No-Bake Celebrate Canada Mini Cheesecakes

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 h 30 min
  • Chill Time 8 h
  • Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 16 Compliments Celebrate Canada Birthday Cookies, divided
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 45 mL
  • 1/2 cup 35% whipping cream 125 mL
  • 8 oz light cream cheese 227 g
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar 75 mL
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream 75 mL
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup 30 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Brush bottoms and sides of twelve 2 oz (1/4 cup/60 mL) ramekins with vegetable oil (do not use butter or margarine), plus line bottoms with parchment paper rounds. Alternatively, fill 12 standard muffin tins with paper liners.

  • Step 2

    In food processor, chop 10 cookies to fine crumbs. Add melted butter; pulse to mix well. Press equal amounts of crumb mixture into bottoms of prepared ramekins or paper liners to make crusts. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer to form stiff peaks. In another large bowl, beat together cream cheese, icing sugar, sour cream, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon on top of crumb mixture in ramekins or paper liners, pressing mixture to edges and smoothing tops. Refrigerate 8 hr. until set. If using ramekins, run small sharp knife around edges; tip out cheesecakes. Remove parchment; set cheesecakes upright on serving dish. Or remove cheesecakes from paper liners.

  • Step 4

    Split remaining cookies in half. Garnish each mini cheesecake with a half cookie. Keep chilled until serving.

Tip

Substitute 1/4 tsp (1 mL) almond extract for vanilla.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/12 of the recipe):
  • Calories 230
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Carbs 12 g
  • Sugar 14 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 140 mg