3-Step Mini Cheesecake Baskets

14  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 3 hr 35 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 1 mini cheesecake each.


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3-Step Mini Cheesecake Baskets Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg. (250 g each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 Nilla Vanilla Wafers
  •  decorations, such as small candies or cut-up fresh fruit
  • 12 pieces  shoestring licorice (4 inches each)

Instructions

  • Preheat  oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  • Place  wafer on bottom of each of 12 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over wafers.
  • Bake  20 min. or until centres are almost set. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Add decorations as desired. Bend each licorice piece, then insert both ends into each cheesecake to resemble the handle of a basket. Store leftover cheesecakes in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

SubstituteSave 36 calories and 4 grams of fat by substituting light cream cheese for regular product.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 1 mini cheesecake each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 218 
  • Total fat 14.5 g
  • Saturated fat 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol 66 mg
  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Carbohydrate 19.1 g
  • Dietary fibre 0.2 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Vitamin A 9 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 10 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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