Football Cheesecake Bites
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Who loves football season? I know that here in New England we keep up with our football team almost year round and what better way to celebrate football season than with football cheesecake bites! Today we’re making football cheesecake bites with a SNICKERS® Crisper candy crust and candy topping drizzled with gooey caramel sauce!
Of course I remember growing up watching our favorite football teams duke it out on the field with their biggest rivals, and playing football was a big part of my youth as well. Since the first day I stepped foot on the field, football has been running through my veins and the tradition continues today watching my favorite teams take the gridiron. The best way to watch your team is with a finger food snack, like these football cheesecake bites!
These cheesecakes are a perfect addition to your football table spread or any football themed party – think birthdays, banquets, team gatherings and more. After the chicken and nachos are gone, you’ll need something sweet to serve up – queue SNICKERS® Crisper football cheesecake bites!
Have you tried the SNICKERS® Crisper candies? They’re an awesome combination of crisped rice and peanuts topped with a layer of caramel, coated in creamy milk chocolate — and of course you can find them right in the candy aisle at Walmart.
Now let’s get to the recipe, shall we?
Football Cheesecake Bites
First we’ll gather the ingredients for the crust. For our football cheesecake crust, I’m using SNICKERS® Crisper candies, flour and butter. SNICKERS® Crisper candies are a crunchy twist on a classic SNICKERS® bar and make for a delicious cookie candy crust for our cheesecake bites!
The filling is cream cheese, vanilla extract, milk, lemon juice, sugar and an egg. We’ll add more SNICKERS® crisper candies on top when we’re ready to cut the cheesecakes into footballs!
To make the crust, grab a bowl and an electric mixer. Cream together the softened butter and brown sugar, then mix in flour and finely chopped SNICKERS® Crisper candies. Mix until you have a mixture of course crumbles.
Firmly press the mixture into a prepared 9×9 baking pan (I’m preparing with parchment and non-stick cooking spray). Bake the crust as instructed in the recipe card below.
While the crust is baking, prepare the filling.
Set aside 5 SNICKERS® Crisper squares for toppings later. Mix together room temperature cream cheese, vanilla extract, milk, lemon juice sugar and an egg with electric mixer in a large bowl.
Tip: Beat the cream cheese and sugar before adding the liquids, this makes your cheesecake a tad creamier!
Once the crust is done baking, remove the crust from the oven and pour the mixture over the crust. Return the pan to the oven to bake the cheesecake. Once baked according to the instructions below, remove from the oven and cool completely before refrigerating. Refrigerate until firm.
When the cheesecake is firm (1 hour or more refrigerated), carefully remove it from the baking pan and place it on a cutting board. Cut the cheesecake using a football shaped cookie cutter – or if you’re prefer, you can cut the football shapes with a sharp knife.
The best part is, you and your family get to snack on the left over cheesecake bits before your guests arrive. Top the football cheesecake bites with finely chopped SNICKERS® Crisper candies and serve with a dish of caramel sauce and a drizzle stick!
Football Cheesecake Bites Recipe
A football party dessert recipe for football shaped SNICKERS® Crisper Cheesecake Bites!
15 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 9x9 pan with nonstick spray.
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together in a bowl. Add flour and ground SNICKERS® Crisper. Mix to make a mixture of coarse crumbs. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix all filling ingredients together with an electric mixer. Pour the filling mixture over the freshly baked crust.
- Return to oven, bake for 25 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool completely then refrigerate until firm, 1 hour or more.
- Cut into football shapes, top with chopped SNICKERS® Crisper candy and drizzle with, or serve with caramel sauce!
What’s your favorite tailgating snack?