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Chocolate Cheesecake Pots

Light, chocolate cream cheese dessert on a bed of crushed digestives

I got the idea on how to serve these whilst visiting a friend in Galway.  At the bar where he works, they serve chocolate mousse in little jam jars on a slate plate.  Always a sucker for fancy packaging, I saw these jars in Atlantic Homecare yesterday for €1.69 and thought I could try out my chocolate cheesecake in them.

Chocolate Cheesecake Pots



Makes 4 x 200ml glasses

Ingredients:

250ml whipping cream
200g tub of extra light Philadelphia cream cheese
4 tablespoons icing sugar
125g bar of 80% dark chocolate, melted
6 crushed digestive biscuits
25g melted butter

Preparation Method:

1- Fill a pan with boiling water and place on the counter top.

2- Break the chocolate into squares and melt in a plastic bowl or jug that is floating in the pan of hot water.

3- Crush the biscuits in a mini blender then add the melted butter and blitz again.

4- Spoon the biscuit mixture into your jars or glasses and press down with the bottom of a rolling pin.

5- Whip the cream with an electric whisk.

6- Add the icing sugar and whisk until smooth.

7- Add the tub of cream cheese and whisk until smooth.

8- Add the melted chocolate and whisk again until thoroughly mixed in.

9- Using a piping bag, fill the jars or glasses with the chocolate mixture.

10- Store in the fridge until needed.

Tips and Hints:

If you don't have a piping bag, you can spoon the mixture into the glasses or jars.  To make this easier, don't whip the cream as much so that the mixture is a little more runny.

I have made this using full fat, half fat and extra light philadelphia- they all taste the same.  I always make it with extra light now because why add the extra calories if you don't have to?

These will keep for 3 or 4 days in the fridge but take them out a while before eating to allow the flavour to develop.

Lidl do a good selection of dark chocolate at low prices.  Tesco also do a generic brand cream cheese for about 70c.  I prefer Philadelphia but, if you are on a budget, the Tesco cheese is good.

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