Need an easy dessert for dinner tonight? A special treat for your Valentine? Make these simple mini cheesecakes!
Cheesecake is a favorite among my family and friends, so we like to dabble with new recipes and flavors. Sometimes our endeavors become time consuming and messy, but I thought I would share a tested method our family uses. This is perfect for large families, gatherings, or times you just need a small snack to nibble.
Cupcake wrappers make these bites perfect for individual servings and transporting. You can add different toppings like crushed cookies or swirls of dark chocolate. Today we used a simple melted chocolate bar to create squiggle designs. The children love helping and often requests initials, smiley faces, or hearts. The sky is the limit!
You will need:
Oreo Cookies (we used the store brand, but use what you enjoy)
3 (8 oz.) packages softened cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
melted chocolate, crushed cookies, crushed candies, or cool whip for toppings
Here's how create your mini Oreo cheesecakes:
Place cupcake liners in muffin tin.
Set an Oreo cookie on the bottom of each wrapper.
Beat together softened cream cheese, sugar, and eggs.
Spoon mixture over the cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the center is almost set.
Cool completely, refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Drizzle with melted or other toppings.
Keep cool until served.
What have you made lately?