Cherry Cheesecake Bites

The perfect one-bite treat

Yield: about 20 cheesecake bites

You will need:

For the crust:

  • 8 whole graham crackers
  • 2 & 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Pinch of salt

For the cheesecake:

  • 8 ounces (one package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cherry purée (for topping)
  • Cherries (for topping)

Directions:

  • Let’s start with the crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a mini muffin tin or line with tin liners.
  • In a small bowl, melt the butter.
  • Crush the graham crackers until it resembles small crumbs and dust.
  • Mix butter and graham crackers together, add salt, and mix again.
  • Fill each muffin tin with enough crust to cover the bottom.
  • Set aside. Now time for the cheesecake filling.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and egg, mix until smooth.
  • Optional: add a tablespoon of cherry purée into the cheesecake filling.
  • Fill the muffin tins with cheesecake filling.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, rotating the muffin tin 1/2 way through baking.
  • When done baking, let the cheesecake rest for 30 minutes, then transfer to set up in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, top with cherry purée and a cherry. Enjoy!

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