Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

Everyone's favorite childhood cereal made into a delicious dessert that everyone will enjoy!

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

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Butter Cinnamon Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cream Cheese Egg Sugar Vanilla

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

Everyone's favorite childhood cereal made into a delicious dessert that everyone will enjoy!

Sunday February 13, 2022

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Butter Cinnamon Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cream Cheese Egg Sugar Vanilla

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I'm generally not a huge cereal-eater; I prefer a nice muffin like a banana bluberry muffin if given the choice; however I must admit I have always loved Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The reason? It's just like eating dessert for breakfast! The perfect blend of sweet and spicy, I look forward to enjoying a big bowl of it now and again. I also look forward to using some of the box for these cute little cheesecake bites. The tang of cheesecake combined with this sweet cereal is just too good to pass up.

a close up of a cheesecake with a bite taken out

What are the ingredients needed for these cheesecakes?

The ingredients are just a few everyday things:

a top down view of the ingredients needed for cinnamon toast crunch cheesecake bites
  • cinnamon toast crunch - of course, this makes the crust and also you can save some to stick on top before serving
  • butter - to hold the cinnamon toast crunch together
  • cream cheese - the base of the cheesecakes
  • sugar - sweetens the cheesecake
  • cinnamon - adds some spice to the cheesecake
  • vanilla extract - for the cheesecake flavor
  • egg - helps set the cheesecake

How to make these cheesecake bites?

step one: use a food processor or blender to blitz the cinnamon toast crunch into small crumbs

step two: add the butter and pulse until completely incorporated

step three: beat the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy

step four: add the egg, vanilla, and cinnamon to the cream cheese and beat until smooth

cinnamon toast crunch pieces in a food processor
the prepared crust mixture in a food processor
a bowl with cream cheese and sugar
a bowl of cheesecake batter

step five: pack down about a tablespoon of the crust mixture into a mini muffin tin lined with 24 paper liners

step six: add about a tablespoon of cheesecake mixture on top of each crust

step seven: bake the cheesecakes until no longer jiggly in the center, cool then chill completely in fridge

a tray of raw cheesecake bites
a tray of cooked cheesecake bites

Tips and tricks for the best cheesecake bites:

  • use room temperature cream cheese and egg to make sure the mixture is smooth
  • do not over bake, the cheesecakes are small and will bake quickly
  • use paper liners so that you can easily remove from the tin
  • garnish with some squares of cereal right before serving to give them an extra crunch
  • use fresh cereal - stale cereal will not be as tasty in this recipe
  • add the extra cereal on top right before serving the cheesecakes, otherwise they may get chewy from the fridge
cheesecakes stacked on a plate with a cinnamon toast crunch box in the background, cereal scattered around

Storage and freezing instructions:

These cheesecakes are great for 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. You can also freeze for up to 6 months, simply thaw for a couple hours in the fridge before enjoying!


Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Bites

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By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 24 Pieces
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Total Time: 42 Minutes
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cinnamon toast crunch cereal
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 8 oz. brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

a mini muffin tin with liners

1

Prepare oven and muffin tin

Preheat oven to 350 F, line a mini muffin tin with paper liners and set aside

a food processor with cinnamon toast crunch crumbs and butter

2

Make the crust

In a food processor or blender, pulse the cereal until crumbs remain, then add the butter and pulse again until combined

a bowl of cheesecake filling

3

Make the cheesecake filling

In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar, then add the egg, vanilla, and cinnamon and beat until smooth

baked cheesecake bites

4

Bake the cheesecake bites

Add one tablespoon of crust mixture to each paper liner, press down firmly with a spoon, then add a scant tablespoon of cheesecake filling on top (you will need to scrape the bowl but you should be able to get 24). Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until centers are set and the top is no longer glossy

a cinnamon toast cheesecake bite with the wrapper pulled away

5

Chill and Garnish

Allow cheesecakes to cool slightly, then finish cooling in the fridge. Garnish with some cereal immediately before serving if desired

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