12.19.13

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE BITES

today is our final holiday dessert post from our three part series! try out these strawberry cheesecake bites at your next work potluck, or holiday party at home. the gold wrapping on them feels very festive. you are sure to impress with these!

what you’ll need…
• 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
• ¾ cup sugar
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• ½ tsp. lemon zest
• 2 eggs
• ¾ cup strawberries
• 16 honey graham crackers, finely crushed
• 3 pkg. (7 oz. each) BAKER’S Dark Semi-Sweet Dipping Chocolate

Prep Time: 30 min. | Total Time: 5 hours 30min. (incl. refrigerating) | Makes: 48 servings

 

how to make them…
HEAT oven to 325ºF.
LINE 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended; pour into prepared pan.
BAKE 1 hour. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours. Use foil handles to lift cheesecake from pan. Crumble cheesecake into a large bowl. Add strawberries; mix well. Shape into 48 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. for each. Roll in graham crumbs until evenly coated. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

MELT chocolate as directed on package. Dip cheesecake balls, 1 at a time, in chocolate; return to baking sheet. Sprinkle with any remaining graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.

and how about a quick entertaining tip?

when setting the table, you should try out these wild floral bundles for each guest. we used rosemary, a few flowers picked from our backyard and a couple of nicer stems from our local florist. each person gets a different assortment and it adds a very special touch to the table. maybe keep a bucket in the sink with some water so they can place them in there during the meal and take them home after.

for two more sweet holiday recipes click below. 
caramel apple cheesecake parfait
cranberry orange mini cheesecakes
you can visit the philadelphia cheesecake cheer site for dessert recipes & entertaining ideas! 

(this post is sponsored by philadelphia cream cheese, all opinions are my own. recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here!)

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    Sophie says:

    These look so so yummy! And they are also so beautifully presented as well! Well done :) xx

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    Ice Pandora says:

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    oh my gosh these look fantastic!
    can i have one for breakfast, please?

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    i’m assuming (and probably correct) that you guys throw the parties. the proof is in the post! love the floral idea especially.

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    Leanne says:

    One question – when you mix in the strawberries, are these chopped strawberries? whole strawberries? Pureed strawberries? Or do you just roll a strawberry in the cheesecake? Thanks, I can’t wait to make these!

    Great idea for Holiday dessert! So often we only want a bite of something deliciously sweet and who doesn’t love cheesecake?!

    Kayla says:

    Cheesecake bites! Yum! I never would have guessed just by sight that those were cheesecake, I love that idea!

    Maru says:

    Oh my, these look so good!

    Ana says:

    The treats look so yummy, but the bouquets for guest are even better. Great idea.

    maggie says:

    I agree with Ana…I love the bouquets for guests!

    Bailey says:

    The only problem with these cheesecake bites is that they are not in my mouth. Right now. They look incredible!! And those little flower bundles are such a cute idea!

    Bailey

    Emily says:

    I have the same question as Leanne. How are the strawberries prepared?

    pennycharla says:

    If anyone gets the answer re:strawberries……please share. Thanks.

    Leslie says:

    For those asking about the strawberries, they are a small dice and gently mixed into the cheesecake batter. -Leslie

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