Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel gravy

Nov 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel 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)

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel 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.

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel 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.

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel gravy

3

Step 3

Pour caramel topping into the hole and drizzle as desired.

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel 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.

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel gravy

5

Step 5

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

Cheesecake mashed potato bites with caramel gravy

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