No Bake Cheesecake Tam Tams Bites

Serves: 24 bites

Prep time: 30 minutes Freeze time: 2 hours 30 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

For Tam Tams Crust:
1 ½ cups Original Tam Tams, packed down
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled (or coconut oil)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

For Cheesecake Filling:
12 ounces cream cheese, softened (can be dairy free)
½ cup sour cream (can be dairy free)
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Pinch kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

For Raspberry Sauce:
1 cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon water
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

PREPARATION:

In a food processor, process Tam Tams, butter and sugar to make crust, until very fine and well combined.
Spray a mini muffin with non-stick spray. Place a heaping teaspoon of the crust into each muffin spot, and push down with your finger to make the crust. It’s okay if the crust comes up on the sides a bit.
Freeze for 30 minutes or until set.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a hand beater or use a stand mixer until very well mixed and stiff peaks have formed, about 5 minutes.
Scoop the filling evenly into the muffin tins out of the freezer, smoothing out the top.
Freeze for 2 more hours, or until set.
While they are setting, make the raspberry sauce. In a small saucepan, combine frozen raspberries, ¼ cup water and sugar. Bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, until raspberries are cooked down.
Use a mesh strained to strain seeds out of the sauce, and put it back in the washed out saucepan.
In a small cup, whisk cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water together and add to the raspberry sauce. Simmer until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, and let cool. Add more water if it gets too thick.
Take the cheesecakes out of the freezer and let come to room temperature for a minute or two. Top with a dollop of raspberry sauce, and serve immediately. Store leftover cheesecakes in the freezer until ready to serve.


Make ahead: Cheesecakes and Raspberry Sauce can be made up to 5 days before serving. Keep cheesecakes frozen until ready to serve, dollop raspberry sauce right before serving.

Recipe by- Amy Kritzer who is the founder of the award-winning blog http://whatjewwannaeat.com/, the author of Sweet Noshings and the owner of https://moderntribe.com/. In her spare time, she enjoys theme parties and glitter.

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