Mini Cheesecakes with Vanilla Wafers for a crust is a crowd favorite dessert recipe! All the creamy goodness of cheesecake in tiny bite form that are easy to serve and easy to enjoy. You seriously need to give this mini cheesecake recipe a try at your next celebration!
Mini Cheesecake Bites with Nilla Wafer crusts and cherry or strawberry fruit topping!
I am very vocal about the fact that I am a not a cake fan. I am, however, a cheesecake fan! Growing up, my mom would always make me one of three birthday desserts: cheesecake, apple pie or lemon meringue pie. Cheesecake was always my favorite but definitely required a bit more work. NOT these easy mini cheesecakes though or my cheesecake dips, but this is really about the cheesecake bites!
These Mini Cheesecakes are made with vanilla wafers for a crust, easy cheesecake filling in the middle, and either strawberries or cherries on top! A large batch can be whipped together quickly with just around 15 minutes of prep work. It makes it a perfect party dessert, especially for the holidays!
These mini cheesecake bites can be easily customized, too, which is great if you are having guests over. You can easily switch up the fruit topping – cherry, strawberry, apple, or even homemade berry jam are all an option. I used the berry jam for my Berry Oreo Mini Cheesecakes, and they turned out amazing!
HOW TO MAKE MINI CHEESECAKES
When making cheesecake bites, I prefer using a simple crust solution. I find it trickier than necessary to use graham cracker crumbs to make the cheesecake crust in a mini cupcake liner. Therefore, I use a small cookie for my cheesecake crust. For this recipe, I used a mini Nilla Wafer which fits perfectly in the bottom of mini cupcakes liners. I have also used Oreo thins in regular cupcake liners and regular sized Nilla Wafers can also fit in standard cupcake liners if you want a bigger size.
So first step is to prep your pan and cupcake liners with desired crust! Then, mix together your filling ingredients until smooth and add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of filling on top of your crust. Then spoon one cherry or one strawberry on the top of the filling. Bake your cheesecake bites at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
HELPFUL ITEMS FOR MAKING CHEESECAKE BITES!
- Mini Cupcake Pan
- White Mini Cupcake Liners or Colorful Mini Cupcake Liners
- Mini Nilla Wafers
- Cherry Pie Filling and Strawberry Pie Filling
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE OTHER DESSERT BITES!
- Mini Berry Oreo Cheesecakes
- Coconut Lemon Truffles
- Pumpkin Truffles
- Homemade Vegan Turtles
- Pecan Bourbon Fudge
- Baked Cannoli Bites
It’s Time to Enjoy These Mini Cheesecake Bites with Vanilla Wafers!!!
Addicting Cheesecake Bites!! Delicious recipe for Mini Cheesecakes with vanilla wafer crust, creamy cheesecake filling, your favorite fruit topping!
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1 box Mini Nilla Wafers
- 1 can Cherry Pie Topping or Strawberry Pie Topping
Prepare mini cupcake pan with small cupcake liners and place a Nilla Wafer at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
Beat cream cheese until smooth and a little fluffy in texture.
Add sugar, egg, and lemon juice to the cream cheese and beat until smooth.
Scoop around 1 1/2 teaspoons of cheesecake filling onto each vanilla wafer then add one cherry or strawberry on top of the filling.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.