Arby's had, for a while, the most decadent, indulgent dessert that any fast food chain has ever conceived: deep fried cheesecake bites. I don't go to Arby's often, but when they had the cheesecake bites, I went as often as I could. They were delicious! Then they stopped carrying them, and I have not seen them since.
When something I want does not exist, I make my own. This is how I make deep fried cheesecake bites. For good measure, I even put them on a stick. Everything is better on a stick.
1 cup sugar
24 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1 pint sour cream
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon extract
bamboo skewers cut to approximately 5 1/2 inches each
Step 1: Cheesecake Batter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until it is soft.
Add 1 cup sugar and beat until smooth.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Blend in the sour cream, vanilla, and lemon.
While the mixer is on, add the flour a bit at a time, and beat until smooth.