Dark Magic Cheesecake Bites & A Keurig Giveaway!

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Hi friends! Happy Saturday! I must REALLY love y’all (which I do) because I’m coming atcha with ANOTHER giveaway today! And this one, is pretty freakin’ rad too, I mean, one of you will walk one with a Keurig Special Edition! But, before we get to that, I have to share an amazing recipe one of my sponsors, Barbara, created for Green Mountain Coffee! I asked her to whip up whatever her heart desired, as long as it had Green Mountain Coffee in it. And guys, what she came up with BLEW ME AWAY! Check out these Dark Magic cheesecake bites!

But, I’ll let Barbara take it away and share her amazing creation with you!

Hi friends! I’m so happy to be guest posting here for the Realistic Nutritionist! Now, I love cheesecake and I would eat it much more often if it wasn’t so full of calories! I have discovered, however, that a whole slice is really more than I need to satisfy my craving for this decadent dessert. So I thought why not make a bite size version?… and one that you can eat with your hands!
Nothing goes better with cheesecake than a good cup of coffee so I combined the two together to make a rich mocha-flavored cheesecake bite. Green Mountain Coffee’s Dark Magic coffee works perfectly with this recipe because of its incredible depth & bold espresso flavor.
Try these crunchy creamy mocha-espresso bites with a Green Mountain Dark Magic latte & you will be in coffee heaven!

Dark Magic Cheesecake Bites

Yields 24 cheesecakes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 – 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate chips (60% cacao)
  • 1 Tablespoon fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup brewed Green Mountain Dark Magic coffee, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 48 wonton wrappers
  • 1/8 cup hazelnuts, crushed
  • confectioner’s sugar for dusting (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the Neufchâtel cheese with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light & fluffy. Continue beating, slowly incorporating the sugar into the cheese. Add the egg whites & beat on medium speed until blended.
  3. Combine the chocolate chips & milk together in a small bowl & microwave on 20% power for 1 minute. Stir until fully melted.
  4. Add the chocolate, Green Mountain Dark Magic Coffee, vanilla & salt to the cheese mixture. Beat on low speed 1-2 minutes until combined. Fold in sour cream.
  5. Spray a mini tart pan  or mini cupcake pan with an oil mister or cooking spray. Press a wonton wrapper into each round. Spritz the edges lightly with the spray/mister. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of the cheesecake mixture into each of the wonton rounds.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown & cheesecake looks slightly firm. Turn off the oven, crack open the door and let cool 20 minutes. Remove from oven & continue cooling on rack an additional 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with the hazelnuts & confectioner’s sugar (if desired).

Nutritional information per 2 cheesecake bites: 

Calories: 117
Fat: 6 grams
Sat. Fat: 3.6 grams
Carbs: 12.6 grams
Sugar: 4.2 grams
Fiber: 0.5 grams
Protein: 3.2 g
Now, the part you are super excited about…A KEURIG GIVEAWAY! Yes, you read that right. We are giving away a Keurig. This one to be exact.
A gorgeous Keurig Special Edition brewing machine! I have the Vue machine and my life has been forever changed because of it. Coffee is made in like 2 seconds and it’s SO EASY to brew just one cup. With this machine, you’ll also get a selection of Green Mountain k-cups to go with it!
To enter, fill out the prompts below! Giveaway ends on Wednesday at midnight.

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  1. Posted by Jill Conyers on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Oh I would love to win a Keurig! A cup of Keurig brewed coffee would go amazingly with the cheesecake bites :)


