Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 9 cookie sheets)
3 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large egg whites
1 large egg
2 semi sweet chocolate morsels
Coat a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Place the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom of pan. Bake at 325° for 8 minutes; cool on a wire rack. [I would use a little more butter... keeps it together a little more]
Place cheeses in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Add sugar and flour; beat well. Add vanilla, egg whites, and egg; beat until well blended. Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan.
Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at high 1 1/2 minutes or until soft, stirring after 45 seconds (chocolate should not completely melt). Stir until smooth. Drop melted chocolate onto cheese mixture to form 9 mounds. Swirl chocolate into batter using the tip of a knife or a skewer. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
i got some messages about these cheesecake bites. i never actually tried one but i hear they are AMAZING.
in other news, i finished The Kite Runner. i recommend it to everyone. it is captivating and the plot is so cleverly developed. i finished it on wednesday while at the lake, and had nothing else to read... so i started Treasure Island again. it wasn't my book so i had to leave it behind. but i am planning on picking it up at the library sometime and finishing it up.
we can also add two more movies to the "List"....