Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes are great for holidays, celebrations or anytime a dessert craving hits! A simple recipe that comes together really easily and perfect to make ahead!
Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
Cheesecake is probably my favorite dessert. When I was young and had all the time in the world, I would make a new cheesecake every week. These days I still love cheesecake just as much but I don't bake it quite so often.
A little while back, I was digging through the cabinets and found my mini cheesecake pan and immediately baked up a batch of mini cheesecakes.
They were gone in a flash and it didn't quite satisfy my cheesecake craving. So I made a second round and this time I made a chocolate chip version with whipped cream topping. We also love them topped with this Easy Chocolate Frosting. They were crazy-good and just perfect for parties or any holiday dinner.
I love any version of cheesecake and my Chocolate Cheesecake with Caramel Ganache has been going crazy on Pinterest. I have definite plans to make it again soon!
I've been pouring over all of the Thanksgiving magazines that have been coming in and getting some great holiday dish inspiration.
Some years we totally break tradition and serve a prime rib roast instead of turkey or ham. We haven't decided for this year just yet, but you can be sure that these Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes will make the desserts menu. They are a family favorite.
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Most years I could totally for go the meal part and just enjoy the appetizers and desserts but what's the fun in that? Actually I'm never going to pass up prime rib, never.
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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
For the crust:
- ⅓ cup Oreo Cookie Crumbs (about 10 cookies, crushed)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
For the cheesecake:
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips plus more for garnish
- ⅓ cup whipped cream for garnish
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix Oreo cookie crumbs and butter together until well combined. Spoon into mini cheesecake pan.
- Press crust into pan with a shot glass or small cup. Set aside.
- Add cream cheese and sugar to a mixer bowl and beat at medium speed until cream cheese is smooth. Add egg and vanilla and continue beating until egg is incorporated. Add sour cream and beat 1 minute. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon over crust.
- Bake 25 minutes or until cooked through.
- Place on a wire rack to cool to room temperature. Loosen edges with a knife and carefully remove from pan.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or until well chilled. Garnish with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.
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Our family will love this dessert! I don't have the pans, so will add to shopping list. I have been looking for something to serve and this is it.
Without the mini cheesecake pan, would paper or tin liners work inside a mini muffin tray? Would I still spray the paper or tin liners with nonstick spray? Thanks!
Without a mini cheesecake pan, can I use paper or tin mini muffin liners inside mini muffin tray? Would I still spray the paper of tin liners with nonstick cooking spray?
I think that would work just fine. I don't usually spray the liners. I hope this helps.
Can these mini cheesecakes be frozen
Yes, wrap them in 2 layers of plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag or wrap in another layer of foil. Should be good up to 3 months.
I just made it as 1 large 9” pie pan. Turned out great
Thanks for the feedback, glad it turned out for you.
Can u make just a big cheesecake instead of mini ones
You can. I would use a pre-made graham cracker crust and the filling is enough for one no bake cheesecake or "pie".
Could you use a regular muffin pan?
You can use a regular muffin pan, but I think it might only make 6, also cooking time might be a bit longer. Use a cupcake liner to make it easy to remove the cheesecakes.
Can you leave out the 1 egg?
I don't think it will work as well without the egg, but I haven't tried it.