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Easy Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
24 mini cheesecakes

Rich chocolate cheesecake doesn't have to be hard to make — in fact, you don't even have to make a whole cake. Use a muffin tin to create these perfect individual chocolate cheesecake bites the next time you need an extra special dessert to add to the buffet table.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Chill Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 packages

    cream cheese (8 oz each), softened

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1 can

    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz)

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1-1/2 cups

    sweetened whipped cream

  • 1/4 cup

    pecans chopped

  • Chocolate Pecan Crumb Crust

  • 1 cup

    vanilla wafer crumbs (about 30 wafers, crushed)

  • 1/2 cup

    pecans finely chopped

  • 6 Tbsps

    sugar

  • 6 Tbsps
  • 1/3 cup

    butter or margarine, melted

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
2-1/2 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups
muffin cups
mixer & mixing bowl
mixer & mixing bowl
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
wire rack
wire rack
refrigerator
refrigerator
1

Heat oven to 300°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2

Prepare Chocolate Pecan Crumb Crust. Press about 1 tablespoonful crumbs on bottom of each cup. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until creamy. Alternately add cocoa, butter and vanilla, beating until well blended. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Add eggs; beat until blended. Spoon into cups.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Cool completely.* Refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with whipped cream and pecans. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecakes.

* If cooking spray is used, cool baked cheesecakes. Freeze 10 minutes; remove from pan with narrow spatula.

Chocolate Pecan Crumb Crust:

Stir together all ingredients in medium bowl until well blended.

Additional questions?