Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe

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When I was little and we were going to a family party my mom would often times make Mini Cheesecake Bites topped with cherries. Everybody always loved them…especially me! Now that I have a family of my own, I like to make these for parties and baby showers. They are always such a huge hit! They are super easy to make and you can make them the night before!

I made them for the Super Bowl and my kids proved to be just like mommy – they ate WAY more than anyone should admit to! 😉

Mini Cheesecake Bites

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Important Note: You need Nilla Wafers MINI sized for this recipe!! 

Because these are mini in size it is best to use a mini muffin tins like this below with mini cupcake liners.

Mini Muffin Tin Wilton

You can use regular sized muffin tins but you would need to use regular sized Nilla Wafers and cupcake liners then. 

Mini Cheesecake Bites

I prefer to use my handheld mixer  with the Pro Whisk when making these Mini Cheesecake Bites because it’s much easier to control and it gets the batter really nice and fluffy!

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherries on Top

Mini Cheesecakes with Cherries on Top

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
My mom’s classic mini cheesecake recipe that we always took to parties growing up. You can’t go wrong with these little pieces of heaven!
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Course Dessert
Servings 24 bites


  • 2 8oz cream cheese, Philadelphia Cream Cheese is my favorite
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 box mini Vanilla Wafer cookies
  • 1 can cherry or blueberry pie filling


  • mix cream cheese, sugars, lemon juice, eggs, and vanilla. Beat at high speed until smooth
  • place a mini cupcake liner in each slot in a cupcake pan
  • place a vanilla wafer in each cupcake liner
  • spoon 2 tbs cream cheese mixture on top of cookie
  • bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min
  • cool in fridge
  • spoon pie filling on top – 1 cherry per cheesecake
  • serve cold
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  1. Bonnie Dudas says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    the Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe looks really nice. Great for portion control. I can’t wait to make it for our family. One problem. The webpage contained everything about the muffin tins, the nella wafers, but the recipe wasn’t posted.

    Would you please email me the recipe.

    1. Hi Bonnie! Yes!! I’m so sorry, I have no idea what happened to my recipe card. I have now uploaded it again and it is displaying. Thank you so much for brining it to my attention!

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