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Birds Nest Cheesecakes

Birds nest cheesecakes

Thursday I was surfing ( what a surprise) and I saw a picture for mini Cheesecakes with little birdsnests on them, well I decided I just had to give it a try. Printed off the recipe from the Kraft Recipe site and went to the grocery store. Well when I saw the chocolate cream cheese I decided I may need to adapt this to me. 
Philadelphia creamcheese

Ingredients 
1 1/4 cups Graham wafers
1/4 cup butter
3 pkgs Cream Cheese
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup and a bit coconut
54 eggs
for me I divided the recipe into 2/3rds and 1/3 so I could make some chocolate ones as well.  The recipe makes 18 mini cheesecakes.
Graham wafers and melted butter should be blended together, add a spoonful of the mixture to each paper cup. Press firmly.

graham cracker crust

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together  add one egg at a time, 
on slow speed and when completely blended spoon into the paper cups.  
For vanilla I used 1/2 cup sugar, 2 pkgs of cream cheese and a cap of vanilla,
 once blended I slowly added the two eggs.
For Chocolate: I used one pkg of cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and
 small cap of vanilla, slowly add one egg.
KitchenAid and cream cheese

Coconut and eggs were recommended to be added after they cakes were cooled. I decided to toast the coconut so i have a brownish shade. 
coconut

Cook at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for three hours ( then add 1 tbsp of coconut and the eggs for a birds nest effect.)  For me I added the coconut and eggs immediately hoping to have them adhere better to the cakes. 
Chocolate Cheesecake

Vanilla Cheesecake

chocolate Cheesescake Birds nest

Vanilla Cheesecake Birdsnest

Vanilla Cheesecake with coconut and eggies

Did they not turn out really pretty? 
Birds Nest Easter Cheesecake

Birds Nest Easter Cheesecake

Birds Nest Easter Cheesecake

Birds Nest Easter Cheesecake

Birds Nest Easter Cheesecake

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  • Everyone in my family will get a big kick out of these! The designs are just beautiful. My sister will especially like them because she just loves cream cheese!