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It may be hard to believe this, but there are people out there, people that you may know, who do not like chocolate! WOW! MIND BLOWN, Right? And, while I adore chocolate and sometimes (most of the time) crave it, occasionally it is nice to have something that is not chocolate, if only to help you appreciate chocolate even more! And what, I ask you, could be a runner up to chocolate? Cheesecake of course!
Yesterday, Lindsey talked about sharing cookies with friends and neighbors as a way of giving service as we participate in #LightTheWorld this Christmas season. So, I thought I would give you another choice of something that everyone will love you for if you include them on your treat platters! It is so great to get a little bit of cheesecake that isn't over the top filling but gives you that creamy, rich goodness.
My recipe is an adaptation from Jim Fobel's Old-Fashioned Baking Book. In it, he has a cheesecake square recipe that uses lemon and walnuts. I prefer pecans if I going to eat nuts in a dessert, which I don't usually care for. But in this case, they are ground finely and used in the crust, instead of getting in the way of the delicate creaminess of the cheesecake part. Then, just a few pecan pieces are scattered on top. Also, I love the taste of oranges during the holidays. They just say Christmas to me. And, finally because I have a large family and wanted to give some of these away, I needed a larger recipe. So, I came up with my Orange Pecan Cheesecake Bite version and I have to tell you, they are delicious and while they are baking, the smell is wonderful. It really does smell like the holidays!
There you go! Some scrumptious cheesecake without too much guilt! Soon, I will show you what my goodie platters look like as we get ready to deliver them!
I need to head over to DollarTree.com and find platters I can order in bulk! Some come as low as 12 in a package and some up to 48, so be sure to check as you shop online. Remember you can get free shipping to your store for you to pick your order up there!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!