Mini Toasted S’more Cheesecakes

Two bite deluxe s’more camp fire treats. Chocolate cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, topped off with homemade marshmallow frosting. For the finishing touch, a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs or a light toasting.

Mini Toasted S'more Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I have incredible news… it’s finally warmed up again! I mean… the sun was out, the birds were chirping, we even played outside over the weekend! It was fantastic. Of course, we’re still experiencing thunderstorms every night, which is making any swim time difficult as it only cools off the water overnight. We really need a good heat wave so we can enjoy swimming again… even if just in the kiddie pool, but I have my hopes set for the big pool sooner than later.

I swear if I lived near the ocean I’d have been in already. The water may be cold up here but there’s just something different about the ocean than a pool. Don’t get me wrong though, warm water is always better. Oh, and by near I don’t mean the same state kind of near because we already have that… I mean like ocean front property – okay a girl can dream. I should start playing the lottery to make that dream come true. Someone has to win, so why not me? ;)

Mini Toasted S'more Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Clearly I’m not over the whole s’mores thing just yet. I actually made these a few weeks ago, but I was on a serious kick then. One after another and no this isn’t the last s’more treat I have for you. I just can’t help it. I mean chocolate plus marshmallow plus the ever important graham. It’s just plain delicious. And this version won’t disappoint one bit. Creamy chocolate cheesecake on top of a graham cracker crust, topped off with homemade marshmallow frosting. Ahhhhmazing. Oh wait… even better, these babies are finished off with your choice of graham cracker crumbs or a quick toasting from a handy dandy kitchen torch. Which btw if you don’t have one, you need because they’re SO much fun.

If you don’t have a mini cheesecake pan, you still have time to order one through Amazon Prime for the coming weekend – or one day shipping if you’re even more impatient… or let’s just call it too eager to wait. ;)

Yep… you need these delicious s’more cheesecakes in your life! That’s a fact.

Mini Toasted S'more Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Want more Summer treats? Try these out:
S’more ice cream
Perfect s’more cookies
Lemon shortbread tartlets
S’mores Rice Krispie treats
Orange creamsicle ice cream
York peppermint patty ice cream

Yield: 12 cheesecakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes plus

Mini Toasted S'more Cheesecakes

Two bite deluxe s'more camp fire treats. Chocolate cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, topped off with homemade marshmallow frosting. For the finishing touch, a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs or a light toasting.

Ingredients:

Crust:
1C graham cracker crumbs (roughly 6 full sheets)
1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Filling:
12oz cream cheese, softened
1/2C granulated sugar
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

Frosting:
2 egg whites
1/2C granulated sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan.

Crush or blend graham crackers into fine crumbs. Blend with sugar and melted butter. Use a small cookie scoop to divide mixture evenly among prepared pan. Press down to create a firm and even crust. Bake for 5 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.

Beat cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in cocoa powder and salt. Add vanilla and egg, mixing until just combined. Do not over mix. Using a medium cookie scoop, divide filling mixture evenly among cheesecake pan cavities. Fill roughly 3/4 full or 1 1/4 medium scoops. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set.

Cool completely in pan prior to chilling.

When cheesecakes are chilled completely, remove cheesecakes from the pan carefully, removing the bottom disc. Begin preparing frosting. Add egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar to a metal stand mixer bowl over simmering water. Whisk for several minutes or until sugar is dissolved and whites are warm. Move metal bowl to mixer, beat on low increasing to high until mixture is stiff and glossy, roughly 5 minutes. Add vanilla, mixing in well. Transfer to a piping bag with desired tip, pipe onto chilled cheesecakes.

Optional finishes: sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs or use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallow frosting.

Store leftover cheesecakes in the refrigerator.

Original recipe by Baked by Rachel with marshmallow frosting from Martha Stewart

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84 Responses to “Mini Toasted S’more Cheesecakes”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

    What is it about S’mores? I am obsessed with the flavors too right now. I love these little cheesecakes. Chocolate isn’t usually my thing (I’m more of a vanilla girl) but chocolate cheesecake is seriously delicious.

