If you love cheesecake as much as I do, you’ll love these adorable mini cheesecakes topped with salted caramel and chocolate drizzle! Sprinkle some coarse salt on top for a bit of sweet and salty flavor! These little treats are a great dessert to serve at parties and special get-togethers. These little caramel cheesecakes are a truly decadent treat and each little bite will melt in your mouth!
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How to Make Mini Cheesecakes
I start these caramel cheesecake treats off with a simple graham cracker crust, just like the one you would use for a regular cheesecake. Actually, everything is just like a regular cheesecake, it’s just baked in little forms! First, line each mini cupcake tin with a paper liner, then drop spoonfuls of graham cracker mixture into each one. To make sure the cookie crumbs are firmly in place, use the bottom of a shot glass to press them firmly into place.
The vanilla cheesecake batter is super easy and simple, made with cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and sugar. Once you have the crust ready, fill the mini cupcake tins to the top with the cheesecake batter. Bake the mini cheesecakes just until the tops are set, about 35 to 40 minutes. Allow them to cool before adding the caramel sauce and drizzled chocolate.
Caramel Chocolate Topping!
Once the mini cheesecakes are baked, I top them off with melted caramel candies. If you want to use your own caramel sauce, I have a great recipe for that, too. My ‘Homemade Caramel Sauce’ is so easy to make – it’s a great alternative to the caramels I used in my video recipe! Once the caramel sets up a bit, add a few flakes of sea salt and drizzle with melted chocolate chips for the finishing touch! Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, transfer into a disposable bag and drizzle over the tops.
Enjoyed this fun recipe for mini cheesecakes? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Mini Raspberry Lemon Tarts – these delicate tarts are topped with lemon curd and torched meringue!
- Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes – these red velvet cheesecake minis are no-bake and topped with berries!
- Mini Fruit Pavlovas – delicate and crunchy meringue topped with whipped cream and berries!
- Mini Blueberry Tarts – filled with juicy blueberries in a butter pie crust!
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