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Frozen Cheesecake Bites

 Frozen Cheesecake Bites
It only takes one of these delicious nibbles to cure your cheesecake cravings. But your guests are sure to ask for more.
66 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + freezing Bake: 40 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits

Directions

  • Line the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan with parchment paper; coat
  • paper and sides of pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large
  • bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, vanilla and salt until
  • smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into
  • prepared pan.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until
  • center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully
  • run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Cover
  • and freeze overnight.
  • Remove from the freezer and let stand for 30 minutes or until easy to
  • handle. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate
  • with cream; stir until blended. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a

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Frozen Cheesecake Bites (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • large bowl; cover and refrigerate until mixture reaches spreading
  • consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and remaining sugar. Using a
  • melon baller, scoop out 1-in. balls of cheesecake; place on
  • parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Top each with a heaping
  • teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. Sprinkle crumb mixture over half
  • of the balls and toffee bits over the remaining balls. Cover and
  • freeze for 2 hours or until firm. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 55 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.