First, the recipe. Now, I wasn't sure what kind of snaps to get, since there were no Archways (as recommended) at my local grocery store. I did find two different brands, however.
The fancy, all natural ones were too small, but the generic Nabisco hockey-puck looking ones were perfect! and they tasted good, too. So, they're the ones that were thrown into the cups. Perfect, perfect fit! Now, if you are making these the day of, the crust will be crispy. However, after a night in the fridge, they will be soft. Both taste fantastic, just know if you're looking for a harder or softer crust to plan accordingly. I liked them better softer, but I had a lot of compliments on the crispy, too. Personal preference reigns.
Yep, this looks like a lot of batter. Indeed, it is. The recipe said if you fill up the cakes two-thirds of the way, you'll make 24 mini-cheesecakes.
I filled the first batch that way. For the second set of 24, I filled up about five-sixths of the way. Even still, I made 48 cheesecakes, and was giving them away like it was going out of style! It worked out really well for my work party, but if you're not having 40 people, you may want to think about halving the recipe!!
Since no one likes cracked cakes, we added whipped cream, and then on the final night we added a dab of cream cheese frosting. Either way, these are to die for, and they contain everything that makes you think of Fall!
|In a word...AMAZING!!!|