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!

A tray of healthy vegan peanut butter butterfingers.

Why you’ll love these healthier 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:

Tools I Used:

Silicone Bar Molds

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!

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 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezer time: 2 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Butterfingers

  • 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

Coating

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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

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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22 Comments

  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 !
    Lee

    1. Hi Lee! I appreciate you so, so much! However, a lot of my community (and myself) have suffered with disordered eating/eating disorders, so I leave the nutritional value off the recipes to ensure nobody is triggered to any degree. If you want to calculate the macros, I’d recommend adding the recipe into my fitness pal with the exact brands you use, that way it’s most accurate for you!

  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!

  3. 5 stars
    i just made these tonight. YUM. easy to make and taste just like a butterfinger, even better imo because the original gets stuck in my teeth. I love your recipes. ❤️

  4. 5 stars
    THE best candy bar swap recipe! These were a hit for the family. Will always need to double or triple the recipe in the future lol

  5. Might be a silly question…but can you sub anything for the cornflakes?😬 These sound crazy good!
    Thanks!

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