Easy Cheesecake Bites | semi homemade dessert, easy cheesecake dessert, easy recipe, easy entertaining recipe

Easy Cheesecake Bites |  From the freezer and pantry to the dessert table, these semi homemade treats are perfect for last minute entertaining.  So good your guests will never know you used all store bought ingredients!  I love serving these Easy Cheesecake Bites for Mother’s Day. They would also be great at a bridal shower, baby shower and Easter!

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Easy Cheesecake Bites | semi homemade dessert, easy cheesecake dessert, easy recipe, easy entertaining recipe

Always….always have a few things on the menu that are semi homemade.  I like to serve a couple of things that are easy to put together.  Being a hostess is stressful enough.  Take some of the pressure off and make a couple of easy items.  Like these Easy Cheesecake Bites.  Not only are these little morsels easy to make but you can make them a couple days before your party.  Just wait to add the toppings.  Go ahead and bake the cookies, add the bottom ingredients to each cup, pipe on the cheesecake and store in the refrigerator in a sealed container until ready to garnish.  Two great flavors!

Easy Cheesecake Bites | semi homemade dessert, easy cheesecake dessert, easy recipe, easy entertaining recipeEasy Cheesecake Bites | semi homemade dessert, easy cheesecake dessert, easy recipe, easy entertaining recipe

When asked what she (Ina fro the Barefoot Contessa) looks for when creating a menu for a dinner party, Ina Garten explained, “The key is the final step”. Many if not most recipes can be made ahead,  “There are a lot of steps you can do a day before or two days before.”  The best make ahead recipes have a final step that is not only easy, but also yields up a dish that is at its best.  This is the motto I go by for all my dinner parties and that’s why these Easy Cheesecake Bites fit right in.

Easy Cheesecake Bites

Serves Fills 2 dozen     adjust servings

Ingredients

For the Cookie Cups

  • sugar cookie and chocolate chip store bought cookie dough

For the Filling

  • plain flavor store bought frozen cheesecake, thawed

For the Topping

  • seedless raspberry preserves
  • Fresh raspberries
  • chocolate ice cream syrup
  • mini chocolate chips

Instructions

    For the Cookie Cups:

    1. Preheat oven 350°.
    2. Place cookie squares in mini muffin cups and bake 20 minutes.
    3. While the cookies are still hot press a measuring spoon in the center to hollow the cookie and form a cup.
    4. Cool in mini muffin cup.
    5. When cool pop out of mini muffin cup and cool completely on wire rack.

    For the Filling:

    1. Spoon cheesecake filling into a medium mixing bowl; mix until creamy.
    2. Transfer to a pipping bag fitted with a wide star tip.

    For the Raspberry Cheesecake Bites:

    1. Spoon a small amount of the raspberry preserves into each sugar cookie cup; pipe cheesecake filling on top of preserves.
    2. Heat some of the raspberry preserves in the microwave (about 30 seconds) and drizzle on top.
    3. Add a fresh raspberry to each Raspberry Cheesecake Bite.

    For the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites:

    1. Add a small amount of mini chocolate chips to the bottom of each chocolate chip cookie cup (about 1 teaspoon), pipe cheesecake filling on top of chocolate chips.
    2. Drizzle chocolate ice cream syrup on top.
    3. Add a few more mini chocolate chips or cut a piece of a Hershey bar in half and add it to each Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bite.

    Easy Cheesecake Bites | semi homemade dessert, easy cheesecake dessert, easy recipe, easy entertaining recipe

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    Comments

    Easy Cheesecake Bites — 11 Comments

    1. Ran across your blog today, and just wanted to say these look amazing!! I always want to make cheesecake but dont know how and dont have the right pan, but THIS I could do!! I cant wait to try it, thanks for sharing!

      Jessica

    2. I saw your blog..and I got excited cause I saw these cheesecakes! I would love to make for my family too..hoping it will turn out jut like yours… (I hope so). Thanks for sharing

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