Friday, May 21, 2010

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites

I blogged about these Cheesecake Bites back in November 2008 after making the DB Cheesecake Pops. When I blogged about them before, I didn't have a picture and just wanted to get the recipe posted since a few people had requested it. I have a picture now (made them for a get together last week) and because they are SO good, I felt they deserved a re-blog!

I have been making these for years and they are one of my most requested desserts. They are a bit time consuming, but not so much so that you wouldn't want to make them. What I love about them is that each little bite is a perfectly creamy, delicious piece of cheesecake; graham cracker crust and all!

Definately a great treat and one that is sure to impress! Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites

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

16 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

24 oz semisweet chocolate
3 TBSP shortening

Line 8" square pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press into bottom of prepared pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour filling over crust.

Bake at 300 for 40-45 minutes or until edges are set. Center will be soft. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours; then freeze for 2 hours. Cut into 48 pieces.

Melt chocolate and shortening. Cool for 2-3 minutes. Dip cheesecake bites; set on wax paper. Let stand for 20 minutes.

Store in refrigerator.

*Note: I find it easier to pull only a couple bites out of the freezer at a time while dipping. It makes dipping easier if they are still frozen.


Eliana said...

These little bundles of joy look super delish.

Natalie... said...

Omg wow these look amazingly good, I havent had a good cheesecake in ages and these certainly look tempting!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Yum, they look so special! lol. You know, as in give me a gift special! ;o)

The Grows said...

I remeber when I got to eat these. They were soooooo good. The totally needed this blog.

Ingrid said...

They look good. These have been on my list to try for several years now. I need to just do it already.

Happy Friday!

teresa said...

i want ten!

Mary said...

These really look delicious. This is my first visit to your blog. I had intended to say hello and then move on. I, instead, started reading some of your earlier posts and stayed much longer than I planned. You have a terrific blog and I'll be back as often as I can to see what else you've been cooking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Jeannette said...

yup, i officially have to make these. i have soooooo many people i can share these with!! what a great gift idea too. pack em in a cute polka-dotted box with a red ribbon. :D

Lori said...

Oh my these are absolutely decadent- they are calling me!

Julie said...

I think I could stuff 3 into each cheek, so I'll take 6!

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