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  2. Posted by Marnely Rguez-Murray on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love any kind of bread pudding!
  3. Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Mmm, sounds yummy! My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin pie.
  4. Posted by Victoria Derrick on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Hands down. Pecan pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  5. Posted by Shaina Wizov on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love pumpkin and apple flavored desserts around the holidays!
  6. Posted by joni barker on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love anything my mom makes, our favorite family recipe is my grandmother's carrot cake! No matter what holiday we are celebrating, we always have more than one around because everyone fights over the last piece :)
  7. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    My favorite holiday dessert is anything that contains apples or pumpkin!!
  8. Posted by Jamie Horne on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Pumpkin cheesecake is my absolute favorite!
  9. Posted by Kara on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love gingerbread men cookies!
  10. Posted by Meredith Wise on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Oh I've been looking at getting one of these for the office! My favorite holiday treat is cinnamon pecan pie. You can take the girl out of the south... :)
  11. Posted by Melissa T. on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I LOVE pumpkin pie, and cookies :)
  12. Posted by Jackie on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Anything with peanut butter!
  13. Posted by kjpugs on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Growing up in NJ among the Italian bakeries, I LOVED when people would be lazy and get the cookie trays. The light butter cookies with sprinkles ALL OVER the top, and the leaf cookies with chocolate between two leaves... those two were my FAVE! I never see them outside of the Northeast so I love those. Best HOMEMADE dessert are the Ina recipe my mom makes for brownies, they have nuts and instant coffee in them. These cheesecake bites remind me of them with the nuts and Green Mountain in them! Chocolate + coffee = best combo EVER.
  14. Posted by Sarah LaShomb on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin bread.
  15. Posted by Lisa Moore McDonald on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    fave holiday dessert is pecan pie!!!
  16. Posted by Nachturne on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Looks amazing!
  17. Posted by Patricia on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    These look great! Seriously considering making them for Turkey Day! Thanks!
  18. Posted by Molly on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love me some pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee! Thanks for the recipe share and giveaway!!
  19. Posted by Angela Cook on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Definitely warm apple crisp w/ vanilla bean ice cream!
  20. Posted by Becca on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I'm not a huge pie fan so I'm not sure what else would be considered a holiday dessert, maybe cute turkey sugar cookies?
  21. Posted by Mireya on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Tiramisu!!
  22. Posted by What Lauren Likes on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Pumpkin pie!
  23. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    These bites look simply divine!
  24. Posted by Amy CookingAdventures on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Almond Roca!
  25. Posted by Mackenzie K on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    i love the special sugar cookies with frosting that my momma always makes around christmas time. they make me so excited for the holidays <3
  26. Posted by Mackenzie K on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    i accidentally indicated that my twitter username is mackenziekibbe. it is actually mackenzie_kibbe. sorry! i do follow all of the above!
  27. Posted by Tolua Samifua on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Definitely cheesecake! :) Happy Holidays everyone!
  28. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Pumpkin pie is my favorite! Great giveaway, Claire!
  29. Posted by Sarah on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Apple crisp with vanilla ice cream!!
  30. Posted by Jen W on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Pumpkin pie!
  31. Posted by Hayley on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Those cheesecake bites look perfect for Thanksgiving! We always have coffee with dessert, so I like the idea of combining the two. Thanks for the great recipe, as always.
  32. Posted by Karina on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I have been trying lots of fruit crisp recipes lately (apple, pear, cranberry, etc.), so I guess that's my current favorite!
  33. Posted by Katie on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I want a keurig so badly! Coffee and the cheesecake bites = match made in heaven!
  34. Posted by Elizabeth on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love almost any dessert...but especially apple crisp!
  35. Posted by Katie on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Tough choice, but I have to go with pumpkin pie!
  36. Posted by Stephanie on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    gingerbread cookies!
  37. Posted by Samantha Schultz on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love pumpkin pie! The best!
  38. Posted by Allyson @DomesticSuperhero on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Wow, I have been wanting a Keurig forever!
  39. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Besides being just plain gorgeous, these mini cheesecakes must taste amazing!! And being a lightened up dessert, I'll be happy to take two :)
  40. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Oops, favorite holiday dessert is French Silk pie.
  41. Posted by Gina on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    I love pumpking flavored anything!
  42. Posted by Amanda on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Cream puffs are my weakness at thanksgiving. So good.
  43. Posted by Denene on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Sweet potato pie
  44. Posted by MaryB on
    Saturday, November 17th, 2012
    Tough choice - pumpkin pie or creme brulee!
  45. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    This looks amazing! My favorite holiday dessert is a toss up between pumpkin pie and apple pie!
  46. Posted by Kathy on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I love cheesecake either plain or with fruit topping. Pecan pie is another favorite. Love your blog! Amazing giveaway.
  47. Posted by barbara n on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I love to make (and eat) Red Velvet Cheesecake
  48. Posted by Jeffrey Lammers on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Pecan Pie, I only eat it at the holidays because its so rich, and not very healthy!
  49. Posted by Connie Arbogast on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    anything pumpkin

