Take-out Tuesday, Butterfinger Cheesecake Parfaits

I made these decadent parfaits for HHjr’s Valentine birthday last week

He doesn’t like cake but he loves cheesecake and ice cream

These parfaits are kind of a combo of cheesecake and ice cream

and incredibly easy to make!

Butterfinger Candy Bars, Nutter Butter Cookies,

cream cheese, brown sugar, Cool Whip

and chocolate or caramel sauce

Start by crumbling the cookies~

I put cookies in a ziplock bag and flattened them with a rolling pin

and squeezed them with my hands

You could also do this in a food processor

Do the same thing with the Butterfinger candy bars

Make the cheesecake filling

by beating the cream cheese with the Cool Whip

Add brown sugar and mix

Then fold in crushed candy bars

Put a layer of cookie crumbs in the bottom of short glasses or small jars

Put cheesecake mixture on top of the cookie layer

dividing it evenly between the glasses

Press filling down with the back of a spoon

and smooth the top into an even layer

and wipe any excess off the sides of the glasses,

then sprinkle reserved candy bar pieces on top

Then give them a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce

Chill for several hours before serving

These will keep covered in the refrigerator for at least a week

so make ahead and enjoy for days!

Butterfinger Cheesecake Parfait

These delightful parfaits are easy to put together and will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. Crumbled peanut butter cookies, and a cheesecake filling with a garnish of candy bars and caramel sauce!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Course Dessert, dessert in a jar
Cuisine American
Servings 7


  • 7 glasses or small jars


  • 1 tub 8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 16 fun size Butterfinger* candy bars see notes below
  • 12 Nutter Butter Cookies* I used Double Nutty [2x the filling]
  • chocolate or caramel sauce


  • Beat cream cheese with Cool Whip
  • Add brown sugar and mix again
  • Crush 12 Butterfingers
  • Fold 3/4 of the Butterfinger pieces into the Cool Whip
  • Crush or crumble cookies
  • Place about 2 large spoonfuls of cookie crumbs in the bottom of each jar or glass
  • Top with Cool Whip mixture, placing about 1/4 cup in each glass, then adding more dividing mixture evenly between glasses. Press down with the back of a spoon making an even surface across the top.
  • Break or cut remaining 4 candy bars into 1/2 inch pieces and top parfaits and sprinkle any remaining crumbs on top.
  • Drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce


*You can easily sub other candy bars, like Snickers, Milky Way, Heath Bars, for the Butterfingers, and change the kind of cookies, Oreos, Pecan Sandies, Shortbread, Milanos~ endless possibilities!
Keyword Butterfinger candy bars, Butterfinger Cheesecake Parfait, candy and caramel dessert, dessert in a jar, doahead, easy dessert, no bake cheesecake, parfait dessert

Psst, the Triple Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

on the Valentine Birthday Dinner Menu

are so good, and so easy to make in your slow cooker

You can use baking potatoes or red potatoes


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 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

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Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

22 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Butterfinger Cheesecake Parfaits”
  1. They look sinfully decadent and tempting!

  2. Nancy says:

    Oh my! I hope there is one leftover for me! Yum!
    What a treat this would be.

  3. Jenna, oh my what a fabulous dessert that is also easy to make! I know RM would love this. The menu sounds perfect for HHjr’s birthday dinner. I know he loved it all. Happy Tuesday, rainy and cloudy today!

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this dessert looks scrumptious! I adore anything peanut butter. The birthday menu looks delicious! I know HHjr must of enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day!

  5. lghiggins says:

    Delicious Valentine/Birthday menu. What an exquisite dessert! Happy Birthday to HHjr.

  6. These are so fun and festive! What a wonderful idea — I can see why they are a hit!

  7. Kitty says:

    The menu for the birthday boy is my kinda food, Jenna. I’ll bet HHjr had a wonderful day. Everything you make, I want to eat. Those parfaits sound so yummy!

  8. Butterfingers – any recipe with this ingredient is the best!

  9. Jenna, what a great menu for HHjr’s birthday. This recipe sounds so delicious. Pinning!

  10. Wow Jenna, such a decadent dessert! The menu sounds wonderful and do full filling. A perfect Valentine birthday for HHjr.

  11. Mary says:

    Such tasty little parfaits Jenna! The Valentine Birthday Dinner Menu sounds divine, Happy Birthday to HHjr! ♥

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