Cheesecake Bites

When it comes to dessert, is there really anything better than cheesecake? Ok chocolate cheesecake comes to mind! But I always struggle with eating way too much cheesecake when I have it. That is why these Cheesecake Bites are perfect for just a dabble of dessert after a big dinner.

Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake always intimidated me. I’m not even sure why. Maybe I thought it would take hours and hours to make.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized the hardest part of making cheesecake is waiting for it to chill in the fridge!

Cheesecake Bites

This Cheesecake Bites recipe starts with the crust. Cheesecake is wonderful but without a good solid crust, it’s not cheesecake.  I used honey graham crackers mixed with unsalted butter and pressed it into an 8-inch baking dish.

I just recently started using parchment paper for all of my baking.  It makes life so much easier…especially once you have figured out how to evenly distribute the crust to the corners.

Cheesecake Bites

I used a hand mixer to make the filling. I combined cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch, 2 eggs, salt and vanilla extract.

Cheesecake Bites

I added this to the crust and put in the oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. This helped bind the crust with the cheesecake.

Cheesecake Bites

After it cools for about 20 -30 minutes, I covered it and put it in the fridge overnight. It really only needs about 2 hours to chill but it stayed in longer for me.

Cheesecake Bites

Remove the cheesecake with the parchment paper. This makes it much easier to cut up and keep contained.

Cheesecake Bites

I used a big giant pizza cutter to cut up my Cheesecake Bites. As you can see I sliced it both ways making a grid.

Cheesecake Bites

Once all of my pieces were cut, I shredded a little dark chocolate on top for color. It doesn’t give it a different flavor, but it looks really nice.

Cheesecake Bites

These Cheesecake Bites are perfect for a dinner party, buffet or even for a late night snack. I have to admit, I have been reaching in my freezer grabbing one whenever I need a sugar fix!

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Cheesecake Bites

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups Honey Graham Crackers crumbled
  • 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

For the Filling

  • 2 8 oz packages Cream Cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Dark Chocolate for topping

Instructions

For the Crust

  1. Crush the graham crackers in a plastic bag with a rolling pin
  2. In small saucepan, melt the butter
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham crackers with the butter
  4. In an 8-inch baking dish, add a piece of parchment paper
  5. On top of the parchment paper, evenly distribute the crust, firmly pressing down to pack it in

For the Filling

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese first until its completely whipped
  3. Add the sugar, salt, cornstarch, eggs and vanilla extract
  4. Continue mixing with hand mixer until completely combined
  5. Pour filling on top of crust
  6. Put in oven for 30 minutes
  7. Let cool 20-30 minutes
  8. Cover with foil and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours to chill
  9. Remove from freezer and remove parchment paper and cheesecake from dish
  10. Using a pizza cutter, slice the cheesecake into square slices -- it will look like a grid
  11. Using a cheese grater, top with dark chocolate
  12. Serve cold

Recipe Notes

Keep these Cheesecake Bites in the freezer when not devouring them!

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As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!

22 Comments

  • Ciera Chang
    08.17.16 at 12:22 pm

    Yum! Cheesecake is my favorite. I need to try these bites – they’d be perfect for events and parties!!

    xoxo, CiCi
    http://www.worldwidestylista.com

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:29 am

      Yes, it would Ciera! So easy to eat too:)

      Reply
  • Lauren
    08.17.16 at 12:22 pm

    These look delish! I love the idea of cutting them into bite sized pieces! If I ever develop self-control over sweets I could just eat one lol

    Reply
    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:30 am

      I know me too:) But still only a few at a time is better than a slice — lol!

      Reply
  • Samantha @ Momma Wants Java
    08.17.16 at 2:05 pm

    This honestly had me laughing within a few sentences because when I saw this post I thought, “Hey, I bet that’s a great way to make sure you don’t cut a huge slice and eat half the cheesecake in one sitting.” It’s good to know I’m not the only one that wants to eat all the cheesecake at once. Thank you! 🙂

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:33 am

      Lol — it’s almost impossible not to eat an entire cheesecake at once!

      Reply
  • Rhiannon
    08.17.16 at 2:40 pm

    I would have to keep these under lock and key—my husband would eat one batch on his own, in one sitting!
    I love using parchment paper. Makes baking life so much easier!

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:35 am

      I agree Rhiannon — so much easier:) And yes these are hidden!

      Reply
  • Elaine Matthews
    08.17.16 at 4:19 pm

    My husband would absolutely be in heaven if I made these!! he loves cheesecake!! Yum! Me too!

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:35 am

      Me too Elaine:)

      Reply
  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    08.17.16 at 5:26 pm

    I LOVE all things cheesecake! These are so cute and perfect!

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:36 am

      Its really the perfect dessert Emily — eat as much or as little as you want:)

      Reply
  • Bella
    08.17.16 at 5:33 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks so yummy, I love cheese cake a ton! I gotta try making these.

    http://xoxobella.com

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:36 am

      You’ll love them Bella:)

      Reply
  • Leah
    08.17.16 at 7:50 pm

    I love any sort of cheesecake, and I can see how versatile these can be with toppings or flavors! Great idea!

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Leah!

      Reply
  • Mariah
    08.17.16 at 10:20 pm

    This looks so yummy! I bet my boyfriend would love this!

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    • Chris
      08.18.16 at 8:37 am

      Yes he will Mariah! It’s the perfect dessert:)

      Reply
  • Jennifer Lopez
    08.20.16 at 11:27 am

    These look fantastic. I normally share recipes with my husband, but if I told him about this one, he’d question why I made it but didn’t share 😛 Great site!

    Reply
    • Chris
      08.22.16 at 11:47 am

      Thanks so much Jennifer!

      Reply
  • cara
    08.21.16 at 7:38 am

    Oh wow, how’d you know cheesecake was my weakness? 😉 These look delicious!

    Reply
    • Chris
      08.22.16 at 11:48 am

      You will love these Cara!

      Reply

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