Recipes

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes – Valentines Day

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

Recipe courtesy of: http://thefirstyearblog.com/2014/01/21/mini-chocolate-strawberry-cheesecakes/

They are healthier than regular mini cheesecakes!
 
cook 50min
cook
cook 12 mini cheesecakes

What's in it

Ingredients

Cheesecakes
12 foil baking cups (must be foil!)
12 thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (2/3 cup) I used Oreos without the filling
12 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 oz bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate, melted

Topping
Fat free hot fudge, a dollop per cheesecake
Slice of strawberry, one per cheesecake

How to cook it

Directions

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Place 12 foil liners in a regular-size muffin pan.
  • Evenly divide the crushed chocolate cookies between the 12 liners. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the crumbs into the bottom of each foil cup.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in cocoa.
  • Beat in whole egg and egg white until well blended. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  • Divide this mixture evenly among the foil cups.
  • Bake for 28-32 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
  • Before serving add a dollop of warmed hot fudge and top with a strawberry slice.