These healthier vegan Butterfingers are the perfect easy, treat to curb your sweet tooth! This recipe is a whole-food based take on the classic, but just as satisfying, and you only need a handful of ingredients to throw them together!

Healthy vegan butterfingers

Why I love these Vegan Butterfingers:

I grew up on the classic butterfinger bars. Like, I am pretty sure I survived off Dairy Queen Butterfinger Blizzards (Thanks, dad!). But unfortunately, they are packed full of a ton of ingredients that aren’t as nourishing as I’d like. So this recipe is the next best thing. They’re no-bake, so they don’t take a ton of time to make, they are sweet and a little salty, and that crunch is addicting! When you let them set up in the freezer, the texture becomes so similar to that of a normal butterfinger!

Ingredients you’ll need:

Chocolate – Use your favorite, high-quality chocolate as this really adds the overall flavor of the recipe! I used these!

Peanut Butter – If you can’t have peanut butter, you can sub in any nut/seed butter. Just remember that it won’t have the classic butterfinger taste!

Corn Flakes – You can sub in any crunchy cereal of choice, but the corn flakes really give the butterfingers that perfect texture. I used a pear juice-sweetened corn flake cereal to keep these refined sugar-free!

Maple Syrup – You could sub honey or other sticky sweetener

Coconut Sugar – Any granulated sweetener should work! You could sub Monk Fruit to make them lower sugar.

Cacao Butter or Coconut Oil – Cacao butter gives these a real candy-bar like feel, but I know it’s not widely available to everyone. So coconut oil will work just as well!

Vanilla & Sea salt – obviously optional, but it always adds a little something, something

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1: Add the coconut oil and sugars to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly, until everything melts together nicely. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, sea salt, and vanilla.

Step 2: Crunch the cereal up a bit and add to the peanut butter mixture, folding it in.

Step 3: Press the mixture into an ice cube tray or candy bar mold. You could also press it into a loaf pan, but cutting them into bars may be difficult. Place in the freezer to firm up.

Step 4: Melt the chocolate until smooth and dip each bar. Place onto a lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer to fully set-up, at least 2 hours.

Storing Healthy Butterfingers:

Store the butterfingers in an air-tight container in the freezer. Let them thaw for 5-10 minutes before enjoying for best texture! They should save for a few months in the freezer, IF they last that long!

Tools I Used:

-Silicone Bar Molds

Other healthy candy bar recipes:

High Protein Baby Ruth Bites

Vegan Snickers

A stack of chocolate covered butterfinger bars on a plate.

Healthier Vegan Butterfingers

Dani Breiner
These healthy butterfinger bars the best no-bake treat! You just need to grab 6 ingredients, a few minutes of your time, and you're ready to go!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freezer time: 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 6



  • 1 3/4 cup Corn Flake Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil *if needed to thin the chocolate


  • Combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and coconut sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to low, allowing it to simmer for a few minutes until it begins to thicken a little. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Then the cereal.
  • Using an ice cube tray or a mold with long rectangular shapes, divide the mixture amongst them, pressing it in firmly. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until hardened.
  • Melt the chocolate until smooth. You can stir in a tbsp of coconut oil if you need to thin the chocolate a bit to make the dipping easier. Dip each bar and place on a lined cookie sheet. Return to freezer until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!


Store them in an air-tight container in the freezer and allow to thaw for 5-10 minutes before enjoying for best texture!
If you can’t have peanut butter, you can sub any nut/seed butter, although it won’t taste exactly like a butterfinger.
You can sub cacao butter for coconut oil for a more candy bar-like taste!
Keyword Chocolate, Dessert, Guten-Free, Healthy, No-Bake, Peanut Butter, Refined Sugar-Free, Snack, Vegan

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  1. I really love your recipes !
    Can you add the nutritional values for the recipes please.
    I like to know protein/carbs/fat content of things I make and consume.
    Thanks so much and keep doing what you do !

  2. 5 stars
    Literally the easiest and most delicious treats that don’t even taste like their “healthy” lol
    10/10 for me!

    1. Hi sara! Thank you so much! It may, but i’m worried it wouldn’t be as thick/sticky as normal maple syrup, so i’m not sure it’ll turn out the exact same. You could most definitely try!

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