I have tried to make cheesecake a total of three times. Twice it was a complete disaster, and the third time my cheesecake turned out just okay. However, when I decided to do miniature desserts for New Year’s Eve I knew I had to include cheesecake bites in the mix. I went on a hunt for a recipe that looked good and would hopefully turn out.
Thankfully I picked the right recipe! This cheesecake bite recipe is not too difficult and it made sweet and creamy cheesecake bites. I got several compliments on the black bottoms of the cheesecake as well. I used homemade blueberry jam, homemade strawberry jam, and hot fudge to make the swirls. You can use any store bought jam, homemade jam, or ice cream topping in your swirls. I can’t wait to try these with other flavors!
Cheesecake Bites (adapted from Buns In My Oven)
For the crust:
1 c. Oreo cookies, crushed
2 T. melted butter
For the filling:
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
1 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
2. Combine the Oreos and melted butter in a small bowl and combine with a fork until they form a moist crumble. Spoon 1 teaspoon of mixture into each mini muffin cup.
3. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese with a mixer until smooth. Beat in the sugar and mix for 1 minute. Mix in the salt and vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time beating until each is fully incorporated.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese filling on top of each chocolate crust. Dot 1/2 teaspoon of topping on each cheesecake bite. take a toothpick and swirl the topping into the cheesecake.
5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.