White Chocolate Champagne Cheesecake Shooters

Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles!
All that glitters is gold! And all that is gold scream New Year’s Eve!! I wish there was more anticipation for NYE, like there is for Christmas. I would totally be okay with creating lots and lots of recipes with gold sprinkles, gold plates, and champagne :)

Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the gold tinsel toppers!
I just loved creating and shooting the NYE recipes I’ll be sharing. They are fancy and a bit different from what I’ve been creating the past few weeks. I think NYE doesn’t get the attention it deserves until December 31st, but we’re going to squeeze in as many NYE recipes as we can, and hopefully you’ll find one you want to make this year!

Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles!
This recipe has everything you could want white chocolate, cheesecake, and champagne! But it doesn’t stop there! You can top these dessert shooters with your choice of gold tinsel balls that look like the NYE ball or cherries dipped in white chocolate and covered in gold sprinkles! I know, it’s hard to choose between the two!

Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the gold tinsel toppers!
Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles!
If you want to top these shooters with the gold tinsel balls, you will need a string of gold tinsel (here is a link to hobby lobby to see what I’m talking about) and some gold wire (see here). Measure the gold wire according to how tall your glasses are and cut it. Take a 2-3 inch piece of gold tinsel and wrap it around one end of the gold wire. My tinsel stayed without needing to be taped or glued, but you could secure with tape or hot glue if needed. Make as many as you need, and I suggest that you reuse them from year to year because they are so fun!

Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles! Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles!
Which would you choose: the gold tinsel balls or the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles?

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White Chocolate Champagne Cheesecake Shooters

Yield: 6 shooters

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

White Chocolate Champagne Cheesecake

  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • 1 package, 8 oz, cream cheese, softened
  • graham crackers, 2 sleeves, crushed

Gold Cherries

  • cherries, one for each shooter
  • 1 square white chocolate candiquik
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable shortening
  • gold glitter sprinkles

Directions:

Cheesecake

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the white chocolate chips and heavy cream. Stir occasionally, until the chips are melted and smooth. This may take up to 10 minutes, but keep the heat on low or a little higher than low.
  2. Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and add in the champagne and stir well. Allow it to cool on the counter for 15 minutes.
  3. Once the chocolate is cool, combine the melted chocolate and softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and no lumps remain. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Crush the graham crackers. I like to break them up and put them inside 2 ziploc bags (to ensure the crumbs don’t get out) and use my rolling pin to crush them. Once crushed, add 2 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs to each glass.
  5. Transfer a little bit of the cheesecake mixture to a piping bag and pipe the cheesecake into each glass. Refill the pipping bag as needed. *You could just spoon the cheesecake into the glasses, but I think piping it makes the filling like a little fancier.
  6. If you plan to serve them later, refrigerate and be sure to cover the glasses with plastic wrap or tin foil. Top each glass with a gold cherry or gold tinsel ball before serving.

Gold Cherries

  1. Pour the gold sprinkles in a very small bowl.
  2. Wash and dry the cherries. Melt 1 square of white chocolate candiquik with vegetable shortening in the microwave for 1 minute on 50% power. Continue to microwave on 50% power in 20 second intervals until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Dip one cherry at a time in the melted chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to fall back into the bowl.
  4. Then dip each cherry into the bowl with gold sprinkles. You may have to shake or rotate the sprinkles to get them to cover all of the chocolate. Place on a plate to harden.

Make these fancy and easy white chocolate champagne cheesecake shooters for New Years Eve! I LOVE the choice between the gold tinsel toppers and the cherries dipped in gold sprinkles!
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37 Responses to “White Chocolate Champagne Cheesecake Shooters”

  1. Marye — December 26, 2014 at 6:40 am

    These are so pretty! I love this idea…

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 26, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Thank you Marye!

  2. Becca from ItsYummi.com — December 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I love how festive this dessert is, Beth! I hope you have a happy and safe New Year’s eve!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 26, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Happy New Year Becca!

  3. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — December 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I used those same gold sprinkles on molasses cookies this week. Love the look they give to desserts! Your shooters look fantastic!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

      I love those gold sprinkles! I’ve gone through a few containers!

  4. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — December 26, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Girl, these are so beautiful! I almost wouldn’t want to eat them!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 26, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Thank you Kim! I know, they were so beautiful, but once you taste the cheesecake filling, it’s so good!!

  5. Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen — December 26, 2014 at 9:37 am

    LOVE these!!! Just shared them to my Order in the Kitchen page because OMG these would be prefect for NYE! I especially love the one with the little tinsel sparkler!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you for sharing Lynn! It’s so hard to choose between the tinsel topper and the cherries :)

  6. Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — December 26, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Those gold glittered cherries on top are just DIVINE!!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Awww, thank you Kelly! I adore them too!

  7. Melissa Falk — December 26, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Yes, please! These look amazing :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks!

  8. heather @french press — December 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Beth, these look just perfect! Happy New Year

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 27, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Heather, happy new year!!

  9. The cherry on the top makes this dish! Can’t wait to try the combo of flavors! Pinning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 27, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      I love those cherries and I know you’d love the cheesecake filling!

  10. Jess @ Sweet Menu — December 27, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Aw these are so sparkly and celebratory! I LOVE IT!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Like I said, gold may be my new favorite color!

  11. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — December 29, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Definitely the cherries dipped in gold sparkles. Beautiful recipe- love that it includes champagne.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Another champagne lover, yay!! Thank you Amy!

  12. Laura O @PetiteAllergyTreats — December 29, 2014 at 7:52 am

    These are too cute! I’m loving how festive the gold balls are. The cherries look amazing too. :D

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Tough decision, huh?! Thank you Laura!

  13. Ginny McMeans — December 29, 2014 at 9:15 am

    How pretty and I love New Year’s Eve too (and day for that matter). I will miss decorating for it this year but not next. Your shooters can happen this year though. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      I love the cheesecake filling so much I think I might make it regularly! :)

  14. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — December 29, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I’m loving all of the gold! I’d have to choose the dipped cherries with gold sprinkles. So fun!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Excellent choice, those are so fancy!

  15. Cate @ Chez CateyLou — December 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Totally obsessed with those cherries! These shooters are the cutest NYE dessert ever!! And I need to get some gold sprinkles in my life ASAP!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you Cate! Yes, get lots and lots of gold sprinkles!!

  16. Andi @ The Weary Chef — December 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    These are so fancy, Beth! Maybe I should come to your house for New Year’s Eve!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

      That sounds like a wonderful idea Andi!

  17. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — December 30, 2014 at 2:31 am

    You’re SO cute with all of your gold!! The sprinkles on the cherries are 200% my favorite. You’re so creative to do that! I totally think you should do a gold-themed week during some random time of the year. Maybe around your birthday? That way it definitely gets all of the attention it deserves instead of being overshadowed by Christmas! ;) Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 30, 2014 at 8:00 am

      That is a brilliant idea Amy, gold week must happen!

  18. I don’t know what I love more the white chocolate cheesecake or the gold cherries! So festive and cute I can’t stand it ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      And when you pair them together, magic happens :)

  19. dio — December 30, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Love this idea…tried it but it looks grainy. What can I do? so sad

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