February 09, 2016

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Hey guys!  Valentine’s Day is just about here, and I’ve got the cutest dessert for you and your sweetie.

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake

These Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes are no-bake, so even you can handle them!  Plus they are so fun, served in jars, with two layers of cheesecake; one red velvet and one vanilla layer.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

They have a vanilla sandwich cookie crumbled crust, and whipped cream.  YUM!  You can make these a day in advance and have them sitting in your fridge all ready to go for that special night.

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes- mason jar

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Ingredients:

12 oz cream cheese- at room temperature

6 Tbs sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 Tbs buttermilk

1/4 cup melted chocolate chips- cooled to room temperature

2 tsp red food coloring

2 cups cool whip

Crust:  12-15 vanilla sandwich cookies- crushed

2 Tbs butter- melted

pinch of salt

Extra whipped cream, extra vanilla sandwich cookies, and/ or strawberries as garnish

Directions:

  1.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric hand mixer, or in a stand mixer.  Once smooth, add the sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk.  Beat again until smooth.
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture in half and place half in a separate bowl.  Add the melted chocolate chips and red food coloring to one bowl and beat again until fully combined.
  3. Fold 1 cup of cool whip into cream cheese mixture.
  4. Scrape both sets of cream cheese filling into two piping bags, fitted with a large round piping tip.
  5. Mix the sandwich cookie crumbs with the melted butter and salt.  Stir with a fork, then spoon a tablespoon or so into a small jar.  Repeat with 8-10 jars.
  6. Pipe some of each cheesecake filling into each jar, creating two layers of cheesecake.  Sprinkle a few more cookie crumbs over top.
  7. Add some whipped cream over top.  Top each jar with a vanilla sandwich cookie or a strawberry.
  8. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Red Velvet Cheesecake - Valentine's Day

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  • cortney brown

    Love making desserts and I have got to make this one! Looks yummy.

  • Rose Marie Parrish

    I tried this for little cousins birthday party, and everyone loved it!

  • halle

    This looks amazing!! I want to try this!!!

  • Caitlin O’Shea

    oh my goodness! looks delish!

  • From Girl C

    Let’s just be honest…that looks amazing!!! I wish I would take the cheesecake out of the computer screen and eat it

    xo girl C
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