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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

I’m so happy to share this Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites recipe with all of you. This dessert has the classic flavors of a Strawberry Cheesecake condensed into these flavorful bites. They are easy to store and perfect for portion control.

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Last fall, I made these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes that were packed with most of the fall flavors and perfect for pumpkin season. I made them for my family on Thanksgiving and they were a hit. They especially liked how they were bite-sized and easy to grab. Because of this, I was inspired to make these Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites. 

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These fun and flavorful mini bites of cheesecake make the perfect treat for any celebration. You can even get creative at your child’s birthday party by decorating them using blueberries, strawberries, or just some whip cream. These are also great for bake sales, events, or for a Friday treat at your job.

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How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Bites:

  *First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then get a muffin tin pan and insert the paper- liners and set aside. 

Next, let’s start with the crust. 

To do this we are going to need 4 to 5 graham crackers. Place the crackers in a food processor or blender and pulse until you get fine crumbs  (You can also place the crackers inside a ziplock bag and crumble it).

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Then, place the fine crumbs in a container and stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and  2 tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are all moist with butter and combined into a more solid texture. The mixture is going to have a sandy look. 

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Place the crumbs into the paper liners in the muffin tin pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the crumb mixture into each baking liner and firmly press. Place them in the oven and pre-bake them for 5 minutes.

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Meanwhile, let’s prepare the batter:

In a large mixing bowl place the cream cheese(room temperature), granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, and lemon juice. Use an electric hand mixer beat at medium-high speed until all ingredients are well combined and the batter is creamy, thick and smooth. It’s very important that the cream cheese and eggs are room temperature to obtain a  smooth batter. Make sure to read all my tips down below. 

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Then equally divide the batter into the warm muffin liners. I use 2 tablespoons of the batter into the mini muffin cups. 

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Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake until the edges are set and the centers of the cups slightly jiggle. For me,  It took 15 minutes to bake. Take them out of the oven (but leave inside the muffin tin) and allow the cheesecakes to cool down to room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Then transfer them uncovered into the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours. If refrigerating for more then 2 hours my recommendation is to loosely cover them. You are going to notice the cheesecake will slightly sink in the center as they chill. This is normal, no worries no one will notice and this will give you the room for your favorite toppings. I decided to top mine with this homemade strawberry sauce topping. Be creative with the toppings and Enjoy!!

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Below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…

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Tools you’ll need to make this recipe:

Muffin Pan

Muffin/cupcake paper liners

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Mixing bowls

Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

I’m so happy to share this mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites recipe with all of you. This dessert has the classic flavors of a Strawberry Cheesecake condensed into these flavorful bites. They are easy to store and perfect for portion control.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesecake,, Dessert Bites, Easy Cheesecakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Refrigeration Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 mini bites
Calories 88 kcal

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 4 graham crackers (2/3 cup (65g) crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (29g) (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (12g)

Cheesecake Batter:

  • 1 (8-once) block full-fat cream cheese (226g) softened to room temperature
  • 1 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (60g) full-fat
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50g) granulated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Bites:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then get a muffin pan and insert the paper- liners and set aside.

Next, let’s start with the crust.

  1. To do this we are going to need 4 to 5 grand crackers. Place the crackers in a food processor or blender and pulse until you get fine crumbs (You can also place the crackers inside a ziplock bag and crumble it).
  2. Then, place the fine crumbs in a container and stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are all moist with butter and combined into a more solid texture. The mixture is going to have a sandy look.
  3. Place the crumbs into the paper liners in the muffin pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the crumb mixture into each baking liner and firmly press. Place them in the oven and pre-bake them for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, let’s prepare the batter:

  1. In a large mixing bowl place the cream cheese(room temperature), granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, and lemon juice. Use an electric hand mixer beat at medium-high speed until all ingredients are well combined and the batter is creamy, thick and smooth. It’s very important that the cream cheese and eggs are room temperature to obtain a smooth batter. Make sure to read my tips down below.

  2. Then equally divide the batter into the warm muffin liners. I use 2 tablespoons of the batter into the mini muffin cups.

  3. Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake until the edges are set and the centers of the cups slightly jiggle. For me,it took 18 minutes to bake. I

  4. Take them out of the oven (but leave inside the muffin tin) and allow the cheesecakes to cool down to room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Transfer them uncovered into the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours. If refrigerating for more then 2 hours my recommendation is to loosely cover them. You are going to notice the cheesecake will slightly sink in the center as they chill. This is normal, no worries no one will notice and this will give you the room for your favorite toppings. I decided to top mine with this homemade strawberry sauce topping. Be creative with the toppings and Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

How to avoid cracking in a cheesecake

One of the main reasons for this is over baking the cheesecakes. Make sure to bake them just until the edges are set and the center slightly jiggles. Cracks are often caused by changes in the temperature so it's important to avoid opening the oven door before the baking time has passed. My recommendation for these mini bites is 15 minutes.

How do you avoid a crossed from crumbling and separating from the Cheesecake

when pre-baking the crust is important to not over pre-bake them. For this recipe, I did 5 minutes at 350-degree. I also recommend adding the batter into the cups while they are still warm.

Do I need to use cupcake liners?

My recommendation is to use cupcake liners to make it easier to remove from the muffin tin

 

What do I do if I don’t have cupcake liners?

Another alternative is to use parchment paper.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 133IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

Did you make this recipe?

Please let me know how it turns out for you! Leave a comment, rate it, and do not forget to tag your pictures to #asimpletweakrecipes on Instagram. Make sure to pin it in your favorite Pinterest board 🙂

 

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