Mini Peppermint and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

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Mini Peppermint and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Mini Peppermint and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Worthy of a Special Occasion

To cut this recipe in half, just omit the egg whites from the filling.

Yield: 4 dozen (serving size: 1 cheesecake)

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1  cup  chocolate wafer crumbs (such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers; about 22 cookies)
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, melted
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 12  hard peppermint candies, divided
  • 2/3  cup  (5 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup  (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  flour
  • 2  large egg whites
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4  cup  semisweet chocolate minichips
  • 1/4  teaspoon  peppermint extract
  • 1  cup  frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 2  tablespoons  chocolate sprinkles

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare crust, combine the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Press about 1 1/2 teaspoons crumb mixture into the bottom of each of 48 mini muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 5 minutes.

To prepare the filling, place 6 candies, fat-free cream cheese and the next 6 ingredients (fat-free cream cheese through sour cream) in a food processor; process until smooth. Stir in minichips and peppermint extract. Divide the filling evenly among prepared crusts. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes or until done. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove mini cheesecakes from pans, and cool completely. Top each mini cheesecake with 1 teaspoon whipped topping. Crush the remaining 6 candies; sprinkle the crushed candies and chocolate sprinkles over the cheesecakes.

Nutritional Information

Calories:
54 (37% from fat)
Fat:
2.2g (sat 1.3g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.1g)
Protein:
1.6g
Carbohydrate:
6.9g
Fiber:
0.2g
Cholesterol:
10mg
Iron:
0.2mg
Sodium:
62mg
Calcium:
15mg
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