Caramel Cheesecake Bites – The Best Blog Recipes

Mini caramel cheesecake bites are easy to make with creamy cheesecake centers wrapped in a delicious salted caramel coating.

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  1. Caramel Cheesecake Bites Ingredients
  2. How to Make Caramel Cheesecake Bites
  3. How to Store Caramel Cheesecake Bites
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These irresistible bite-sized salted caramel cheesecakes are incredibly easy to make with just 4 ingredients. Creamy cheesecake centers are wrapped in a delicious salted caramel coating for a tiny treat that is big on flavor.

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The perfect dessert for any occasion, these mini caramel cheesecake bites are creamy and delicious. The perfect size for a tiny treat when you are craving something sweet, the rich, creamy cake and cheesecake centers are wrapped in a delicious salted caramel crust.

Perfect for sharing, quick and easy no-bake caramel cheesecake balls make a delicious dessert or party food treat. They also make a highly desired edible gift that friends or family would be delighted to receive.

You only need four ingredients to make these delicious little bites that are big on flavor. These no-bake caramel cheesecake bites are so easy to make and are the perfect little sweet treat.

Caramel Cheesecake Bites Ingredients

  • Cake mix – yellow cake mix
  • Cream cheese
  • Caramel flavoring
  • Candy melts – Salted caramel candy melts

An easy, make-ahead dessert, you can allow the uncoated cheesecake bites to sit overnight in the refrigerator before the next step. Be sure to pull them out and let them come to room temperature slightly because the cake mix may expand, and the coating may crack if you coat the bites too soon.

While dipping the cheesecake bites, if the coating becomes too thick, you can reheat it in the microwave in 15-second intervals. Make sure to stir well after each interval until smooth.

If you can find a caramel-flavored cake mix, you can omit the flavoring from the ingredients. Remember to microwave the cake mix to make it safe to use in this no-bake caramel cake balls recipe.

How to Make Caramel Cheesecake Bites

FIRST STEP: It is important to heat treat the dry cake mix before adding it to the cream cheese. Add the dry cake mix into a heat-safe medium-size mixing bowl. Microwave the dry cake mix in two 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Allow the cake mix to cool completely before mixing it into the cream cheese.

SECOND STEP: Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese and caramel flavoring for 1½ to 2 minutes until completely smooth.

THIRD STEP: Sprinkle the completely cooled, dry cake mix over the cream cheese mixture just until well incorporated.

FOURTH STEP: Tightly cover the cheesecake dough and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

FIFTH STEP: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

SIXTH STEP: Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cheesecake dough. Roll the scooped dough into a ball and place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the steps.

SEVENTH STEP: Using a heat-safe medium-size mixing bowl, microwave the salted caramel candy melts in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval until completely melted and smooth.

EIGHTH STEP: Roll the cheesecake bites in the melted candy melts. Place the coated bite onto a fork. Gently tap any excess coating off. You can use a spoon to pour the coating over any bare spots. Use a toothpick to gently push the coated cheesecake bite onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow the cheesecake bites to harden completely before serving.

Should these mini salted caramel cheesecake bites be served cold or at room temperature?

These mini caramel cheesecake bites should always be served chilled. Keep them in the fridge until you are about ready to serve them.

Why do you have to microwave the cake mix?

Since the cake mix has uncooked flour that may have pathogens, it is unsafe to consume raw. Heating it in the microwave will kill any pathogens and make it safe to use in this no-bake caramel cake balls recipe.

What other toppings can I add to these classic cheesecake bites?

Powdered sugar, crushed graham crackers, sprinkles, nuts, and melted chocolate are all great options for coating your no-bake cheesecake bites.

How to Store Caramel Cheesecake Bites

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftover mini cheesecake bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the uncoated bites in the freezer for up to 2 months. Allow the bites to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before coating.

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  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 teaspoons caramel flavoring
  • 12 ounces salted caramel candy melts
  • It is important to heat treat the dry cake mix before adding it to the cream cheese. Add the dry cake mix into a heat-safe medium-size mixing bowl. Microwave the dry cake mix in two 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Allow the cake mix to cool completely before mixing it into the cream cheese.

  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese and caramel flavoring for 1½ to 2 minutes until completely smooth.

  • Sprinkle the completely cooled, dry cake mix over the cream cheese mixture just until well incorporated.

  • Tightly cover the cheesecake dough and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

  • Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cheesecake dough. Roll the scooped dough into a ball and place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the steps.

  • Using a heat-safe medium-size mixing bowl, microwave the salted caramel candy melts in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval until completely melted and smooth.

  • Roll the cheesecake bites in the melted candy melts. Place the coated bite onto a fork. Gently tap any excess coating off. You can use a spoon to pour the coating over any bare spots. Use a toothpick to gently push the coated cheesecake bite onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow the cheesecake bites to harden completely before serving.

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Dish: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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