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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! I picked up one of each at Food Lion (and earned $0.75 from Ibotta!).
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.
I then 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, 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! You can find them at Food Lion and don’t forget to check out Ibotta to earn $0.75 too!