Butterfinger Protein Shake

I’m guessing you have some chocolate protein powder hiding in the back of your pantry. Perhaps it found a spot on top of your fridge? There ya go!

Pull it out, dust it off, and get ready to enjoy those morning protein shakes again because this Butterfinger Protein Shake will knock your socks off!

Butterfinger Protein Shake

Surprisingly, there are zero Butterfingers harmed in this delicious shake.

The combination of chocolate protein powder, protein rich peanut butter, and a little bit of sugar free butterscotch pudding mix makes a guilt free shake that tastes exactly like a liquified butterfinger candy bar.

You’re welcome!

Butterfinger Protein Shake

Some days I’ll mix it with almond milk, some days I mix it with regular milk… either way, it still tastes incredible. In fact, I look forward to my filling breakfast treat every day! Keeps me full until lunch time, which is a definite bonus for this full time food blogger!

I use the Shakeology Chocolate Protein Powder, but I’m sure any chocolate protein powder would give you the same results.

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Butterfinger Protein Shake

This Butterfinger Protein Shake will knock your socks off!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 cup milk, any kind will work
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 chocolate protein powder
  • 1 peanut butter, large tbsp
  • 1 tbsp instant pudding mix, sugar free Butterscotch


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until well blended (about 1 minute).
  • Enjoy right away.
Use more or less water according to your preference. Less water will make it thicker and more will thin it out.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 322mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 276mg
Keywords: butterfinger, milk, protein powder
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
41 Responses
  1. Jacynthe (Jacy)

    Mmmmmm…sounds yummy! Stopping at the grocery store tomorrow to get some butterscotch pudding! 🙂
    I never bought protein powder yet, I use the chocolate Carnation Breakfast Shake, it should do for now.
    I know it’s not the right place, but would you have breakfast recipes (shakes or others) that include lots of iron?
    I often add hemp powder, spinach, avocado to my smoothies, but since I have a very low iron level count, I’m always looking for new recipe ideas.

    I discovered your site through Skinnytaste’s Facebook page. Love you both! 🙂

    1. Rowanvamp0

      I used an Aldi brand and it was just delicious. The protein powder was called Elevation and they have Chocolate and Vanilla and it’s a huge tub in our store for only 13 dollars.

  2. Becca

    I made this the other great and it tasted great; however, it came out more of an icy consistency instead of milkshake. What can I do to make it more of a milkshake consistency?


    1. Hi Becca, since we’re putting ice into the smoothie, it will be more of a smoothie rather than a milkshake. You could try running it longer in the blender to break up any chunks of ice that remain. But if you’re wanting a milkshake, replace the ice with ice cream… 😉 But then you’re having more of a dessert than a protein smoothie. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. haha.

  3. Robin

    this sounds so good! I can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight. The only change I’ll be making is the addition of 2 Tbs. dark cocoa powder. I don’t usually like chocolate protein powder because it tastes like a fake chocolate flavor, so the unsweetened cocoa powder is a real game-changer for me. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. jerome

    U know i can understand why the one person stated that because of it having protein doesn’t make it healthy! SF can be a concern to some but when u look at the alternative to what really goes into smoothies at shops U would be surprised at the actual content of sugar that’s in there. I think well for me anyways these shakes are healthier and it’s still making wise decisions in what goes into your mouth. Tsp here or tbsp there really isn’t much especially the alternative so I still think this is a healthier option. This is just my opinion only. I’ve been drinking these for quite some time and with balanced meals and exercising I have lost 20-30lbs of unwanted fat with utilizing these shakes. I have never been more healthier than I am now. 🙂 God speed

    1. jerome

      Everything is different as far as calories are concerned. It depends on what protein you are using. Some proteins have 140 calories per scoop and some only 90 calories. To give the right amount you have to figure it out for yourself sometimes. It doesn’t take long, when I did this recipe and with the protein I use came out to about 245 calories for me. But that’s using my own protein which has 190 calories per scoop.

  5. Susan Moss

    Love it! And if you don’t have any chocolate powder, use vanilla with a little bit of Sugar Free Chocolate Jello Pudding mix. Delish! I use PB2 instead of actual peanut butter. Not quite as good but saves a few calories. Love a good smoothie in the mornings. So much better than a heavy breakfast. In fact, my new fav is vanilla powder mixed in Trop50 for a creamsicle flavor!

  6. Kristina

    I just tried this and it is absolutely DELICIUOS!! I used 1 and 1/2 tablespoons PBfit instead of peanut butter and still soo yummy!! Thank you so much for posting this recepie!! My mornings are going to be so much better now!

      1. Jerome

        When it comes to the nutrition stats you have to see what the recipe calls for. The calories in a lot of sf items are next to nothing but for instance.
        My stats for the butterfinger is
        Serving Size: (40g)
        Calories 130
        Total Fat 0
        Sat Fat 0
        Trans Fat 0
        Cholesterol 0
        Sodium 190mg
        Potassium 570mg
        Dietary Fiber 3g
        Sugar 0
        Protein 22g

        Then you look at the peanut butter and see what the calories are for that. If you use a healthier pb the stats change.
        SF Chocolate Pudding are usually carbs and sodium. Like Shawn stated there are different proteins being used so go by what you put in yours. I use two different kinds one is what’s listed above and another that has cholesterol in it and lower calories. But my peanut butter is made through a machine at a health food store so no sodium. I hope that helps some. 🙂 JJ

  7. Jerome

    Wow! That is an awesome shake!! I have one for you and I had it this morning it’s a Snickers Protein Shake
    1tbsp SF Carmel Syrup
    1tbsp natural peanut butter
    1.5 tsp sf chocolate pudding mix
    1-8oz cup skim or almond milk
    2 scoops vanilla protein
    2 cups ice
    Blend together and enjoy 🙂

      1. Jerome

        Here’s a Oreo cookie shake… I used to work for this company that sold different shakes that tasted like blizzards. I found one more. Trying to find more and when I do I’ll post it here. 🙂

        Oreo ProteinShake
        1.5 scoops vanilla protein shake mix,
        8 oz skim milk, or almond
        1 tbsp jello sf oreo pudding mix,
        5-7 ice cubes,
        1 tbsp lite whip cream,
        1 fat free oreo crumbled to top it off. Now u can leave the cookie off the top and it will still taste great!

  8. Joicio

    Shawn … Oh, this is so great and I found our protein powder and dust it off. Now, need to make a quick trip to the market to get Butterfingers. Would you believe that we can’t find a Butterfinger anywhere around this ole’ house … 🙂 But, I do have a question about the instant pudding – what flavor do we use? I’m thinking chocolate, but just not sure. Thank you for the recipe … you are wonderful!

    1. Hi Joicio, you’ll want to use the butterscotch pudding mix (I can’t believe I forgot to put that in the recipe, but I updated it just now), and you don’t actually put any butterfingers in the shake, so no need to purchase any of those! Unless, of course, you just want to eat a butterfinger! 😉

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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