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:35 am

      S’mores are just plain irresistible!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I LOVE (l-o-v-e) love love love s’mores! S’more anything, too. S’more cookies, s’more brownies, s’more CHEESECAKE! These are so fun, Rachel. Mini food tastes better! I need to go order a mini cheesecake pan now. :)

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:36 am

      Thanks so much Sally! Now I need some s’mores brownies… lol

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    Tracey — July 1, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Haha, I posted a s’mores treat today too – it’s that time of year! I made a huge s’mores cheesecake a few years ago but I love the idea of these minis. So cute!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:36 am

      Thanks so much Tracey!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — July 1, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:36 am

      Haha! Thanks for the sweet compliment.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

    You are so right, I do need these!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:36 am

      See! Told you ;)

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    Tieghan — July 1, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Stunning! Your photos are beautiful! Plus these things are adorable and I can only imagine how delicious the taste! YUM!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      Thanks so much! And they’re ridiculously tasty.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I love that these are bite sized!!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      It means you can have that much more ;)

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    Rachel Cooks — July 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Love all your adorable mini cheesecakes. These are so fun!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      Thanks Rachel! :)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — July 1, 2013 at 9:22 am

    These are too cute! Yum!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:38 am

      Thanks Leah!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake but these made me want to try it out again just for the heck of it.

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:38 am

      They’re totally worth it! :)

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    Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer — July 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Love these SO much, Rachel. :) Happy week of 4th!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:38 am

      Thanks so much, Sandy! Enjoy your holiday week! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    There is no such thing as too much S’mores! Keep this kick going, because I’m loving these Rachel. You’re the mini cheese cake queen!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      I think I need a sash and crown like Ali lol jK Thanks girl! :)

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — July 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Love these…I’m adamant about one thing with any s’more dessert and that is that there has to be some browned marshmallow and this is perfect. Perfectly cute too!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      I totally agree! :)

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    RavieNomNoms — July 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Whoa, I have no words….just wow

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

      Haha! I’m hoping that’s a good thing ;)

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    Meghan — July 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    You’re right, I do need these in my life! They’re so cute!!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

      You absolutely do! And thanks :)

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — July 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    All I can say is Wow! Oh Wow!!!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    S’mores are my absolute weakness!! I could eat a bazillion of these guys!! Gorgeous photos, Rachel!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — July 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    If you want to talk about hot weather? Seattle is a blistering 90 degree’s today! And since I don’t have a kiddie pool, I’ll be camped out in front of the fan most of the day with these cheesecakes right next to me. They look delicious!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

      It’s so odd to hear about Seattle being hot because that’s totally not the norm. You can definitely send the heat this way!

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    Marcie — July 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Rachel, these look incredible. Mini cheesecakes are my favorite way to eat cheesecake, and the fact that its a s’more recipe makes it so much more appealing. These need to happen soon!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

      Thanks Marcie! It’s definitely a fun twist :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — July 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Wooo for the sun being back out – it was here as well!! The first hint of warmth we’ve had in weeks! And it’s absolutely fine that you haven’t gotten over S’mores just yet, keep these amazing recipes coming – just love S’mores!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

      Don’t hate me when more s’mores recipes appear ;)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Too cute! I would gobble them right up!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

      Thanks so much Marie!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — July 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I seriously love all your mini cheesecakes. And of course you had to go and make these! Why didnt you invite me over for these?! LOL, and I need that cheesecake pan!

    • Rachel — July 1st, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

      You need to move closer!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — July 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    So CUTE! Smores anything is good in my book!

