Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

Lately I’ve been obsessed with my Butterfinger Protein Shakes.

I have one for breakfast nearly every morning, and if you’re interested I’ll share the recipe with you (it contains no candy, btw). It’s a combination of chocolate protein powder, peanut butter and sugar free butterscotch pudding mix. It’s like drinking a butterfinger for breakfast. LOVE!

*UPDATE: Click HERE for the Butterfinger Shake Recipe*

The other day I was browsing through a Taste of Home magazine and found a recipe for some butterscotch cheesecake bars, then quickly remembered my butterfingers, and knew I had to transform them into these Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars.

Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

Unlike the protein shake, these bad boys do contain candy bars… and chocolate, and butterscotch chips… oh and cheesecake. Yum.

The base is a simple combination of chocolate cake mix, butterscotch pudding mix and peanut butter. The crust alone tastes like a butterfinger, people!

Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

The cheesecake layer is swirled with crushed bits of butterfinger and then topped with a crumble of the crust layer, as well as a handful of chocolate and butterscotch chips. And more butterfingers of course.

It’s an easy treat to throw together, but it’s sinful and rich and should definitely be shared amongst friends and family members. ;)

Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

I took these to a girl’s night get-together and they were a hit.

So if you love the taste of butterfingers and cheesecake then you’re definitely going to enjoy these Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars.

Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

You better lay your fingers on these Butterfingers! ;)

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Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

Butterfinger Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3.4oz butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 butterfinger bar, chopped
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 Butterfinger candy bar, crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, peanut butter, egg and oil; mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture into an ungreased 9x13" baking pan. Bake 10 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla, beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in the crushed butterfinger, spread over cooled crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes or until filling is set.
  3. Sprinle with butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and remaining crushed butterfinger. Return to oven and bake 1 minute longer. Cool on wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate 2 hours or until cold. Cut into bars. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Okay, these bars are amazing. But I want that protein shake recipe!!!!!!

  2. Nancy A. says:

    I would live to have the recipe for the protein shake, too! I tried to find it here, but nothing came up for it! Please tell us how to find it!!

  3. I am anxious to make these delicious Butterfinger bars, but I do have a question about the pudding mix … is it instant pudding.

  4. I would love the Butterfinger protein drink recipe as well please! I’ll need something to wash these bars down with!

  5. Those bars look scrumptious! I’m looking forward to making them. I, too, would like the shake recipe, please.

  6. Beverly Tarr says:

    Please send me the recipe for the Butterfinger Protein Shake.

  7. I would so love the recipe for the Butterfinger protein shake. Thanks for sharing,

  8. Are you suppose to make the cake and pudding mix?

  9. please let me know if you can freeze these Thanks!

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