Tempting Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownie Bars

These delicious gluten free Cheesecake Brownie Bars are so hard to resist. Chocolaty moist brownie topped with creamy cheesecake, candy, and fudge.

Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownie Bars on a cutting board

I am in love with BUTTERFINGER candy bars. They are not only gluten free, but they are so fun to bake with.

Because of our busy schedule this week, I had to make this recipe over three days. I shopped the first day, baked the gluten free brownie the second day, then finished it off with the cheesecake part the third day. In doing this, it meant tempting candy would be laying around my house longer than usual. I used BUTTERFINGER’s Easter eggs for this recipe, but regular BUTTERFINGER will work too!

I didn’t realize how hard it would be for my husband and kids to resist the temptation of eating the candy. Next came a big “Do Not Eat Until I Say When” sign on the bags of candy. You may be laughing that I need to do this, but if I don’t put a sign on the sweets, it will vanish quickly!

It was like our own special family marshmallow test. How long can they resist a chocolate gluten free dessert?

Once you try this EASY gluten free brownie cheesecake recipe, you will want to make it again and again.

A fork with a piece of gluten free Cheesecake Brownie Bar on it


BUTTERFINGER is safe for those who are gluten free, making it a great candy bar for not only baking, but for holiday treats for the kids. Hello BUTTERFINGER cheesecake and all sorts of desserts.

You may have noticed that I have created several recipes with candy over the past few months. BUTTERFINGER is one of my very favorite gluten free candies. Not only is it good on its own, but it adds a crispy flavor to my baking as well. Check out this Gluten Free Baby Ruth Pumpkin Bundt Cake or these Gluten Free Butterfinger Pumpkin Cupcakes!

BUTTERFINGER is made out of peanuts and peanut butter, which is mixed with sugar candy to make its unusual texture. Next, it is dipped in chocolate! One of these days I want to try making my own!

A row of gluten free Cheesecake Brownie Bars with hot fudge

This gluten free cheesecake brownie bar recipe is by far one of my favorites! These easy cheesecake bars are perfect for any Easter party or afterwards to use up that extra candy. (*One of my favorite dessert hacks is to use left over Easter candy or even Halloween candy in my recipes!)

A fork scooping up a bite of Gluten Free Cheesecake Brownie Bars

Grab your ingredients :-).

How to make cheesecake brownie bars:

Chop up the BUTTERFINGER candy.

Make the brownie mix, put it in the bottom of the baking pan, and bake it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Blend together the creamy cheesecake ingredients and pour on top of the brownie.

Cheesecake going in oven

Top with the chopped up candy and bake. Notice I put the baking pan into a larger pan with water in the bottom. This helps keep the cheesecake moist while baking so it doesn’t crack.

Gluten Free BUTTERFINGER® Cheesecake Brownie Bars with Easter egg chocolates

Here is a shot of the bars without the fudge so you can see all of the melted gooey chopped BUTTERFINGER Cup Eggs in the cheesecake. I love to slather hot fudge onto brownies, so if you love chocolate, try that :-).

(*This post was sponsored by BUTTERFINGER, but all delicious opinions are my own.)

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. My very favorite gluten free flour blend. It will make these brownies so good, I promise!
  2. This non-stick baking pan is just the right size to make these gluten free brownie bars.
5 from 1 vote
Gluten Free Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Easy gluten free Butterfinger Cheesecake Brownie Bar recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • For the Brownie:
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • For Cheesecake:
  • 2 packages of cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 6 BUTTERFINGER® Cup Eggs chopped
  • *optional fudge sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray coconut oil in a 7x7 baking dish.
  3. In a mixer, add all brownie wet ingredients and mix.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed.
  5. Pour brownie batter into the pan.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. While the brownies are baking, add all cheesecake ingredients (except for the BUTTERFINGER® Cup Eggs) in a mixing bowl.
  8. Mix on medium speed until creamy.
  9. Remove the brownies from the oven.
  10. Pour the cheesecake mixture on top.
  11. Sprinkle the BUTTERFINGER® Cup Eggs on top of the cheesecake mixture.
  12. Put the cheesecake pan into a larger pan.
  13. Fill the larger pan with 1 inch water.
  14. Bake for 25 minutes until done.
  15. Remove and allow to cool.
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
338kcal | Fat: 16g | Saturated fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 172mg | Carbohydrates: 42g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Protein: 8g | Vitamin A: 14.1% | Calcium: 18.6% | Iron: 6.9%

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Gluten Free BUTTERFINGER® Cheesecake Brownie Bars found at http://www.fearlessdining.com








  1. I have the biggest brownie craving now. These look amazing.

  2. I haven’t yet seen those Butterfinger eggs, but I have a feeling now that I see them the Easter bunny is going to be bringing us some for the basket.

  3. What a gloriously decadent treat for Easter! Those Butterfinger eggs are almost possible to resist, and they must be even better with cheesecake.

  4. These look awesome! I would love one right now. In fact, I’d like two right now! Yum! I can totally understand why you have to put a do not eat sign on stuff too! It happens around here as well!

  5. Sandi, you never cease to amaze me with your gluten free desserts. This looks AMAZING! Great shots.

  6. Andi @ The Weary Chef says:

    This is totally irresistible! Thanks for the gluten free recipe! Can’t wait to have a bite of those ooey gooey brownies! YUMMY!

  7. Wo the ultimate indulgence. My kids would love this!!

  8. When I want to save something from The Hubby I put a “post it” note on it. I’d have to use one to make sure I got a couple of these. Butterfingers were my fave as a kid.

  9. David Gaertner says:

    A quick note from Fearless Dining Quality Assurance (a.k.a., Mr. Fearless Dining): these bars are even more amazing warmed up 20 seconds in the microwave. Incredible!

  10. WOW! These look yummy.

  11. What a stunning recipe! I have some butterscoth to use, it’s perfect!

  12. You are so right, they are absolutely irresistible. Butterfinger in cheesecake! Count me in any day.

  13. Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combo. Delicious dessert

  14. OMG, I am drooling, I haven’t seen anything look that good in awhile!!

  15. These cheesecake bars look totally scrumptious and my whole family will love these!

  16. Brownies, cheesecake and butterfingers..oh my goodness. All of my favorites in one dessert. I’m sold. I wish I could grab a few bars through the screen.

  17. Oh my heavens this is chocolate HEAVEN! Such a beautiful mouthwatering recipe, and gorgeous photos too!

  18. They look absolutely perfect and indulging! You give vegan a whole new dimension!

  19. You somehow managed to make brownies, cheesecake, and Butterfingers ALL more delicious! YUM!

  20. These brownie bars looks so delicious and hard to resist! Love using Butterfinger Easter eggs in these brownies! Perfect for Easter!

  21. Michelle Blackwood says:

    Wow, nice idea and looks so yummy!

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