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Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies

March 14, 2016Teresa

Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies are rich, decadent, and oh so satisfying! Who doesn’t love Butterfingers? Nowadays, Butterfingers also make baking bits that you can bake with, so that’s what I added to these luscious brownies that made them so special. I started with a Chocolate Chip Cookie dough and then substituted the Butterfinger Baking Bits for the chocolate chips. Then I added a delectable cheesecake layer like I do for my many cheesecake brownie recipes. Then I top the cheesecake layer with more Butterfinger cookie dough and then sprinkle more Butterfinger Baking Bits on top. Whoa! Yes these brownies are something special!

Butterfingers are some of our favorites candy bars. I love making desserts with Butterfingers. Whether cupcakes, cookies or blondies, all turn out wonderfully. Adding candies always make cookies or brownies better. 🙂 Butterfinger bars with a luscious cheesecake layer also came out even better than expected.

I made these and 11 other cheesecake brownies last month when I had a baking marathon in my kitchen so I could restock my freezer with goodies so we could give them out as gifts to co-workers and friends. Because I knew we would be in the moving process and I wouldn’t be able to do any more baking, I stocked up so we wouldn’t run out.

Well, moving day is finally in sight. (After nine long months, and almost a year since we originally put our house on the market last year so we could move closer to our church, the day is upon us). We are supposed to close on our new house Wednesday and move in the following Wednesday.

I’m busy packing up the stuff in our rental house that’s not already in storage. Once we start unpacking boxes, I don’t plan on doing much cooking for about two weeks after move-in date until I can get us all settled. Even still, I have 15 recipes that need posting so I’ll try to get those posted during the next few weeks even while we’re in the moving process.

For those of you who love Butterfingers, you’ve just got to give Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies a try real soon. I assure you, everyone who tastes these will be drooling after the first bite. 🙂 Seriously.

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Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies are some of the most scrumptious brownies you’ll ever eat.

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These make great treats for company.

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If you love Butterfingers, you’ll die for these Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cookie dough. Butterfinger Baking Bits are great to work with.

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Place softened butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, salt, baking soda and vanilla.

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Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add Butterfinger Baking Bits.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Spray a 13″ x 20″ jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Spread one-half to two-thirds of the cookie dough into prepared pan.

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I used these ingredients to make the cheesecake layer.

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Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until no lumps remain.

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Spread cheesecake layer over top of cookie dough layer.

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Sprinkle remaining cookie dough and remaining Butterfinger Baking Bits on top of cheesecake layer.

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Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Cut into 48 bars to serve.

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These are great brownies to take to tailgating parties.

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The cheesecake layer makes these taste divine!

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Take a tray of these delightful brownies to your next office party and everyone will rave over them.

Here’s the recipe.

BUTTERFINGER CHEESECAKE BROWNIES

(My own concoction)

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These delicious brownies are to die for! They have a delectable cookie dough layer made with Butterfinger Baking Bits, a cheesecake layer and finally it's topped with more cookie dough and Butterfinger Baking Bits.
Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate
Instructions
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This needs a  very large cookie sheet or the recipe will overflow the pan!

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[b]Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
These delicious brownies are to die for! They have a delectable cookie dough layer made with [url href=”https://www.verybestbaking.com/products/11516/tollhouse/nestle-butterfinger-baking-bits/” target=”_blank”]Butterfinger Baking Bits[/url], a cheesecake layer and finally it’s topped with more cookie dough and [url href=”https://www.verybestbaking.com/products/11516/tollhouse/nestle-butterfinger-baking-bits/” target=”_blank”]Butterfinger Baking Bits[/url].
Ingredients
  • [b]COOKIE DOUGH:[/b][br]
  • 1 cup Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 3 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2 10-oz. bags Butterfinger bits, divided use[br]
  • [b]CHEESECAKE FILLING:[/b][br]
  • 2 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
[b]COOKIE DOUGH LAYER:[/b][br]
  1. Mix butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt with an electric mixer until well-mixed.
  2. Stir in flour and 1 ½ bags Butterfinger bits.
  3. Spray 11”x17” jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
  4. Press about ½ to 2/3 of the cookie dough into the pan.
  5. Spread cream cheese filling over top of Butterfinger cookie dough layer.
  6. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of the cream cheese layer.
  7. Sprinkle ½ bag Butterfinger bits over top of cookie dough layer.
  8. Bake at 350° for about 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. [br]
[b]CHEESECAKE FILLING:[/b][br]
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate

We loved Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies and believe you will too.

Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate

Every bite will have you drooling.

Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate

These crunchy brownies will satisfy every sweet tooth craving.

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Butterfinger Blondies

Butterfinger Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these incredibly outrageous #brownies will have you salivating after the first bite. They are absolutely divine. These #cookies are perfect for #holiday #baking & #Christmas #cookie exchanges. #Butterfingers #ButterfingerDessert #chocolate #caramel #chocolatedessert #ChristmasDessert

Butterfinger Cookies

Butterfinger Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fabulous #PeanutButter #cookies include loads of chopped up #Butterfingers. Absolutely heavenly & terrific for #Tailgating parties, potlucks, #SuperBowl or #ValentinesDay! #holiday #Dessert #HolidayDessert #ButterfingerDessert #PeanutButterDessert #ChocolateDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #SuperBowlDessert #ValentinesDayDessert

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes

Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcakes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Print Recipe
Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These delicious brownies are to die for! They have a delectable cookie dough layer made with Butterfinger Baking Bits, a cheesecake layer and finally it's topped with more cookie dough and Butterfinger Baking Bits.
Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most scrumptious #cheesecake #brownies ever! These have #Butterfinger baking bits in the #cookie dough. #dessert #chocolate
Instructions
CHEESECAKE FILLING:
  1. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour over cookie dough crust layer and cover with remaining dough.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: This needs a  very large cookie sheet or the recipe will overflow the pan!

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9 Comments

  • Natalie

    December 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    This recipe sounds awesome! I’m not sure we have butterfinger baking bits here in Canada. I’ve never seen those! What can I use instead? I can try to find the regular sized bars….

    1. Teresa

      December 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Hi Natalie. You may be able to purchase them at Amazon.com. I would substitute chopped Butterfingers instead….probably about 2 cups – 3 if you want real decadence. 🙂

  • Sue

    December 8, 2018 at 7:56 am

    The 11×17 pan that is called for is too small! The dough went right over the edge and burned in the bottom of the oven. I would use a half sheet pan (13×20).

    1. Teresa

      December 8, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thanks for the recommendation, Sue. I was making so many batches at once that I spread two batches in 18×26″ cookie sheets.

  • Anonymous

    December 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I just discovered you!!! And I can’t wait to try these. Oh…and you always have goodies in your freezer to share with the ones you love….amazing. 🙂

    1. Teresa

      December 3, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Yes, we keep our freezer constantly stocked with all kinds of cookies and brownies. It’s our way of showing appreciation to others. These Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownies are terrific. I hope you give them a try. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Megan

    May 1, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Can these be made ahead of time and then frozen?

    1. Teresa

      May 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Hi, Megan. Yes, they can! I freeze them in plastic containers with waxed paper between each row. They will last a few months in the freezer.

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