Oreos, chocolate, AND cheesecake? IS there a better combination?? This mini Oreo cheesecake recipe is the perfect little dessert for any occasion. Made with a delicious crumbly Oreo base, a rich and creamy chocolate filling loaded with bits of Oreo, a chocolate ganache, AND a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top, these mini cheesecakes are any chocolate lover’s dream. And while they may sound like a lot of work to make, they’re actually simpler than you might think!
If you’re in the mood for cheesecake but looking for something fruity, check out these strawberry cheesecake bars!
Tips for the Perfect Mini Oreo Cheesecake
- Make the day before. I can’t stress this enough–Allowing the cheesecake to rest overnight lets it set, giving it a perfect velvety texture. The flavors need this time to perfectly blend together. Cheesecake is also better served chilled.
- Don’t overbake. If the center of the cheesecakes are completely set, they’ve been cooked too long. You want them to be ALMOST completely set in the center, so watch them closely at the end. You can test this by slightly shaking the pan.
- Use room temperature ingredients for the filling. Cold ingredients take longer to blend together, which leads to an overmixed and/or lumpy filling. Overmixed batter creates air bubbles–this will make the cheesecake rise and then fall, causing cracks.
- Don’t rush the ganache. Making ganache on a stovetop can be tricky because if it’s too hot, it will burn. Melt the ingredients at the lowest temperature possible, continually stirring. This will take time, but it’s worth it–no one likes burnt chocolate!
At first glance, these cheesecakes may seem like a lot of work, but in reality they are quite simple to put together! The crust and filling only take minutes to make, and you can make the ganache while the cheesecakes are baking. Plus, you can save making the whipped cream for the next day after the cheesecakes have sat in the fridge overnight.
These mini Oreo cheesecakes are bound to become a crowd-pleaser! Whether it’s for a family gathering, a game night, or simply when you’re in the mood for something sweet, they’re the perfect dessert. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below after trying them out!