Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bites

Relish this delicious cheesecake dipped in melted chocolate – perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 5 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup sour cream
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs

Coating

24
oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
3
tablespoons shortening
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. Line 8-inch square pan with heavy-duty foil so foil extends over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press in bottom of sprayed foil-lined pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour filling over crust.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are set. Center will be soft but will set when cool. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until chilled. Freeze cheesecake about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 4 Remove cheesecake from pan by lifting foil. Cut into 48 pieces; remove from foil and place on sheet of waxed paper.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, melt coating ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Cool 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly cooled. Place in 2-cup measuring cup.
  • 6 Spear each cheesecake bite with fork; dip in melted chocolate to cover bottom and sides, letting excess drip off. Place on waxed paper.
  • 7 Spoon about 1 teaspoon melted chocolate over each bite, smoothing top with back of spoon. Let stand about 20 minutes or until firm. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bite
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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