Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Blogiversary, Shelby!

Today is one of my favorite blogger's blogiversary... Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch! She is celebrating 4 awesome years of blogging! Shelby was one of the first friends I made through my blog and she has always been an inspiration to me. There have been many times over the last few years where I wished I lived closer to her... I just know we would have so  much fun together!

In honor of her blogiversary I am sharing my recipe for chocolate covered cheesecake bites. They are teeny, amazing, and oh so delicious! I hope you'll make them and enjoy them!

Make sure to stop by Shelby's blog to wish her a happy blogiversary! Also, check out the links for those who have also posted in honor of her blogiversary!

Finally, Shelby is hosting a giveaway. Go to her post HERE to find out how to win a $50 gift card!

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.


Coleen said...

These look dangerously delicious!!! Happy Anniversary Shelby!!!

Shelby said...

:) Cristine, you ALWAYS make me smile. I love that you have let me into your life. You are so sweet and your family is adorable! Thank you for joining in the celebration with me....and I know I would LOVE your cheesecake bites! I may just have to make these for this weekend when my kids are visiting! (Yay! can't wait to see them!)

Amy said...

Cheesecake and chocolate are my 2 favorites dessert. You did a wonderful job combining them together and these are to die for! Love your creations. :)

Pegasuslegend said...

Whats not to love these look fabulous!

Bunny said...

Oh I have to make these they look fantastic!

Katrina said...

Mmm, those look great!
Shelby is definitely one of the best out there, huh!
I made dessert bites, too!

MindyW said...

These look really wonderful and like such a treat! Thanks for sharing.

My inspiration is my Dad. He is so kind, such a hard worker, smart, and just all-around a cool guy. Striving to become more like him.

Katy ~ said...

I absolutely, positively MUST make these! Christine, what an awesome bite!!

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