I love these no bake mini chocolate chip cheesecakes! They have only a few ingredients and it's just crazy how quickly they come together. On top of that, they are so adorable your friends and family won't believe you didn't get them from a bakery.
The ingredients are pure and simple, too -- another vote in their favor. No processed whipped topping in these little babies.
Satisfy That Sweet Tooth with Just a Few Bites
I'm a huge fan of small desserts. Like most people, I get a hankering for something sweet, but I find if you keep it down to just a few bites you can be satisfied without consuming a ton of calories.
In fact, we have a board on Pinterest made up entirely of Small Bite Sweets. If you'd like to follow, you can connect here.
Another small bite sweet here on Biscuits and Burlap are our Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips, Brown Butter and Sea Salt. Doesn't that combination of flavors sound wonderful? Another mini dessert favorite that is perfect for the summer is our Peach Trifle.
And, if you love cream cheese, and you love small bite sweets you'll love Orange Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Orange Frosting.
Two more recipes for mini desserts in phyllo shells:
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake Mini's have a layer of cheesecake on bottom and are topped with a pecan pie filling and two bite Coconut Tarts will satisfy the coconut lovers.
Mini Cheesecakes Made Pretty
You could get extra fancy and pipe the filling into the shells with a star tip, but did you know that, in a pinch you can put filling for these mini cheesecakes (or anything else -- deviled eggs for example) into a zip-loc bag and cut off the corner?
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I actually do use disposable decorator bags, because they are a little sturdier, but believe me, I have run out and fallen back on the baggie trick plenty of times.
The decorator bags are super handy to have around though -- here's a whole page full of them to check out.
The Perfect Make Ahead Dessert
These are great little make ahead desserts, so they're perfect when you're planning a party. I wouldn't make them more than about a day ahead, though. Otherwise, the little shells could start to lose their crispiness.
If you're really trying to plan ahead though, you could make the filling up to 2 or 3 days ahead and just fill the shells closer to serving time. If you have any mini chocolate chips left over, try them in these Buttermilk Bars.
UPDATE! We had a few leftover and I put them in the freezer. A week or so later we got them out and tried one frozen. They made an awesome frozen treat as well!
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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
- Beat sugar, vanilla and cream cheese at medium speed until well mixed.
- Beat whipping cream in a separate bowl at high speed until peaks form.
- Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
- Gently stir in chocolate chips.
- Pipe mixture into individual fillo shells.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves and/or additional chocolate chips.