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Mini Valentine's Cheesecakes
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5 from 3 votes

Mini Cheesecakes

This recipe makes 12 perfect-sized, traditional-flavored, Mini Cheesecakes They are topped with a dollop of high-quality, melted chocolate and festive Valentine’s Day candies. However, they can be easily omitted for all-year enjoyment.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini Cheesecakes, Valentines Day Cheesecakes
Servings: 12 cheesecakes
Calories: 244cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 12 count cupcake pan
  • Hand mixer

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crust

  • 4.5 oz Graham crackers 1 sleeve
  • 3 tbsps. butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray each wrapper with nonstick spray for easy cheesecake removal.
  • Once your graham cracker crumbs mixture is ready, spoon one tablespoon into each tin well.
  • Press down the mixture firmly.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Once baked, remove from oven and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add your cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and extract to a medium-sized bowl and cream using a hand mixer.
  • Once it is lump-free, it is time to add it to each cupcake space.
  • I used an ice-cream scooper to add batter to each space.
  • I did have about 2 scoops of extra batter so I baked it in a mini ramekin at the same time as the others and it came out perfectly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. *see notes.
  • Place cheesecakes in the fridge for at least one hour to firm them up before decorating.
  • Once cooled, chop and melt white chocolate until creamy.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate over each.
  • Decorate with Sixlets, sprinkles, and Foiled Hearts.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Notes

How To Freeze
I recommend not decorating your cheesecakes before freezing. They should be plain for best results. Wrap cooled cakes in plastic wrap and store in an air-tight container for up to one month. 
Allow cakes to defrost in the fridge. Decorate or enjoy once defrosted. 
 
Nutritional values are meant to be a guide. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 244cal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg