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Gluten Free Butterfinger Parfaits

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It’s interesting to me that all of my grandchildren seem to love Butterfinger candy bars. Oftentimes, when they come for a visit they ask me if they can top their ice cream with Butterfinger crumbles. Maybe that’s just one reason why Gluten-Free Butterfinger Parfaits were born. 

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A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a birthday party for my mother who turned 83. I served a light lunch consisting of sandwiches, chips, a veggie tray, a fruit tray, and a fresh strawberry spinach salad to our guest. For dessert, I served an angel food cake and ice cream.

Since several guests must be on a gluten-free diet (myself included), I made an additional gluten-free angel food cake. I froze the remaining leftover angel food cake, until last night… when I decided to make these delicious Gluten-Free Butterfinger Parfaits!

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Gluten-Free Butterfinger Parfaits are fun to make and fun to eat! 

Gluten Free Butterfinger Parfaits

Yields 6 Parfaits

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups cold 2% milk 
  • 1 package (1 ounce) gluten free instant vanilla pudding mix 
  • 8 ounce heavy cream, whipped 
  • 6 - 7 cups prepared gluten free angel food cake, cut into bite-size chunks (*I personally like Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Angel Food)
  • 1 - 2 large Butterfinger candy bars, crushed
  • Optional: finely grated unsweetened dark chocolate


  1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes, or until soft-set.
  2. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold whipped cream into pudding.
  4. Place a layer of cake cubes in the bottom of 6 parfait glasses, then a layer of pudding, topped with crushed candy bars.
  5. Repeat the layering process.
  6. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream, crushed Butterfinger candy bars and finely grated unsweetened dark chocolate.  
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  8. Yields 6 parfaits.


Last weekend we had a sleepover with some of our grandchildren. I served these parfaits for dessert and boy they were a hit! When my daughter and son-in-law came to pick up the kids, I had two parfaits left. I asked Anna and Seth if they would like to try them, and they both loved them as well.

As a matter of fact, Seth asked told me I should blog about these parfaits. Since I received two thumbs up from my grandchildren AND my daughter and son-in-law, that makes this recipe a double winner! 

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These parfaits are light and creamy and the individual portion size is perfect. 

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Don’t you just love an easy no-bake dessert, especially on a hot summer day? You can also get creative and use other gluten-free candy bars in place of the Butterfingers. I always think it’s fun having options. 🙂

I hope that you enjoy these yummy parfaits as much as my family does.





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