Strawberry Heart Mini Cheesecake Bites

strawberry heart cheesecake bites

Need another sweet Valentine’s treat?

You have to try these adorable little teeny-tiny cheesecakes I made with my little guys the other day!

My four year old is a SERIOUS strawberry fan-like he eats a package almost every day.  And don’t get me started on his cheese consumption! So these little cheesecakes were the perfect dessert to make for him after some hard work with his speech pathologist yesterday.

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Strawberry Heart Mini Cheesecake Bites
 
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Sweet mini cheesecakes with a strawberry heart garnish
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18

Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz Package of Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or margarine

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line mini-muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a mixer cream together cream cheese and sugar.
  4. Add lemon juice and egg.
  5. Mix until well-blended.
  6. In a sandwich bag, crush graham crackers.
  7. Add butter in small increments until mixture is sticky.
  8. Spoon graham cracker mixture into the bottom of muffin tins.
  9. Top with cheese mixture.
  10. Bake for 11-14 minutes.
  11. While cheesecakes are baking slice strawberries in half and cut a “v” in the top to create heart shape.
  12. Immediately after removing cheesecakes from oven press strawberry hearts into the top of each cake.
  13. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

 

Do you love cheesecake, it’s one of my favorites! My hubby and I actually had one as our wedding cake! For some other Valentine’s (or anytime!) treat ideas check out my Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pops, Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Brownies, or Triple Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies!

 

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Comments

    • Melissa says

      lol..Heather, my hubby and I got married just the two of us. I just ordered a regular old pumpkin cheesecake-no decorations!

    • Melissa says

      Thanks Laura Beth! I slice strawberries for my youngest everyday and I just started to think how much they looked like hearts!

    • Melissa says

      Hey there! You can definitely use the recipe for regular size muffin tins but I’m not sure how long they would take to cook or how many full size muffins it would make…you may want to double the recipe and just keep an eye on the cakes!

  1. Nada says

    This might be a dumb question but is the butter added to the graham crackers or to the mixture with the cream cheese and everything else?

    Thanks!

  2. amy says

    Quick Question…. what size cream cheese and do you think they would work fine reg. muffin size…just adjusting cook time?

    • Melissa says

      Hey Amy! I believe it was the 8oz standard size of cream cheese and for full size muffins I’d cook them longer and keep an eye on them. They aren’t temperamental so if they stay in. A few extra minutes they’ll still taste great!

  3. says

    I’ve got these in the oven now yummy yummy although I didn’t read you needed a mini muffin pan so I used a regular one and wondered why I needed to double the crust amount and I only got 9 muffins out of it – thought I was going crazy until I re-read the recipe ha ha
    Any way this make 8 to 9 lovely standard sized cakes (as I have just by accident discovered) I used the same amount of mix but did more crumb.
    I am eagerly waiting for them to cook
    Thank you for a great recipe

  4. Myrto says

    Hi Melissa, what an amazidng idea and what a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing. Just one question: what is the weight of the crackers you used?

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