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Desserts

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Minis

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It takes less than a teaspoon of kosher salt to bring out the sweetness of the caramel in these scrumptious cheesecake minis.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
3 hr 5 min
servings
total:
24 servings

What You Need

1/2
cup  graham cracker crumbs
1
Tbsp.  brown sugar
3/4
tsp.  kosher salt, divided
2
Tbsp.  butter, melted
1-1/2
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (12 oz.), softened
1/2
cup  granulated sugar
1
 egg
12
 KRAFT Caramels
1
Tbsp.  milk

Make It

HEAT oven to 325°F.

MIX graham crumbs, brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt and butter; press onto bottoms of 24 paper-lined mini muffin cups.

BEAT cream cheese and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg; beat just until blended. Spoon into muffin cups, adding about 1 Tbsp. to each.

BAKE 15 min. or until centers of cheesecakes are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 1 hour.

PLACE caramels in small heatproof bowl. Add milk and 1/4 tsp. of the remaining salt. Place over pan of boiling water, making sure boiling water does not touch bottom of bowl. Cook until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.

DRIZZLE about 1 tsp. caramel sauce over each cheesecake; sprinkle with remaining salt. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
Balance out your food choices throughout the day so you can enjoy a taste of cheesecake in one of these portion-controlled desserts.
Note
These creamy cheesecakes can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before drizzling with caramel sauce and sprinkling with remaining salt. Refrigerate 1 hour as directed.
How to Customize the Caramel Sauce
Spicy Caramel Sauce: Stir 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne) into the prepared sauce before drizzling over cheesecakes. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Sauce: Stir 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice into the prepared sauce before drizzling over cheesecakes. Smoky Sweet Caramel Sauce: Stir 1/4 tsp. smoked chili powder into the prepared sauce before drizzling over cheesecakes. Chocolate-Caramel Sauce: Add 2 Tbsp. milk chocolate chips to the caramels and milk before microwaving as directed. White Chocolate-Caramel Sauce: Add 2 Tbsp. white chocolate chips to the caramels and milk before microwaving as directed.
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