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Mini Honey Nut Cheerios™ Cheesecakes

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Mini Honey Nut Cheerios™ Cheesecakes
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 12
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Mini Honey Nut Cheerios™ Cheesecakes

Deliciously perfect for each other, the flavors of honey and nut complement smooth, creamy cheesecake in this easy treat. A touch of amaretto in the base and a gooey, caramel-y honey-almond topping puts these mini desserts over the top.

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups Cheerios™ cereal or Honey Nut Cheerios™ plus 2 tablespoons, divided
5
tablespoons melted butter
1/3
cup sugar
8
ounces cream cheese, softened
2
eggs
1
can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2
tablespoons amaretto or vanilla
1
cup honey
2/3
cup chopped almonds

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with parchment liners.
  • 2 Place 1 1/4 cups Honey Nut Cheerios™ a blender or food processor and pulse until you get fine crumbs. Pour crumbs into a bowl and mix with butter and sugar. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of each liner to form crusts.
  • 3 In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy, add eggs, beating to incorporate, add sweetened condensed milk and 1 tablespoon amaretto. The mixture will be quite runny. Pour in each liner, on top of crust. Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until the center of each cheesecake has set. Remove and cool completely.
  • 4 In a medium saucepan, toast almonds over medium-high heat, just until golden brown. Transfer to a small bowl. Add honey to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until boiling. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in toasted almonds and amaretto. Drizzle honey-caramel and almonds over cheesecakes just before serving.
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Mini Honey Nut Cheerios Cheesecakes

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The irresistible flavor combo of honey and nut, now in cheesecake form.


If you’ve ever, ever, like, ever ever craved a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerioes as if it were air, water and breath, yay you! You must be my soul human. And together, we must celebrate the wonderful perfection that is honey. And nut. And Cheerios.

That flavor combo. It’s just craveable. And now, I’ve gone and cheesecaked it. And it is so perfect, my heart hurts with gladness.

honey nut mini cheesecakes

Because, last week, I gathered a few basic baking must-haves into a collective pile.

I mean, super basic. Egg, butter, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, Honey Nut Cheerios.

Just the basic starting point of every worthwhile baking sesh.


honey nut mini cheesecakes

I blended the Cheerios with a bit of butter and sugar, then pressed the mixture into the bottom of parchment cuppies.


honey nut mini cheesecakes

Next: Egg, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, amaretto. Would you believe this easy mixture makes literally, the most amazing cheesecake that ever was?

Because it does. It totally does. Sweet and soft, it bakes up with these perfectly moon shaped rounded tops.


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As these sit and cool, the tops will crack ever so slightly, creating the most beautiful crevices for our caramel honey topping.


honey nut mini cheesecakes

But first, the wrappers must be removed. Or actually, they don’t HAVE to be removed, but I think these little cheesecakes are so pretty when you can see the edges and the layers inside. You decide here how you’ll present your noms.


honey nut mini cheesecakes

Toasted almonds get tossed together with caramelized honey, then drizzled atop the cooled cheesecake.


honey nut mini cheesecakes

The result, my dear fellow Honey Nut Cheerios-loving humans, is honey-caramel-crunchy-almond perfection. And if you think that’s just too many hyphens all at once, just you wait until we top it all off with a smattering of Cheerios. 

Honey-caramel-crunchy-almond-oaty-Cheerio happiness.

honey nut mini cheesecakes

It just really is.

 

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!


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