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Blogger News: Reindeer Cherry Cheesecake Tarts 24.12.15

Here's the perfect treat to serve after your favorite holiday movie plays on TV! These Reindeer Cherry Cheesecake Tarts are as yummy as they are adorable.



Prep Time: 30min.
Total Time: 3hr. 50min.
Servings: 12 servings
What You Need

  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen cherries, thawed, juice reserved and divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided 
  • 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) mini graham cracker pie crusts (12 crusts)
  • 24 miniature pretzel twists
  • 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
  • 24 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 maraschino cherries, well drained

Make It

  • Add enough water to reserved cherry juice to measure 1/2 cup; pour into medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup sugar, dry gelatin mix and cornstarch; mix well. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir 2 min. Cool 20 min.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in 1/4 cup COOL WHIP; spread onto bottoms of pie crusts. Top with sweet cherries and gelatin glaze. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  • Meanwhile, use fork to dip pretzels, 1 at a time, into chocolate; holding pretzel over bowl, gently shake off excess chocolate. Place pretzels on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate 15 min. or until ready to use.
  • Decorate tops of tarts with pretzels and remaining ingredients to resemble reindeer as shown in photo.

Kitchen Tips

Size Wise
Since this festive cheesecake makes 12 servings, it is the perfect dessert to serve at your next party.
If preparing with large cherries, cut them in half before using as directed.

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