Cheese + Cake + Chocolate = Excellent


I made these chocolate covered cheesecake bites with little to no effort. Also, I was looking to keep my recently cleaned kitchen pristine, so I used my food processor for the majority of this recipe. I googled for the recipe after watching one of those 30 second Facebook recipe videos that just seemed a little off. It turned out to be quite the victory when I came across THIS blog and its recipes.

I actually started working on these around 8pm and had them all but chocolate covered before going to bed.

In a food processor, combine the sleeve of graham crackers with a stick of butter and pulse. Press the mixture into a parchment lined 8×8 pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350F.

Get working on the filling while the crust is baking. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, flour and salt and mix until just combined. I used my food processor for this one as well and the filling was made in just a few minutes.

When the crust is done, reduce the oven to 325F and pour the filling over the crust. Bake again for another 35ish minutes. Once done, let it cool and freeze – preferably overnight.

When I woke up the next morning, I set to work on the chocolate. First, I took the cheesecake out of the freezer and cut it into smaller squares. The recipe says it should make 36 squares. I don’t think I did that well. Some of mine were far too big. I would work on that in particular.

I combined a few good handfuls of the milk chocolate wafers from Bulk Barn and melted them in the microwave with a good tbsp of coconut oil. It took about 2 minutes in the microwave to fully melt the chocolate, but be sure to take the mixture out every so often so as not to burn it. I used BBQ skewers to dip the cheesecake squares into the melted chocolate and roll them around. Let the chocolate covered bites rest on a parchment lined baking sheet. When they’re all covered, let them harden in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.

I have never had a dessert get such rave reviews. This is a definite make again and was super easy. I think I’m going to have to try some more of that blog’s recipes because these were such a success. The only thing I would suggest is really paying attention to how big you cut the squares. Too big and they melt in your hand while you take multiple bites. Aside from that, easy!

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