Mini Snickers Cheesecake Bites

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

adapted from Allrecipes 

Mini Snickers Cheesecake Bites

Caramel flavored mini cheesecakes with the addition of SNICKERS® Unwrapped Bites, and caramel and chocolate syrup make them little bites of pure happiness.

Ingredients

  •  48 Mini muffin tin paper liners (1 5/8" size) 
  • For crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • For the Caramel cheesecake filling:
  • 2 (8 oz.) bars of full fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. caramel extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 - 2 (8 oz.) packages of SNICKERS® Unwrapped Bites, cut into half
  • For topping: 
  • Chocolate and caramel syrup for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two 24 cup mini muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and pinch of salt. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, with an electric mixer, combine the room temperature cream cheese with the 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Beat at medium until well combined. Add in the extracts and eggs. Beat at low until combined and then on medium until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  4. In each paper lined muffin well, put approx 1 tsp. of the graham cracker mixture. Push down slightly with fingers or wooden tart tool. Place 1 half of a SNICKERS® Unwrapped mini on top of the graham filling.
  5. Using a cookie scoop (approx 1 TBS) portion out cheesecake mixture and drop in each muffin well on to top of the candy piece.
  6. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes or until cheesecake is just set. DO NOT OVERBAKE! (if it cracks, you've baked it too long)
  7. Remove from oven and immediately, but gently, press a SNICKERS® half into the cheesecake, cut side up. Allow the mini cheesecakes to cool to room temperature. Remove from pans and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. To serve, remove from refrigerator and drizzle with caramel and chocolate sauce. Allow to sit at room temp for about 30 minutes before serving to let candy soften.

Yield: approx. 48 bites

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 30 mins.

Tags: SNICKERS®, cheesecake, mini, caramel, chocolate, candy, dessert


Comments