Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
Who wants to come to my house for Valentine’s Day? For our first dessert course we will be having Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes with a dollop of hot fudge.

Did you catch that? I said for the first dessert course. Valentine’s Day is all about dessert and chocolate, and homemade pizza.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
We’ve been baking up a Valentine’s Day storm in our kitchen – and we’ve been sharing some sneak peeks on our Facebook and Instagram pages, we invite you to join us so you’ll never miss out on this deliciousness.

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes
I almost forgot about the best part of these mini chocolate strawberry cheesecakes..

they are healthier than regular mini cheesecakes! 57% less fat, 61% less saturated fat, and 37% fewer calories than the original recipe.

Which means it’s okay to have two, haha!

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Mini Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecakes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

    Cheesecakes
  • 12 foil baking cups (must be foil!)
  • 12 thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (2/3 cup) I used Oreos without the filling
  • 12 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz bittersweet or semisweet baking chocolate, melted
  • Topping
  • Fat free hot fudge, a dollop per cheesecake
  • Slice of strawberry, one per cheesecake

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place 12 foil liners in a regular-size muffin pan.
  3. Evenly divide the crushed chocolate cookies between the 12 liners. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press the crumbs into the bottom of each foil cup.
  4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in cocoa.
  5. Beat in whole egg and egg white until well blended. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  6. Divide this mixture evenly among the foil cups.
  7. Bake for 28-32 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.
  9. Before serving add a dollop of warmed hot fudge and top with a strawberry slice.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

http://thefirstyearblog.com/mini-chocolate-strawberry-cheesecakes/

109 comments

  1. Those look great Beth, I could eat one, maybe two right now!

  2. Hi Beth!! I’ve followed your blog for a little while now so I’m so happy that we have been placed in the same SITS tribe! Healthier cheesecakes?!! YES please!!! These look so delicious!

  3. The first course? I would like to be invited!!! These look so delicious and decadent!

  4. Yes, l’d love to come for valentine’s if you’re serving these lively chocolate tarts.

  5. Visiting from Link Party Tuesday … Cheesecake is my favorite and these look deeeelish!! Checking out your Valentine’s Day recipes also. Thanks for such great ideas!!

    • Hey Joann, thanks for letting me know where you are coming from! I know so much valentine’s yumminess!

  6. Beth these look ahhhhmazing! thanks for sharing :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

  7. Oh my heavens. These are too good to be true! They look beautiful, moist and rich! Will you be my Valentine, Beth?? ;) Pinning!

  8. These look amazing and my hubs would love them (since cheesecake and chocolate are his fave.) Pinning! I’d love for you to come link up over at The Makers going on now at TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!

    • I sure who your husband picks a great valentine’s day treat for you too since you found his fav! I am coming over to your site!

  9. These look delicious! I will definitely be giving these a try!

  10. Beth, I like the way you roll! Valentine’s should basically be a five course dessert menu :) These sound amazing, especially since I can have two!

  11. Oh my! those look divine!!
    I love cheesecake anyway, and… well, chocolate is a staple around here….
    Thank you so much! You are great with the camera too, it looks like!!

    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    • Oh, thank you Crystelle for your sweet comment! Sometimes I don’t feel like I know what I am doing though!

  12. Um… yes I want to come to your house for valentines day, especially if you are serving this! YUM! Pinning and sharing beth!

  13. Hi Beth, I am really loving this mini strawberry cheesecakes and your blog as well. What great photography skills you have. So glad I found your blog. I was searching for desserts to make for Valentine’s Day and I think this would fit the bill perfectly – lower fat too, winner! Pinned!

  14. PICK ME!! These mini cheesecakes sound delicious and your photos are absolutely beautiful – love them!

  15. Oh these look amazing! Cheesecake, chocolate, and strawberries, all my favorite things together.

  16. G’day! GREAT photos and recipe Beth!
    Thanks for sharing
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Peanut Butter Party

  17. Looks awesome!!!Well done!
    hugs

  18. Oh my goodness….these look absolutely delicious! I’ve been looking for a dessert to make for a birthday party tomorrow, and I think I have just found a winner! Will definitely be making these & can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Oh my goodness…I want an invite! These look great, and gorgeous pics. Stopping by from Show Stopper Link Party. Love this. My problem is that mini means not just 2 but 10!

