These bite-sized cheesecakes are perfect for a party.
Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bites
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 36 pieces
These bite-sized cheesecakes are perfect for a party because you don’t need to serve with forks and you can make them a day ahead. Keep refrigerated until just before you’re ready to serve.
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
- 2 large eggs
- 1 fresh mint sprig ((optional))
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in medium bowl until mixture resembles sand. Press firmly into the bottom of 36 paper-lined mini-muffin pans or 36 mini muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
- Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and chopped mint until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of the bowl after additions.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling into prepared muffin cups and bake for 15-18 minutes or until centers are almost set.
- Cool completely. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs just before serving, if desired.