Mini Snickers Cheesecakes

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    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes

    I prefer all thing mini. I like cupcakes over cakes, mini muffins over regular muffins and these mini cheesecakes are the latest to join that list. I mean seriously look at them! This is sinful indulgence at it’s best! Do you guys like snickers? I am not the biggest fan, I mean I like it which is obvious since it has chocolate and caramel but I don’t love it. But these mini cheesecakes? Now that’s a different story. These are seriously too good to resist and is the ultimate treat especially if you are a snickers fan!

    Snickers Cheesecake

    I think I have mentioned this before that I love cheesecakes, especially from The Cheesecake Factory. My only problem with them is that they are so heavy and rich that I am never able to finish even a single slice! We usually get 1 slice between me and my husband and we still struggle to finish it. So last time when I made this entire big cheesecake during fall, I thought it would have been so much better had I made mini cheesecakes. It’s easy to eat them that way and also easier to share with friends and family.

    Now the thought of making snickers cheesecake came in my mind only because I had a huge box of snickers lying in my pantry and so I thought it would be cool to make mini cheesecakes out of these and share on my blog for Valentines Day. After all chocolate = Valentines is pretty much an established fact. These cheesecakes are pretty easy to make and since they are mini you can eat more than one :D. I topped them with chocolate ganache and a quick caramel sauce. Both the toppings added so much to the flavor and I would highly recommend them.

    Mini Cheesecakes Snickers

     

    Method

    Crust

    In a food processor, place the oreo cookies or any other chocolate cookie that you are going to use for the crust.

    Pulse till cookies are completely crushed and you get fine crumbs.

    Transfer cookie crumbs to a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to it and mix till crumbs are well coated with the butter.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-1

    Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Distribute  the crumb mixture equally into 12 cupcake liners. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees.

    Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the liners, first using your fingers and then using back of a measuring cup.

    Bake the crust at 325 F degrees for 4-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-2Cheesecake Filling

    Chop the snickers bar into small pieces. I didn’t chop them fine, just coarsely.

    Take softened cream cheese in a bowl, make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature. This is absolutely essential.

    Beat the cream cheese using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer till completely smooth and creamy, around 3-4 minutes. scraping from the sides as required. There shouldn’t be any lumps.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-3

    Add egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sorry I added both the eggs together and that’s what you see in the picture but add 1 at a time.

    Once eggs are mixed, add in the heavy cream, granulated white sugar and vanilla extract.

    Beat till mixture on medium speed till it completely smooth.Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-4

    Stir in the chopped snickers.

    Using an ice cream scoop, fill the cupcake liners with the cheesecake batter. The liners should be almost full.

    Bake at 325 F degrees for 20-22 minutes or till the center looks set. It’s okay if the center is still little wobbly, it better to underbake than to overbake the cheesecake. Let the cheesecakes cool down in the pan for 30 minutes and then take them out of the pan. Let them cool for 30 minutes more and then place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours to set. The cheesecakes rise a little while baking but sink later on when they are taken out of the oven. This is normal so don’t panic!

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-5Chocolate Ganache Topping

    Once the mini cheesecake are set and chilled, start making your ganache. Heat heavy cream in a pan on medium-low heat.

    As soon as the cream starts simmering [not boiling] remove it from heat and pour it over the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Set is aside for 3-4 minutes.

    After 4-5 minutes, take a spoon and whisk the mixture till chocolate and cream are mixed together completely. The ganache is now ready.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-6Caramel Topping

    Add brown sugar, heavy cream and unsalted butter in a pan on medium heat.

    Whisk till it’s all melted and smooth. Let the sauce simmer on medium heat.

    After 3-4 minutes, the caramel sauce will thicken and that’s when you remove the pan from heat and set aside.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes Recipe-Step-7To assemble the mini cheesecakes, take them out of the refrigerator and use a spoon to place the chocolate ganache in the center of each cheesecake. Drizzle some caramel sauce  and then place few chopped snickers pieces on top.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecake

    * Store the cheesecakes in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes