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — July 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Oh I am so in love with these!! Such a great way to experience the s’mores flavors!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      Thanks so much Stephanie! Have a fantastic holiday week :)

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    These are the cutest things ever! Pinning!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      Thanks Cathy! :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    OMG. These are incredible, Rachel! I’ve never seen anything like it!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      the omg made me smile – thanks! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    mmm cheesecake + s’mores just sound irresistible!!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:19 am

      They really are… doubly so with that frosting omg

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    Deborah — July 2, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Yeah – I could go for some oceanfront property! Love these cheesecakes!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:19 am

      Seriously! I’m going to figure out a way to make that happen somehow

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — July 2, 2013 at 12:45 am

    How adorable are these!! And oh my goodness, I hear you on the thunderstorms. We had them all weekend and forecast says we’ll continue to have them every day this week!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:19 am

      I’m so sick of the rain. I can handle brief thunderstorms or even overnight – no problem but mother nature needs to stop ruining summer days

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — July 2, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Wow, everything about these in amazing! These look so delicious, I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one.

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

      I wish I could hand you some! :)

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — July 2, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I’m so sad, it went from being a sunny 85 to (for the past week) a rainy and a cool 70-ish. BUT man OHHHH man are these cheesecakes sound amazing Rachel! These definitely would cheer me up… easily!

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

      I might even be able to put up with a warm rain but yeah… cold and summer just don’t go well together.

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    Monica — July 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    These mini cheesecakes look amazing, Rachel! A kitchen torch does sound like fun…and a little dangerous haha. But hey, what’s fun without a little danger?

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

      It’s surprisingly fun! Trust me. :)

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — July 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    This sounds fantastic! S’more and cheesecake in one dessert. Nom… I am dying to try them.

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    June g. — July 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    These are perfect! I can’t wait to try them:) is a mini cheesecake pan much different than a mini muffin pan?

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

      There are 2 very important differences between the two pans. A cheesecake pan has removable discs that act as the bottom of the pan, they allow the cheesecakes to be easily removed – unlike with a muffin pan that has a solid bottom. That is the most important difference but the other one is that a cheesecake pan has straight (90 degree) sides, whereas a muffin pan has angled sides.

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    June g. — July 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks so much:) I guess it’s off to amazon;)

    • Rachel — July 2nd, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

      No problem! It’s definitely the best pan for mini cheesecakes :)

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    ashley - baker by nature — July 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    These are so awesome I may faint.

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    Nessa — July 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I’m jumping for joy right now :)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — July 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I’ll never be over s’mores! These are fantastic. And ugh, the heat. I’ll switch with you!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — July 4, 2013 at 9:48 am

    You have me totally convinced I need those cheesecakes and that fun kitchen torch :-) I’m loving all the s’mores goodies!!!

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    Caroline — July 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yum yum! Would love to make these today but I don’t have the mini cheesecake pan. Can I make it as a standard cheesecake?

    • Rachel — July 6th, 2013 @ 8:57 am

      I’d recommend using a muffin pan with liners, as that is the closest thing to the mini cheesecake pan.

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    Jaclyn — July 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    These are awesome! I love smores and love cheesecake – I must have these!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Rachel, these are some serious mini cheesecakes. I’m going to crave them until I make them. There’s no getting over s’mores.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I love seeing variations on s’mores :) such a delicious treat!

    • Rachel — July 16th, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      Thanks Brandy!

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    Sarah — July 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    These look… Amazing.

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    Kim — October 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Just found this recipe and it looks amazing! Would these hold up okay if I baked one day, chilled overnight and then frosted the next day prior to putting them out ? Thanks! Can’t wait to try them.

    • Rachel — October 23rd, 2013 @ 7:25 am

      That is actually how I suggest making them so it would work fine. Day 1: make and chill. Day 2: frost and either serve or chill. Even after frosting they will still stand up in the refrigerator well. Enjoy!

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    rq — February 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Hi… These look delish! I was wondering if it would taste ok with premade marshmallow fluff on top?

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

      I wouldn’t recommend it as that’s far sweeter and stickier.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — July 22, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Thank goodness I have a mini cheesecake pan. I love it so much and will love it even more after making these. I wish I had not put my torch in storage when I was packing (deciding on what to put in storage and what to move to my temporary living situation was tough). Good thing they make ovens with broilers.

    • Rachel — July 23rd, 2014 @ 8:01 am

      Haha! Broiler to the rescue! ;)

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