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Easy Homemade Butterfinger Bars ~ Gluten-free & Low FODMAP

It’s no secret I have a sweet tooth, and these easy homemade Butterfinger bars are perfect when that craving hits. They taste like real candy but are a whole heck of a lot healthier. What could be better than that?

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This is a simple recipe that will go together quickly and easily for you. Of course, the Butterfinger bars might disappear even faster, so beware!

I’ve made these 4 times, and I liked the end result using either the honey or pure maple syrup, but I think the pure maple syrup tastes more like a Butterfinger candy bar, plus it is a great option for vegans. Of course, either way, you will love the results I am sure.

Healthy homemade butterfinger candy

I used Nature’s Path GlutenFree Corn Flakes, but any brand is fine. No need to use gluten-free if it isn’t necessary. 

For best results, use peanut butter with some added salt; otherwise, you will probably want to add an extra shake from the salt shaker.


Homemade butterfinger candy, gluten-free and low Fodmap


Butterfinger bars are perfect for kids and adults because everybody loves them. At our house, one batch has never lasted more than a day.

To Make These Easy Butterfinger Bars, You Will Need These Ingredients:

  • Honey or pure maple syrup
  • Molasses ~ I used regular but feel free to use blackstrap molasses. This amount is okay for Low FODMAP
  • Granulated sugar
  • Peanut butter ~ substitute if needed, but results will vary somewhat.
  • Corn flakes ~ gluten-free if needed.
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks ~ Allergy-friendly if needed, like Enjoy Life Allergy-Friendly.


Here are a couple more candy recipes that don’t require a candy thermometer:


Healthy homemade butterfinger bars. Gluten-free, low-fodmap


Easy Homemade Butterfinger Bars

A healthier version of a Butterfinger candy bar. Gluten and dairy-free and vegan options. Perfect for snacks, dessert, holidays, and parties.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, Easy homemade butterfinger bars, egg-free, gluten-free, healthier desserts, Healthy Butterfinger Bars, Low FODMAP, vegan
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Tbsp regular molasses ~ safe amount for Low FODMAP
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter or substitute with SunButter
  • 1 1/2 cups corn flakes ~ gluten-free if needed, lightly crushed after measuring.
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ~ allergy- friendly if needed


  • Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper
  • In a small saucepan combine pure maple syrup or honey with molasses and granulated sugar.
  • Stir and bring to a boil on medium heat. Boil while stirring the whole time for 1 minute.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in peanut butter and salt. Stir to combine.
  • The mixture will form a paste like consistency. Stir in cereal and mix well.
  • Press into an 8X8-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave at 50 percent for 2 minutes.
  • Spread evenly over the frozen bars.
  • Freeze.
  • Cut into squares
  • Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

This recipe idea is from Chocolate Covered Katie.

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