Christi Johnstone – Love from the Oven
Mini Treats, Lots of Flavor
May is one of those months that never seems like it will be busy, but I’m surprised how full our calendar is. We have Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and the last day of school (which for us means someone has her last day of elementary school!) all coming up. There will be so many fun things to celebrate, but it can also be a hectic time. I’m always looking for ways to make crazy times a little less crazy, so today I’m sharing a super easy, and oh so delicious, recipe for cheesecake minis, that are perfect for celebrating and serving to friends and family.
There are so many things to love about these cheesecake minis. First, their mini size is fabulous. I love a mini dessert, and these are no exception. While they are small, they are packed full of flavor, with a layer of chocolate graham crackers, a layer of cheesecake, a layer of salted caramel and if you are so include another little layer of chopped up chocolate.
Not only are these simple to make, but you can easily make them a day or two in advance, which is always great when you have a lot going on. Sometimes I get a bit intimidated making cheesecake, often worrying about the dreaded cracks on top. Have no fear; even if your cheesecakes have a crack or two, they will be hidden under a delicious layer of caramel.
While I made these using a mini-cheesecake pan, you can easily make them using a mini muffin pan, as the original recipe from Kraft calls for. The original recipe uses regular graham cracker crumbs, but I switched things up a bit using chocolate graham cracker crumbs. Either way works, it’s just a matter of taste, or what you have in your pantry!
These come together quickly thanks to a few simple ingredients, including PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and KRAFT Caramels.
If your family loves chocolate as much as mine does, you can garnish these with a little chopped BAKER’S Chocolate. As I said, they are mini in size, but certainly not in flavor!
Head over to the KRAFT website to get the recipe for these delicious Cheesecake Minis. Feel free to use chocolate graham crackers like I did for your crust, or the traditional graham crackers. Cinnamon graham crackers would even be a great compliment to the caramel topping!
If you are looking for some other delicious recipes for May, I’ve got you covered!
This Key Lime Margarita Pie with a Pretzel Crust is easily one of my all-time favorite recipes I have shared on the blog. I can’t begin to express how delicious this recipe is! It’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
This Dulce De Leche Tres Leches Cake has Cinco de Mayo written all over it.
This Lemon Poke Cake is a favorite Mother’s Day dessert of mine. Such a fabulous spring and summer dessert.
This Chocolate Chunk And Marshmallow Sundae is perfect for Memorial Day.
I hope your family has a fantastic month of May!
*The only difference from this recipe is use 1/2 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs in place of the 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, and an optional 2 TBSP chopped chocolate pieces for garnish
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