Love Cheesecake? Give This A Try
August 4, 2014 16 Comments
I receive all sorts of requests for recipes. One reader wanted me to make a lighter version of cheesecake.
I am not a miracle worker and I am not willing to use low-fat versions of the ingredients to achieve a “cheesecake like” cheesecake.
I did do a small cheesecake that was appreciated – see mini-cheesecakes. But, I have never attempted to make a BIG low calorie cheesecake – and neither should you.
Instead, do something much more innovative. Make these Cherry Cheesecake bites in all of five minutes. Cherries are in season right now (and I found them on sale at my local grocery store).
Wash them, dip them in a mixture of cream cheese and powdered sugar, dip them again in mashed graham crackers – and you got a treat that will hit that cheesecake sweet spot.
You can refrigerate these for a party later in the day. I would eat them the same day that I make them because the graham crackers will get soggy.
Cherry Cheesecake Bites Recipe
Makes 20 cherry bites
20 fresh cherries
¼ cup whipped cream cheese
¼ cup powdered sugar
4 graham crackers
Wash cherries and put them in a small bowl. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar together until mixture forms a paste. Place graham crackers in a plastic bag and crush with the back of a wooden spoon. Put cracker crumbs in another small bowl.
One cherry at a time, dip cherry into cream cheese mixture and then graham cracker crumbs. Place on plate or baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to eat or eat immediately.
For one bite = 19 calories, 0.2 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 3.8 g carbohydrates, 2.9 g sugar, 0.6 g protein, 0.0 g fiber, 24 mg sodium, 1 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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