Love and Funfetti Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bites

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Cheesecake! 

This is one of my favorite desserts…ever! It is also THE first dessert I posted on Love&Grub. 

I first created these things almost a year and a half ago, but recently decided I wanted to repost the recipe.

When I first started to post on here, my recipes tended to be intertwined with whatever it was I was talking about, so it often got lost in the post. Although I am sure you all love reading my rambles, if you want to come back to to the recipe, it’s just easier to be able to scroll down and have the recipe easily accessible.
But of course, I had to spice it up! So I added some sprinkles, a little extra vanilla and funfetti it is! 

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The great thing about these cheesecake bites are that they are the perfect little bite or two of something sweet. They are made with half cream cheese, half Greek yogurt while still maintaining the delicious flavor and soft texture of your typical cheesecake.The fun part of these is that there is still more room for making them different. I am thinking of trying them next time with a flavored yogurt, instead of plain yogurt. This way I can also add less sugar, since a lot of those sweetened yogurts will have plenty of sugar.

Greek yogurt is also an overall better choice of yogurt (which I am sure we are all mostly aware of) because they are high in protein. So adding it to dessert gives these little bites that extra protein.

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I am not a big dessert person. Don’t get me wrong, I can totally get down on some ice cream, cake, cookies, you name it. Most of the time, however, I crave savory foods.

I do, however, love a little sweet bite after a meal and having these little cheesecake bites is kind of perfect for just that. 

Super easy, super cute and super delicious!

Let’s get baking!

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Funfetti Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Bites
Servings: 24 Ingredients

3 sheets graham crackers (total of 6 square crackers)
1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
 4 oz plain cream cheese, room temperature
1 7oz container plain Greek Yogurt (I used 2% Fage brand)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 pinches cinnamon
3 tbsp rainbow sprinkles
1 egg

Instructions

1. Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. 

2. In a food processor, chop the graham crackers into a fine consistency. Add butter to the mixture, stir and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. 

4. Using a 24-mini cupcake pan, add muffin liners. Fill each with about 1 tsp of the graham cracker mixture and press it so that it even. Bake this for 5 minutes. 

5. Remove the pan from the oven and spoon about 1/2 tbsp of the cheesecake mixture, or until it fills to the top of the pan. 

6. Bake for 30 minutes. Once complete, refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before serving.

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Hope you enjoy!
Lots of LOVE,
Eva



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