Quick Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

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3 Quick Desserts with Ricotta Cheese

Here we stir a little melted chocolate into ricotta cheese for a cheesecake-like topping for chocolate wafer cookies.

Yield: 1 dozen mini cheesecakes
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 12 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 tablespoon 100% fruit jam, such as raspberry or cherry

Preparation

Combine melted chocolate and ricotta in a small bowl. Spoon a scant 1 tablespoon of the mixture on each chocolate wafer and top with 1/4 teaspoon jam.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 61
fat 3 g (1 g sat, 1 g mono)
cholesterol 3 mg
carbohydrates 8 g
protein 2 g
fiber 0 g
sodium 48 mg
potassium 38 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

From EatingWell January/February 2010