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Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bites

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bites

Brighten up your next party with our Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bites. Perfect for snacking while conversing, Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Bites are easy to make and delicious. Try your hand at this recipe, and your guests will be sure to take note.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup PLANTERS Pecan Halves, divided
  • 1/2 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (12 ounces), softened
  • 1 egg
  • 12 KRAFT Caramels
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Reserve 24 pecan halves for later use. Finely chop remaining nuts; place in medium bowl. Add Graham crumbs, butter and 1 tablespoon sugar; mix well. Press onto bottoms of 24 paper-lined mini muffin cups, adding about 1/2 tablespoon crumb mixture to each cup.
  3. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in small bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg; beat just until blended. Spoon over crusts, adding about 1 tablespoon batter to each cup.
  4. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until centers of cheesecakes are almost set. Cool completely.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon caramel sauce over each cheesecake. Top with reserved nuts.

Yield: 24 servings

These fun mini cheesecakes can be refrigerated up to 24 hours. Top with caramel sauce and reserved nuts just before serving.

Nutrition: Calories 120 Calories From Fat 0

% Daily Value* Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 85mg 4% Total Carbohydrates 10g 4% Dietary Fibers 0g Sugars 9g 18% Protein 2g 4% Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Recipe and photo credit: Kraft Recipes


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