Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush

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So many delicious, creamy layers and the buttery crunch of Butterfinger candy. This Butterfinger, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Lush is pure heaven.


Slice of Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush on a piece of parchment paper.

When I saw this Chocolate Oreo Peanut Butter Dream Pudding recipe from Seeded at the Table on Pinterest, I couldn’t make it fast enough.

And it got eaten even faster.


I got to meet Nikki of Seeded at the Table at a White Lily event last month and I immediately liked her. Just as much as I like her dessert.


There are of course many variations of this dessert- all of them amazing.

But the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and Butterfingers makes this one hard to beat.


Not to mention a crust made from Oreo cookies.

Yes, this butterfinger dessert is quite sinful and very worth every single calorie.


Two Butterfinger Lush slices.

The oreo crust is topped by a rich peanut butter and cream cheese layer with crushed Butterfingers mixed in.

Then comes a layer of chocolate pudding, followed by a Cool Whip topping and more crushed Butterfingers.

Dessert doesn’t get any better than this.

Cool, creamy, and delicious!

Tips for making Butterfinger Lush:

  • No need to remove the cream from the oreo cookies.
  • Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.
  • Be sure to get instant pudding mix, NOT the kind that needs to be cooked. If you are having trouble getting the pudding to set up, you probably got the wrong kind.

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Slice of Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush on a piece of parchment paper.

Butterfinger Lush

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: layer dessert, no-bake dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
You won't find a more delicious dessert than this cool and creamy Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush. Layer after layer of heaven!
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  • 32 Oreo cookies
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bag mini Butterfingers
  • 1 (16-ounce) container Cool Whip, divided
  • 1 (5.9-ounce) box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk


  • In a medium bowl, stir together crushed oreo cookies and melted butter. Transfer to a 9X13-inch baking dish and press firmly all along the bottom. Refrigerate.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Beat in peanut butter. Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip. Crush 6 mini Butterfingers and fold them into peanut butter mixture.
  • Spread peanut butter mixture evenly over oreo crust.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the pudding mix and milk together. Let sit to thicken for a minute or two and then pour over peanut butter layer.
  • Spread remaining Cool Whip on top. Crush remaining Butterfingers and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


The Butterfingers are really easy to crush while they are still in the wrapper. Just use a rolling pin to tap them a few times.


Calories: 341kcal

Recipe slightly adapted from Seeded at the Table

This post was originally published on July 26, 2015.

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104 thoughts on “Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush

  1. Has anyone ever made this in a 8*8 or 9*9 sized pan? I want to make this, but don’t need a 9*13 pan of it. Could you please provide the quantities of what you used for the recipe, and or how it’s altered compared to the 9*13 recipe?

    Thank you very much! 🙂

  2. I couldn’t find a bag a of mini butterfingers, so have 6 full sized. If you crush 6 minis for the middle layer, how many does that leave to sprinkle on top? Just eye balling the pictures, it seems most goes in the middle layer, with just 2-4 minis crushed to sprinkle on top? Great recipes!

  3. Is there anything to substitute for the cream cheese? I hate cream cheese but desserts frequently call for it and I’m missing out! Any ideas please? Thanks!

    1. My brother in law is allergic to cream cheese so I substitute vanilla pudding for the cream cheese just a suggestion for you or if you use more peanut butter than recipe calls for it drowns out the cream cheese taste also!! Good luck!!

  4. This is awesome. I couldn’t find the right size of chocolate instant pudding so I read the reviews and someone had used 3 boxes of the 3 oz size with the 2 cups of milk but almost didn’t have enough. So I used 3 cups of milk for the 3 boxes and it came out perfect It was still very thick and cuts into squares. My granddaughter didn’t care for the “overwhelming “ (her word) peanut butter taste so when I make this again I’m going to cut the peanut butter to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 cup more of cream cheese Thanks for the recipe, it’s definitely a keeper

  5. This was an amazing dessert. Easy to put together and it was the hit of the night. Everyone loved it and I had so many requests for the recipe. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful treat.

    1. Why is my pudding not setting I used 2 cups milk like I was supposed to and I used the same box I was supposed to this makes no sence

  6. Question-I looked everywhere for a 5.9 oz. box of instant chocolate pudding…..I was unable to find that size. Am I reading the recipe right? I did use 3 smaller boxes but still came up short. Even w/ 2 cups of milk it was really thick, everything turned out great, just curious what brand of instant pudding you buy.

  7. I made the Butterfinger Chocolate Dessert for our family reunion and it was gone before most the family fot to taste of it. Everyone wanted the recipe and I had to share the recipe with twenty of members of my family.

  8. We ate this at a supper that was held for a cancer patient. My husband and I thought it delicious, but had no idea who brought it, so I could get the recipe. Went to “Google”and it came right up!! (chocolate/peanut butter lush dessert!!}

    1. Tried this a month ago for a church potluck. It was the biggest hit and one pan wasn’t enough! Making it again for a family birthday today. Nestles now makes Butterfinger Baking Bits with butterfingers already crushed! One less step. YUM!!

