Friday, September 13, 2013

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes by Cheng and 3 Kids

I love chocolate. I love cheesecake. And I love chocolate cheesecakes. So it's no wonder that for International Chocolate Day I just had to make these yummy treats.

I got this recipe from HERSHEY'S Kitchens. You can click here to check it out.

Reynold's Aluminum Baking Cups

I used Reynold's  aluminum foil baking cups instead of using a muffin pan.

Brownie Candy Cups

I placed them all on a baking sheet, just like how I did on this picture for my Brownie Candy Cups. This way, I got to bake more of them all at the same time. You know how it is when you're craving something, no time to waste, right?

So here it is...

MINI CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ingredients for CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST:
1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers, crushed)
6 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

Ingredients for CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup (1/2 pt.) whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together all the ingredients for the CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST in a medium bowl. Press about 1 tablespoonful of CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST mixture onto bottom of each cup.
  2. Stir together cocoa and 1/4 cup butter. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in cocoa mixture. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Fill muffin cups with batter.
  3. Bake 35 minutes or until set. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Refrigerate. 
Before serving the cheesecakes, melt the CHOCOLATE GLAZE ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until smooth. This makes about 2 cups glaze. Spread CHOCOLATE GLAZE on mini cheesecakes. Allow to set. Serve at room temperature. This makes about 24 mini cheesecakes.

If vegetable cooking spray is used, cool bakes cheesecakes. Freeze 15 minutes. Remove with narrow spatula.

Here are other yummy treats you might like:

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes by Cheng and 3 Kids
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
Boston Cream Bites by Cheng and 3 Kids
Boston Cream Bites

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33 comments:

  1. This sounds great, Ritchil! I love chocolate and cheesecake too - and together makes it even better! :) Have a great weekend!

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  2. These really look delectable!! I love the glaze over the cheesecake :)

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    1. Thanks Zainab! I love YOUR cakes! I wish I can be half as good as you are!

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  3. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing.
    Maria

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  4. Simply can't wait to try these. And I love that they're individual portions! Thanks for linking up this week at My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Party. Hope to see you again soon!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

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    1. I hope you try making them Michelle! Thanks for taking the time to visit!

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  5. My mom made something similar for me when I was a kid, but it wasn't exact. I could totally make these and love them!

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  6. Oh my goodness...these are so sinfully delicious. Im gonna make them.Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Oh my goodness...these are so sinfully delicious. Im gonna make them.Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite Jennifer! I'll link up tonight when I get the chance to use the computer longer. I really appreciate the visit!

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  9. Yum, that looks so good!My stupid oven dies, pinning for when I get my new one :)

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    1. I hope you get a new oven soon, Mel! Thanks for pinning!

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  10. Wow those chocolate mini cheesecakes look luscious! I enjoyed visititng your site. I will follow on bloglovin'. I pinned, liked and g+ed your site. I am sure I will be back to visit often. Thanks for sharing on the Sunday DIY Showcase. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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    1. Your comment made my day Deborah! Thank you so much!

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  11. These look so good, my son and I love cheesecake, I honestly don't think these would last long around this house! I have pinned it.

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    1. Thank you for pinning Tina! Hope you're having a great day!

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  12. These sound amazing! Stopping by from tasty tuesdays. have a great day!

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    1. They taste really good too Melanie! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! Hope you're having a fantastic week!

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  13. Those look perfect. :) found you via the thriving on thursday blog hop and followed !

    ameriaus.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh My GOD!!!! This looks TOO good! 10 please!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back with more amazing shares! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    XOXO
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

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    1. Ten mini chocolate cheesecakes, coming up! LOL! Thank you so much for the visit Cami! I hope you're having a fun week!

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  15. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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