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Mini Cheesecake Nests

Fun and festive individual cheesecakes are easy to serve! The papers peel right off, so there's no time spent slicing. Just serve on a platter or on individual dessert plates.

Hands-on Time: 30 min. | Total Time: 3 hrs. 40 min. | Serves: 12 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) Philadelphia® Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 36 colorful jelly beans
Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line 12 regular muffin cups with paper liners. In small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs and butter; spoon and press into bottoms of paper liners.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, sour cream and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing only until blended. Spoon evenly over crust, about 3 rounded tablespoons per cup.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes or until set but center is still jiggly. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Cover loosely and refrigerate 2 hours or until completely chilled.
  4. Meanwhile, mix coconut with 1 or 2 drops of green food coloring; spread on waxed paper to dry.
  5. Just before serving, whip cream with 1 tablespoon sugar until stiff peaks form. Top each cheesecake with whipped cream, coconut and a few candies. Remove paper cups.

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