I'm going to consider this a work in progress but I figured I'd share cause these are still freakin' delicious. I was prowling the web for inspiration when I came across the recipe for these Marble Cheesecake Squares. After mulling it over for a bit, I decided to be bold and attempt a few alterations. Much to my surprise it worked!
Marble Cheesecake Bites
- 2 - 8 ounce packages of whipped cream cheese, softened
- 1 - 10 ounce container of Cool Whip, softened
- 2 egg whites
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 ounces of dark chocolate
- 1 cup of chocolate graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and dump in the graham cracker crumbs.
- Drizzle the crumbs with the melted butter and use a fork to combine. Press into the bottom of the pan to form the bottom crust.
- Bake the crumbs in the preheated over for about 8 minutes (unless you are me and totally forget this step, whoops). Let this cool.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and Cool Whip together until smooth and fluffy (about a minute).
- Add in the vanilla, egg whites and sugar. Beat for another minute or two.
- Pour the cheese mixture over the prepared crumb crust and spread into an even layer.
- Nuke the chocolate for a minute and a half or so until softened (but not melted). Stir until smooth.
- Using the tip of a knife, swirl the semi-melted chocolate into the top of the cheese mixture.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
This is one of those recipes that will taste better the next day so give it amble time to chill out. I split the pan into 16 servings at roughly 180 calories per square.