Cinni-Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Cinni-Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: Makes 12 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 - 2/3 cups Essential Everyday Cinni-mini Crunch Cereal divided
  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons Essential Everyday Granulated Sugar divided
  • 2 tablespoons Essential Everyday Butter melted
  • 1 - 8 ounce package Essential Everyday Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Essential Everyday Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 - 16 ounce container fresh strawberries diced
  • 1 - 6 ounce container fresh raspberries chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prep:  Crush 2/3 cup cereal and place in a medium bowl. Add 2 teaspoons sugar and melted butter; mix with a fork until well combined. Divide among 1 (24 count) paper lined mini muffin pan; pressing firmly into bottom. Bake in a preheated 325°F oven for 5 minutes.

 

  • Combine:  In large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until creamed, scraping bowl. Add in egg; continue mixing until well combined.
  • Divide cream cheese mixture among muffin cups. Return to oven and continue baking 20 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely in pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

  • Create:  Chop remaining 2 cups cereal and place in medium bowl. Add strawberries and raspberries; toss. Top cheesecakes with fruit mixture before serving