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Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush

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

You won't find a more delicious dessert than this cool and creamy Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush. Layer after layer of heaven!
PREP: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes


  • 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
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: layer dessert, no-bake dessert

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Recipe slightly adapted from Seeded at the Table

This post was originally published on July 26, 2015.

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120 thoughts on “Butterfinger Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lush”

  1. Can’t wait to make this! What type of peanut butter did you use, sweetened or unsweetened?

  2. 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. Melissa Houseman

      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!!

  3. Fiona Manoon

    Chocolaty and delicious. I loved the presentation
    Its Looks so creative and tempting .
    Thanks for sharing .

  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.

  6. Tara Corcoran

    How much butterfinger bars would i need to make this? Cause where i live they don’t come in snack sizes!

    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

  7. 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.

      1. I used the same chocolate jello box that you did and it still has not thickened for me yet it’s been an hour

  8. Alice Wanack

    I will go out Sunday and get the stuff and make this for the 4th for the pool party…..

  9. 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.

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