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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Four years ago, when my son was 4, he mentioned to my husband that he wanted to “take care” of Mom, for Mother’s Day.  That meant letting me sleep in and being treated to breakfast in bed.  He was so proud of himself when he came in with Daddy, to bring me pancakes, bacon and fruit.  He had buttered the pancakes all by himself and had given me a generous amount of syrup.  Four years later, the tradition still continues, with my daughter now in the mix.  Her part of my Mother’s Day treat, is to come in bed and snuggle with me, until the boys come up, with my breakfast (which she then proceeds to eat a great majority of, lol).  It’s my favourite part of Mother’s Day.  It warms my heart to see my children wanting to take care of me, for one special day.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share an easy and elegant dessert, you could treat Mom (or yourself to).  I used my Pampered Chef Brownie pan to make these, which is why they are cute little squares.  You can easily make these in muffin tins, substituting your choice of Oreo, or Nilla Wafers as the crust.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1- 8ox brick of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • ¾ C mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 12 square graham crackers
  • Ganache:
  • ½ can condensed milk
  • ½ C milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place one graham square into each well of your brownie pan. (if using a muffin tin, place cookie of choice in bottom of each well, of pan). Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy and free of lumps; about 4 minutes. Slowly beat in the vanilla and sugar; until well combined. Beat in egg, just until combined, and stir in cornstarch and ½ C mini chocolate chips. Pour cheesecake filling evenly on top of each graham cracker. Bake for 15-20 minutes; until cheesecake is firm, but still slightly wiggly in center. Cool completely.
  3. In a small sauce pot, over med-low heat, melt the milk chocolate with the condensed milk; until smooth. Generously spread ganache on top pf cooled cheesecakes and spread evenly and sprinkle with remaining mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate until serving.

 

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Cindy is a Stay at Home Mom of 2, married to a Chef. Cindy quickly realized that if she didn’t want to live off of cereal, blue box Mac’n’Cheese and TV dinners, she needed to get into the kitchen; after a long day at work, the last thing her hubby wants is to cook her a 4 star dinner. When her son turned 2, she decided to start blogging and Hun… What’s for Dinner? was born. Cindy tries to share healthy and wholesome dishes, with a few desserts here and there. Though baking is her passion, she has recently become more adventurous in the kitchen and loves creating new and innovative recipes.

Comments

  1. Oh wow! those look divine! :-D

    I love the fact they don’t contain too many ingredients (aka I have most of it on hand already) and it’s easy!
    Thanks for sharing (my hips don’t agree though heh)

  2. these look really good, and really simple to make!

  3. Those look wonderful! I bet my family would love them. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    These look absolutely delicious! I’m bookmarking this one for the recipe!

  5. These look so mouth watering. My sister loves cheesecake, I will deff. have to try & make these one day (:

  6. Oh my.. this looks amazing. I showed this to my husband and he told me to go to the store right now and get everything I need to make it, lol. Already on my to do list for this weekend! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. I am sooo going to have to makes these. I’m drooling. LOL

  8. My family will be so happy when I make these chocolate cheesecake squares for them.They go ballistic for chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip anything for that matter.Thanks for sharing.

  9. now this looks very appetizing and asomething I should make for christmas

  10. this is definately something I am for sure going to make OMGosh this looks so amazing …nom nom

  11. Christy Martin says:

    I might have to add this to the mix! Traditionally we have Cherry Cheesecake on Dec. 26th for my dad’s birthday and it is also the day we celebrate Christmas. These would be great for the kids! Thanks for the idea!

  12. Elva Roberts says:

    Dear Cindy; I love your memories and your wonderful recipe for Mini-Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes. I love the fact that your were ‘helped’ to eat your special breakfast. When our twin grandchildren were toddlers, they would eat their breakfast with their mother, in her apartment adjoined to our house, then come upstairs to our kitchen, sit on my husband’s knee and ‘help’ him eat his. I soon learned to cook a much more Generous breakfast for ‘him.’ These are , as you note, such precious memories now.

  13. Karen Hill says:

    These look so delicious I must try them.

  14. I don’t know what square graham crackers are but I would use digestive biscuits instead then they would be perfect for me

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