A Yuletide treat, these easy mini-cheesecakes combine the perfect match of chocolate and cherries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Line muffin cups with paper or foil muffin liners.

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  • Remove cookie top from each sandwich cookie; crush and set aside. Place cream-topped cookies in lined muffin cups, cream side up.

  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, baking cocoa, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a large bowl until fluffy. Mix in eggs until blended. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full; sprinkle 1/4 cup reserved cookie crumbs over top. Discard remaining crumbs or save for another use.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Top each cheesecake with 2 tablespoons pie filling and a dollop of whipped topping just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 36.3g 12% DV; fat 16.7g 26% DV; cholesterol 74mg 25% DV; sodium 183.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
This recipe is quick and easy but the chocolate cheesecake is divine. I also use the chocolate filling for making marble cheesecake and have also put the sandwich cookies in a regular springform pan added mini chocolate cookies to the filling and baked! I love this recipe! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2012
This recipe is quick and easy but the chocolate cheesecake is divine. I also use the chocolate filling for making marble cheesecake and have also put the sandwich cookies in a regular springform pan added mini chocolate cookies to the filling and baked! I love this recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
These were quick easy and yummy! I think next time I will just crush the cookies reserve 1/4 for the topping and just put some in the bottom of the paper liners. We had some friends over for dinner and everyone loved these. Will make again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2013
I'm giving 5 stars for the cheesecake part. The recipe is spot on and the cheesecake is so delicious - almost tastes like creamy fudge. To reduce carbs I eliminate the crust part. I also usually just add whipped cream and fresh berries (whatever berry I have on hand) to keep it light and low carb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
I was expecting a cheesecake but I got these delicous things instead. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2013
This was so great. I added some instant coffee for an espresso variety. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
Awesome recipe! Just wondering how some others got every single one to be the perfect size all of them even. Do you use a scooper or a spoon? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2015
I just made this today for dinner with friends. I am NOT a baker, so I was glad to find something that seemed so simple. Like one of the other reviewers, I replaced half of the cream cheese with vanilla Greek yogurt, and reduced the sugar a bit so the cocoa stood out more. The result was an instant, runaway hit. These things are so tasty and easy to make they're a definite threat to my weight-loss plans. Love 'em! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
So easy and so yummy! This dessert is great anytime of year. I used extra dark chocolate cocoa powder. It made 12 cupcake sized cheesecakes. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2014
This was the best thing I've ever baked!! The family loved it. Followed the recipe exactly as written and it came out great. Will be making this again Read More
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