Chilly Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

Here's the Dish

It’s almost VALENTINE’S DAY, which means LOVE and a LOVE FOR CHOCOLATE is in the air! So in an effort to satisfy the desire for a ‘decadent‘ chocolate dessert, I used real Oreo cookies as the crust, and in an effort to make these cute little cheesecake cups ‘lightened up‘ I used a light and creamy ingredient~ Cool Whip!

The Cool Whip allows the filling of these cheesecake cups to be fluffy and creamy (even when frozen!) I served these up to my favorite taste testers (my hubby and sister), and they couldn’t stop raving about how rich and chocolatey they were. Now that’s a success in my book!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 4 hours or overnight.

1

Begin by lining a (12 cup) muffin tin with foil cupcake liners. Bring cream cheese and Cool Whip to room temperature. In the bowl of your electric mixer, (or with a hand mixer), beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sweetener and cocoa powder and beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat in the milk.

2

Drop 1 Oreo cookie into each cupcake liner. Spoon cheesecake filling into a large ziplock bag, cut the tip off a corner of the bag, and squeeze filling down to the cut corner. Squeeze just enough filling into each cupcake liner so filling is equally divided between the 12 cups.

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3

With a spoon, press filling down, smoothing it out evenly in the cupcake liner.

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4

Top with hearts, sprinkles, or topping of choice if desired! Cover muffin tin with foil and pop it into the freezer to chill for 4 hours or overnight. The filling firms up perfectly, while remaining smooth and creamy! (They won’t become frozen!) Serve Chilly!

Ingredients

12Oreo cookies (You could also use reduced fat Oreo’s, or chocolate wafers!)
1(8-oz) Package low-fat cream cheese, softened
1(8oz) Container light Cool Whip or Tru Whip
1/4 cupCocoa powder
1/4 cupBaking stevia OR 1/2 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1
2 tbsLow fat milk (or milk substitute of choice)

1 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 6-8, or adjust according to taste.

Katie's Tip!

Once these are firmed up, I transfered the leftovers to an airtight container and stored in the freezer - perfect for when you need a quick chocolate fix!

Nutrition Breakdown

12 Individual Cheesecakes
120 Calories per Cheesecake
5 g Fat
17 g Carbohydrate
1 g Fiber
7 g Sugar
3 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

24 Comments

Angie said:

Oreos are so awesome I havn’t had one in forever that needs to change!

February 12th, 2011 — 7:46am  |  Reply

Kris said:

Buggie wants some! (Buggie is Katie’s pomeranian aka. Zoe bug!)

February 12th, 2011 — 8:30am  |  Reply

Lindsey said:

These look so yummy! I cannot wait to make them! I always make healthy desserts to bring to parties too.

February 12th, 2011 — 2:42pm  |  Reply

Jenna said:

This is right up my alley, heading to the grocery store today and I WILL make sure I get the ingredients for this one. yummm.

February 13th, 2011 — 9:07am  |  Reply

Maggie said:

I do hope you’ll be posting more videos Katie…it’s so great seeing you whip up such yummy treats in action and helps me follow the recipes so I know I’m doing them right.

February 13th, 2011 — 1:03pm  |  Reply

Jennifer Greven said:

Ok, just made these. I have only tasted the filling, because of course I had to lick the bowl. Guuuuuuuuurl-these are SOOOO GOOD!!! If I could have stuck my head in the bowl without getting my hair dirty, I would have ;) haha

Can’t wait to try the finished product tonight!!! YUMMMMMM

February 14th, 2011 — 1:28pm  |  Reply

Jenny said:

I love these, you are such a creative baker :D

February 15th, 2011 — 5:07pm  |  Reply

Stefanie said:

OMG! Is that your dog?? CUTE!!!! Ok. Seriously now. You have THE BEST recipes!!

February 17th, 2011 — 4:28pm  |  Reply

sabina n said:

so yummy….and very easy to make….love it!

March 17th, 2011 — 4:50pm  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

these are so cute! i spend time in elementary classrooms so these would be perfect, assuming the kids could eat them!

March 18th, 2011 — 5:34am  |  Reply

Brooke said:

These look so dreamy!!!

March 18th, 2011 — 7:49pm  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

these look so great, great for all ages and great tasting! I used to love eating the little shapes that you used on the tops, and oreos and more chocolate……..yum!

March 19th, 2011 — 4:37pm  |  Reply

Beth O'Neil said:

okay, so this one is AMAZING!!!! I had several people try it and NONE of them could tell it was low fat!!! We have to be very with how much sugar my son eats and this was perfect!!!
thanks!

March 29th, 2011 — 1:45pm  |  Reply

Ana said:

Hey I’m planning to make these in mini muffin pans, should I use mini Oreos or crush them and make little crusts?

July 25th, 2012 — 12:59pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i would crush and make little crusts

July 25th, 2012 — 1:57pm  | 

Ana said:

should i just crush up the oreos and mix with some melted butter and then press in the bottom and then bake or freeze them?

July 25th, 2012 — 2:52pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

yes :) bake! 350 for 10 min

July 25th, 2012 — 5:54pm  | 

Katie Farrell said:

Haha love you mom! :)

February 12th, 2011 — 10:55am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Lindsey! :) It’s wonderful because then you can enjoy something healthy right along with everyone else! :)

February 12th, 2011 — 10:06pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Hahahahahha too funny Jennifer! :) Thanks for sharing! I LOVE when people LOVE my recipes! :) xoxo

February 15th, 2011 — 9:37am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

I sure plan to Maggie! :) Thanks for the feedback! :)

February 15th, 2011 — 6:58pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

THANKS STEFANIE! :)

February 18th, 2011 — 5:11am  |  Reply

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