Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

You look like you could use some sugar.  Maybe some Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes would satisfy that sugar craving?

I’m sure that is what you need.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

Winter is my enemy and I have been drinking lots of coffee and hot chocolate to stay warm.  My body is not loving this 12* stuff.  I know it could be a lot colder, but come on spring.  Please hurry here.

So while I am on this hot chocolate kick, I thought it would be fun to switch out the sugar in my basic cheesecake recipe for hot chocolate mix.  Word to the wise…DON’T try to use a diet hot chocolate mix.  That batch didn’t taste so great!  I also thought it would be a good idea to try to make these skinny-ish!  Again a bad idea!!  Maybe it was the diet hot chocolate mix, but the fat free cream cheese and fat free sour cream DID NOT bake up good at all.  So, I went full fat for these Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes, and they came out just perfect.

Some things aren’t meant to be fat free.  I’m pretty sure cheesecake is one of those.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is definitely a favorite around our house.   I gave up all thoughts of dieting when these hot chocolate cheesecakes were in my fridge.  Yes, I have will power issues.  The cheesecake wins every time.  Chocolate, cool whip, sprinkles…I couldn’t resist them.  If you make them cupcake size, you don’t feel as guilty eating them.   At least that’s the story I tell myself as I head to the gym again.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

Creamy cheesecake that tastes like a cup of hot cocoa?
Why yes, you do want some of these in your fridge!!!

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Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 15 mini cheesecakes

Hot Chocolate Cheesecakes

Little hot chocolate cheesecakes are the perfect ending to any meal.


1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
2 Tablespoons sugar
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 cream cheese (8 oz. each), softened
1 cup hot chocolate mix
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup Cool Whip
1/2 cup Kraft mini marshmallow bits
1/4 cup colored sprinkles


  1. Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Divide into 15 cupcake liners and press down. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and hot chocolate mix until creamy. Add the eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and flour and beat again until mixed. Spoon into cupcake liners. Bake at 350* for 22 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan 2-3 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely. Refrigerate. Just before serving top with Cool Whip, sprinkles, and mini marshmallow bits.


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check out a few of our family favorites.

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Butterfinger Mousse Cheesecakes are a great way to use up leftover candy.

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    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I guess we are on a roll with our “killer” desserts today!! Let’s pack our bags and head south…I think they need bakers down there. I am so over this frigidness!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Lately I have been adding the hot chocolate mix to everything. I need to add it to some cookies. Yours looked awesome btw!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I am cool with being down with winter! Nothing bugs me more than being cold…well, I guess there are a few other things that top it, but we won’t go there. Every once in a while my brilliance shines through…the rest of the time google bursts my bubble.

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I couldn’t agree more…two of my favorite things joined forces! I am so glad you liked them!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Oh girl. I would love to see a chocolate cheesecake from your kitchen…it would totally rock the socks off I’m sure!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Haha! I am so glad that I “made” you make the bars. And since you already have the hot chocolate, you are one step closer to having cheesecake! Enjoy!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Thank you so much Angie!! I really appreciate your sweet comment! We do eat a lot of what I make, but I also try to time it just right so most of my desserts go to dinners or meetings that we attend. I usually bake one thing a day and then photograph it the next day.

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      I could never go very long without cheesecake! It is one of my favorite desserts of all!!! Thank you for stopping by!

      • says

        It’s my husbands birthday and we are celebrating tomorrow, and it’s my birthday next week…so ask me on February 4th how my will power is LOL! I’m thinking your cheesecake bars would be so good for my birthday. I’m just really scared to try any of your desserts because I know I will eat them all! My secret is I don’t keep them in the house (I have been known to eat a whole container of cookies!), and the one snack bar I get that is yummy is full of protein and fiber…I get a little “cheat”. But it’s no cheesecake :( I.Love.Cheesecake!!
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  1. says

    I saw these on google+ this morning. Now I’m here to pin! Do you think these would still taste good without the crust? I have a gluten-free kiddo at my house.

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Thank you for stopping by to pin. You could definitely leave off the crust. It might make a little less without the crust to take up room. You could also substitute a gluten free cookie or cracker for these crumbs.

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Those cheesecakes called my name too many times when they were in my fridge. LOL! I hope you get a chance to answer them too!!!

  2. says

    i do not like winter at all, but I have to say, this winter was a mild one, at least here in central VA. And yes, c’mom spring, hurry up, we’re waiting for you!
    I love the hot chocolate addition, I bake some cookies for Christmas using hot chocolate powder and loved it, now you gave me ideas and I’m pretty sure I still have some leftover. Your individual size cheesecake are so cute!
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    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Spring cannot come quick enough…I just saw bad weather headed our way tonight! Is it May yet??? Hot chocolate is so much fun to use in so many different ways. In cookies sounds Awesome!!!

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Unfortunately I know NO will power around sweets…probably why I have gained 10 lbs. recently! Cheesecake is one of my favorites!!!

  3. says

    I just found your blog through Pinterest! Woohoo! I’m so excited! I plan on spending the rest of the morning going through all your recipes! Your pics are gorgeous……so enticing! Of course, I read through the this first page, and these all look amazing……and then I got to the Butterfinger Cheesecakes……..and you just cracked me up!!! A great way to use up LEFTOVER CANDY!!!! What is that!!!!????!!!! I’ve never used those two words together in my whole life!!!! LOL

    Thanks for the laugh! And for all the great recipes! I just need to run out and get some sour cream, and I’m making those Hot Chocolate ones tonight!!! Woohoo! Oh, and from the pic, it looks like the crust is from chocolate cookies, but there are graham crackers in the recipe…….hmmmmm……maybe I should try them both out! LOL

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Hi, Regan. I am so glad pinterest brought you to my blog. You totally made my morning with your sweet comment. I hope you find lots of things to bake in your kitchen. And I had to laugh…leftover candy isn’t really 2 words that go together in my vocab either :-)
      Good luck with the hot chocolate cheesecakes. The crust is actually chocolate graham crackers, but any chocolate cookie would work too! Keep me posted on how they turn out!!!

  4. Shannon says

    I just made- and ruined- a half batch of these… are you sure the oven temp is supposed to be 450? The bottoms on all the cheesecakes were burnt to a crisp, and I even took them out 3 minutes early! I checked all your other cheesecake recipes, and they all say to bake at 350. You might want to change your recipe! I am attempting batch #2 right now at 350 and hoping they make it…

    • Jocelyn Brubaker says

      Oh my word…I am so sorry! Yes, that should say 350*. That’s what I get for staying up late working on recipe posts. Again I am so sorry about that!!!


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