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  50. Posted by sherri on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    pecan pie for thanksgiving. g7s22(at)msn(dot)com
  51. Posted by kim@hungryhealthygirl on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Cheesecake is one of my faves and so is coffee! This looks like the perfect combo!
  52. Posted by christophersorel on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    snowballs and pecan tarts
  53. Posted by kelly d on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I love Pumpkin & Apple Pie
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  54. Posted by Laura C on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I love pumpkin and ooey gooey apple pie.
  55. Posted by dalee041790 on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    my favorite holiday dessert is white chocolate bread pudding with a white chocolate rum sauce to pour over
  56. Posted by Shirley on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I have to try this recipe, looks delicisious. LOVE the Keurig also!
  57. Posted by Debbi R on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Homemade Coconut Cake
  58. Posted by Shelly on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Chocolate cream pie!
  59. Posted by Patsy on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Pumpkin empanadas
  60. Posted by billiejean on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    There's so many to choose from, but I'm going to have to go with the classic Pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! For Christmas my mom makes these cute little butter cookies with almond frosting between and I can never have just one! I absolutely love almond!
  61. Posted by Alice Choi on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Fave holiday dessert? Ah, there are so many but hands down- pumpkin pie fresh out of the oven or apple pie or any kind of pie for that matter!
  62. Posted by Shae Pharo on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin cheesecake with a cranberry caramel sauce. I usually make it for Thanksgiving.
  63. Posted by mooinca on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    My favourite holiday desserts are mini pumpkin pies or a raw apple crumble.
  64. Posted by Lisa on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Pumpkin pie!
  65. Posted by JessieC on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I like pumpkin pies.
  66. Posted by Elin Woods on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Anything gingerbread!
  67. Posted by JaLynn on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I like pecan pie for Thanksgiving.
  68. Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    For Thanksgiving: my grandma's apple pie!
  69. Posted by Corisa on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    it has to be pumpkin pie !
  70. Posted by Teri on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    My favorite holiday dessert is homemade apple pie, warmed and topped with vanilla ice cream!!
  71. Posted by Amanda on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I love Christmas cookies! Smores cookies are my favorite...and Butterscotchy Squares.
  72. Posted by Tonya on
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    Sweet Potato Pie!
  73. Monday, November 19th, 2012
    if it's specifically holiday, can't go wrong with pumpkin pie! I wouldn't be opposed to some chocolate lava cake either... ;-)
  74. Posted by Lauren on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    I really love homemade english toffee :)
  75. Posted by Windy Phillips on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    I have to go with the classic - warm pumpkin pie! :)
  76. Posted by Jaclyn on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    Anything pumpkin... pie, muffins, bread, you name it!
  77. Posted by Jeanna on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    my favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin pie. thanksgiving is the only time of year i eat it and i take full advantage of the opportunity!
  78. Posted by Jo Shontz on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    I think that if I have to pick just one, then spiced apple pie is my favorite holiday dessert :)
  79. Posted by Jessie on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    I love pretty much all the desserts, but my favorite is a family recipe for red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting...feels like the holidays!
  80. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    I love Christmas cookies!
  81. Posted by Jessica P. on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    Mmm anything pumpkin is my favorite dessert! Or a seasonal cocktail. Yeah, that would work, too. :)
  82. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    Um, these look delicious, I'm a huge cheesecake fan!! :D
  83. Posted by Drie765 on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    Green Mountain Coffees' Nantucket Blend is also delightful!
  84. Posted by Joanne Gregory on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    cherry pound cake, using red and green cherries.
  85. Posted by Meg on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    my husband's uncle makes something called "chewy cake". it is all cream cheese and butter and cheey gooey holiday overindulgence. he only makes it once a year, for thanksgiving.
  86. Posted by Amber on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    Apple pie.. with ice cream on top! :)
  87. Posted by Sarah H.P. on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin pie!
  88. Posted by TaraO on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    It's a thanksgiving cliche, but I LOVE pumpkin pie with freshly whipped cream!
  89. Posted by AMD on
    Monday, November 19th, 2012
    caramel apple cheesecake
  90. Posted by Blessie Elizabeth on
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
    Trifle pudding!
  91. Posted by kaelynn on
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
    Pumpkin bars!
  92. Posted by Courtney Bell on
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
    Sugar creme pie!
  93. Posted by Sian on
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
    Good old pumpkin pie!
  94. Posted by katherine d on
    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
    vegan pumpkin pie