Mini Easter Cheesecakes
Easter is one week away. One week! Can you believe it?
Today is the first day of my kiddos spring break and we are doing nothing. Yay! This is exactly what I wanted to do. Just hang out, not drive to the kid’s school 3 times a day, make sack lunches, but just relax and watch some movies. Life is good.
The only plans I have are Easter Sunday. But even that’s pretty laid back.
For the past two Easters my parents have taken the kids camping for the weekend. They come home the morning of Easter Sunday. I’ll usually make dinner, then we have our egg hunt and of course dessert. It’s a simple family day. Just what I love.
I’m super excited about having a few days to myself too, but since I’m a planner I have already thought about my Easter menu.
Of course the first thing I decided on for Easter is dessert. And since my new obsession for dessert is cheesecake. I thought why not make some mini cheesecakes.
I’ve posted a few mini cheesecake recipes on the blog, but haven’t made traditional mini cheesecakes. So what better way then to start now for Easter.
I just love how perfect these cheesecakes are for dessert and they take away the need for messy cheesecake slicing. No utensil are needed! Another plus is their simple to make and look elegant on your dessert table.
You can decorate these cheesecakes however you wish. I loved adding the green coconut “grass” and some chocolate eggs. I also added some marshmallows peeps and left some alone. You could even use some jelly beans and then grab some licorice and form an upside U shape.
Stick the ends into the cheesecakes and now you have your very own Easter egg baskets. There are so many cute possibilities for these cheesecake.
Get the Recipe: Mini Easter Cheesecakes
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, about 1 sleeve
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 8 ounces packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup flake coconut, tinted green with food coloring
- marshmallow peeps
- egg chocolate candies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray cheesecake tray with non-stick cooking spray or line 18 muffins slots with cupcake liners; set aside.
- In a food processor pulse crackers into fine crumbs. Add to a medium bowl. Add in sugar and cinnamon, mix throughly. Add melted butter and mix until crumbs resemble fine sand mixture.
- Add a heaping tablespoon to mini cheesecake trays or lined muffin trays. Press mixture down with the back of the tablespoon. Bake 5 minutes; set aside until ready to use.
- Lower your oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
- In a stand mixer, cream cream cheese until smooth. With the mixer on slow, add the sugar then the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is incorprated. Lastly add the vanilla extract.
- Spoon cream cheese mixture onto the graham cracker crust and bake 15-18 minutes, or until set.
- Let mini cheesecakes cool completely on a wire rack, then add them to the refrigerator. Keep them in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.This will let them set up nicely.
- Once cooled and set, remove them from the cheesecake tray or muffin tray. Remove the wrappers if you used a muffin tray.
- Garnish each cheesecake with tinted coconut grass, then a marshmallow peep and/or egg candies.
- Enjoy & Happy Easter!
These cheesecakes are so cute! They look really delicious too, Cyndi! Yay for Easter break – today is the first day of 2 weeks holiday for me! Such a sweet Easter recipe! x
Thank sweetie!! You are so sweet! X
I can’t believe Easter is less than a week away, either! Where has the time gone?! I hope you’re enjoying the first day of your kids’ spring break. Doing nothing on a Monday sounds fantastic! These cheesecakes are just too adorable, Cyndi! I absolutely love them! So festive and spring-y! 🙂 And foods in mini form always seem to taste better, too. Pinned!
Thanks Gayle! I am just relaxing away!! I love mini foods too. I can eat a bunch and not feel to bad! 😉
Wow this is perfectly made and would be too yummy to eat. I will try this on this weekend for sure. Thanks for a wonderful share!
Thank you Lubna!
They’re so cute miniaturized! I’m loving that you made them tiny and almost like a two-bite serving!
Thank you Kelsey. It means we can have 4 and not feel bad right? 😉
These are so cute! I adore cheesecake and love how you Easter-ized them! I can’t wait to try these out! 🙂
Thank you Michelle! And I love how you said Easter-ized them. That is a neat word!! Gotta use that again! 😉
These are so adorable!! My husband is a huge traditional cheesecake lover so I know he would love these! And your Easter tradition sounds so fun! Enjoy Spring Break with your kiddos!
Thank you Stephanie! I heart cheesecake too!! 😉
I love mini cheesecakes! 🙂 I would probably have lots of trouble trying to eat yours cause they are TOO CUTE!
Thanks Olivia. Once you ate one though you wouldn’t be able stop. Thats what I tell myself at least. hehe..
These are so stinkin cute! I love the individual potion and the green Easter grass. So creative!
