There are a handful of recipes that I’ve shared over the years that have become permanent favorites among you guys. It doesn’t seem to matter where or when I share those recipes, they always get tons of likes, comments, and rave reviews.
My recipe for Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites is one of those. I can see why.
It basically takes an already indulgent dessert, cheesecake, and turns it into bite sized pieces of chocolate candy. What’s not to love? I knew this year I had to make a fun and festive version that could be adapted to different holidays. That’s how these Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites were born!
I used green and red sprinkles to garnish these for a festive Christmas effect. However, depending on the time of the year, pink or heart shaped sprinkles would be perfect for Valentine’s day. Or even a drizzle of pink candy melts. For the 4th of July, blue sprinkles would be perfect!
Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites Recipe Tips
-Make sure your cream cheese has come completely to room temperature and you beat it until completely smooth. Otherwise you’ll end up with lumps in your batter that will look like white specks among the red cheesecake.
-I like to use Americolor Gel food coloring for red velvet. It packs a colorful punch with just a few drops, so you’re not using a ton of food coloring and altering the taste of the recipe. Any gel food coloring will be better than liquid.
-For easiest and cleanest chocolate coating, the cheesecake bites need to be completely frozen. If they start to warm up, pop them back in the freezer to solidify again.
-The white chocolate coating calls for coconut oil. This helps to smooth out the chocolate so it’s easier to dip, and helps the chocolate to solidify once it’s cold. It doesn’t really add any coconut taste. You can also use shortening.
-If garnishing with sprinkles, do so immediately after dipping in chocolate before it’s had a chance to set.
The cheesecake component in this recipe is super straightforward, but if you want to up your cheesecake game altogether be sure to check out my free guide: