2 cups Butterfinger candy bars, crushed (approximately 16 fun-sized bars)
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (optional, for smoother dipping)
Butterfinger or chocolate sprinkles for optional decoration
Prepare the Butterfinger Mixture:
In a large mixing bowl, blend the crushed Butterfinger candy bars with the softened cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Crush the candy bars in a food processor or by placing them in a sealed plastic bag and using a rolling pin.
Shape into Balls:
Roll the mixture into small balls, approximately 1 inch in diameter, and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to facilitate the dipping process.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is smooth. Optionally, add a tablespoon of vegetable shortening to the chocolate, stirring until smooth to enhance coating consistency.
Dip the Balls:
Using a fork or toothpick, dip each chilled Butterfinger ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring complete coverage. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
While the chocolate is still wet, decorate the Butterfinger Balls with additional crushed Butterfinger candy or chocolate sprinkles if desired.
Set on Wax Paper:
Place the chocolate-coated Butterfinger Balls back on the wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Return the baking sheet to the refrigerator, letting the chocolate coating harden for at least 1 hour.
Once the chocolate has solidified, your Butterfinger Truffles are ready to be served. Enjoy these delightful treats, perfect for parties, holiday gatherings, or whenever you’re in the mood for something sweet and special.