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Jelly Bean Mini Cheesecakes for Easter

Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

Jelly bean mini cheesecakes are a delightful Easter treat!

Jelly bean mini cheesecakes are a delightful Easter treat!

A Fun Easter Dessert!

I love cheesecake. Who doesn’t? Mini cheesecakes are a great way to share and enjoy this sweet treat. This Easter, let the soft colors of early spring inspire some cute and tasty little cheesecake treats topped with jelly beans.

Just start with a basic cheesecake recipe (or use your own favorite recipe if you have one). Some recipes incorporate sour cream, but mine does not. My recipe also eliminates the need for a graham cracker crust by substituting vanilla wafers.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 vanilla wafers
  • Food coloring (springtime colors)
  • 36 jelly beans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until blended.
  3. Add the vanilla flavoring.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time with a mixer on low speed.
  5. Set muffin liners into a muffin tin. Place one vanilla wafer at the bottom of each muffin liner.
  6. Pour the batter on top of each vanilla wafer. Bake for 70 minutes, or until the middle is set.
  7. Once the mini cheesecakes have cooled, garnish each one with three jelly beans.

Separate Batter and Tint Spring Colors

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A Vanilla Wafer in the Bottom Forms the Crust

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Tips for a Perfect Cheesecake

  • Temperature: Whichever cheesecake recipe you use, it's important for all the ingredients to be brought to room temperature. This will prevent lumps and yield a smoother texture.
  • Eggs: Don't overbeat the eggs. Beating them lightly will prevent cracks.
  • Don't peek! Keep the oven door closed and only check when the cheesecake has had time to cook.

Comments

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 14, 2020:

Thanks, FlouishAnyway!

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 13, 2020:

These are adorable. I like the different colors.

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 09, 2020:

I'll bet! What a great idea. Thanks, Donna

Donna Herron from USA on April 09, 2020:

These are so charming! A friend of mine made similar Easter treats and used shoelace licorice for the handle. She cut three pieces of licorice at about 5 inch lengths and braided them together to form an arch-shaped handle to place across the top of her little cheesecakes. Very cute!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 07, 2020:

You are welcome! Happy spring!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 07, 2020:

Me too! Thanks for commenting!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 07, 2020:

Thanks. Have a happy Easter.

Nell Rose from England on April 07, 2020:

Definitely yum! Great recipe, and definitely one to try!

Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on April 06, 2020:

Thanks for sharing this dessert recipe. Making these mini cheesecakes seems like a really nice idea!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 06, 2020:

Sounds good. Cheese cakes are one of my favorites. It's a good idea to make them small, to be served individually.

Thanks for sharing the details.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 06, 2020:

This looks so good and the recipe looks easy. Thaks Rebecca.

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 06, 2020:

Thanks! Fun and easy ti make!

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 06, 2020:

Thanks, Rachel!

Rachelle Williams from Tempe, AZ on April 06, 2020:

YUMMMMY!