Mini Marble Cheesecakes
Mini Marble Cheesecakes with a PEEPS marshmallow topper - these easy mini cheesecakes are marbled with chocolate. Top with a PEEP for Christmas!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cheesecakes
For the Crust:
- 1 1/4 cups chocolate graham crackers regular may be substituted, about 7-8 full graham cracker sheets
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
For the Cheesecakes:
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup sour cream room temperature
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ounce semi-sweet baking chocolate
- Chocolate or Marshmallow Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
- 12 PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen or PEEPS® Marshmallow Trees
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners.
Place graham crackers in a large ziploc bag. Seal the bag except for 1” and roll with a rolling pin to crush the graham crackers to a fine crumb. This can also be done in a food processor. Stir graham cracker crumbs with sugar and melted butter. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the crust mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup (for a total of 12). Press to compact.
Beat cream cheese until smooth, about 30 seconds, using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer. Beat in sour cream, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until no lumps remain. (It’s helpful if all ingredients are room temperature before starting!)
Melt semi-sweet baking chocolate in a small bowl on high power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Place 1/4 cup of the cheesecake batter into the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
Divide the remaining plain cheesecake batter evenly on top of the crusts (about 1 tablespoon per muffin cup). Scoop about 1 teaspoon of the chocolate cheesecake batter on the top and swirl with a toothpick to create the marbled look.
Bake cheesecakes for about 18-21 minutes until the tops are puffed and slightly cracking. Cool completely, then chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
To serve: remove the cupcake liner and top with chocolate whipped cream and PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen or PEEPS® Marshmallow Trees!
Serving: 1mini cheesecake | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 128mg | Sugar: 18g