Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Mini-Cheesecakes

Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs (such as Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers; about 22 cookies)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Cooking spray

Filling:
2/3 cup (5 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup strawberry preserves
1 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
Fresh strawberries, sliced
2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare crust, combine the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Press about 1 1/2 teaspoons crumb mixture into the bottom of each of 48 mini muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 5 minutes.

To prepare the filling, place fat-free cream cheese and the next 6 ingredients (fat-free cream cheese through sour cream) in a medium bowl and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer. Stir in minichips and vanilla extract. Divide the filling evenly among prepared crusts. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes or until done. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove mini cheesecakes from pans, and cool completely. Top each mini cheesecake with 1 teaspoon whipped topping, fresh strawberry slices and chocolate sprinkles.

Yield: 48 mini cheesecakes; 58 calories; 2.2g fat

Barbra Crumpacker, RD Cookalulu.com
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