It’s Saturday so you know what that means! Gameday! Today my Auburn Tigers take on the #2 ranked LSU Tigers. It’s probably going to be a bloodbath. Don’t get me wrong, I will certainly cheer Auburn on with all the delusional hope in the world that we can pull of a miracle…but…honestly we’re probably going to get killed. Oh well, I’ll still love my team no matter what and say War Eagle every day even if we lose every game. But I sure hope that doesn’t happen.
Anyways, I’m sure you’re ready to hear more about that incredibly delicious looking pie up there. I know pie is not exactly “tailgate” food because it’s a little messy and not good for large groups of people. However, desserts of any kind are always welcome at parties. In the past, I’ve made some pretty elaborate, labor-intensive desserts (go check them out on my Desserts page). But this Butterfinger Pie is seriously one of the easiest things I’ve ever made. It only has 4 ingredients, people! And that’s including the pie crust which really shouldn’t even count! It took me less than 10 minutes to make. It was sssooooo good! Oh my goodness, it was like eating a cold, fluffy, creamy Butterfinger bar.
This is definitely something you should make after Halloween when you have SO MUCH CANDY in your house. And if you don’t have any in your house, the candy goes on sale after Halloween, so snatch up some Butterfingers and make this pie! And ya know, now that I think about it, the orange butterfingers and the chocolate drizzle kinda makes it look like tiger stripes. So that makes it even more appropriate for an Auburn (or LSU) gameday.
This recipe is by no means a “healthy” one, but I did use reduced fat graham cracker crust, reduced fat cream cheese, and fat free cool whip to try and eliminate some calories. And I made it with the full amount of Butterfinger bars, but you could easily cut out one or two out to save a few calories. It’d just be a little less chunky but still delicious! Just a suggestion if you’re looking for a “lighter” version!
7 (2 ounce) butterfinger candy bars
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (12 ounce) carton Cool Whip
1 graham cracker crust
chocolate syrup (optional)
Put 6 candy bars in a blender to crush them up. Make sure there are no large chunks.
Mix together the crushed candy bars, cream cheese, and cool whip. Pour mixture into pie crust.
Coarsely chop the last candy bar to sprinkle on top of pie. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, if desired.
Chill pie until ready to serve (it needs at least an hour or so to firm up).