Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cups, Reduced Fat

Chocolate chip cheesecake cups

I needed an easy dessert for a potluck. I wanted a reduced fat cheesecake in a portion controlled serving. There are several lowfat cheesecake recipes on the Internet. I modified a strawberry swirl cheesecake recipe from SkinnyTaste.com
These tasty treats have only 144 kcal, which is my idea of a guiltless dessert. You could make this gluten free by substituting a gluten free crisp cookie in place of the graham crackers and almond flour or other gluten free flour in place of the wheat flour. I want to try a sugar substitute like stevia on the next batch. These are incredibly easy to make the day before the potluck. They travel well but keep them on ice. I’m bringing these to Fiesta Friday for my weekly virtual
potluck. I will be at Blogher 2014 in San Jose during Fiesta Friday so if there are any California Bay Area bloggers going then let’s have a real lunch together. I will report back on my experiences at the blog conference.
Take what you need and savor every bite.

Chocolate Chip  Cheesecake cups

Chocolate chip cheesecake cups

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cups, Reduced Fat

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
Cheesecake
• 8 oz lowfat cream cheese
• 5 oz vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt, I used Chobani
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar or equivalent sugar substitute
• 2 egg whites
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Crust
5 chocolate graham crackers
1 tablespoon melted butter

Topping
Place a dollop of fat free sour cream and a few chocolate chips
on cooled cupcakes if desired. Let cool overnight before serving.

Directions
1. Crumble graham crackers into small pieces into a food processor. Process until finely crumbled. Had melted butter and combine until crumbs hold together. Press 1-2 tablespoons of crust into cupcake cups in a cupcake baking pan. I used silicon cups.
2. Combine all cheesecake ingredients except mini chocolate chips and process in food processor until combined. Fold mini chocolate chips into cheese mixture. Pour cheese mixture into baking cups and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cheesecake should be set and a knife should come out clean. Allow to cool in the wrappers 30 minutes then cool completely at least 3 hours and overnight if you use the sour cream topping.

Serving size is 1 cupcake
kcal 144 Carb: 28 gm, Protein: 5 gm, Fat: 7 gm
Weight watchers pp 4 points

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Have a great time at the conference; can’t wait to hear how it went.

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    1. It’s 11 pm on Day 1 of the conference and I’m not sure what to say about Blogher. I plan to write about Blogher through the eyes of a baby boomer. Stay tuned, Stacey. Apparently Biscuit has decided to go on a hunger strike in my absence. Poor little neurotic dog. It’s too much pressure to be loved like that by a dog.

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      1. Well, Biscuit is understandably upset; being left on weekend and all. Ginger always goes on hunger strike when we vacation in Hawaii. Our good friend Pete usually watches them and they LOVE Pete. Hunger strike anyways. It’s not you, it’s her (trying to prove a point). Eager to hear worthiness of conference. Take care and learn lots. Oh, and of course, have fun.

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  2. Love them, Tracey! Your recipe sounds a lot like mine, except yours is even better ‘coz it has sour cream topping! 🙂

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    1. Gosh, I hope I didn’t steal your recipe unintentionally. Yikes, that would be terrible. I make every attempt to give credit where credit is due. I’m so grateful to be include in FF and if this is your recipe then take a bow.

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  3. Happy Happy Fiesta Friday Tracey! Oh, the perfect little dessert to bring to the table! I’m loving the fact that they’re chocolate chip…and I’m loving the fact that they’re so low in calories! That’s just crazy…they look so creamy and delicious… it’s hard to believe that there aren’t that many calories in them! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us! Have fun at the conference! I came really close to flying out there for it… but in the end, decided that I’d wait one more year. Great post! ❤

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    1. Thank you. I saved on fat and sugar calories. They are light but really tasty. I hope to post my thoughts about Blogher 2014 soon.

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  4. eatmunchlove says:

    Healthier version of cheesecake ANDDDD in miniature sizes for portion control? SOLD! They’re so cute! Thanks for bringing them to the party and these are going to have to go on the “things to bake” list 🙂

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  5. Loretta says:

    Love it, especially since we can eat a few without the guilt factor 🙂

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  6. Lisa says:

    I’m going to a pot luck next week and this will be perfect. Thanks! cant wait to hear about Blogher!! 🙂

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  7. saucygander says:

    How pretty are these lil cups? And they are also guilt free, doubly awesome! Thank you for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

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  8. sarahgiebens says:

    I love them. There is nothing else to say…
    Yes there is, the pictures look great too!
    Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  9. These sounds delicious! They look very creamy but light! Yummy!

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