Mini Cheesecake Surprise

Mini Cheesecake Surprise Recipe

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Dawnmarie Young


This is my own adaptation of a Paula Deen recipe. How many mini cheesecakes it makes depends on the size of the muffins. This is the recipe that made me realize that all muffin pans do not make the same size muffins.

My friends and family love it so much that this is one of the things they always what they want me to bring to pitch-in dinners.


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12 - 18
30 Min
20 Min


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1 1/2 c
graham crackers, crushed
4 Tbsp
1/4 c
butter, melted
12 - 18
assorted bite-size candies (caramel cups, peanut butter cups, miniatures, kisses)


16 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
vanilla or almond extract

How to Make Mini Cheesecake Surprise


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with paper cupcake liners.
  • 2CRUST: Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, & melted butter. Press mixture into each lined muffin cup. Place one piece of candy in the center of each muffin cup. (If using miniatures, cut into halves.)
  • 3Using a handheld mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla or almond extract and beat well. Add eggs 1 at a time beating well after each. Spoon mixture over candies and crusts.
  • 4Bake until just set, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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About Mini Cheesecake Surprise

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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