Mr. Food: Bite Sized Chocolate Cheesecake

December 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
If cheesecake is your weakness, you won't be able to resist these bite-sized mini cheesecakes that are so rich and yummy they'll satisfy your craving without overdoing it!

Makes 24 miniature cheesecakes

24 vanilla wafer cookies
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. Line 24 regular-sized muffin cups with paper baking cups. Place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each paper cup.

  3. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add cocoa, butter, and vanilla, beating until well blended.

  4. Slowly add sweetened condensed milk then the eggs, until thoroughly mixed. Spoon into the baking cups.

  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until set. Cool completely then refrigerate until ready to serve.