Cheesecakes are among the favourite dishes of many people, and they are certainly the most popular. For a good reason too. They are very easy to make and they taste amazing. However, from time to time, you may feel like trying something new and unique like these super easy caramel cheesecake bites.
So why not serve your cheesecake in bite-size pieces and fill it with a filling you’ve never thought of before. The caramel-coated nuts will give a result you never expected. The crunch of the nuts combined with the crispy crust will be tasty, unique and totally impressive. You can also use any kind of nut you want.
200g (7oz) digestive biscuits or graham crackers (use gluten free digestives if required)
110 g (4oz) unsalted butter, melted
150ml (½ cup + 2 tbsp) double (heavy) cream
300g (1 + ⅓ cup) cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
60g (½ cup) confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g (1+ ¼ cups) store-bought salted caramel sauce
55g (2oz) melted milk/semi-sweet chocolate (check for gluten free if required)
1 tbsp coarse rock salt
Put the biscuits into a large sandwich bag and crush into crumbs using a rolling pin.
Place the crumbs into a bowl and mix in the melted butter until thoroughly combined.
Spoon into a 20cm x 20cm baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper and use the back of a spoon to pack it down tightly. Place in the fridge whilst you start on the next layer.
Add the cream to a large bowl and whisk to until the cream holds it’s shape. Add the cream cheese, vanilla extract, confectioners’ sugar and half of the salted caramel sauce, then whisk again until combined.
Take the biscuit base out of the refrigerator and spread this layer on top. Put back in the fridge for an hour to set.
Take out of the refrigerator and lift out the cheesecake using the parchment paper as a handle and place on a chopping board. Carefully slice into 36 pieces (6×6 squares).
Spoon the salted caramel into a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag. Spoon the melted chocolate into another bag. Cut the tips off and drizzle each cheesecake square first with salted caramel and then with melted chocolate. Place a tiny pinch of coarse rock salt on each square, then serve.
Source : allrecipes.com