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Churro Cheesecake Bites

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Churro Cheesecake Bites
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 16
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Churro Cheesecake Bites

These little cheesecake bites have the great flavor of my favorite snack – the churro! The crust is made from Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ and the cheesecake itself is full of cinnamon.

Ingredients

3
cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal
1/4
cup butter, melted
16
ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup sour cream
3
large eggs, room temperature
1
tablespoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2
cup whipped cream, as desired

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • 2 Add the cereal to a blender or food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. Alternately, place the cereal in a plastic bag, seal, and beat with a rolling pin to crush the cereal.
  • 3 Add the cereal to a medium bowl and pour the melted butter over it. Stir to combine.
  • 4 Line 2 12-count muffin tins with 16 paper or foil liners. Scoop one spoonful of the crust into each liner and press down with your fingers to form the crust.
  • 5 Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and beat until creamy and smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the whipped cream, to the mixer and beat on medium speed until just combined.
  • 6 Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tins to just under the top of the liners.
  • 7 Bake for 18-20 minutes or until just barely jiggly in the center. Cool completely before serving.
  • 8 Top with whipped cream and garnish with a piece of Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ , if desired.
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Yummy churro flavored cheesecake bites are small enough that it's okay to eat two, or three, or four...

As prepared by Buns in my Oven,

Sweet cinnamon sugar and creamy cheesecake are BFFs in this perfect bite-sized dessert. 

Can we talk about that one time that I ate six mini cheesecakes all in a row and then I died? 

It was awesome. 

You guys are all well aware that mini food is not about portion control, right? The opposite is true, actually. It’s just miniature so that you are able to go back for seconds and thirds and fourths and fifths, because “Oh, this is so small, another wouldn’t hurt!” 

I’m not the only one who does this, right? *burp* 

Anyway, my husband has this thang for cheesecake. I personally had never even tried cheesecake until I met the man (a travesty, I know), but he has seriously turned me on to its silky, creamy, cheesy-but-not-like-CHEESY, seductive charms. Can’t stop, won’t stop. 

Today I’ve married my favorite cereal with my husband's favorite dessert and made them mini so that we can all eat as many as we want without an ounce of guilt. 

Churro Cheesecakes Bites, y’all! Let’s get started, shall we? 

First up, grab the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It’s for more than just breakfast! 


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Crush about three cups of it. You should have a big heaping cup of crumbs. 

Melt up some butter and drizzle it over the cereal crumbs. Stir it all together with a spoon and wonder what kind of punishment you would receive if you just dug in and ate this like a bowl of, you know, cereal. I mean, it is cereal. Dig in, regret it when your husband walks by and gives you his judgy face, and then make more crumbs and melt more butter. I’ll wait. 


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Okay, now that the crust is made, go ahead and line two muffin tins with 16 paper or foil liners. I like the looks of paper best, but the cheesecake removes from the foil easiest. Decisions, decisions. 


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Scoop one spoonful of buttery cereal crumbs in each liner and press it down with your fingers to form the crust.


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Let’s make the batter! Mix up your cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, sugar, and cinnamon until it’s all smooth and creamy. 


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Pour that in to your prepared muffin tins and bake ‘em right up at 325ºF for 18-20 minutes. Your house smells divine right now, doesn’t it? You’re welcome!


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Now, if you’re like me you'll want to let these cool completely. I hate warm cheesecake, but that’s just a personal preference. Do what you think is best – devour now or devour later.


Churro Cheesecake Bites

Just be sure to add a dollop of whipped cream and stick a piece of cereal in there for good luck!

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