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Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes

Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes are so creamy and luscious. They’re perfect for casual or fancy entertaining but there isn’t anything fancy about putting them together!

This delicious recipe was first published on 7/10/17 and has been updated to improve the reader experience.

Top-down view of 3 Mini Cheesecakes have an Oreo crust, white cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate shavings. They sit on a small cake plate over a blue napkin.

We love to entertain, and we’ve thrown a few formal gatherings and a lot of casual ones. These Decadent Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes are perfect for any gathering. I love individual servings that let guests help themselves to as much as they want!

I’m usually a fairly organized person. I like having everything in its place, and I get just a little too excited creating spreadsheets and organizational documents. I can actually spend more times organizing a task than actually doing it. So when I originally made this recipe, I had it on my “Google Calendar” to post before St. Patricks Day. It would have been perfect except for the fact that I couldn’t find where I’d put the dang recipe. I write all of my recipes down as I make them in a spiral notebook. That way if I don’t like how something goes together, I can make notes on how to change it.

After believing that it was gone forever, it finally turned up in the wrong notebook. I was so happy to bring these mini chocolate cheesecakes to you that I didn’t want to wait until next St. Patricks day to do so.

These little cheesecakes are the perfect St. Patricks dessert. Another favorite of mine are White Chocolate Irish Cream Cupcakes. They’re adorable and delicious!

These mini cheesecakes are so creamy. Their size just makes them a little more special since everyone can have one of their very own. They are also so easy to transport to your next gathering by leaving them in a muffin pan.

Mini Cheesecakes have an Oreo crust, white cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate shavings. They sit on a small cake plate over a blue napkin. The title \"Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes appears in the bottom left corner.

Tips for making mini cheesecakes

  • Don’t over process the cookies. Use a pulse and stop when crumb resembles sand.
  • Any flavored cookie will do. Change chocolate for vanilla, lemon or even gingersnaps.
  • Set cheesecakes on a level surface while chilling.
  • You can buy chocolate shavings or use a vegetable peeler and run it down a chocolate bar.

The tools you may need

  • 12-cup Non-Stick Muffin Pan – I have 3 of these pans so I can fill one while another is baking. It reduces precious time when I don’t have to wait for a pan to cool in order to use it.
  • Cuisinart 9-cup Food Processor – This beast handles the toughest of jobs. It grinds, mixes, chops, and shreds. I couldn’t live without it!
  • Cupcake carrier will keep your cake from drying out at home or allow you to transport your goodies. It will also hold cake!

If you like this recipe I’d appreciate it if you would comment and leave a 5-star rating.

Decadent creamy Baileys Cheesecake nestles in a chocolate crumb crust are cool, luscious and delicious

If you love cheesecake desserts as much as we do here are a few keepers for you!

Mini Cheesecakes have an Oreo crust, white cheesecake filling and topped with chocolate shavings. They sit on a small cake plate over a blue napkin. The title "Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes appears in the bottom left corner.
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5 from 3 votes

Decadent Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes

Decadent Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes have a cool and creamy filling nestled in a chocolate cookie cup and garnished with delicate chocolate curls.   
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 12
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Crust

  • 36 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Baileys with Caramel flavor liqueur
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12 count muffin pan with muffin papers.
  • Using a food processor, grind cookies into a crumb consistency. Add melted butter and process until the mixture resembles wet sand. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of mixture into the bottom of each cup and press evenly. (I used the end of my ice cream scoop)
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Allow cheesecakes to cool completely.
  • Using an electric mixer, blend cream cheese and sugar together for 3 minutes on medium. Add salt and eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. Add Baileys and mix until blended.
  • Spoon filling on top of chocolate crumb crusts. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheesecakes still wiggles slightly.
  • Allow cheesecakes to cool to room temperature and then garnish with chocolate shavings.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap if not serving right away.

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.5mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Most of the recipes that I have from my mom are written on the back of envelopes or bank deposit slips and usually in fading pencil. I’m not sure where my OC organization tendencies come from but I know where my daughter, the school teacher, got hers!

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[…] through her recipes there were so many I want to try such as Zesty Garlic Summer Sausage Eggrolls, Decadent Chocolate Caramel Baileys Mini Cheesecakes, and her Magic Margarita […]

Cindy

Monday 25th of February 2019

These look incredible! Can I serve them to kids do you think? tysm

Julie Menghini

Monday 25th of February 2019

These little tarts are so good! I wouldn't give it to the kiddos so why not split the batter into adult and children tarts. Exchange the baileys with cream and a little mint extract?

Milisa

Sunday 24th of February 2019

Mini cheesecakes are my favorite dessert and these were the hit of our family get together!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 24th of February 2019

Thank you! So easy any we love them too!

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Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Love these little bites! Huge fan of Baileys. YUM!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Thank you, Steve! We love them too!

Misbah

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Very lush. Been there and done that the whole writing recipe on back on the envolope and still do that

Julie Menghini

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

Thank you, Misbah! Some of those recipes don't even have titles so please put the name of the recipes on your envelopes LOL!