Kathy's Peanut Butterfinger® Oatmeal Cookies


This recipe uses leftover Halloween candy and delivers a thin, crisp, and chewy cookie that is irresistible. Similar types of candy bars could be substituted for Butterfinger®.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
38 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups extra crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 18 fun size bars chocolate-covered crispy peanut butter candy (such as Butterfinger®), crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Process flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in a food processor until blended.

  3. Beat peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, shortening, and unsalted butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well-blended. Add vanilla.

  4. Stir flour mixture into peanut butter mixture; add crushed peanut butter candy and stir until just combined. Drop 1-inch spoonfuls of the dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.

  5. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until light brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
12g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 38
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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