Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's Raining Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes!


While I am busily taking pictures for my Double Pocket Card tutorial (see below), here is something yummy for you to ponder over and make!

Now, lest you think these are choc(-olate?) full of bad stuff, I will have you know that this is a Weight Watchers recipe - only 3 points per serving. I am doing a weight loss challenge with some of my online friends, so am very conscious of what I eat now. So far, after two weeks, I have lost 4 pounds and 4 1/4 inches! Our goal is 10 pounds (to start with!) by the third week in May. We have two teams: Raindrops and Dewdrops and we are dropping! I am a Raindrop -- which fits since it's pouring outside right now!

Ingredients
12 items chocolate wafer(s), about 2 1/2 oz
8 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 cup 2% reduced fat milk
2/3 cup sugar
2 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water, boiling

Instructions
Line 12 muffin tins with paper muffin liners. Place a wafer in the bottom of each of 12 muffin tins (or custard cups); set aside. (If the wafer doesn’t fit in bottom of muffin liners, break into pieces to cover bottom.)
Place cheese in bowl of a food processor and process until loose. With food processor running, pour milk down feed tube.
In a separate medium bowl, mix together sugar, gelatin and cocoa with a fork or spoon. Slowly add boiling water, mixing as you go; mix quickly until gelatin has completely dissolved.
With food processor running, slowly add cocoa mixture through feed tube; process thoroughly, about 1 minute.
Fill each muffin liner (or custard cup) with about 1/3 cup of cheese mixture. (Muffin tins will be filled up to the top; custard cups should be about 2/3 full.) Chill for a minimum of 2 hours. Yields 1 per serving

Note: These easy-to-make cheesecakes can be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. If you’re a coffee lover, add a teaspoon of instant espresso to the cocoa mixture for an extra kick.

POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 0 min

Enjoy!
Make sure to stop back later this afternoon about Happy Hour time for the Double Pocket Card tutorial!

14 comments:

Lori Barnett said...

Those look SO YUMMY! Pass one over please :) So you have rain? I think we will have sun with a high of 78 today. Saturday is supposed to be like 97!! I'm NOT ready for the heat just yet!

Mary Dawn said...

my word, that little thing looks delicious!

Lorie said...

Those look absolutely delish! I expected to see the rain drops come down your window...what a great picture!

Suzanne said...

Yum....I am going to try these for sure. Congratulations on the weight loss. And being able to do it without giving up yummy treats.

Laura said...

Mmmmmmmm.....don't you just love WW. I haven't tried this recipe yet, have to now! Thanks for sharing it and for your continued motivation of both raindrops and dewdrops! Have you thought about being a group leader for WW?
Have a great day!

Juliana said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!
These look yummy!!!

Jen said...

Oh, these I must try...that picture looks yummy enough to make me lick the computer screen...lol. TFS!

Suzanne said...

Don't know how to reach you except through your BLOG. How do I get the CSSC badge on my BLOG I'd love to know more about it and have it.

Desirée said...

Mmmm...boy do those sound yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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Kisa Peters said...

These look YUMMYYY! I sure need to get back to weight watchers!

nancy said...

I thought it was SNOWING at your place...

You're killing me with the chocolate stuff...

Nardi said...

Yum! Keep up the great job of sticking to your weight loss plan!

Jessica F. said...

oooh - I love the recipe! I am on WW now (20 lbs so far!) so I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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