Thanks Kelly!! 😉
So cute! I can’t believe that Easter is less than a week away. I’m obsessed with mini desserts and these are too cute.
I can’t believe it either Ashley. Where does the time go? Thanks and I agree…mini is the way to go!
Those are absolutely adorable! I love the way you decorated them, and mini is always better! It was the first day of spring break for my kids today too, and it actually feels like spring this year which is a novelty here! We actually rode bikes today, usually there’s still a ton of snow for us on spring break! Have a great week with your kids!
That is so awesome Stacey! I hope you all have a wonderful spring break also! Thanks!!
Yay! Mini cheesecakes! what is it about mini desserts? I can have 2? These are just so adorable and festive! Bring spring!!!!!
You got it Rachelle! Thanks!!
These are so cute Cyndi! Mini food is always the best especially in case of cheesecake. I can never finish that single slice from Cheesecake Factory!
Thank you Manali! I can’t either. That is why I love these little guys. Just so easy to eat and not get overly stuffed.
How adorable are these cheesecakes?! Totally decadent and so so pretty with those chocolate eggs on top! My little siblings would adore these. 🙂
Aww thanks Sarah! 😉
These are absolutely adorable! 🙂 I just may be making these for Easter dessert this weekend.
Thank you Carrie! 😉
The peeps is such a cute idea
What a fun project to do with the kids!
I totally agree Fabiola!
These cheesecakes are absolutely adorable, Cyndi! I love that they’re mini and how festively you decorated them. They’re perfect for Easter!
Thank you Kelly!
Ah so nice that your parents take the kids for a whole week! Do they want to take Baby Stella too? Kidding! 😉 I love cheesecake…and especially mini because it gives me some regulated self control since I clearly lack any at all. Pinned!
Haha Mariah! It’s only for a long weekend actually, but I will take anything I can get. When baby Stella is potty trained and sleeping through the night they totally would! 😉 I totally have no control over these. I eat like 4 thinking its okay cause they are mini! Thanks sweetie!! 🙂
Love mini desserts and especially cheesecake! These look too cute! Pinned and shared!
Awww thanks Mira! I’ll switch you for some of that awesome carrot roll cake? 🙂
These are adorable!! I love all the cute Easter desserts I’m seeing. So glad you are enjoying some time with your kids while they are out of school!!
Thank you Sarah!! 😉
Haha, I wish my parents would take my kids for the whole weekend! Enjoy some quiet time and maybe a few of these cheesecakes!
Thanks Ashley! I am for sure having some of these and wine! 😉
These are so adorable and creative. Fun for both kids and adults! (I’m that adult who won’t share).
Haha I wouldn’t share either Steph! Thanks sweetie! 😉
These are seriously the cutest little cheesecakes!!! Love the eggs and Peeps on top 🙂
Thank you Jocelyn!! 🙂
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These are super cute! I want to make them, but I’m concerned about the coconut and the eggs sticking to the cheesecake?! Are they stuck on with frosting or something or are are there just sitting on top? ?
Hi Michelle! The coconut is just sitting on top. I didn’t add the coconut until the cheesecakes were cooled and ready to eat! Hope you give them a try. 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Do I use mini muffin pans or regular muffin pans
I made them last night and decorated them today! They are so cute!
Haven’t eaten them yet,
So I’m not so sure how yummy they are. I’m sure they are delicious!
I wish I could attach a picture!
Hi Amy! Hope these cheesecakes were a hit! Thanks for the comment.
They were SUCH a big hit!! And they tasted so good!
I realize now that these could be decorated for any occasion!
The dessert that keeps giving!
Oh Amy that is wonderful and your comment made my day!! Hope you try out more recipes in the future! Happy Baking. 🙂
Just made these today and hope to decorate tomorrow. This was my “ahead of time” test run. Can’t wait to try them. Do you think they might freeze well?
I can’t wait to serve them!! Thanks and happy Easter ?
These are so cute 🙂 I have a family of cheesecake lovers and was looking for a dessert that was easy to make this Easter. Has to be simple and this is it, thank you. It is 2 days away and I am so far behind this year haha! Usually my peanut butter and coconut eggs would be done and half eaten by now. I haven’t even started the coconut eggs yet…sigh
No worries Easter snuck up on me too this year! Hope you had a great holiday!
These look great! How many does this recipe make? (Trying to decide how much to make for a dinner party).
Sorry for the late reply. These make anywhere from 12-18 mini cheesecakes.
Cyndi – love these mini cheesecakes! I wanted to make them for this coming weekend but i am not sure what size muffin tin to use. I love the perfect circle of yours. Can you direct me on how to make them the perfect circle like you did?