Cheesecake bites

Cheesecake bites are a delightful and convenient way to enjoy the rich, creamy taste of cheesecake in a more portable and bite-sized form. These treats typically start with a classic cheesecake base, made from a smooth blend of cream cheese, sugar, and eggs, creating a mixture that is both rich and velvety. This cheesecake mixture is often infused with vanilla extract, adding a subtle but distinct flavor that complements the creaminess of the cheese.

The crust for cheesecake bites is usually a crumbly, sweet foundation, often made from crushed graham crackers mixed with melted butter and a touch of sugar. This mixture is pressed firmly into the bottom of a pan, forming a solid base that offers a delightful contrast in texture to the creamy cheesecake layer. Some variations might use other types of cookies or biscuits for the crust, adding different flavors and textures.

Once the crust is prepared and the cheesecake mixture is poured over it, the entire ensemble is baked until the cheesecake is set but still slightly wobbly in the center. After baking, the cheesecake is allowed to cool and then chilled, usually for several hours or overnight, which helps to firm up the texture and intensify the flavors.

After the chilling process, the large cheesecake is cut into small, bite-sized squares or rectangles, creating individual servings that are easier to eat as a snack or serve at parties. These bites can be enjoyed as they are, offering a simple yet luxurious taste experience, or they can be embellished with various toppings. Common toppings include fresh fruits like strawberries or raspberries, fruit compotes, chocolate drizzles, caramel sauce, or even a sprinkle of powdered sugar or cocoa.

The result is a collection of small, decadent bites that offer the classic taste of cheesecake in a form that’s easy to share and enjoy. Each bite delivers a blend of the buttery, crumbly crust with the smooth, rich cheesecake, often complemented by the chosen toppings. Cheesecake bites are perfect for those who love cheesecake but want it in a more manageable and less formal serving size, making them ideal for gatherings, buffets, or just as a sweet treat to enjoy at home.

Ingredients:

° 200g Biscuits

° 100gm melted butter

°5 eggs

°700 gm cream cheese

°100g (12 cups) sugar

°150gm melted chocolate

°2 tablespoons vegetable oil

°40 g (1/3 cup) hazelnut kernels

PREPARATION:

– In a bowl, mix crushed biscuits with melted butter, transfer to a baking tray and press.

In another bowl, mix the cream cheese, eggs and sugar.

Pour over pressed biscuits. Bake at 160°C (320°F) for 45 minutes.

Cut them into squares and dip them in the mixture of melted chocolate and hazelnuts.

Freeze for 15 minutes.

Enjoy !

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