Friday, April 17, 2009

Mini Cheesecake

I realize this recipe is a little late but you can save or for next year or just do the mini cheesecake without making the basket. These were a hit at Easter for there looks and their taste.

1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
12-18 Nilla Wafers* (I made 18 cupcakes when I made this)
coconut, tinted green
jelly beans and other Easter candy for decorating
12-18 pieces short-string licorice (4 in each)
mini chocolate chips**

*I made my own crust and pressed into the bottom of each muffin cup.
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
**This isn't part of the recipe but I added it because I was craving Rachel's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with hand mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs just until blended.
Place wafer on bottom of each paper lined med muffin cup. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over wafers.
Bake 20 min or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Top with coconut and candy (or a fruit topping) just before serving.

2 comments:

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

Those are so cute, Jade! I like the idea of the homemade crust. Fun treat for a party or something.

Trina said...

Cute Easter treat idea! You guys have quite a following, congrats!

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