I love making bite size portions of food, especially dessert. It’s a great way to indulge in dessert without the guilt. Try making these little chocolate cheesecakes, they are rich and moist, drizzled with a little swirl of chocolate and then covered with a dusting of cocoa powder “snow”, they look as delicious as they taste. These are easy to whip up and look like a lot more effort then they take to prepare. Indulge in these tasty little bites today.
Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes
Makes 24 pieces
9 ounces chocolate wafer cookies
½ cup melted unsalted butter
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream
4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 375 degree F. To make crust use food processor to finely grind the wafers, then add the melted butter and process until moist. Take out and divide between two 12 cup mini muffin tins. Press the mixture down and push up along the sides using your fingertips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
To make the filling : Use the food processor to combine the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Make sure to scrape down the mixture with a spatula from the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and continue to beat. Next add the sour cream, vanilla and chocolate syrup until all is well blended and smooth.
Pour the cheese mixture into a cup and pour into the cups – filling each almost to the top. Place the muffin tins onto a baking sheet and place in the oven in the center rack. Bake for 15 minutes until set. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. To top, place chocolate into microwave for 30 seconds. Mix and place into microwave another 30 seconds. Remove and stir until all the chocolate is melted. Using a spoon, dip into the chocolate and shake over the cheesecakes , creating thin lines of chocolate, place back into the refrigerator to harden another 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator and gently lift each cup out of the tins using a knife or small spatula and serve immediately of place covered back into the refrigerator until ready to serve.