Butter Crunch Cheesecake Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

If you like Butterfingers candy and cheesecake this is for you! I have heard it said that this could use more sugar. I think it depends on just how sweet your sweet tooth is. Taste and add more if you think it would benefit. *PLEASE NOTE:There is a final filling ingredient that the Zaar computer doesn't like and keeps refusing to publish. This is: 6 small chocolate crispy peanut butter flavored candy bars (like Butterfinger), chopped into medium sized pieces.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. CRUST:.
  3. In bowl, beat butter with mixer until smooth and creamy, 1 minute Add sugars, beat 3 minute until fluffy.
  4. Beat in flour.
  5. Beat in nuts until just incorporated. Reserve 1 cup mixture.
  6. Press remainder over bottom of ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
  7. Bake crust 10 minute Let cool.
  8. FILLING:.
  9. In bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with mixer until smooth.
  10. Add vanilla and eggs, beat for 2 minute.
  11. Fold in candy bars (see into description above).
  12. Spoon over baked crust. Sprinkle reserved crust mixture over top.
  13. Bake for 30 minute until cheesecake layer is set.
  14. Let cool.
  15. Cut into 16 bars.
  16. Serve, or cover and refrigerate.


Most Helpful

This was really good. I added half a cup of dark brown sugar to the filling along with two more butterfingers. It came out perfect. Thank you.

Starluvsky August 14, 2009

Despite the number of steps this is a very easy recipe to put together. The only problem I had was that the flavor of the walnuts took over the dessert. I could barely taste the butterfingers. Don't get me wrong, it was a very tasty dessert, just not what I was expecting. I would maybe use only 1/2 cup of walnuts in the crust. Baked up perfectly!

Kim127 February 22, 2009

It's been a LONG, LONG time since I had a Butterfinger, & this recipe obviously brought back some nice memories! The bars are great & are different from the usual bars I make [Lordy, is anything usual anymore when one starts using recipes from ZAAR?]. Will certainly be making these again! Many thanks!

Sydney Mike March 09, 2007

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