Butterfinger Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 1½ ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup powdered natural sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon butterscotch extract
  • ¼ teaspoon fine ground sea salt
  • For the filling:
  • 32 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered natural sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon butterscotch extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon fine ground sea salt
  • CHOCOLATE COATING:
  • 6 TBS butter (or coconut oil)
  • 4 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 TBS of Swerve confectioner
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon fine ground sea salt
  • WHIPPED CREAM
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon stevia glycerite (or Swerve confectioners to desired sweetness)
  • 1 batch of Butterfinger Bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the “crust” ingredients and then press into bottom of spring-form pan.
  2. Mix cream cheese, natural sweetener, almond milk, extract n with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low after each, just until blended. Pour over crust. I use a water bath to create a more even baking process. To prevent water from seeping into the removable bottom of the springform pan, wrap aluminum foil completely around the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pan.
  3. Place the cheesecake into a jellyroll pan (or any baking pan with sides) and place the pans into the oven. Use a teakettle to fill the outer pan with hot water.
  4. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is almost set.
  5. CHOCOLATE COATING: Make the chocolate coating by melting coconut oil over low heat. Stir in chocolate, natural sweeteners, extracts and salt until completely melted.
  6. Run knife around the rim of the pan to loosen cake and allow to cool before removing the spring-form pan ring. Remove the ring and pour chocolate coating over the cheesecake.
  7. Whip the cream (or place into whipped cream canister) and sweeten to desired sweetness. Top with 1 tablespoon dollops of whipped cream along the edge of the cheesecake. I used my handy-dandy Whipped Cream Canister.
  8. Top each dollop of whipped cream with a ½ inch square piece of butterfinger.
  9. Refrigerate overnight. We cut the cheesecake into 18 pieces, which was so satisfying!
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Butterfinger Cheesecake =
"Healthified" Butterfinger Cheesecake = 385 calories, 39.2g fat, 7.6g protein, 3.9g carbs, 1.4g fiber

90% fat, 7% protein, 3% carbs
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/butterfinger-cheesecake/