CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY MINI CHEESECAKES

An easy to follow recipe for these gorgeous chocolate covered strawberry cheesecakes. Find out how to make your own at home.

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY MINI CHEESECAKES

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CRUST:
  1. 1 c. graham cracker crumbs
  2. 4 TB unsalted butter, melted
  3. 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  4. pinch of salt
FOR THE FILLING:
  1. 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated at room temperature
  3. 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. dash of granulated sugar
ASSEMBLY AND TOPPING:
  1. cupcake/muffin liners
  2. melting chocolate
  3. strawberries
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and melted butter. Place cupcake liners in a muffin tin and begin dropping rounded Tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture into each liner. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the liner lightly, creating a crust. There may be some crumbs left over.
  • Pre-bake for 8 minutes, then remove from the oven and reduce temperature to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla extract until fully combined and creamy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time.
  • In a small bowl using a hand mixer, beat the two egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Add a dash of sugar and continue beating for another 30 seconds – 1 minute.
  • Gently fold the eggs whites into the cream cheese, mixing to a smooth yet thin consistency, then divide among the 12 muffin liners until the cups are almost full. You may have a little bit of leftover mixture, which you can use to make a bakers dozen or discard.