Chocolate-Almond Mini Cheesecakes

Published in Recipes, Desserts Author: CentraCare

Adapted from Lickety-Split Meals, Zonya Foco, RD

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups nonfat cottage cheese
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons mini chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line mini muffin tins with mini muffin/cupcake liners.
  • Position knife blade in a food processor bowl.
  • Add first nine ingredients into food processor, blending until smooth.
  • Add the egg and process just until blended.
  • Add mixture to muffin tins, about 1 tablespoon per muffin.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake about 10-12 minutes just until set.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour.

Yield: 48 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 40
  • Fat: 1 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 0.7 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 16 mg
  • Carbs: 6 g.
  • Fiber: 0.3 g.
  • Protein: 1.5 g.