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Easter Egg Mini Cheesecakes

These Easter Egg Mini Cheesecakes are adorable mini cheesecakes topped with shredded coconut and mini egg candies for the perfect cute Bird Nest Easter dessert! 
Servings: 9
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 4 whole graham cracker cookies
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBS butter (melted)

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 6 TBS white sugar
  • 2 TBS heavy cream
  • 2 TBS sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS flour
  • 1 pinch salt

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 27 small chocolate candy eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Pulse your graham cracker crumbs in a blender or food processor until you have a fine crumb. 
  • Add the sugar and melted butter to the graham cracker crumbs and mix with a fork.
  • Add cupcake liners to 9 spots in a muffin tin. 
  • Scoop about 1 TBS of graham cracker crumbs into each cupcake liner. Press down the crumbs into the bottom and slightly up the sides to make a crust. 
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. 
  • Allow the crust to cool for a few minutes when done. 
  • In a large bowl, mix your cream cheese till smooth 
  • Add in the sugar, heavy cream, and sour cream, and mix over medium for about 2 minutes till nice and smooth. 
  • Stir in your vanilla extract. Then stir in your egg until just combined. 
  • Toss in the salt and flour and stir till just combined. 
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly into the prepared graham cracker crusts. 
  • Place cheesecakes in the heated oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the sides are set but the center is just slightly jiggly. 
  • Allow the cheesecakes to cool on the counter for 1 hour. Then place them in the fridge to chill for about 1 more hour till totally chilled. 
  • When you're ready to serve the cheesecakes, prepare your coconut. 

For the Toasted Coconut:

  • Add coconut to a baking pan and bake in the oven at 325 degrees, stirring every 2 minutes till toasted. 

For the Green Coconut:

  • Stir the coconut and about 3-4 drops food coloring in a small bowl till coconut is fully coated and green. 
  • Spread coconut over the top of each cheesecake to look like grass or sticks.
  • Place 3 chocolate candy eggs onto each cheesecake, to represent bird eggs.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.8mg