If you’re searching for a cute and easy Valentine’s Day dessert recipe, then look no more! Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know I like to spend more time eating treats than baking them! (Who doesn’t?!) That’s one of the reasons I keep coming back to today’s recipe.
Two of my favorite flavors–peanut butter and chocolate–come together in this tasty 3-ingredient dessert.
Butterfinger Brownie Bowls
French Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix* (I used Hill Country Fare French Vanilla Instant Mix)
Brownie Mix of Your Choice* (I used Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix)
3.5-oz. Box of Butterfinger Bites Crispy Crunchy Peanut Butter Minis Candy Bars (If you can’t find the box, you can buy 2 full size candy bars)
(Whipped Cream, optional)
*Don’t forget to make sure you have the items needed for preparing the instant pudding and brownie mixes. The items I used required: 2 cups of milk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 2 eggs
1. Prepare brownie mix according to the instructions on the package. Pour mix into a heart-shaped baking pan (I used a Nordicware pan similar to this one) to cook. Once the brownies are finished cooking, let them cool before removing them. (If you don’t have a heart-shaped baking pan, you can cook the brownies in a regular 13 x 9 pan and, after they’ve cooled, cut them using a heart shaped cookie cutter).
2. While brownies are cooking, prepare pudding mix according to the instructions on the package. Place in refrigerator.
3. Remove the Butterfinger candy from the package and crush into small pieces. I put them all in a Ziploc and crush them with a meat tenderizer. If you don’t have these items, you can lay them on a cutting board or cookie sheet and crush them using the side of a butter knife. Take the pudding out of the refrigerator and pour a little under half of the crushed Butterfinger pieces into the pudding and mix well. Return pudding to refrigerator until ready to serve.
4. When you’re ready to serve: Pour pudding into your serving dishes and prop heart-shaped brownie(s) up on the side of the dishes. Divide remaining butterfinger pieces evenly. If you like whipped cream, spray a bit on top of the pudding, then sprinkle Butterfinger pieces over the cream. If you skip the whipped cream, simply sprinkle Butterfinger pieces over the pudding.
What kind of treats do you look forward to baking (or eating) on Valentine’s Day? Let us know by leaving a comment or tagging us in your photos on social media @dineanddigs. If you enjoy this easy Valentine’s Day dessert recipe, please share it with your friends!