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Mini Honey Nut Cheerios™ Cheesecakes

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12

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. MORE + LESS -

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
August 17, 2016

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

Steps

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  • 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.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
48g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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.

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    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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