Mini Smores Cheesecakes

If we asked everyone who grew up in America to write down the dessert that most reminded them of summer, I’d bet some good cash that Smores would end up on top. Since memorial day is the unofficial kick off of the summer season, I wanted to reinvent this iconic treat to welcome in the season.

Ingredients:

Batter:

20 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

3/4 cup of sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup melted chocolate (I used 56%, because that’s what I had)

2 tbs unsweetened cocoa

Crust:

9 graham crackers

1 tbs brown sugar

1/2 stick of butter, melted

Topin:

3 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350

In a stand mixer (this is what I used, if you want to use a hand mixer, it’ll be OK) combine the cream cheese, Greek yogurt and the sugar, beat until well combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.

scc-kitchenaidIna food processor, add the graham crackers and the brown sugar and pulse until nothin is left but crumbs

scc-crust-crumbsThen add the melted butter and pulse until it looks like wet sand

scc-crsut-wet-sandAdd 1 tbs of the crust to each well of a muffin tin and pack well into the bottom (you can use cupcake papers to make it easier to get them out of the pan, if you’d like)

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Top the crust with 1/4 cup of the batter, making the batter nearly flush with the top of the muffin pan, slightly below

scc-batter-in-pantop with mini marshmallows, about 1-2 tbs, making sure to keep clear of the far edge so that the marshmallows don’t adhere to the pan. Press down slightly on the marshmallows

sccmarshmallos-in-panBake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before attempting to remove them from the pan. If you are having a hard time getting these little suckers out of the pan, place the entire pan in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then run a butter knife under hot water for a few minutes and run it around the edge of the cheesecakes to loosen them up.

To give them that campfire taste, run a kitchen torch over them for a few minutes.

scc-finished-bruleeOK, so you don’t actually need to light them on fire, unless you are one of those charred marshmallow types.

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19 Responses to Mini Smores Cheesecakes

  1. Lindsay L May 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    So so so so so good!!!!

  2. sarah May 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Oh my! We just roasted smores over the weekend and these mini cheesecakes look ah-mazing!!

  3. megan {a dash of megnut} May 30, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    ohhhh my goodness! these look AMAZING!

  4. Kim teasdale May 31, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    I would like to attempt this for a upcoming bake sale? Do you think that you could use cupcake liners with this recipe?

    • Jaxie May 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

      Absolutely! That would make it so much easier to get out of the pan! I didn’t use them because I wanted the photos be show the yummy crust. If you make them, let me know how they turn out!

    • Jenny June 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

      MUST use liners. I made them today, some with and without liners. The ones without liners were hard to get out, and didn’t look as good.

  5. mich May 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    I clicked over from Babycenter and your blog is great! I just had to say hi.

    Michelle

    http://michellesdinnerbell.blogspot.com/

  6. sheryl May 31, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    I love mini desserts and these look great. I think they make the perfect summer treat!

  7. chinmayie@lovefoodeat June 1, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    oooh! definitely FG material! Great photos and very goof blog!
    found you through BBC and glad i found you :)

  8. Tina@flourtrader June 1, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    Simply delicious-now its time to get out my torch and find those mini marshmallows! thanks for sharing.

  9. Tiffany June 1, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    What a fun dessert! And I love that they’re mini :D

  10. Steffanie June 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    How many does this make – 12?

    • Jaxie June 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

      I should have written this down, right?! I think it made 16. I know that I had to use 2 muffin pans, and that I was VERY excited that all the ingredients were used up perfectly at the end, meaning that I didn’t run out of crust and still have filling left.

  11. briarrose June 4, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Mmmm….smores and cheesecake rolled into one….I love these.

  12. Lindsey@Lindselicious June 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    OMG I love the picture with the little fire! These are so cute! I love Smores too.

  13. Bessie June 11, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    OK, I am impressed by the gorgerous pictures shown in your passage. I guess it consumes lots of time in making such fabulous chesscakes, which really roll into my heart.

  14. Kaja June 12, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Did you put them in an oven?
    Didn´t the marshmallows got really burned?
    It looks great and yummy!

    • Jaxie June 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

      Yep, they were in the oven. 350 degrees for 25 minutes. The marshmallows get golden brown, but don’t burn. I used a culinary torch to add a little campfire flavor and that added a burn to the top a little bit.

  15. Jenny June 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    My results were not nearly as pretty as yours. Needed salt, the crust barely held together, and the marshmallows completely melted. That said, everyone ate them!

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