Monday, April 23, 2012

Party food - mini cheesecake bites

It is only April and this year has already been full of parties, showers & weddings. My friend's daughter had her Sweet 16 party a couple of weeks ago. They allowed me the privilege of preparing food for the party. I only have sons, so I am used to doing "guy food". My boys & their friends like meatball sliders, taco cheese dip, sausage balls, barbecue, etc. I decided it was best to stay away from messy foods & wanted to keep it simple with bite-size foods they could eat with their hands. Since we are in "party season" with graduations, weddings, etc. I thought I might share some quick and easy party food recipes with you. They are not healthy by any means, but sometimes we all need to indulge and party.

The menu was ham & turkey wraps, crackers & cheese logs, garlic cheesy bread & mini cheesecake bites.
Each of these recipes are very easy and make a beautiful presentation. I will post the other recipes in separate posts so they are easy to find. Please let me know if you try them and if you liked them or not.

I didn't get a great picture of these, but I can tell you they are very pretty and yummy.

2 – 8 ounce blocks cream cheese (ROOM TEMPERATURE)
2 – 7 ounce jars marshmallow cream
1 – 8 ounce tub Cool Whip
Nilla Wafers (or Oreos)
1)     Beat cream cheese & marshmallow cream together.
2)     Fold in Cool whip
3)     Place a Nilla Wafer in mini muffin liners
4)     Spoon or pipe mixture onto Nilla Wafers
5)     Place in refrigerator for a few hours to set up

Makes about 60 mini cheesecake bites.

NOTE:  I add strawberries, blueberries, maraschino cherries and/or kiwi on top. I also like to drizzle melted chocolate over the top.

Other additions could be: toasted coconut, slivered almonds, etc. Make it your own. Add whatever toppings you like. 
For Easter, green coconut would be pretty on top with a couple of jelly beans.
For July 4th or Christmas, red or green coconut would look great and of course, strawberries & blueberries for July 4th would look great also. 

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  1. That all looks so tummy!! I'll see if chef hottie can whip that up lol;)

    1. Oh, c'mon. You could make these. Nita doesn't cook much & she made them for her daughter's birthday party & they were a huge hit. There is no cooking involved. Give it a try. I know you can do it!