Mini S’mores Cheesecakes

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Mini S’mores Cheesecakes – I don’t know about you, but I crave cheesecake all year long. And when s’mores time comes around, I just make them indoor: Mini S’mores Cheesecakes!

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Mini S'mores Cheesecakes - this easy cheesecake recipe makes the perfect 12 mini cheesecakes! Top them with chocolate and a toasted marshmallow for indoor s'mores!

Jordan gets out of school in 6 weeks. 6 weeks!! Let’s stop thinking about how she’ll be done with 5th grade (gasp) but in 6 weeks I’ll have 8 loooooong weeks to look forward too. I have a love/hate relationship with summer. I love that it’s easy, no alarm clocks, do what we want when we want. I hate that when I start doing all those things I realize that I still have a job and now my 6 hour a day babysitting gig is gone.

A few weeks ago a friend posted this on Facebook: Oh I just can’t wait until summer when these kids can be home with me ALL DAY LONG! I just love being with them every minute!

I almost spit my coffee all over the screen (Okay, it wasn’t coffee. It was wine, you got me.) Now, I’m sure there are those people that really love being with their kids 24/7, every minute of every day. Those are the kind of moms that love crafts, sports, getting down on their hands and knees and playing Barbies and Legos, and they actually play at the park. Those people exist, and I admire those people. I wonder how they survive (drugs? wine?) and I wish I could be like them.

I’m not like those people. I love my daughter with all my heart. She’s fun, she’s funny, and she’s a great little shopper. But 24/7? For 8 loooong weeks of summer? People, there’s just not enough wine in the universe. Is there anyone else out there like me? Because on social media, all of the people are like that friend.

Thank goodness for summer camp.

Easy Mini S'mores Cheesecakes Recipe - we loved these!

Anyway, the thinking about summer got me thinking about summer things, like the beach, the pool, and s’mores. We all know I’m not an outdoor s’more person unless it’s at a resort with a fire pit, so I stick to doing indoor s’mores. I rarely eat traditional s’mores; I make pies and cookies and pudding. And now? Now I’ve made cheesecake: MINI S’mores Cheesecakes!

EASY Mini S’mores Cheesecakes Recipe

This is a super simple cheesecake recipe (no fuss, no springform pan, no water bath) and you bake it up in muffin tins so it’s perfectly portioned. You get 12 cheesecakes, perfect for a party! Or, you can freeze them and eat them one at a time for 12 days straight (not that I’d know anything about that).

Then, you top your cheesecake with chocolate ganache (or hot fudge ice cream topping) and a toasted marshmallow. But wait, you ask, how do you toast a marshmallow without a fire? Well, I did these with my kitchen blow torch. Or you could toast them over a gas stovetop. Or broil them for a few seconds, then place them on top the cheesecakes.

Or be all outdoorsy and toast them over an open flame. I’ll watch you from the comfort of my hotel room. 😉

Mini S'mores Cheesecakes - this easy cheesecake recipe makes the perfect 12 mini cheesecakes! Top them with chocolate and a toasted marshmallow for indoor s'mores!

This easy Mini S’mores Cheesecakes recipe is perfect for any occasion, summer or all year long. That chocolate and gooey marshmallow gets me every time!

Mini S'mores Cheesecakes

This easy recipe makes a perfect 12 Mini S'mores Cheesecakes! This is the perfect indoor s'more recipe for cheesecake lovers!
Yield 12 servings
Serving Size 1 mini cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the Cheesecakes:

  • 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 large marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin pan holes with liners.
  • Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press about 2-2 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture into the bottom of each muffin liner and press to compact.
  • Beat room temperature cream cheese with a hand mixer until fluffy. Beat in room temperature sour cream. Beat in egg, sugar, and vanilla extract. (Room temperature ingredients are a must to avoid lumps!)
  • Evenly divide (about 2-2 1/2 tablespoons each) cheesecake among crusts. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until they just begin to brown. Cool completely and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Make the ganache (about 2-3 hours before you're ready to serve): place cream and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat for 45 seconds, then whisk until completely smooth (may take more or less time depending on your microwave). Let sit until it's thick enough that you can spread it but it's not drippy.
  • To assemble: spread ganache over the chilled cheesecakes. Toast a marshmallow over a gas stove or BBQ and place on top (or use a kitchen torch). Serve immediately after you've placed the marshmallow on top.
  • Cheesecakes can be made and frozen for up to one month before topping. Once topped with ganache and marshmallow, serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1mini cheesecake | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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  1. I’m so glad s’mores season is upon us again!! I don’t have kids (just a crazy dachshund) and I can imagine I will definitely be in the “part time mom” category as well. I can’t wait to have a bigger kitchen so I can finally justify buying a torch…I will toast every marshmallow and brulee every dessert! These cheesecakes look like everything I’ve ever wanted <3

  2. These look fantastic! Would love to make them for my kids bake sale. Can I bake and torch them the night before? How long do they keep? Great job on this post, love the photography and food!