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Mini Snickers Cheesecakes – easy cheesecakes made in a muffin pan with Oreo crust and a mini Snickers filling!

Mini Snickers Cheesecakes - these easy cheesecakes are made in a muffin cup with an Oreo crust and a surprise Snickers bite filling!

Jordan is at science camp this week. She’s an hour away, staying in a cabin, with the entire 6th grade class. It’s pretty cool actually, because the camp is actually an accredited school, run by teachers. They get to hike and stargaze and hold a snake. They have partners that they bunk with and a pretty rigorous schedule, and they even have to help prepare meals one of the days. They also have to share a bathroom, shower in front of their friends (with a curtain) and can’t talk to us the entire time.

I’m not sure who is panicking more, me or Jordan. I mean, she’s been gone that long before. I’ve been on business trips or she’s gone to visit cousins without us, so it’s not like we’ve never been apart. But the fact that we can’t talk? That she can’t just text me? That I had to write 5 letters to her and mail them ahead of time and that’s the only communication we get? OMG.

When we went to the parent information night the guy was all, “Can you believe that some kids have never done this? Never camped out in the wilderness and hiked and looked at starts?”

I sheepishly hid myself and all my friends laughed at me. I don’t camp, I require a hotel, preferably with a bar and room service. And two years ago we were driving home after an event and Jordan actually said to me, “MOM! The Target sign LIGHTS UP?!”

So yeah…this will be an experience for her…

Mini Snickers Cheesecakes - these easy cheesecakes are made in a muffin cup with an Oreo crust and a surprise Snickers bite filling!

In the meantime, while she’s gone, I’m baking up a storm and working like a madwoman. First up, Mini Snickers Cheesecakes. I love a mini cheesecake, don’t you? They’re the best. As much as I love traditional cheesecakes, the minis are just so much easier. This recipe makes 12 perfect cheesecakes, which make them great for a party or when you just want a little cheesecake. You can even freeze the leftovers!

I turned these into Snickers cheesecakes because we LOVE Snickers. They have an Oreo crust – I just popped an Oreo into each muffin cup. No need to crush or mix with butter. They fit perfectly and form their own crust.

The cheesecake is an easy mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Before I topped the crusts with the mixture I added a mini Snickers. You can use the little square ones or cut a fun size one in half. Then you bake and top them with caramel, hot fudge, and MORE Snickers before serving.

Snickers overload…but that’s not a bad thing.

Mini Snickers Cheesecakes - these easy cheesecakes are made in a muffin cup with an Oreo crust and a surprise Snickers bite filling!

These can help you get through a week without your kid. So can a trip to Napa (hey, what can I say, #onlychildperks). And I won’t be camping! 😉

Mini snickers cheesecakes with snickers candy on top

Mini Snickers Cheesecakes

3 from 8 votes
Mini Snickers Cheesecakes - easy cheesecakes made in a muffin pan with Oreo crust and a mini Snickers filling!
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 12


  • 12 Oreos
  • 18 Snickers Minis divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Hot fudge and caramel sauce for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cavity muffin pan with liners.
  • Place one cookie in the bottom of each liner. Unwrap and place one mini on top of each cookie. Reserve the remaining 6 minis for topping.
  • 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.
  • Serve with a topping hot fudge and caramel and half of a Snickers mini. Store the cheesecakes in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Last Updated on August 21, 2018

Dorothy Kern

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  1. If Jordan loves to camp, maybe we’ll take her camping next year! 🙂
    And if this recipe only makes 12 mini cheesecakes, how do you have leftovers to freeze??? lol

  2. These sound GREAT, I can’t wait to make them but I have a question. It says ‘MINI’ but it sounds like they are in regular size cupcake tins… are they mini or regular size? If they are regular, is there a different time to bake them for making the in a 24 count mini Cupcake tin? Or, on the opposite side, if this recipe IS for mini size, what be for the correct cooking time would be for a 12 count regular tin?
    Thank you VERY VERY MUCH for all the GREAT recipes!! 🙂

    1. I can see the confusion! I call them mini because they’re small compared to a full cheesecake. They’re normal size 12-cup cupcake size! You can make them mini with mini Oreos (but they would probably make 36) and bake in about half the time. Enjoy!

  3. Napa – I’m jealous!  I understand your embarrassment at the meeting.  Our daughter had never camped out before her 6th grade class trip, either, but most of these other Montessori parents are major camping fans.  The teachers had to crack down on all these parents taking their kids out of school to go to Burning Man.  In the meantime, we were all like, “all this stuff we have to buy!  Where do we even find a sleeping bag pad?”  I had never even been in a REI til then.

  4. These cheesecakes look incredible! I love the the snickers theme 🙂 Hope your daughter is having fun! I remember when I did Outdoor Education in 6th grade, this sounds quite similar!

  5. Dorothy, enjoy your time in napa! You deserve to unwind. Relax. Your kid is in good hands. Eat lots of yummy stuff and post a pic on your Instagram.

  6. I hope she has a blast at science camp! My idea of camping is pitching a tent in the house or in a hotel room. Me and the outdoors generally do not get along very well. Although, I might be willing to negotiate if you brought these cheesecakes along. 🙂

  7. Sounds like Jordan will have a great time at camp! I much prefer a hotel and room service too, although when I was her age, camping was fun! And these mini cheesecakes look like the perfect way to celebrate!

  8. These are gorgeous! And have every single awesome ingredient in them…Snickers, Oreos, cream cheese, hot fudge, yeah I need!

    I know Jordan will do awesome! She will love it. And you get some time to recipe create and work like a madwoman and hopefully drink lots of wine 🙂