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No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Looking for an easy no bake dessert recipe to make? Try this recipe for AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes with DOVE PROMISES®Milk Chocolate Candy. The dessert recipe can be made up to a day in advance and served with fresh plump strawberries. A fancy dessert without all the fuss.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 300kcal

Equipment

  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Refrigerator

Ingredients

Crust

  • 6 tablespoons AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • ¾ cups Graham Cracker Crumbs

Cheesecake Filling

  • 6 DOVE PROMISES Milk Chocolate Candy finely chopped
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Sour Cream
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 12 Strawberries washed and dried

Chocolate Shell

  • cup AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Line a standard muffin pan with paper liners; set aside. 
  • Combine the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate and butter in a medium heat-proof bowl. Set over a pan of simmering water and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the graham cracker crumbs. 
  • Divide the mixture into the muffin pan, about 1 tablespoon per cup. Press firmly to the bottom of each cup to form a crust. Transfer the pan to the freezer to set while you make the filling, at least 15 minutes.

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • In a large bowl using an electric mixer, whip the cream and confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract to stiff peaks; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Then add the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and mix until well incorporated. Fold in chopped DOVE PROMISES Milk Chocolate Candy. 
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or until set. 

Chocolate Shell

  • Combine the AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate Finely Grated Baking Chocolate and coconut oil in a glass bowl. Heat in microwave in 30 seconds increments until smooth. 
  • Remove cheesecakes from paper liners and arrange on a serving platter. Spoon the chocolate mixture over the chilled cheesecakes. Top each with a strawberry. Then, return to the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set before serving.

Notes

  • Fruit - You can top the cheesecake with other fruit then strawberries. Another favorite is blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
  • Graham Crackers - I love to buy store bought finely crushed graham cracker crumbs. However, if you have whole graham crackers on hand you can place them in a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs are made.
  • Make Ahead - I like to make the cheesecake cupcakes a day prior to serving. A half hour before serving (or just before serving dinner) I'll plate the cupcakes, melt the chocolate shell, drizzle the chocolate on top and then add on the strawberry (or other fruit of choice). I'll place the tray in the refrigerator to let the chocolate set. I advise not placing the fruit on top until just before serving. The liquid from the fruit could make the the cheesecake soggy.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is an estimate and may not be exact. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3mg
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