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Three favorites come together into one sweet treat in this Butterfinger Brownie Cheesecake Bars Recipe!
I get inspiration every single day from the food I eat out, or by recipes I stumble across online. It’s the way that most of my own recipes are born. So, when I first saw these new, premium Nestle Toll House Baking Mixes, I knew I had to have them! I got excited as idea after idea popped into my head! They are versatile mixes you can bake as is, or you can add your own special twist to them! If you aren’t able to find these, or don’t want to use them, you can use any brownie mix or recipe you like and mix in crumbled Butterfinger candy.
There are four different Nestle Toll House Baking Mixes: Brownies & More with Butterfinger Bits, Brownies & More with Chocolate Morsels, Cookies & More with Butterfinger Bits, and Cookies & More with Chocolate Morsels. Since every person in my house loves peanut butter and chocolate, I decided to try out the Brownies & More with Butterfinger Baking Bits first. I, myself, have been craving cheesecake lately so it only made sense that I should combine the two.
I decided to use the Nestle Toll House Baking Mix as a “crust” for what I am calling Butterfinger Brownie Cheesecake Bars. You get a full cup of Butterfinger baking bits so I used half in the brownie mix and saved the other half to use as a topping! I wanted a thinner bottom to my bars so I divided the mixture between two 8-inch square pans, but you could totally make them thicker if that’s your preference. I included instructions for both methods down below.
Then. I topped the Butterfinger brownie crust with a no-bake cheesecake that’s super simple to whip up! It’s just four ingredients! Four! I have to tell you, this was so much easier than traditional cheesecake and the final result was delicious!
Finally, I put the remaining Butterfinger baking bits all over the top, pressed them in slightly, and put the whole pan in the refrigerator for about 3 hours before cutting into bars.
The final results were better than I even imagined! I tried the brownie portion by itself and it was amazing even on its own! For me, the cheesecake portion just made it that much better! Two of my favorites combined into one decadent treat?!? Yes, please!
My 9-year-old son, Jaxon, told me he doesn’t like cheesecake. My fiance, Daryl, has told me he doesn’t like it either, nor does he like brownies. Both were still willing to try these Butterfinger Brownie Cheesecake Bars and guess what? Yep! Jaxon said “These are GOOD!” and Daryl’s response was “I guess I like them together?” Yes, yes you do. Because the entire first pan is gone and I only ate two!
I’d definitely encourage you to give these Butterfinger Brownie Cheesecake Bars a try and then explore your own creative side with all the other Nestle Toll House Baking Mixes!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix with Butterfinger Baking Bits as directed on box for Brownies but mix in 1/2 Cup of the Butterfinger Baking Bits. Spread the batter into two foiled lined and greased 8-inch baking pans for thinner crust or one 8-inch baking pan for a thicker crust. Bake 16-18 minutes if using two pans, or 25 minutes if using one pan.
In an electric mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until well blended. Stir in whipped topping. Batter will be thick. Divide evenly over the crust(s) and smooth the top.
Sprinkle on the remaining 1/2 Cup of Butterfinger Baking Bits and gently press into the cheesecake layer. Refrigerate 3 hours, until firm.
Remove from pan and cut into bars. Store remaining bars in the refrigerator.
** This baking mix does not seem to be available any longer. You can use any brownie mix in it's place and mix in crushed Butterfinger candy.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.