oreo cheesecake bites oreo cheesecake bites Israeli Kitchen If you don't have Oreos on hand, any cookie crumbs will do the trick, like Gingersnaps, lemon, maple or even crushed nuts. (Photo: Russy Tendler)

Oreo cheesecake bites

One bite and you’ll be in heaven with these creamy, cookie-coated cheesecake delights.

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  • Yield: Serves 12
  • Prep time: 50 minutes
  • Cook time: 35 minutes

Such mixed feelings! On the one hand, one look at these miniature bites of magic and you'll want to devour the lot. On the other hand, you’ll be grateful the pieces are small. They’re rich, decadent, creamy and you don’t want to have to start shopping for larger pants.

But speaking of shopping, no need to run out for Oreos if you don’t have them in the pantry (although I’ll seriously question your sanity if you don’t keep a healthy stock of these on hand) – any cookie crumbs will do the trick. Gingersnaps, lemon, maple or even crushed nuts will coat these cheesecake bites beautifully. Of course you’ll have to change the name then, but that’s your problem, not mine. Like not having Oreos. Your problem, not mine.

Ingredients

    Cheesecake:

  • 2 packages Neufchatel cheese (or reduced fat cream cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Tahitian vanilla sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ganache:

  • 1 10-ounce package chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or whole milk
  • Crumb and garnish:

  • 12 Oreos, finely crushed
  • 12 mini Oreos

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8-inch pan with non-stick spray.

Beat cream cheese, milk and eggs until smooth. Add flour, vanilla sugar and regular sugar and mix well.

Pour batter into pan, and bake for 25 minutes or until center is set. Open oven door, turn off oven, and allow to sit on hot oven for about 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely, then cut into squares.

Place cheesecake squares on a wire rack over parchment paper (to catch drips). Pour melted chocolate over each square, using the back of a spoon to coat the sides completely. Sprinkle with Oreo crumbs. Stick a mini Oreo in the center for a cute garnish.

Oreo cheesecake bitesThese Oreo cheesecake bites are an excellent party dessert. (Photo: Russy Tendler)

Oreo cheesecake bitesNever has an Oreo looked fancier or more adorable. (Photo: Russy Tendler)

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