    • Come on over! It’s going to be a great blogger get-together! I am also stopping by your blog!

  20. You are killing my waisteline with your amazing recipes!!!

    Pinning for sure … and thank you so much for linking up to the Super Saturday Link Party!

    :) Linda

  21. I can’t stop thinking about these so I am going to have to make them STAT! Featuring you on Tuesday at The Makers! Thanks again for linking up!

  22. Adorable and looks delicious! I’d love it if you’d share this at my link party going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-2_21.html

  23. Can I get an invite over for the first course of dessert? ;) These cheesecakes look insanely good! I could easily see myself eating several of these in only a few minutes…haha.

  24. Oh my! That looks delicious. I don’t think I could stop with just two!! Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

  25. These look so, so good! I’m definitely pinning these to make someday soon! Visiting from the Monday Funday link party :)

  26. Hi Beth,
    These look so yummy! Wish I could grab one right off my screen! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board and will be featured at this weeks party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com
    #TastyTuesdays

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  29. Wow, these look amazing and your photos are gorgeous too!

  30. I would love to come to your house for Valentine’s Day Beth!! If this is the first course, I can’t wait to see what comes next….Yum!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Have a great week. ;)

  31. These look so yummy. Wish I could try one!I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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  34. Will you be my Valentine? I’ve been waiting for this recipe seen you posted a teaser photo weeks ago! I absolutely agree that since they are less fat you can have two!

  35. Congratulations…this post is being featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us last week.

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  38. wow, these look amazing…and deadly Beth!! Thanks so much for linking up at Creativity Unleashed! Featuring you tomorrow and hope to see you back in the morning for another great party!

  39. These look insanely delicious. Pinning!

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  45. If they’re healthier, I think I’d eat three instead of two! They look so good. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  49. These are beautiful, and I bet they are wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  50. YUM!!! These look amazing! My husband is a total cheesecake fanatic. He would LOVE these! :D

  51. what a fantastic way to celebrate valentine’s day – such a cute little dessert :)

  52. Pinned!
    These look delicious — perfect for Valentine’s day :)

  53. SERIOUSLY! These look awesome – my dad is a strawberry farmer so we always have an ample supply of berries to make yummy things with. Can’t wait to try!

  54. These look amazing! I love anything mini!!! :)

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  56. How cute are these!?! Yes two please!

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  58. These look fantastic Beth!! thanks for linking up. I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2014/lovable-valentine-recipes/

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  59. These look amazing Beth! Thank you so much for sharing them today at the Inspiration Monday Party. You have inspired me to bake today :)
    xo, Tanya
    http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/2014/02/inspiration-monday-party-8-creative-ways-to-say-i-love-you.html

  60. Thanks so much for joining us at Marvelous Mondays Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board!

  61. These look AMAZING! Definitely going to give these a try soon! :)

  62. Yum! These look delish! Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!
    Thanks

  63. Hi Beth, love these and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Pinned to my Marvelous Monday board and sharing on FB this week!

  64. Beth, these just look so delectable! I’m a sucker for cheesecake and I love that these are mini ones. Mmm, perfect! Pinning! Your photos are so beautiful, by the way. You are a total inspiration to me in my photography. :)

    • Oh, goodness, thank you Ashlyn! It definitely has taken some time to develop my photography!

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  66. These are sooo beautiful and look so so tasty! I don’t know if I’d eat these first, or the red velvet oreo bars lol!!

  67. These look amazing Beth! I love cheesecake and chocolate ~ great combo.
    Thank you for sharing on DIY Showcase on VMG206 this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  68. This recipe looks fantastic!

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives}

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  72. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  75. I seriously want some of these cheesecakes right now :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  79. I made these for a women’s study group at church, and they loved them.  I’d like to make them using jumbo cups for an upcoming family reunion.  What adjustments could I make to accomplish this?

  80.  these look amazing!!!
    I tried to make it. But I can’t do it. 
    I will try again.
    Thank for share!!

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