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Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bites

  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 55 min
  • Servings 48

Graham crackers provide an easy crust for these chocolate coated cheesecakes - perfect dessert to be served at your next party. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup sour cream
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs

Coating

24
oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
3
tablespoons shortening

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 300°F. Line 8-inch square pan with heavy-duty foil so foil extends over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press in bottom of sprayed foil-lined pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour filling over crust.
  • 3
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are set. Center will be soft but will set when cool. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until chilled. Freeze cheesecake about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 4
    Remove cheesecake from pan by lifting foil. Cut into 48 pieces; remove from foil and place on sheet of waxed paper.
  • 5
    In 1-quart saucepan, melt coating ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Cool 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly cooled. Place in 2-cup measuring cup.
  • 6
    Spear each cheesecake bite with fork; dip in melted chocolate to cover bottom and sides, letting excess drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  • 7
    Spoon about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate over each bite, smoothing top with back of spoon. Let stand about 20 minutes or until firm. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Sliced into large squares, this cheesecake makes an elegant dessert. Arrange single-serving squares on a platter or on dessert plates. Transfer melted chocolate to a plastic squeeze bottle or a small resealable plastic bag. Snip a tiny corner from the bag. Artfully drizzle the plate and the cheesecake with melted chocolate.
  • Try other crumbs for the crust. Crush chocolate or cinnamon graham crackers, or chocolate or vanilla wafers.
  • Dipping forks are angled just right for dipping into melted chocolate. Look for one where cake and candy decorating supplies are sold.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bite
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
11g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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