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Snowman Cheesecakes in a Jar

Snowman Cheesecakes in a Jar

Did you know you can bake jars? You can — and that’s exactly how these little snowmen came to be, filled with delicious mini brownie cheesecakes. Once the cheesecakes cool, place the lids on the jars. Cut the toe from one baby sock, and wrap the cut end with twine. Glue pom-poms on each end of the twine. Slide the sock hat over the top jar. Make a cone with a piece of orange construction paper for the nose and glue to the jar, along with two black pom-poms for eyes. Stack on top of another jar. Embellish the bottom jar with a ribbon “scarf” tied around the lid and two pom-pom “buttons” in a matching color.

 

Snowman Cheesecakes in a Jar
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Snowman Cheesecakes in a Jar
Ingredients
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 vanilla wafers or chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate , chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur or 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Caramel-flavor ice cream topping
  • Honey-roasted peanuts and/or caramel corn
Instructions
  1. Allow cream cheese and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, coat twelve 4-ounce canning jars with cooking spray.
  3. Place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each jar.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. In a small saucepan cook and stir chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly.
  6. In a small bowl lightly beat eggs with a fork; set aside.
  7. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, flour, and liqueur.
  8. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in eggs and milk until combined. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the batter to a medium bowl; stir in melted chocolate.
  9. Spoon plain batter evenly into the prepared jars, filling each about half full. Spoon chocolate batter over top of plain batter, filling each jar nearly full.
  10. Place jars in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan or 3-quart rectangular baking dish.
  11. Place pan on oven rack.
  12. Pour enough boiling water into the baking pan to reach halfway up the sides of the jars.
  13. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and set when gently shaken (cheesecakes will fall slightly as they cool).
  14. Carefully remove jars from water; cool on a wire rack.
  15. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  16. To serve, top cheesecakes with caramel topping and sprinkle with peanuts and/or caramel corn.