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Cinnamon Crunch Cheesecake Bites

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I use this amazing Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnadust (Amazon or Sam’s Club) for a TON of things – on top of hot cocoa and coffee, mixed in with my oatmeal, drizzled over buttered toast…. and I created this recipe, just for this product!  Of course, you can use a regular combination of cinnamon and sugar.  I just really like the added vanilla and toasty flavors in the Cinnadust. This also features my favorite whipped cream recipe (I use that on my Maraschino Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes) that you’ll absolutely love!

It’s a super simple recipe – but I do recommend that you have a mini muffin pan for it.  This Trudeau Silicone Mini Muffin Pan is my go-to because it’s under $20, SUPER reliable, cooks evenly, and can be thrown in the dishwasher!  Ready?  Let’s make ’em!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cheesecake Whipped Cream:

Cinnadust or cinnamon/sugar mixture

MAKE THEM:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Grease muffin cups

In a food processor or using a Ziplock bag and rolling pin, grind up the cereal until it’s crumbs.

Mix with butter until evenly coated.

Fill muffin cups about 1/2 way and press down and up sides of each cup.

Bake about 8 minutes, until they are golden brown.

Allow to cool slightly, then run a toothpick or knife around the edge of each, and pop them out.

Set aside and cool completely.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM

Whip 2 cups heavy whipping cream until soft peaks just begin to form.  I usually add it about 2 minutes after beating.

Add powdered sugar and pudding mix, and beat until peaks are slightly stiffer.  NOTE – WATCH this carefully, because it sets up very quickly.

Pipe whipped cream onto each cup, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or Cinnadust!

Good luck keeping these around in your kitchen…they are ridiculously addicting

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5 from 1 vote

Cinnamon Crunch Cheesecake Bites

These delicious little cookies with a whipped frosting are incredible - full of flavor and texture, they won't last long in your house!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Cheesecake Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 box Cheesecake Jell-O Pudding Mix 3.5 oz
  • Cinnadust or cinnamon/sugar mixture

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease muffin cups
  • In a food processor or using a Ziplock bag and rolling pin, grind up the cereal until it's crumbs.
  • Mix with butter until evenly coated.
  • Fill muffin cups about 1/2 way and press down and up sides of each cup.
  • Bake about 8 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then run a toothpick or knife around the edge of each, and pop them out.
  • Set aside and cool completely.
  • MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM
  • Whip 2 cups heavy whipping cream until soft peaks just begin to form.  I usually add it about 2 minutes after beating.
  • Add powdered sugar and pudding mix, and beat until peaks are slightly stiffer.  NOTE – WATCH this carefully, because it sets up very quickly.
  • Pipe whipped cream onto each cup, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or Cinnadust!

Notes

Good luck keeping these around in your kitchen...they are ridiculously addicting

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place

3 Comments

  1. Beth Talmage Reply

    It is torture to see these and not be able to run directly to the grocery store! I have made a new shopping list for my next curbside pickup!

  2. 5 stars
    These look cute and sound fantastic! I’m looking forward to trying these and I’m pretty sure everyone will like these a lot.

  3. Bea LaRocca Reply

    Did someone say cheesecake? The classic New York style is my favorite but there are just so many thins that you can do with cheesecake, all of them delicious!

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