    Serves: 12 mini cheesecakes

    Mini Snickers Cheesecakes topped with Chocolate Ganache & Caramel Topping!
    Ingredients
    Crust
    • 12 oreo cookies [or any other chocolate cookie]
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    Cheesecake filling
    • 12 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
    • ½ cup + 1 tablespoons granulated white sugar
    • 2 eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 4 snickers, chopped into small pieces
    Chocolate Ganache topping
    • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • ¼ cup heavy cream
    Caramel topping
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup heavy cream
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    1 snickers bar, coarsely chopped, for topping
      Instructions
      Crust
      1. In a food processor pulse the oreo cookies till you get fine crumbs.
      2. Transfer cookie crumbs to a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to it and mix till crumbs are well coated with the butter.
      3. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Distribute the crumb mixture equally into 12 cupcake liners. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees.
      4. Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the liners, first using your fingers and then using back of a measuring cup.
      5. Bake the crust at 325 F degrees for 4-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
      Cheesecake Filling
      1. Chop the snickers bar into small pieces. I didn't chop them fine, just coarsely.
      2. Take softened cream cheese in a bowl, make sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature. This is absolutely essential.
      3. Beat the cream cheese using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer till completely smooth and creamy, around 3-4 minutes. scraping from the sides as required. There shouldn't be any lumps.
      4. Add egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
      5. Once eggs are mixed, add in the heavy cream, granulated white sugar and vanilla extract.
      6. Beat till mixture on medium speed till it completely smooth.
      7. Stir in the chopped snickers.
      8. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the cupcake liners with the cheesecake batter. The liners should be almost full.
      9. Bake at 325 F degrees for 20-22 minutes or till the center looks set. It's okay if the center is still little wobbly, it better to underbake than to overbake the cheesecake.
      10. Let the cheesecakes cool down in the pan for 30 minutes and then take them out of the pan. Let them cool for 30 minutes more and then place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours to set.
      Chocolate Ganache Topping
      1. Once the mini cheesecake are set and chilled, start making your ganache. Heat heavy cream in a pan on medium-low heat.
      2. As soon as the cream starts simmering [not boiling] remove it from heat and pour it over the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Set is aside for 3-4 minutes.
      3. After 4-5 minutes, take a spoon and whisk the mixture till chocolate and cream are mixed together completely.
      Caramel Topping
      1. Add brown sugar, heavy cream and unsalted butter in a pan on medium heat.
      2. Whisk till it's all melted and smooth. Let the sauce simmer on medium heat.
      3. After 3-4 minutes, the caramel sauce will thicken and that's when you remove the pan from heat and set aside.
      To Serve
      1. To assemble the mini cheesecakes, take them out of the refrigerator and use a spoon to place the chocolate ganache in the center of each cheesecake.
      2. Drizzle some caramel sauce and then place few chopped snickers pieces on top.
      3. Keep the cheesecakes refrigerated.

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      62 thoughts on “Mini Snickers Cheesecakes

      1. Manali, they look irresistible!! How do you manage to eat so many delicious things lol. My brother will looove this cheesecakes, he is a Snickers guy

        1. Hi Manali… This Mini cheese cake looks awesome.. This s 1st time I m coming across ur blog and I jus gave a reading to this recepie, butterscoth icecream n tutti fruti icecream.. I really liked them n soon gonna try them.. But for this Snickers cheese cake I wanted to ask is there any alternative to adding egg ? M pure veg.. Or can I skip adding egg?

          1. One more question.. I don’t have an ice cream maker… So,would making it without ice cream maker bring any difference in taste??

          2. Hi Sneha,if you don’t want to use eggs why don’t you try the eggless no-bake cheesecake? Simply use agar agar powder to firm the cheesecake. In case you want to try my recipe you can use flax or chia seed eggs in place of the eggs. This is how you make it – For each egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (measure after grinding) with 3 tablespoons of water. Stir well, and place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the result should be a sticky egg-like substitute. Hope this helps!

      2. These look so perfect!! I too love things mini. My friends are like, “Karishma always loves little things!” and we’ve always wanted to have a mini party.

        But I love the idea of a little snickers cheesecake, it sounds so so so good!

      3. Manali, two words = mouth drooling! I showed these to The Husband (as this is his absolute favorite dessert) and wanted HIM to comment here. He goes “No way…I’m going to get my laptop to share it on social media! THAT is totally awesome!” Sigh. Consider yourself pinned 🙂 Hahahaha!

      4. I love mini food, totally with you there! These cheesecakes are absolutely adorable. And snickers is the best chocolate bar so i know I would love these! Especially with cheesecake, mini is absolutely better. I love the Cheesecake Factory too, always go there when we’re in the States, but those slices are SO big and rich!

      5. Snickers just so happen to be my favorite candy bar…well, one of them! And cheesecake just so happens to be my favorite dessert. So I think it goes without saying that these mini snickers cheesecakes and I will become very good friends! And since they are mini, I can eat more, right? 🙂

      6. I love mini desserts, too, and I can’t for the life of me eat a giant slice of cheesecake! I could go for a couple of these easily — I’ve always loved Snickers bars! These look sinfully good! 🙂

      7. I love these Manali! Can’t believe I havent visited you before…Loved everything I saw here.. 🙂
        PS: I co host a link party on Saturdays …We would love for you to join us at the Saucy Saturdays!

      8. HI I found your recipe on Pinterest. I am doing a Round Up blog post later in March for National Chocolate Caramel Day (the 19th) and am interested in including this recipe in that round up. I would like to use a picture from the post, with links back to your site/this post. I would promote it on my all my social media platforms and would share the link with you so that you could do the same if you wish. If you are not interested, I understand, I will not use your post/images without your permission.

        Thank you for your time.

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