Freaky Friday: My Fave Fall Recipes–Sweet!

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We may laugh, we may cry, we may curse.  It may be thought-provoking or a much-needed no-brainer after an intense work-week.  Freaky Fridays are all about a change of pace, oddities, or simply off-topic posts.  So let’s get started!

Fall is all about the changing leaves, crisp air, Halloween, fun crafts indoors for the family… and for me?  WEIGHT GAIN!  I say every year it’ll be different, but I generally pick up 5-7 lbs sometime between the months of October-December.  The cool air makes me cook my ass off (my faves are casseroles during this time of year), and I sometimes deviate from my healthy eating just a tad more as my sweet tooth gets to talking dirty in my ear!  I generally listen, dammit, and just bust my balls in January to get the poundage back off.  So until then, yolo!  Let the fun and games begin!

These are two of my family’s absolute favorites!  Don’t scroll past thinking “ehh, I’m not a Butterfinger fan” because I’m not either!  And I LOVE these.  Or, simply substitute a different type of candy if you wish!  And you’ll have plenty of candy to choose from since Halloween is next week!

Butterfinger Cream Pie-  It’s so easy!  The recipe doesn’t sound like much, but my oh my is it fab!  I found it on Pinterest a few years back…

butterfinger pie

 

  • 7 Butterfinger Bars
  • 12 oz Cool Whip
  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened (1 package)
  • Pie Crust/tin (I like graham cracker)
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (I use Splenda, and truly, how many calories am I now saving?  LOL!)
  • A bottle of chocolate syrup

Crush up 5 of the 7 butterfingers leaving some chunky and some crushed.  I just usually crush them in the package they’re in.  Mix together softened cream cheese, sugar and cool whip.  Fold in Butterfinger chunks and add the entire mixture to the crust.  Chop the remaining 2 Butterfingers into large pieces and cover the top of the pie.  Then, use the chocolate syrup to make a fancy smancy design on the top of the pie.  Refrigerate for a while and then enjoy!

Butterfinger Cookies-I got this one out of a recipe book given to me by a friend–a family collaborated their favorite recipes.  OMG are these sooooooooooooooooooo soft and chewy.  I have to eat them directly off the pan!  Sigh!

butterfinger cookies

  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar (again, I use Splenda)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup of chunky peanut butter (I do NOT like peanuts or chunky peanut butter, so I use smooth)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour (I add an additional 2 tablespoons because I use smooth PB, may not be needed for chunky)
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt (I use salt substitute)
  • 5 Butterfinger candy bars (2.1 oz each, chopped)

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream butter and sugars.  Add egg whites; beat well.  Blend in peanut butter and vanilla.  Combine flour, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in candy bars.  Roll into 1 1/2″ balls and place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown.  Yields 4 dozen.

I saw this online this morning, and I think I’m going to check out some of these recipes too:

23 WAYS TO USE LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY

Happy pigout! xo!

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14 thoughts on “Freaky Friday: My Fave Fall Recipes–Sweet!

  1. AfroMum

    They look delicious, but they are a no no for me right now. I love baking, but since I’m on healthier diet regime to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I have stopped baking altogether. It’s hard but has to be done. I will probably try to bake them in January, lool

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      1. AfroMum

        I will for sure 🙂 . Towards the end of my pregnancy, all I did was bake and cook. I had too much time at the beginning of my maternity leave. So now it’s all about the little one and eating well (I try as much as I can)

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      2. Fashionably Meek Post author

        I get it. We started eating super healthy while I was pregnant and we have continued to do so. I was breastfeeding as well so that was extra incentive to eat well. I want my son to have healthy eating habits. But I developed a heck of a sweet tooth when I got preggo! Lol😩

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      3. AfroMum

        Yeah, so did I. I have relapsed a couple of times, you know how difficult it can be to stick to a diet when breastfeeding. But for the past month, I have stuck to the healthier diet, pre-planning has helped a lot! I always have a cheat meal/treat once a week 🙂

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