BUTTERFINGER Flan and a Delicious, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Meal
Nov 052015
 

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Is it just me or did October fly by? Can you believe we are only a few weeks away from Thanksgiving?! Even though time seems to pass so quickly this time of year, I love all the festivities of the Thanksgiving season. I have already started gearing up for our Thanksgiving party. This is the first year we are in a single family house, and so we are super excited to invite everyone over to enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving gathering in our home. In planning for all the upcoming festivities, I wanted to share with you all a delicious (and surprisingly easy) recipe for BUTTERFINGER® Flan using BUTTERFINGER® Baking Bits. Also, I have a fabulously easy way to serve & enjoy a family-sized serving of lasagna! This lasagna is delicious & flavorful- and it’s made exactly the way you’d make it! Keep reading for all the details! 

Want to see a sneak peek at the BUTTERFINGER® Flan I made?

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

Looks tasty, right?! This was actually surprisingly easy to put together! In case you’ve never heard of flan, it’s a delicious custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top! It’s also known as crème caramel or caramel pudding, and it’s enjoyed in many countries throughout the world. Let’s get to the recipe now, shall we?

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

Ingredients:
1/2 cup BUTTERFINGER® Bits
1 can (10 oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 cup sugar
1 can (12 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 whole eggs

Ingredients for Flan

Ingredients for Flan

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the sugar to a pot or saucepan. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring often until the sugar caramelizes into a golden-brown color.

Caramelizing the sugar

Caramelizing the sugar

2. Add the BUTTERFINGER® Bits to a food processor and process until you have a fine ground.

Processing the BUTTERFINGER® Bits in food processor

Processing the BUTTERFINGER® Bits in food processor

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla and ground BUTTERFINGER® Bits. Whisk together until combined.

Combining ingredients in a mixing bowl

Combining ingredients in a mixing bowl

4. Pour the hot caramelized sugar into the bottoms of four oven-safe ramekins or cups. Swirl the cups to ensure that the sugar coats the bottoms of the cups.

Adding the caramelized sugar to the cups

Adding the caramelized sugar to the cups

5. Add the milk/egg mixture to each of the four oven-safe cups. Place the four cups into a deep baking dish filled with about 1 inch of water.

Adding remaining ingredients to the cups

Adding remaining ingredients to the cups

6. Bake in oven for 60 minutes. When done cooking, refrigerate for a few hours. Then, invert a small saucer on top of each cup and flip the whole thing over so that the flan lands (right-side-up) on the saucer.

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

This was such a fun and delicious recipe to prepare. And by using the BUTTERFINGER® Baking Bits in my recipe, I was able to get that amazing BUTTERFINGER® flavor that I love so much in my flan. The BUTTERFINGER® Bits, which are simply a crumbled version of the classic candy bar, is perfect for all your holiday baking recipes!

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

My whole family absolutely loved these little flan desserts! And it was quite hard to stop after just one…

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

The creaminess of the caramel, combined with the crunch of the BUTTERFINGER® bits, gives this treat a fabulous balance of textures! Sure to please any crowd, this is a festive-looking and delicious-tasting dessert! What an easy way to dress up your Thanksgiving dessert table table!

Tasting the BUTTERFINGER® Flan

Tasting the BUTTERFINGER® Flan

If you want to print out the recipe or save it, here’s a handy-dandy recipe card!

BUTTERFINGER® Flan
Serves 4
A deliciously creamy flan featuring all of the wonderful flavors of BUTTERFINGER® bars!
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754 calories
120 g
282 g
23 g
21 g
12 g
291 g
323 g
114 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
291g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 754
Calories from Fat 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
35%
Saturated Fat 12g
60%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 282mg
94%
Sodium 323mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 120g
40%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 114g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
47%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup BUTTERFINGER® Bits
  2. 1 can (10 oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 can (12 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 5 whole eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the sugar to a pot or saucepan. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring often until the sugar caramelizes into a golden-brown color.
  2. Add the BUTTERFINGER® Bits to a food processor and process until you have a fine ground.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla and ground BUTTERFINGER® Bits. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Pour the hot caramelized sugar into the bottom of four oven-safe ramekins or cups. Swirl the cups to ensure that the sugar coats the bottoms of the cups.
  5. Add the milk/egg mixture to each of the four oven-safe cups. Place the four cups into a deep baking dish filled with about 1 inch of water.
  6. Bake in oven for 60 minutes. When done cooking, refrigerate for a few hours. Then, invert a small saucer on top of each cup and flip over so that the flan lands on the saucer.
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Speaking of simple Thanksgiving ideas, during one of my recent trips to Walmart, I came across STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna! It is affordable, sized to feed a whole family and such a convenient time-saver! I will surely be adding this to my Thanksgiving plans! The variety I selected was this Meat Lovers version! And let me add that this lasagna pairs so well with my BUTTERFINGER® flan!

STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna

STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna

All I had to do was pop it in the oven for an hour (there’s also a microwaveable cooking option by the way) and it came out so flavorful, moist and delicious! With 16g of protein per serving, this is a great-tasting and satisfying meal! And it’s food that I can feel good about feeding my family!

Enjoying STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna

Enjoying STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna

What a fabulous, tasty option for all those Thanksgiving parties! And with all the time you save by using this for your holiday parties, you can spend more time enjoying your family and friends! The Meat Lovers Lasagna I picked up features a hearty tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef and pork! This is the type of lasagna that’s made the way you’d make it!

Enjoying STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna

Enjoying STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna

Between the BUTTERFINGER® Bits and the STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées Lasagna, NESTLÉ® has got you covered from main courses to desserts this Thanksgiving season! If you’d like to try the recipe for the BUTTERFINGER® Flan, make sure you pick up the BUTTERFINGER® Baking Bits. I found mine in the specialty Holiday Baking display at Walmart.

Finding the products at Walmart

Finding the products at Walmart

Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving gatherings yet? Be sure to check out all the beautiful recipes on the Flavorful Moments Pinterest Board to get some great new meal ideas!

Now, learn more about the BUTTERFINGER® Baking Bits here, and tell me in the Comments below: How will you incorporate this delicious ingredient into your Thanksgiving parties & recipes?!

BUTTERFINGER® Flan

BUTTERFINGER® Flan







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 November 5, 2015  Posted by

32 Responses to “BUTTERFINGER® Flan and a Delicious, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Meal”

  1. How did I not know that Butterfinger Baking Bits existed? It’s one of my favorite candies. These would make a delicious addition to my holiday fudge.

  2. My family would go crazy over your Butterfinger Flan! It looks delicious and Butterfinger is one of my favorite candy bars. I shouldn’t be reading this when I’m hungry.

    • EngineerMommy

      It’s one of my favorite candy bars too! Let’s just say that the flan was absolutely divine! And I didn’t have just one! 😉

  3. I love flan and love butterfingers so what an ingenious way to fuse the two flavors.

  4. Oh my gosh. This looks so good. I like Butterfingers and making a flan with them makes them even better!

  5. I’ve NEVER made my own flan. I actually didn’t know it could be so simple. the added Butterfinger bits makes it sound that much better!

  6. Butterfinger Bits! What a GREAT idea! This looks delicious! -client

  7. I’m sure these taste as good as they look. I will try your recipe as I love butterfingers so much that I’ve been known to eat an entire bag of snack size in a day.

    • EngineerMommy

      They are sooo good! Definitely try this recipe and let me know what you think! I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do!

  8. Love flan! This looks like a great way to update it and make it a little different. Helps that I love butterfingers too!

  9. Yummy! I’ve never actually tried flan and I’ve always wanted to. This recipe looks easy, and I bet it tastes amazing!

  10. You have my licking my lips – this sounds absolutely delicious, I totally want to tuck into one right now. x

  11. Flan is seriously one of the greatest things ever invented. This is much better with Butterfinger!

  12. That flan sounds and looks delicious. I love butterfinger and I didn’t even know that they had baking bits. I will be buying a bag tomorrow.

  13. Yum! This looks delicious! I have actually never had flan before! I cannot wait to try it!

  14. I never knew there was such a thing as butterfinger baking bits. That dessert looks amazing and it was made in a cup so super easy!

  15. How rich and delicious would that be???? yum! And easy to make too. Great idea!

  16. I have never made a flan before but now i want to give one go! They look just so tasty!!

  17. I love Butterfingers but not how rough they are on my teeth. This flan looks amazing and sounds perfect!!!

  18. i just died and went to dessert heaven.

    yes. please. all of this!!!

  19. I had flan for the first time ever not long ago. It was good stuff. :)

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