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Mini Cheesecake Dessert Bar

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Hey y’all…We hope that you have been enjoying your holidays. It feels so wonderful to have a bit of downtime to relax and spend meaningful time with family and friends.

One of our favorite things to do during this time is…EAT – or should we say, over-eat! Do you and your family do this too? We make lots of our favorite meals, appetizers and sweets. It’s the one time of year that we throw caution to the wind and pretend our yummy favorites are calorie-free! The main criteria is that there is no muss or fuss. We don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is having all of the fun.

We have a repertoire of easy party and holiday recipes that we have collected through the years. Most of our collection is from family and friends.

Today we are excited to share Party Recipes with 19 of our blogging friends!

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We are excited to share our mini cheesecake recipe and dessert bar. This recipe fits the party criteria…it’s from Vicki’s mom and Jennifer’s grandmother, Barbara. It’s super simple and easy to make.

Mini Cheesecake Dessert Bar


  • 1 - 12 ounce package Nilla Wafers
  • 2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings of your choice. We like:
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Pecans
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate Sauce


Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Line miniature muffin tins (tassie size) with miniature paper liners.

Crush Nilla Wafers and place 1/2 teaspoon of crushed wafers into each paper liner.

In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fill each minature muffin liner with this mixture - almost to the top.

Bake for 15 minutes. Cool.

Serve with toppings of your choice.


These mini cheesecakes are the perfect sweet treat for party guests.

We like to create a dessert bar for our get togethers. We share a few dessert options. We display the mini cheesecakes on a pedestal tray. We lay out several toppings for guests to choose from. Our favorite topping choices are crushed Oreos, chopped toasted pecans and peppermint candy.





Other toppings are chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, fresh fruit and chocolate chips.


These individual cakes make it easy for guests to pick them up and create exactly what they want. The best part is that there is no extra mess or need of plates and forks.



These are always a big hit at our house!



We know they will be a favorite in your home too!



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Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope that you give our family recipe a try! This is another week of celebrating and eating more of our favorites…remember, the calories don’t count this week!

XO~Vicki and Jenn

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  1. Love this super clever idea. Fun for the whole family! I may have trouble choosing which toppings to include… 🙂

    1. Hey Patti – toppings are a big thing in our family – and we all seem to like different ones! Happy New Year!

  2. I love interactive desserts! And cheesecake is always welcome in my home!

  3. So cute and they look delicious!! I love small 1-2 bite desserts. They SHOULD keep me from over-eating, but for some reason that doesn’t always work as planned… ;). Happy New Year ladies!!

    1. Hey Kimm – you aren’t kidding. These mini cheesecakes can be like poppers LOL. You can’t eat just one! Happy New Year!

  4. What a fun party dessert! Going to pin this to try for our Cabin Fever party this winter… Wishing you both a happy new year!

    1. Hi Shelley – thanks so much. And we are going to check out your “Cabin Fever” board!

  5. What a clever way to serve cheesecake! Perfect bite-size for parties and events! Great fun joining you at the party. Hugs, Holly

    1. Hey Holly – Thanks so much! These mini cheesecakes are always a party favorite. Cheers to a Happy New Year!

  6. What a great way to celebrate New Years Eve! My family will love this recipe. Cheesecake is SO delish.
    Thanks for the fun idea!

    1. Hey Meegan – cheesecake is always a favorite of our family too! The toppings make it so much more fun and interactive!

  7. What a fun way to serve cheesecake to your guests. I love the idea of having topping choices so that each person can customize their cheesecake to their tastes. Plus, their small size means that there’s no guilt in having more than one. 🙂

    1. Hi Paula – the mini cheesecake dessert bar is a perfect way for our guests to interact and everyone gets to make their cheesecake just the way they want it LOL. Have a wonderful week!

  8. I have to make some of these! I would definitely have chocolate of some kind on top of mine and pecans. Or as my 4 year old granddaughter calls them “leprechauns”!

    1. Hey Kathy – LOL – your granddaughter sounds adorable! We can’t thank you enough for including in so many fun hops this year! We greatly appreciate you and all that you have done for 2 Bees!

    1. Thanks so much Maryann! It’s a great dessert to get your guests involved and interactive!

  9. This is such a great idea ladies! I love that each person can personalize their cheesecake. Too clever. This is going to be a big hit at parties, I just know it. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Hey CoCo – yes, this is a great party hit! Our guests loved them – and that they got to choose their own toppings! Hugs!

  10. These are amazing. I love that they are mini so if I had 1, 2 or 3 it wouldn’t be so bad. LOL,

    1. Hey Sheila – The mini cheesecakes are delicious! We made your fried cheese appetizer for New Years and our guests loved them! Thanks for sharing!

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