Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars

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Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars

Get out your stretchy pants! I’ve got a doozie for you today!

That’s right, my friends. I’ve combined the most beloved treats in my house and turned them into a trifecta of dessert perfection. Nutterbutters, butterfingers and cheesecake. All right here, baby.

Let me tell you these are what dreams are made of.

Glorious.

Sweet.

Addictive.

Oh, and easy to make too. Which isn’t necessarily a good thing, depending on how you look at this.
 So, first to make these you grind up some nutterbutter cookies and then stir in some melted butter. Press that into the bottom of your baking dish. Then you whip the 6 ingredients for the cheesecake center together and pour that on top. Bake that puppy until it’s set and park it in the fridge. Once it’s cool, top it with chocolate and cut into bars. Easy peasy.

Once I baked this off, I wasn’t quite sure what the butterfingers were going to do. Would they stay crunchy? Would they get soggy?

Well, here’s where the magic happens: the butterfingers practically turn into little pockets of caramel. Sweet, butterfingery caramel.

BLISS I tell you!

If you’ve never baked butterfinger into a cheesecake, now would be the perfect excuse! The peanut butter nutterbutter base and the chocolate top seen to work in perfect harmony with everything the filling has to offer. All in all a fabulous *and I mean fabulous* treat. You’re gonna want to make this one.

Happy Snacking! 🙂
Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9×9 square dish with foil or parchment and set aside. {If you are lining your pan with foil, lightly grease with non stick cooking spray.}

nutter butter crust
Grind nutter butter cookies in a food processor until the consistency of graham cracker crumbs. Pour in melted butter and pulse a few times to mix. Press into prepared dish and set aside.
chopped butterfingers

In a large bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Stir in egg, vanilla and flour. Finely chop butterfingers and fold into the cheesecake mixture. Pour over top nutter butter crust and bake for 18-22 minutes or until cheesecake has set. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until completely chilled.

Pour chocolate chips and butter into a small bowl and microwave using the ‘melt chocolate’ function, stirring every 20-30 seconds. If your chocolate is almost melted, don’t put it back into the microwave! Just keep stirring- the residual heat will continue to melt the chocolate completely. {If your microwave doesn’t have this function, zap your chocolate at 50% power at 20 second intervals, stirring in between.} Spread melted chocolate overtop of the bars evenly and place back into the refrigerator 5-10 minutes to harden the chocolate. Remove from refrigerator and using the foil or parchment, remove the entire block of bars from the pan. Cut into bars and serve.

Recipes Notes: If you leave the bars in the refrigerator longer than 10 minutes after you’ve topped it with chocolate, cutting into the bars might be more difficult and the chocolate is more likely to crack.

Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars

The peanut butter, nutterbutter base and the chocolate top work in perfect harmony to make these butterfinger, nutter butter cheesecake bars a fabulous treat!

servings 36 small squares
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

for the crust-

  • 16 whole nutter butter cookies
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

for the cheesecake filling-

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 6 fun size Butterfinger chocolate bars

for the topping-

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x9 square dish with foil or parchment and set aside. {If you are lining your pan with foil, lightly grease with non stick cooking spray.} Grind nutter butter cookies in a food processor until the consistency of graham cracker crumbs. Pour in melted butter and pulse a few times to mix. Press into prepared dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Stir in egg, vanilla and flour. Finely chop butterfingers and fold into the cheesecake mixture. Pour over top nutter butter crust and bake for 18-22 minutes or until cheesecake has set. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until completely chilled.
  • Pour chocolate chips and butter into a small bowl and microwave using the 'melt chocolate' function, stirring every 20-30 seconds. If your chocolate is almost melted, don't put it back into the microwave! Just keep stirring- the residual heat will continue to melt the chocolate completely. {If your microwave doesn't have this function, zap your chocolate at 50% power at 20 second intervals, stirring in between.}
  • Spread melted chocolate overtop of the bars evenly and place back into the refrigerator 5-10 minutes to harden the chocolate. Remove from refrigerator and using the foil or parchment, remove the entire block of bars from the pan. Cut into bars and serve.

Notes

If you leave the bars in the refrigerator longer than 10 minutes after you've topped it with chocolate, cutting into the bars might be more difficult and the chocolate is more likely to crack.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterfinger cheesecake bars
Polaroid photo of granola bars

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102 Responses
  1. Kim

    When I click print all that prints is the url. Could you e-mail me the recipe? Are nutter butter cookies peanut butter sandwich cookies or just regular peanut butter cookies. We don’t have nutter butter in Canada.

  2. Mel

    Tip for “chopping” up butter fingers. I freeze mine, then smash them a few times with a mallet while still in the wrapper. Turn it on it’s side and whack it a few more times. Open the wrapper and out comes wonderfully sprinklable butterfinger chunks.

  3. Ann Swaim

    Question for you…do you only use the cookie when pulsating into crumbs, or are you supposed to leave the filling between the cookies? The picture you are showing certainly doesn’t look like it’s got the peanut butter filling in it. Just curious in case I decide to try these.

  4. Allie Fails

    You are talking about the Nutter Butter cookies that come in individual peanut-shaped cookies, and not the ones that have to be broken apart, look like huge wafer crisps, and have a delicious glob of peanutbutter in the middle, right? Just wanted to make sure I was getting the right ingredients! These sound really bad for me! I can’t wait to make them

  5. Melissa

    I made these and they turned out amazing! I have never used butter in my chocolate while melting,but figured I’d give it a shot. I didn’t think it was smooth as normal so may just try a cup next time and skip the butter. Regardless of how it looked, it was still great! I also live in high altitude and ended up cooking these for 30 minutes.

  6. Andrea

    Lauren,
    Was this a 9×13 pan? The photo looks like the pan was larger than 9×9? I’m gonna make these today and wanted to be sure

  7. Jkieker

    I’ve made these before, and they were devoured! Simple to bake, and a huge crowd pleaser! I am making them again to bring to a gathering over Memorial Day weekend.

  8. Denise

    All I can say is OH MY GOOD LORD! These are so good. I made them for a cookout tonight and had to sample them. I could do some serious damage to these. I did double everything and put them in a 9×13. Worked perfectly. I took them out of the fridge, after putting the chocolate on, after 8 minutes. I, then, used a pizza cutter. Nice even cut and no cracking. I will make these again and again.

  9. Zandi

    do you know the measurement that the 6 fun size bars would equal? they now make Butterfinger baking bits, so curious how much i would need to use to equal the 6 fun size bars.

  10. She who lives for chesscake named Stephanie

    so I have to make these ASAP !! has all of my favorite things!! But I am gluten free, so I was wondering if the small amount of flour is necessary … ya think ?? or if I should just sub it with my GF flour ?

    thanks !!

  11. Lundyn

    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this recipe … I saw it a few hours ago … Immediately went to the store to get the ingredients and am enjoying the finished product right now. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!