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Butterfinger Shot

This Butterfinger shot recipe is delicious and easy to create. There are three ingredients, but if you’re layering, you only have to pay attention to one of them.

Short glass in front of two other glasses with the shot it in with butterfinger bars on the table

Does this Butterfinger shot taste like a Butterfinger candy bar? No. At least it doesn’t to me but maybe it would to you.

I think the reason is because there aren’t any (or many) peanut butter flavored liqueurs out there. So replicating the flavor of the candy bar doesn’t seem possible. One of the shots that tastes the most like the candy it’s named for is the chocolate covered cherry shot.

But even though it doesn’t taste like a Butterfinger candy bar (to me), this is still a delicious shot that’s well worth making!!

This shot is usually poured mixed, not layered, but you know me. I love layering shots!

I have since discovered the brand – Skrewball peanut butter whiskey which has a delicious flavor and does taste like peanut butter.

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Helpful tips

  • I always buy butterfinger bars when October 31st comes around, that way I can use the leftover Halloween candy for this Butterfinger drink.
  • Whenever you are pouring a layered shot, you need to put the heaviest liquor on the bottom, working your way up to the lightest on the top. So for the Butterfinger shot, Kahlúa is the heaviest and goes in first, then layer in butterscotch schnapps, then the Baileys.
  • One tool you definitely need for layering is either a regular iced coffee teaspoon or a cocktail spoon. I prefer the cocktail spoon since it has a wider bowl
  • I also prefer to use pourers, like the ones you see in bars, because they control the flow of liquor, allowing you to pour slowly, which is required for layered shots
  • Just know when you layer shots, you measure the first ingredient, but if you use a pourer, you will just eyeball the other amounts.  In this case with three ingredients, each ingredient will be in 1/3 increments
  • When layering, place your spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass, but above the liquid
  • Measure how many ounces are in your shot glasses – and adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly (equal thirds)

This recipe is for one shot, so multiply the ingredients by how many shots you are serving.

How to layer the Butterfinger shot

Pre-step

Get your shot glass, cocktail spoon and pourers.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Kahlúa, butterscotch schnapps, Baileys Irish cream, chocolate sauce and Butterfinger candy bar.

Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps and Baileys Irish cream with a butterfinger bar and glasses

Step two

Put a few teaspoons of chocolate syrup in a small bowl and heat it up.  Dip and coat half of the rim of a shot glass in the chocolate sauce. (A)

Step three

Unwrap the candy bar and place half of it in another small bowl.  Use a pestle or a spoon to crush the candy bar into small pieces. Dip the chocolate covered rim in the candy bits. (B)

On the left - chocolate sauce on the rims of the shot glasses. On the right - candy added to the chocolate sauce on the rim for garnish

Step four

Pour .5 ounce of Kahlúa in the glass (1/3 of the way up).  Be careful not to touch the candy-coated rim.

Kahlua poured into the three glasses with the bottle in the background

Step five

Since butterscotch liqueur doesn’t layer well over the Kahlúa, you can practice your layering or you can just pour it in. I practiced because as they say, practice makes perfect.

Add the pourer to the schnapps bottle and place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass. Slowly pour the butterscotch schnapps over the bowl and into the glass. (Another 1/3 of the way up.)

Butterscotch schnapps three layered shot glasses with the bottle in the background

It’s faint, but you can sort of see the layer.

Step six

Add the pourer to the Baileys bottle and place the spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass and slowly pour the Baileys over the bowl and into the glass. (Another 1/3 of the way.)

Baileys layered in the candy bar garnished layered shot with the bottle, spoons and dish in the background

Let’s see the Butterfinger shot without the Baileys bottle in the background.

Tall thin glass with the layered shot in it with more glasses and butterfinger bars on the table

Let’s see the vertical view of the shot.

vertical view of the tall glass with the layered shot and a candy bar covered rim

I hope you enjoyed this Butterfinger shot recipe. It is quite delicious.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Tall glass filled with the layered candy bar shot - square

Butterfinger Shot

Reminiscent of the famous candy bar, this shot is fun and delicious!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterfinger shot, kahlua shot, layered shot
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 shot
Calories: 190kcal

Ingredients

  • .50 ounce Kahlúa (or other coffee liquor)
  • .50 ounce Butterscotch schnapps
  • .50 ounce Baileys Irish cream (or other Irish cream liqueur)

Garnish

  • 1/2 Butterfinger candy bar (crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup (heated in a small bowl)

Instructions

  • Roll half of the shot glass rim in the chocolate syrup.
    2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
  • Roll the same half in the crushed Butterfinger candy bar
    1/2 Butterfinger candy bar
  • Pour Kahlúa in shot glass (1/3 of the way up)
    .50 ounce Kahlúa
  • Pour or layer butterscotch schnapps in with the Kahlúa (another 1/3 of the way up)
    .50 ounce Butterscotch schnapps
  • Place pourer in Baileys bottle and put the cocktail spoon bowl side up in and against the side of the glass and slowly pour the Baileys in the glass (another 1/3 of the way up)
    .50 ounce Baileys Irish cream
  • Shoot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Tips for making a Butterfinger shot:
  • Whenever you are pouring a layered shot, you need to put the heaviest liquor on the bottom, working your way up to the lightest on the top.  So for the Butterfinger shot, Kahlúa is the heaviest and goes in first, then layer in butterscotch schnapps, then the Baileys
  • One tool you definitely need for layering is either a regular iced coffee teaspoon or a cocktail spoon. I prefer the cocktail spoon since it has a wider bowl
  • I also prefer to use pourers, like the ones you see in bars, because they control the flow of liquor, allowing you to pour slowly, which is required for layered shots
  • Just know when you layer shots, you can measure the first ingredient, but if you use a pourer, you will just eyeball the other amounts.  In this case with three ingredients, each ingredient will be 1/3
  • When layering, place your spoon bowl side up against the side of the glass, but above the liquid
  • Measure how many ounces are in your shot glasses – and adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly (equal thirds)

Nutrition

Serving: 1shot | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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10 Comments

  1. I’ve never been a fan of shots, but this is one I could get behind! Butterfingers are my favorite store bought candy!

  2. How fun and cool is this lovely shot idea. As always you have the best cocktails on the internet. I must try this weekend!

  3. Mmm, what a delicious idea for a shot! I know my friends and I would definitely enjoy this!
    And your photos are so beautiful 🙂

  4. This sounds lovely! It’s been a very long time since I’ve had a shot – I think I should experiment with this delicious sounding one!

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