Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mini Cheesecake Baskets~ Tasty Tuesday

With Easter just around the corner its time to start making those fun Easter desserts for everyone to enjoy! My little peanut loves helping me make these easy three step cheesecake baskets to have as a special treat for Easter!

What You Need:

2 pkg.(8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
12 NILLA Wafers
1-1/2 cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, tinted green
36 small jelly beans
12 pieces shoestring licorice (4 inch each)

Make It:

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.

PLACE wafer on bottom of each of 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over wafers.

BAKE 20 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Top evenly with coconut and jelly beans just before serving. Bend each licorice piece, then insert both ends into each cheesecake to resemble the handle of a basket. Keep refrigerated

How to Tint Coconut:

Place coconut and a few drops green food coloring in small resealable plastic bag. Seal bag. Shake bag gently until coconut is evenly tinted.

Hope you enjoy this fun and easy little dessert!

Today I am linking up with these great blogs:

Beauty and Bedlam

Tip Junkie handmade projects


Erin said...

Beautiful! And cheesecake? Holy man! I'm in!

Natalie said...

Oh these are fabulous! Might have to try these this year! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and definitely following you back!

shopannies said...

these are adorable I shared link on my blog at

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