Planning a New Years Eve cocktail party this week and need a bite sized dessert? These dainty treats are exactly what your dessert table needs. Amaretto cheesecake bites topped with chocolate and a raspberry add just the right amount of sweetness and pair perfectly with champagne. Pop, fizz, clink prepsters, and bring in 2015 the right way!

 

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Before you begin, you’ll need to purchase a mini cheesecake tin. I bought mine on www.amazon.com.

 

Ingredients:

Crust:

3/4 cups ground chocolate cookie wafers
1/8 c. sugar
1/8 c. butter melted

Filling:

3 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 eggs
3/4 c. sliced almonds
1/8 c. amaretto
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Glaze:

6 oz chocolate chips
1/2 tsp instant coffee

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Toast almonds until golden brown.

2. To make crust: Grind cookie wafers until fine, Add sugar and melted butter and stir. Press into miniature cheesecake pan, which has been greased and floured on bottom

3. To make filling: Cream cream cheese until very smooth. Add sugar, mix well. Add filling ingredients, one at time, mixing constantly until very smooth. Stir in almonds. Bake at 325 degrees until golden brown on top. Shut oven off and leave in oven for an hour

4. To make glaze: On cool cakes. Melt chips and instant coffee together. Pour over cakes making glaze on top. Add a berry if you like. After chocolate is firm remove from pans. Refrigerate until ready to serve.