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We’re now 3 months into the year. Three months of possibilities and resolutions, along with some good ups and most likely some not so good downs. Especially if one of those resolutions was to eat better. For me, I was going to try to simply do better. A goal for just one step above from last year. Better attitude, a better home, with work, with the kids, and what we consume. But like with every aspect of life, it’s still perfectly acceptable, even important, to reward yourself for all that hard work and indulge every now and then.
For those times when you want to feel indulgent without the guilty after effects, there’s DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut. And, because rewarding yourself should be easy, all the varieties of DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut are now available in a special in store display in Walmart stores. Ours was front and center by the checkouts, you can’t get much easier.
I picked up bags of DOVE® Dark Chocolate Strawberry & Cocoa Almond, DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew, and DOVE® Dark Chocolate Blueberries. Don’t forget to download a coupon for $1 off any 2! These dark chocolate treats are great on their own, but I also had a delicious idea.
I can’t think of any better way to indulge than with cheesecake. Thus, I wanted to make Mini Cheesecakes with Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nuts, topped with the real fruit and nuts of DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut for a deep chocolate, luxurious bite! Whipped cream is optional, but come on! Why not?
First, though, we need a graham cracker crust for our Mini Cheesecakes with Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nuts. Take out your aggression on a pack of graham crackers until it’s crumbs, add a bit of sugar, and melted butter until combined then press into the bottom of paper-lined muffin pans.
Mix your cheesecake ingredients, a really simple combination of cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and eggs.
Spoon that on top of the bread crumbs and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, until the center of the Mini Cheesecakes are almost set. Then let cool as the centers fall. This makes a perfect kind of cheesecake bowl to nestle the dark chocolate fruit and nuts topping.
Now that’s a better reward. Go ahead. You deserve it.
- 1 cup graham crackers
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp + ½ cup sugar
- 2 8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut
- whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with cupcake wrappers.
- Mix graham crackers, melted butter, and 2 tbsp sugar. Press into the bottom of each wrapper.
- Beat cream cheese, the remaining ½ cup sugar, and ½ tsp vanilla until combined. Add 2 eggs and beat until just blended.
- Pour a full spoonful of cream cheese mixture on top of graham cracker crumbs.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the centers are almost set.
- Let cool, then refrigerate for 2 hours.
- When ready to eat, top with DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut and a dollop of whipped cream.
Be sure to look for the special DOVE® Chocolate Fruit & Nut special in store display in your local Walmart store! How do you plan to include these products in your next rewarding moment?