OREO MINI CHEESECAKE BITES WITH CHERRIES AND A CHOCOLATE GANACHE
Delicious and decadent, these mini Oreo cheesecake bites have a chocolate ganache that is easy to make.
- 16 chocolate oreo cookies, creme removed
- 3 tbsp sugar
- ¼ c unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
- 2 8oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 c sugar
- ½ c sour cream
- ¾ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 c chopped Maraschino Cherries
- 1 c mini chocolate chips
- ½ c semi sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ c heavy whipping cream
- 1 disposable piping bag
Homemade Whipped Cream
- 1 ½ c heavy whipping cream
- ¼ c Powdered Sugar
- ¾ c mini chocolate chips
- 12-14 maraschino cherries
- 1 large piping bag fitted with star tip
Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Crush the cookies into fine crumbles and pour into a bowl, then add the butter and sugar and mix.
Scoop about 1 tbsp of the crust into the cupcake liners and flatten the bottoms.
Cream Cheese Filling
Using a mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar untilsmooth and creamy. Then beat in the sour cream, vanilla and salt until combined.
Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined ad fold in the mini chocolate chips and chopped maraschino cherries.
Scoop about ¼ C of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners and bake in the oven for 17-21 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden brown color and the center is set.
Allow them to cool completely. I like to set them in the fridge overnight so that they continue to set.
Using a small saucepan, heat up the heavy whipping cream to a slow simmer.
Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips.
Spoon the ganache into the piping and cut the tip off so that you can drizzle over the cheesecake. You will want to allow the ganache to harden in thefridge for 30 minutes so that it sets.
Using a large bowl and hand mixer, beat together all ingredients untilit's stiff. You should be able to make peaks with the cream.
Pipe dollops of the whipped cream onto the top of the cheesecakes and top with mini chocolate chips and a maraschino cherry.
When using premade whipped cream (Cool Whip), just add the whipped cream on top of the mini cheesecakes.
If you are choosing to use a premade cheesecake filling, skip making the homemade filling and j add the premade filling on top of the Oreo crust.