  9. Made it for my husband and I, it was so deliciously rich and sweet. A little goes a long way, but now we have so much left, how long will this last in the fridge?

  10. I can’t believe how WONDERFUL this looks!!! Want these butterfingers chocolate & peanut butter thingies right now 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  11. How long should the crust be refrigerated? I saw someone asked that question but there was no reply.
    Thank you!

  12. I made this last night, and the pudding didn’t set up. Could it be because I used skim milk instead of whole? I even put it in the freezer this after for about 3 hours and it’s still a runny sauce, but the cool whip froze back nicely. Just curious. Even with it being saucy it tastes like Butterfingers ice cream with Oreo cookies and chocolate sauce, so taste-wise it’s delicious. Just trying to figure out where I went wrong on the pudding part.


    1. Did you use instant pudding mix or the kind that requires cooking? Skim milk works just fine with either pudding mix, but only the instant kind will thicken using the directions given in this recipe. Hope this helps.

      1. That’s helpful Tami. I occasionally have people saying their pudding didn’t set up and I could never figure out why. Now I’m thinking they were using the one that needs to be cooked. Thank you!

  13. I signed up for your newsletter ,was supposed to get a email message to confirm my email It was the last step. I never received it Would you be so kind to respond .Thank you

        1. I don’t have a food processor so I removed the cream from the oreos and set it aside. The crust was nice and crunchy and I used the cream in the peanut butter layer and decreased the amount of confectioners sugar a bit.

  14. Making a trial run tonight and if it’s as amazing as it looks going to bring it to Thanksgiving probably by freezing it the night before. So excited, the ingredients weren’t very expensive either!

  15. This recipe is amazing. Really, really good. I’m not crazy about cream cheese mixed with chocolate so I used just regular butter instead of the cream cheese and it turned out great.
    Thanks for the recipe?

  16. It’s NOT a Lasagna…!!! By definition a ‘Lasagna’ should be at least 7 Layers high; traditionally of noodles, bolognese/meat sauce, a béchamel sauce and cheese…

    Thus, forget the ‘noodle’ aspect, to be a “Dessert Lasagna” it should be at least 7 Layers high… “Trifles” can have a number of layers, it more variable not specific per se…

    Evan calling it a “Dessert Lasagna” I would still expect there would be ‘Noodles’ in it..?? Sweet lasagna-style noodles made w/ chocolate, sugar-cinnimon, peanut butter, pumpkin-spiced, etc., +Plus various jams, jellies and marinades noodles… Then incorporate other various layers of sweet elements such as crumbled cookies, thin layers of various cakes, m&m’s, candies, nuts, etc…

    SOooo, use your ‘noodle’ & imagination bakers & confectioners..!! Hopefully I have sparked, inspired and created a “New” type of dessert revelation… It would be nice if you remember who planted this sweet seed of dessert innovation…

    BTW: When you think of a “Dessert Pizza” it looks like a pizza, right… The article on the The Kitch’N blog titled, “14 Delicious Dessert Lasagnas You Need to Know About”

    1. … its a layered dessert.. hence the nickname Dessert Lasagna. Why is it such a big deal? lol The author of this article never called it that. Go rant to The Kitch’N blog about your issues.

  17. I have found that with alot of the recipes that call for incorporating cool whip, be sure to use birdseye coolwhip. Store Brands do not hold up very well

  18. I did freeze this, took it to the party in a cooler w/no ice. It thawed in about 4hrs. Looked just as good as when I first made it!!! And it was delicious!

  19. Made this yesterday. It is absolutely delicious! Turned out perfect. My husband isn’t much of a sweet eater and he had a piece of this and loved it! Kids loved it as well – Not a surprise there! I loved it too! Recipe box keeper especially for a potluck when you need to bring a dessert! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  20. Good recipe. However I found when i put it in the fridge after making it the cool whip melted. Made it a messy dessert.

      1. I use 1 cup milk and 1 cup of heavy cream with the pudding , it works out great…..it cuts nice plus its not soupy

    1. only use Birdseye cool whip store brands dont hold up plus if its not completely thawed it will get soupy also.

  21. Seriously, this recipe is amazing. I would not change a thing. Thinking about trying this as a peanut butter cup combo instead of the butterfingers for a change. Delicious!!

  22. I tried this recipe today. The result was quite good. I live in Europe and we do not have Butterfingers here. So I used Mars instead. And I used all the other ingredients in the recipe accordingly. The only problem was that it became very sweet. I think adding confectioners sugar is unnecessary because most of the ingredients are already sweet. But maybe the products here are different than the U.S. so my lush became very sweet. It may be OK for some people though. Other than this it is very delicious. I prepared it for my fiancee for his birthday and he loved it. Thank you Christin!

    1. I would guess it’s because Europeans aren’t accustomed to the very sweet desserts that Americans like! I love European desserts, but they are not nearly as sweet as American desserts!

  23. My husband is going to pass out when I present him this. I only hope I can do it justice, it is so perfect on your website! Nothing of mine every turns out like the website. Thank you!!!

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