Healthy homemade gluten free and dairy free Butterfingers! Made with 7 super simple ingredients for the best ever healthier version of the classic candy!

These homemade butterfingers are by my new favorite healthier dessert to keep stocked on hand! These are also perfect for bringing to any parties, holidays, or gatherings! They are the perfect mix of sweet and salty, with an addicting crunchy peanut butter filling. Straight up HEAVEN!

I absolutely love remaking classic childhood recipes and treats! They’re always so fun to make and really hit the cravings at home! No corn syrup or weird additives like the store-bought version of Butterfingers.

All you need for these Butterfingers is:

  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Sea salt
  • Cornflake type cereal
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil

That’s it! So so simple, and so SO good!! I am so excited to share this healthy dessert recipe with you all. They are so nostalgic for one of my favorite childhood candies. One bite will take you right back!

Plus, I love that these are gluten free and dairy free!

I cannot wait to hear what you guys think of these healthier butterfingers! They are so addicting and so delicious. Plus, they are EASY!

Be sure to leave a rating and comment below if you give these a try, and tag me on Instagram so I can see your remakes! πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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Healthy Homemade Butterfingers

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 butterfingers 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Healthy homemade easy butterfingers!


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 + 3/4 cup cornflake cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (dairy free, if needed)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, heat the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and salt for 2-4 minutes, until heated through and smooth.
  2. Add peanut butter mixture to a large mix bowl with the cereal. Stir everything until well-combined, crushing the cereal a bit while mixing so that all of the cereal can get coated.
  3. Form the mixture into logs- it should make 12-14 logs. Lay each log out onto a parchment-lined plate or baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Once frozen, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove (be careful not to scorch the chocolate).
  5. Dip each butterfinger in the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Return to lined plate and stick back in freezer until chocolate sets, about 10 minutes. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes


Apr 13, 2022

Healthy Homemade Butterfingers

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  1. Amber says:

    These are incredible!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Chrysta says:

    These are SO GOOD! Made them for my lactose intolerant husband and he loves them! Thank you!

  4. Heather says:

    Is there an alternative to using coconut oil? Coconut oil upsets my stomach, may have a allergy. Sucks since it’s so good for you.. anywho.. Just wondering if you know of a heathy alternative.. The recipe looks delicious πŸ˜‹

  5. Judica says:

    OMG. These are beyond yummy!
    So happy to have this in my recipe collection.
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Megan says:

    WOW – I did not have super high expectations for these because the ingredient list is so simple and I wasn’t sure how they would compare to real butterfingers but I am very happily surprised! Can’t stop eating them and I can’t wait to make them again!

  7. Ana says:

    These are so so yummy! I’m addicted!

  8. Kandren says:

    Has anyone made these with oatmeal? Wondering how they would be instead of cornflakes

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