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Individual Toffee Dream Cheesecakes

 Individual Toffee Dream Cheesecakes
Tasty toffee bits are a sweet surprise inside individual, creamy cheesecakes. I sometimes drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream garnish.—Marla Hyatt, St Paul, Minnesota
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Optional toppings: chocolate wafers, whipped cream and additional toffee bits

Directions

  • Place each of four greased 4-in. springform pans on a double
  • thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Securely wrap
  • foil around pans.
  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto
  • bottoms of prepared pans; sprinkle with toffee bits.
  • In a large bowl, beat the condensed milk, cream cheese and vanilla
  • until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour
  • filling over crusts. Place springform pans in a large baking pan;
  • add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until centers are just set and

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Individual Toffee Dream Cheesecakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tops appear dull. Remove springform pans from water bath. Cool on a
  • wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edges of pans
  • to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • To make decorative stars, place a chocolate wafer on a small piece of
  • waxed paper; microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until softened.
  • Immediately, cut with a 1-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Garnish
  • cheesecakes with whipped cream, additional toffee bits and stars as
  • desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cheesecake (calculated without garnish) equals 792 calories, 47 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 654 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.