I love looking a recipes on blogs. Food bloggers always make them look fairly easy and their images are always gorgeous. I was browsing through Picky-Palate.com and came across a recipe for Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies. Seriously?? That is like two of my favorite things rolled into one so I had to try it.
Over at Picky-Palate she uses a muffin top pan to make these. I’m not a big fan of buying special pans for baking so I dug out a couple mini cupcake pans that haven’t been used in forever. It worked great.
A couple of disclaimers to start:
1. DO NOT make these if you are attempting to diet. Don’t. Do. It.
2. I can not be held responsible if you eat all the mini cheesecakes in one day. My best advice, hide them or give them to the neighbors.
Mixing up the graham cracker crust
Crusts ready to bake
Mixing up the cheesecake
Adding the caramel sauce—yum!
Adding cheesecake to the crusts
Topping with snickers
Finished cheesecake–So. Very. Good.
This recipe makes approximately 24 mini cheesecakes
1 Cups chopped Snickers Bars
1 1/4 Cups graham cracker crumbs
1 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 8oz packages softened cream cheese
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1/2 Tablespoon pure vanilla
2 Tablespoons caramel sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Chop up the snickers into small pieces, set aside.
3. Mix the graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter together. Spoon some into each cupcake pan and press into the bottoms and sides. Place in oven and bake approximately 5 minutes, until slightly browned. Remove from oven.
4. Combine cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy. Add caramel sauce, mix until blended. Top each graham cracker crust with about 1 heaping tablespoon of mix (until almost full). Then top each one with snickers pieces. Bake 18-20 minutes until centers are almost set. Let cool completely. Tip: When they are still slightly warm run a knife around the edges to loosen from the pan to make removal easier)
Try to wait until they are competely cooled off to enjoy. If there are any left be sure to store them in the fridge. These went FAST at our house. Then I promptly tossed the recipe in the garbage. Good lord, these are some sinful treats.
Picky-Palates looked a lot prettier. Mine browned up on the top really fast (I really need a new stove), but they were still delicious. I’m not a chef and don’t pretend to be one, but I’m happy to share my kitchen successes and failures with y’all. I would try to make them again just to get a prettier image, but these are not allowed back in my house. I have little to no self control around them.