Jelly Bean Mini Cheesecakes for Easter

Updated on April 11, 2020
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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

A Vanilla Wafer in the Bottom Forms the Crust

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.

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    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, FlouishAnyway!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 weeks ago from USA

      These are adorable. I like the different colors.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

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

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      Donna Herron 

      7 weeks ago from USA

      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!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You are welcome! Happy spring!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Me too! Thanks for commenting!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks. Have a happy Easter.

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      Nell Rose 

      7 weeks ago from England

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

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 weeks ago from USA

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      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.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

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

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      8 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks! Fun and easy ti make!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      8 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Rachel!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      8 weeks ago from Tempe, AZ

      YUMMMMY!

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