever so this pie has my name written all over it. I’m adding butterfingers and Hershey bars to my shopping list because I NEED to try this pie. And I’m super glad it’s no bake because it’s getting hot in PHX, like melt your face off hot. Happy Friday eve!

    1. I’ve been saying for years that you and Laura would be best friends, Kelsie! Laura is a huge Butterfinger fan, and this pie was made with her in mind. (Although, to be fair, I ate my fair share of this one, too!) Also, I need to know why Butterfingers and Hershey bars were not on your list already? Those should be permanent items on the list! 😉

  3. 5 stars
    David, I remember those commercials! I had forgotten that the Simpson’s were on the Tracey Ullman Show – that’s a blast from the past. Butterfinger’s are one of my favorite candy bars so seeing them in a no bake pie is amazing. This recipe is brilliant! So easy and so good – you can’t beat that!

    1. I know! We’re going way back with the Simpsons and Tracey Ullman show. Now they’ve turned into one of the longest running shows of all time. (Perhaps the longest running show??) They totally need to bring back Bart Simpson to advertise Butterfingers again!

      In the meantime, though, we can eat pie. 🙂 Thanks, Kelly!

  4. Enriched with dextrose? Ha ha. I’m not sure what the U.S. food laws are specifically and I know that advert is from a long time ago but here in the UK the government is waging war on anything with sugar in it so that advert would be well and truely banned nowadays! But I can image that this no bake butterfinger pie would be completely delicious with all those melted chocolate bars David so let’s hope we can always make treats like this!

    1. I’m not sure what the current regulations are as far as food advertising, but I suspect ‘added dextrose’ would cause some problems! Haha. This Butterfinger Pie is such an easy and fun summer dessert, too, Neil. Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. I’m right there with ya, Kathy! I love me a good summer pie, and no-bake just means this one is that much easier. 🙂 Also, I second your comment about hot, hot. I could use some warm, but I think my blood has thickened since we moved north! Haha!

  5. 5 stars
    I make a very similar butterfinger pie for the guests at our hunting lodge but have never tried it frozen! I will have to give it a shot! I have already had one marriage proposal when I place a slice of pie in front of a hunter–let’s see if this one gets me more admirers! ❤️

    1. Hey Debbie!! Wait. Your Butterfinger Pie led to a marriage proposal? Ok, this is a darn good pie…but I’m not sure it can beat that story! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    David, I didn’t grow up with the Simpsons but my kids did. I associate Butterfingers with Halloween, as that’s when as a kid I’d get my share. Butterfingers are one of my favorite candy bars, but alas none in the markets here. So your wonderful summer pies will give me two challenges. The first challenge will be finding a suitable candy candidate for the pie. I’m thinking of making your pie with Baci Perugina which are very available here. The second is the whipped topping, just doesn’t exist here. For this, I’m thinking I’ll whip up some extra heavy, with some powdered sugar and a bit of sheet gelatin. What do you think, Chef David?

    1. Ah, yes, I totally know what you mean about Halloween and Butterfinger. I often pick up a bag around Halloween for Laura as Butterfingers are one of her favorite candy bars. I’m surprised Butterfingers aren’t available over there! But I can say that Baci would be an excellent (perhaps even better!?) substitute here! As far as the whipped topping, I think you could totally get away with whipped extra heavy with powdered sugar. No need for the gelatin. If you get a chance to try it out, let me know! Too bad it has chocolate or Chloe could chime in with her thoughts, too. Haha!

  7. 5 stars
    Butterfingers! My cousin’s favorite candy ever. I just sent her this link and she will be making this very soon, I know it. I’m all about no-bake desserts in the warmer months. This sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you so much for forwarding this link on, Valentina! I do love a good no-bake dessert, too. They’re perfect for summer! This pie would be excellent with all sorts of candy bars. I chose Butterfinger for Laura, but I think a good Skor or Heath bar topping would be amazing, too!

    1. Oh man! Butterfingers are super unique in terms of candy bars. I can’t think of anything quite like ’em. Definitely keep them in mind if you ever stumble across them. But with that said, this pie would be pretty awesome with all sorts of candy bars. Pick your favorite! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Priya! I hear ya about no-bake. I love getting into the kitchen to bake, but the summer months just call for no-bake desserts! 🙂

  8. This reminds me of the Daim pies IKEA sells – when I start digging into one, I cannot stop!
    I have yet to dig into a Butterfinger (what’s wrong with me??) but I’m down to dig into THIS pie – also, when you are getting ready to make that No Bake Kit-Kat Pie please do let me know so I can send my drone up there to retrieve one ALL FOR MYSELF! 🙂

    1. Daim pies!? Why am I not familiar with these? We don’t have an IKEA here in town, but we often stop by the one down closer to NYC when we get by there. Daim pie on the list!

      So Robbie just discovered the joy of Kit Kat bars last night, and he was all in. (Surprise, surprise, huh?) Haha! Forget the drone. Come on up yourself, and I’ll make you a No Bake Kit Kat Pie! Thanks, Shashi!

  9. 5 stars
    Now you’ve done it, David! Butterfinger is one of my favorite candy bars! I’m going to have to make this ASAP, I won’t be able to get it out of my head! This (and Payday) are the candy bars I used to steal from my kids’ Trick-or-Treat bags! So thanks! (Truly!)

    1. Haha! My apologies in advance for putting this pie in your head, Laura. On the plus side, though, it’s super easy to make! 🙂 I’m also thinking chopped up Paydays would make a great pie. Hmmm…next time…

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