Recipe Directions

  • 1. To make the butterfinger base, place walnuts and cashews into the food processor. Process into a fine meal.
  • 2. Add dates and salt. Process until well combined.
  • 3. Add the psyllium husk. Process again briefly to distribute the psyllium husk.
  • 4. Dump the mixture into a cake dish, pie plate, small molds or other container. Press down very firmly using your clean hands. Set aside.
  • 5. Once your mixture is pressed into your pan and ready to go, you can now proceed to making the chocolate.
  • 6. Blend all chocolate ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Must use a blender!! (Hand mixing or whisking will not be enough to properly combine the ingredients.)
  • 7. As fast as you can, place chocolate mixture on top of butterfinger base. Smooth out with your fingers (best tool ever)! (Act quickly - you do not want the chocolate to separate.)
  • 8. Place bars in freezer for at least two hours for them to solidify. Slice and enjoy!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Best indication that these raw butterfinger bars are irresistable? I made a batch with the pure intent of photographing these bars... Then we proceeded to eat the entire to-be-photographed batch without taking a single picture! So I had to make another batch (woe is me!) to get these shots.

It's absolutely the texture of the base of these bars that make them unique. They are a fabulous combination of chewy and crunchy. It's the addition of the psyllium husk that does it. (I buy my psyllium husk at the health food store or at Bulk Barn, etc. It looks like light, slightly flakey flour. Do not use psyllium powder. Read more about the difference between psyllium husk and psyllium powder here.)

And as for the flavor? Yah... it's chocolatey-peanutish with the taste of a butterfinger bar. And without the peanuts of course!

You definitely need to keep these bars in the freezer at all times.

Note: You need your butterfinger base on the bottom and your chocolate on top. I just flipped these bars upside-down for the photographs and because of the shape of my molds :)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 74 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Riboflavin.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, and Iron.

Amounts per 70 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 324 13 %
Protein 4 g 7 %
Fat 24 g 30 %
Carbohydrates 31 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 16 %
Sugars 22 g
Calcium 51 mg 5 %
Iron 1.9 mg 15 %
Sodium 35 mg 2 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Hi Kalika! Yes, do tweak the sweetness to taste. I'm glad you liked the bars! :)

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Hi, just love the recipes you share! so simple, so delicious looking! i love trying new raw recipes, rather eat them rather than that stuff in the stores, at least i know what's in what i make. No preservatives! I want to know if i can substitute the Psyllium husk for anything else in this recipe?

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I didn't have any psyllium husks so I substituted chia seeds. I'm sure I'm missing the wonderful crunch but it worked fine.

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Interesting, Kalika. Thanks for sharing that! :)

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Hi Trisha, you must use psyllium in this recipe!

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My son is allergic to walnuts. What can I use as a replacement?

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Hi Laura, you can use pecans instead of walnuts - these are the best sub for walnuts. Or if this won't work, you could increase the cashews, or even use sunflower seeds instead of walnuts. Hope you find what works!

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Hi, these look fab, but just wondered if it would work using seeds instead of the nuts, eg sunflower seeds? x

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Sunflower seeds would be a good sub for walnuts, give it a try! :)

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I've made these lots lately. ...when you're on a good thing...!! :) I now have a happy base : topping arrangement by doubling the base. Friends love them & it seems Mr Husband scarfs them from my stash too.

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Happy base... good one, Renae! Yum! :)

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Just made these and took into account what renae suggested and made a double batch of the base. And they are wonderful!! Love the psyllium 'crunch'. Well done Laura Jane!!

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Ahhh, good to hear! Thank you! :)

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Yum. Especially love the texture the psyllium gives the base!! Next time I'll double the base. Even without using it all, for some reason I had LOADS of chocolate. The base was rather dwarfed the poor thing.

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Hi Renae! I'm glad you enjoyed! :)

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