Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes!!

If you love cheesecake then you have to make these mini cheesecakes! This recipe makes 8 mini cheesecakes so double the recipe if you want to share.

Cheesecake Crust Ingredients:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp brown sugar
small pinch salt
2 1/2 tbsp butter, melted

Cheesecake Ingredients:
8-oz cream cheese (softened)
2 tbsp sour cream or greek-style yogurt if you want to be healthier
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
Steps:
Start by Preheating the oven to 350F then line 8 cups of a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, make the graham cracker crust using the ingredients above. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and salt and stir to combine. Pour over melted butter and stir with a fork to moisten the crumbs.
Place about a tablespoon of crumb mixture in each of the prepared muffin cups and pack down into an even layer.
In a large bowl, make the cheesecake. Cream together cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Place 1 tbsp chocolate chips into each of the muffin cups. Evenly divide cheesecake batter between the muffin cups, covering the first layer of chocolate chips. Place another tbsp of chocolate chips on top of the cheesecake batter in each of the muffin cups.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheesecakes are set then allow to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan. Carefully transfer cheesecakes to a cooling rack to cool completely before refrigerating. I had to eat one while it was warm and it was amazing then I tried another one when it was cold...I had to test both options and both were delicious.
A few tips: I am a chocolate lover and loved the amount of chocolate chips, but if you want more of the cheesecake flavor I would recommend adding a few less chips. Also, with this recipe the crust stuck to a few of the cupcake liners so you might want to put a little more butter in the crust mix to keep it from sticking. Otherwise this is the PERFECT recipe. Nom*nom*nom.

Original recipe from here!

19 comments:

Brittany Kyte said...

I am a chocolate lover, too!! These look so good, Allison!!

Becca Moss said...

Ohhhhh my gosh. I need these like right now! Looks amazing!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I'm glad Adam isn't here while I'm reading this or he would beg me to make these, haha! They look delicious!

Karla said...

BOOKMARKED!!! LOOVE THIS!! =D Thank you!!

Karla said...

BOOKMARKED!!! LOOVE THIS!! =D Thank you!!

Carrie said...

I just love all of your recipe posts! Yum!

Kayla Peveler said...

DROOLING!!!! Looks freaking amazing. I want those now! :)

Melissa @ Amelia Lane said...

These look so good! I wish I was good at baking! I can never seem to get it right!

Megan said...

OMG seriously?!?!?! YUMMMMMMMM!!!

Susannah said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! These look SO AMAZINGLY GOOD!!! I adore cheesecake! :-)

Erin LFF said...

Yum!! Pinning them now! :)

Lexilooo said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Victoria said...

This looks dangerous and I'm loving it! Haha! Thank you for sharing. I've been wanting to try my hand at a cheese cakish recipe and this is perfect!

ANDYSTYLE said...

omg,I love this :)

Natalie said...

I would've consumed all of these on my own had I been in your kitchen when theses came out of the oven.

Devon said...

If you love all the ingredients it means you definitely make the recipe. And I'm gonna do just that. You always have such good recipes over here!

scrapperjen said...

Oh my lord! I just drooled on my ipad screen...
These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

P!nky said...

Those look amazing!

I'm stopping by from Jax's blog. Your wedding was gorgeous, I LOVE your dress!

I'm getting married in September, and LOVE that you had such fun and special details before pinterest. That site has given me a headache ;)!

xoxo

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my! Those look delightful! (Ps. sorry I am only just now catching up on everything from the last couple of weeks. I am just now catching up on blog reading!)