Mini strawberry chocolate cheesecake bites.

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Chocolate, graham crackers, fresh strawberries, and cream cheese.

Need I say more?

Dan ate 11 – yes, 11 – in one sitting.

Maybe I shouldn’t have made them so deceivingly small…..

Mini Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Crust:

2 oz. graham crackers (3 full sized ones), crushed.

2 tbsp butter, softened.

2 tbsp white granulated sugar.

 

Filling:

8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature).

1 egg.

¼ cup white granulated sugar.

1 tsp vanilla.

9 dove chocolates.

8 small, fresh strawberries.

 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Blend together graham crackers, butter, and sugar by hand.

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Fill mini cupcake liners with a tsp of the graham cracker crust.

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Bake for 5 minutes, then set aside.

Mix cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy – be sure that no lumps remain.

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Place ½ of a dove chocolate in each cupcake liner. I cut mine into strips to distribute the chocolate evenly, but it’s not necessary.

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Top chocolate with about 1 tsp of the cream cheese mixture, filling the liner to the brim.

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Bake for 10 minutes.

Top with a slice of strawberry and chocolate shavings.

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Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

Additional Information: This recipe makes about 16 mini cheesecake bites. Baking times and serving size will change depending on the size of cupcake liners you use. Because I used the smallest ones, they baked much faster.