Mini Cheesecake Nibblers

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Sometimes, when I am alone, I wonder what it is like to be a giant.  Mini cheesecake nibblers help me turn this imaginary world into real life. Try it.  Once you put one of these little buggers in your palm, you too will feel like Paul Bunion sans overalls and giant blue ox.

An awesome bonus is that these mini nibblers are perfect for baking into another baked snack.  I use them when I do my "cheesecake in a cupcake" flavor bomb.  And c'mon, anything with baked cream cheese, sugar, and cream can't be bad, right?

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Step 1: Ingredients

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1 package of graham crackers
1 tbls granulated sugar
3 tbls of butter (I prefer the taste of salted, but it doesn't really matter)

cheesecake filling:
mini muffin tin
2 8oz package of cream cheese
2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
splash of vanilla extract
mini muffin liners
Optional: fruit topping

Step 2: Prepping the crust

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Preheat Oven to 350F

Throw your graham crackers into a food processor and pulse them till it is the consistency of grainy sand.
While that is whirring away in the food processor, melt your butter. 

Mix butter, sugar and graham crackers in a bowl thoroughly and evenly. 

Once mixed, place about 1 heaping teaspoon of crust mix into the mini tin pan.  You can use liners, or a sprayed pan.  Press the crust into the pan so that its nice and compact.

Bake in oven for about 5 or 6 minutes to set.

You will probably have a good chunk of leftover buttered up crust.   if you are anything like me you will want to shovel handfuls of this stuff into your mouth.  Go ahead and do it.  No one is looking.  You deserve it.  :D

Step 3: Cream Cheese Filling

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In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.

Beat on low, and once the eggs are slightly combined, beat on high for about 3 or 4 minutes.

The texture will look sort of like "cottage cheese" to start, and as you continue to mix, it will lighten up and become fluffy.  Be sure to mix until all the lumps are gone.

LResha1571 year ago
How many does this recipe make?
drgnlvr861 year ago
This may be a Newby question, how long do you have to refrigerate for?
anibioman3 years ago
my mom makes these all the time they are the bomb but she got the recipe from one of her magazines but i want some bad so i decided to look online. i think i may have found it.
angelabchua (author)  anibioman3 years ago
Awesome! Its a super easy recipe, so you can try it and if it isn't it, you haven't lost much time trying, and well, you have cheesecakes. WIN
bwb43 years ago
these look amazing! can't wait to try them! :)
Carleyy3 years ago
Wow! These look so good! I never knew you were such a chef!
bajablue3 years ago
I already have a giant ox... oh wait... that's my husband! ;-)

These little beauties look DEE LISH!
Casey Jones3 years ago
For a bit of a different take on the cheese cake, try a ground cereal like cheerios or special k or even fruity pebbles for a real sugar blast instead of graham crackers.
sunshiine4 years ago

Cheese cake yum! Thanks for sharing!
Pizzapie5004 years ago
Tip: use this: http://www.amazon.com/Handy-Gourmet-Pancake-Batter-Dispenser/dp/B000U6AXDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307759729&sr=8-1

I bought one of these and they work so well for putting batter into cupcake pans. Best part is that it's $5.25 and free two day shipping (if you are a member of it)!
hotwag4 years ago
I don't have the luxury of a food processor. Can I mash the graham crackers to the same consistency by hand?
moetzel hotwag4 years ago
I put them in a Gallon Zip Lock and run my rolling pin over it.
yosusie moetzel4 years ago
Awesome! I'm gonna have to try that, which is way better then my original idea using a meat tenderizer...
angelabchua (author)  yosusie4 years ago
Yeah, you can use any method to crush. I just recently got a fancy food processor, and before that, I did the old "zip loc bag" trick.

If you have kids, this is also something great for them to do!
Goodhart4 years ago
Mmmmm, cheesecake...i.e. belly expanders LOL but they look so good.