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Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel gravy

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

It's not Thanksgiving or Christmas without mashed potatoes and gravy, right? Well now you can eat it for dessert, too.

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

These cheesecake bites look just like mini mounds of mashed potatoes, topped with caramel gravy and chocolate pepper flakes. Make plenty, because everyone will want seconds.

Ingredients:

  • 10-inch vanilla cheesecake
  • 8-10 shortbread or vanilla wafer cookies
  • Caramel topping
  • Small chocolate bar or chocolate chips
  • Sea salt (optional)

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

Directions:

1

Step 1

Buy or bake a 10-inch vanilla cheesecake. Using an ice cream scoop, scrape a ball of cheesecake out of your cheesecake.

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

2

Step 2

Scoop the cheesecake onto your cookie, lunch-lady style.With a teaspoon, create a hole in the cheesecake mound for the caramel gravy.

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

3

Step 3

Pour caramel topping into the hole and drizzle as desired.

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

4

Step 4

Using a handheld cheese grater, grate a small chocolate bar (or chocolate chips) over the cheesecake bites to look like black pepper flakes.

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

5

Step 5

Add a pinch of sea salt too, if you wish. (Caramel and sea salt are so DELICIOUS!)

This isn't mashed potatoes and gravy!

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