Recipe Girl Butterfinger Brownies

I have a passion for cookbooks. I recently bought The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange after seeing something amazing from her on Pinterest (sorry- can’t tell you what it is just yet!!).The Recipe Girl Anyway, the very first item I made from the cookbook was the Recipe Girl Butterfinger Brownies.  Love!

If you have a special place in your heart for Butterfingers, the batter for this recipe before you add the chocolate is a creamy version of the orange crunch inside a Butterfinger. For this reason alone, I would recommend this cookbook…but then, I haven’t shared the other amazing recipe which makes me so admire Lori Lange.

Butterfinger Brownies Recipe

Emma got the chocolate and the butter melted together nicely in the microwave. It went super quick because we processed the chocolate in the mini-prep first. After that, I think it only took 90 seconds in the microwave to get to this point.Chocolate Mixture

**Note: The next part was the most difficult step. We had to unwrap the butterfingers and get them into the food processor.

Butterfingers about to be processed

These were the survivors of the unwrapping process. They look kinda sad in there, don’t they? The rest of them met with a more traditional demise.


Here’s what they looked like after the party

Crushed Butterfinger

I call this next photo “The Yin and Yang of Butterfinger Zen”

Butterfinger Brownies Yin Yang

Our sweet Jess is home from college. Funny how she managed to get into the kitchen in time to help “clean” up the chocolate bowl. By the way, Emma is taller than her now!

Sweet Jess and Emma

We add half the crushed Butterfinger to the batter and save the rest for the topping.

Mixing in Chocolate

All set for the oven – 30 minutes never felt so long.

Butterfinger Brownies Done

They are awesome.

I’m sorry I didn’t get a picture of them out of the oven – they basically looked the same as when they went in. Somehow the photography duties got forgotten when these babies cleared the oven.

My Recipe Girl

Here’s my recipe girl, Emma.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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  1. JoAnn on May 24, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Love it! I knew it was you when the patch said 6ft momma, and gardening! Going to Love to follow your blog! Curious to find out the other recipe. 🙂

    • 6ftmama on May 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Hi JoAnn! Yes you found me. Thanks for following me. I’ve been thinking about your big move – very exciting! You’ll have to let me know when you discover neat folks in the garden community out there. Stay in touch.

  2. Lori on May 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Okay, this is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! Thanks for picking up my book, and I just love your little Recipe Girl , Emma! I hope she’ll be trying many more recipes in the book. Thanks for this! 🙂

    • 6ftmama on May 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Hi Lori. Once we stopped squealing over your visit to 6ftmama, Emma and I celebrated by baking cookies! 🙂 So sweet of you to stop by and of course now Emma would love to make something from your cookbook, again. Any recommendations?

      • Lori on May 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm


        You girls are silly 🙂

        Do you like Mac and Cheese? The Bacon Mac and Cheese is really good, but you need to add 2 Tbsp. butter to the ingreds. list because the publisher messed that up!

        Other fun ones:
        Peanut Butter S’Mores Turnovers
        Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
        Mom’s Tacos.

        Have fun!!


        • 6ftmama on May 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

          Yes we are a little silly.

          Emma and Taylor (Babysitter) got about half way through making another peanutbutter recipe – (dough has to freeze a bit) – tonight. If they taste as good as the batter I’m in trouble. I’ll post more on that later this week!

          Thanks for the tips and suggestions. We are going to follow them all!


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