Oh, boy! I have a treat for you with these butterfinger bites. They are the bees knees. It’s sort of like a cake ball, but like 1000 times more amazing if that’s possible. So the butterfinger bites have the cake like consistency, but we used chocolate Oreos instead of cake. It’s already sounding pretty wow, right? Then we throw some cream cheese and pieces of butterfinger into the mix. Then, we add a nice chocolate shell.
Here’s my favorite part and I think you might like it too. Place your balls in the fridge so when you bite into them the chocolate shell is crunchy. When I say that’s my favorite part that means it’s pretty stinkin’ awesome because I’m picking that over something that’s peanut butter.
Here’s something I’ve noticed with my candy melts lately that I’m not exactly digging. Do you see how the chocolate shell almost looks separated? That’s highly annoying to me. I think that I’m buying old batches or something. I tried to read up on it and haven’t found an answer that I’m satisfied with. If you have this issue too, know that it happens.
- 24 Oreos
- 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 + ½ T. butterfinger baking bits
- 1 + ¾ cups chocolate candy melts
- 2 T. butterfinger baking bits for garnish, optional
- In a food processor, add in the Oreos and pulse until the cookies are a crumb.
- Once you have a fine crumb, add in the cream cheese. Pulse until a ball forms.
- Add in the butterfinger baking bits and pulse about 5 times to get the bits mixed in. You can also use a spatula and press in if you don't want your bits cut up at all. There will still be chunks when you pulse it together.
- Scoop the cookie mixture out using a small cookie scoop. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- In a double boiler, add the chocolate candy melts. Stir occasionally until the candy melts are smooth and shiny. If you don't have a double boiler, add a heat-proof glass bowl on top of a saucepan with about an inch of water in it. Place over medium/low heat and let the water simmer underneath. Make sure the water isn't touching the bowl.
- Dip the bites in the candy melts using a fork. Place back onto the parchment paper to dry. I use a skewer to push the balls off the fork.
- Sprinkle some of the baking bits on top of the candy melts before they dry. It won't take long for the shell to dry!
- Repeat with all the butterfinger bites. Store in the fridge!
If you need more butterfinger recipes, I have a treat for you! These chocolate peanut butter crunch trifles are tasty and jam packed with butterfinger pieces! You could probably even top the trifle with one of these butterfinger bites.