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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! :)

If you like this recipe, you will probably like these:
No-Bake Nutter Butter Nutella Pie from Lauren’s Latest
Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Bars from Lauren’s Latest
No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites from Bran Appetit
Nutter Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate
Butterfinger Blondies with Butterfinger Buttercream from Cookies and Cups
Snickers Cookies from Bake your Day

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.}
nutterbutter 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.
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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.

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Butterfinger Nutter Butter Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 36 small squares

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-
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

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.

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.

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82 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these look like everything that’s good in the world!

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    • Lauren — October 18th, 2011 @ 12:16 am

      Everything that is considered good in my house was put into these! I love cheesecake and my husband loves…pretty much everything else. Butterfingers, nutter butters, chocolate….Lol!

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      • TeRia — February 18th, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

        Can you freeze these?

        • Lauren — February 19th, 2015 @ 10:55 pm

          After they are baked, they should freeze just fine as long as they are wrapped up well.

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  2. Oh my word. These are like all of my fantasies come to life.

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  3. I can’t believe you went there with this recipe…but I am SO glad you did!! Looks amazing! :)

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  4. OMG these look amazing! Trying to be healthy this week but these are calling my name through the screen@

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    • Lauren — October 18th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

      That happens to me all the time! I try to eat as healthy as possible and then all these killer recipes start popping up everywhere! It’s crazy!

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  5. I’ve never had a nutter butter cookie! Weird. I see them on blogs all the time. I’ll give these bars a try for sure. I love Butterfingers (in baking) too!

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    • Lauren — October 18th, 2011 @ 12:19 am

      WHAT? Go out and get yourself some! Nutterbutters make amazing crusts!

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      • melissa — August 22nd, 2014 @ 11:18 am

        nutterbutters are hard to find i found other cookies hopefuly they will work .

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  6. You are totally right, these are the things dreams are made of.

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  7. I really love desserts that require stretchy pants. Is there anything better in life? These bars combine all of my favorite things! I’m not a huge candy eater, but I do love me some Butterfingers :)

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    • Lauren — October 18th, 2011 @ 12:19 am

      *high five* for the stretchy pants! Woot!

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  8. these look amazing! I just pinned them!

    I love combining ground up nutter butters and making bars with them. I have never thought to add butterfingers, though. Just nutella :)

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  9. I think I just gained 5 pounds from looking at these! And I’m ok with that! 😉

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  10. Oh. My. God. This is all the kinds of ridiculous I need in my life!

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  11. “Bliss” is right! These are truly some of the best looking treats I’ve seen in a long time.

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  12. Those bars look incredible! I don’t think I have ever had a nutter butter cookie – I am not sure we have those in Canada …

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    • Amy Nicholson — March 21st, 2012 @ 3:10 am

      A friend of mine made these with oreos instead. They were delicious.

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  13. These would not last long in my house. Love the addition of the candy bar!

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  14. The bars look amazing! I never add butterfingers to anything I make before. It sounds like a wonderful idea! :)

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  15. I don’t think we have nutter butters in Canada either. Too bad… maybe just some peanut butter cookies as a substitute?

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  16. You are an evil, evil temptress Lauren!

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  17. These look INSANELY delicious! putting them on my “to make” list :)

    thanks for the link!

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  18. I have these in the oven right now. My goodness.

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  19. Do you need to keep these refrigerated?

    Thanks

    Barbara

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    • Lauren — October 18th, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

      I would because there’s cream cheese in it!

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  20. Oh my gosh, I LOVE YOU! Seriously, this is the best idea ever! I love anything and everything peanut buttery and Butterfingers are my favorite Halloween candy. I will DEFINITELY be making this!

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  21. wow, you’re not kidding about the stretchy pants….these look so delicious that I would for sure need those pants. The layers of this dessert look so pretty too.

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  22. Lauren I can’t believe I ran across your recipes!! Can’t wait to try them. Butterfinger is my favorite candy, DQ blizzard and also favorite cappuccino. Love it. Thanks.

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  23. YES YES YES YES!!! YES!!! Oh My Gosh YES!!! Why Did No One Think Of This BEFORE… OMG!

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  24. What temp do you cook it on? Looks delish!

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  25. Made these tonight. Really RICH but amazing as well. Thanks for sharing this!

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  26. Do the leftovers need to be refrigerated? With cream cheese being one of the ingredients I’m a little weary of not keeping them in the refrigerator. If anyone could let me know, that would be great!

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    • Lauren — December 23rd, 2011 @ 12:23 am

      Yes!! Be sure to refrigerate these!

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  27. OMG… I’m going to have to dig out my old, very old, huge jogging pants, after I eat those.

    Sounds so yummy!
    Poutine on Squidoo

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  28. I made these tonight and they were to die for! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us. Seriously…nutter-butter crust??!! AMAZING!!!

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  29. I made the nutty butter bars and baked them at 325 degrees like the recipe calls for but they came out really gooey. Is it the correct temp?

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    • Lauren — June 17th, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

      Yup, it’s right! Maybe try cooking them a little longer, or upping the temp to 350. Maybe your oven runs cool or my oven runs hot!

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  30. I am planning on making these for the 4th of july! They look incredible. i have found that some recipes i have made that are topped with chocolate and are stored in the fridge can be hard to eat because the chocolate gets rock hard, so i was going to experiment with drizzled “magic shell” instead of the melted bittersweet, the magic shell should harden in the fridge so i am hoping it works out well. I will let everyone know how it goes! :)

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  31. These sound delicious . . . and a bit dangerous too!

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  32. Dear Laura

    I love your blog ……. I want to make these but I dont think we get nutter butter cookies and butterfingers choco bars. Can I use mcvities biscuit instead or oreo .Flakes or Mars for choco bars….. Plz do reply..

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    • Lauren — April 28th, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

      I don’t know what mcvities are….give it a whirl and see how it turns out :)

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      • shais — April 29th, 2014 @ 6:06 am

        digestives biscuits lauren and for chocolate flakes or mars will do . Will try n let you know

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  33. 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.

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    • Rorie — May 13th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      They are pb sandwich cookies.

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  34. Bring on the cancer! Whoohooo Love It! No but on a serious note this really looks scrumptious

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  35. the printable recipe is not working

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