Today is one of my favorite blogger's blogiversary... Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch! She is celebrating 4 awesome years of blogging! Shelby was one of the first friends I made through my blog and she has always been an inspiration to me. There have been many times over the last few years where I wished I lived closer to her... I just know we would have so much fun together!
In honor of her blogiversary I am sharing my recipe for chocolate covered cheesecake bites. They are teeny, amazing, and oh so delicious! I hope you'll make them and enjoy them!
Make sure to stop by Shelby's blog to wish her a happy blogiversary! Also, check out the links for those who have also posted in honor of her blogiversary!
Finally, Shelby is hosting a giveaway. Go to her post HERE to find out how to win a $50 gift card!
Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter, melted
16 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
24 oz semisweet chocolate
3 TBSP shortening
Line 8" square pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour filling over crust.
Bake at 300 for 40-45 minutes or until edges are set. Center will be soft. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours; then freeze for 2 hours. Cut into 48 pieces.
Melt chocolate and shortening. Cool for 2-3 minutes. Dip cheesecake bites; set on wax paper. Let stand for 20 minutes.
Store in refrigerator.
*Note: I find it easier to pull only a couple bites out of the freezer at a time while dipping. It makes dipping easier if they are still frozen.