Decadent Mini Chocolate Pudding Oreo Cheesecakes











Whip up these irresistibly creamy Mini Chocolate Pudding Oreo Cheesecakes in just 45 minutes! Perfect for any occasion, these desserts combine rich chocolate, luscious cheesecake, and crunchy Oreos for a truly decadent treat.


Step 1: Prepare for Baking

Begin your mini cheesecake adventure by preheating your oven to a cozy 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). It's going to be the warm and welcoming environment your cheesecakes need to become wonderfully delicious. While the oven heats, line your cupcake pan with liners of your choice and place one Oreo cookie in each cup. If you're feeling a bit extra, crush a few additional Oreos for a garnish later on. This step sets the stage for what's going to be a delightful dessert!
Pro Tip: Use patterned liners for an extra festive touch.

Step 2: Mix & Match

Grab your mixing bowl and beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until the mixture is as light and fluffy as a cloud. Gently fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full with this dreamy mixture. This is where it starts to get exciting, as you're moments away from having these little delights in the oven!
Pro Tip: Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for easier mixing.

Step 3: Bake and Cool

Slide your cupcake pan into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheesecakes are set and have a slight jiggle in the middle. Patience is a virtue here, as you'll want to let them cool completely before moving on to the next step. This cooling period allows the cheesecakes to set properly, ensuring a perfect texture and making them easier to decorate later.
Pro Tip: Use a toothpick to check doneness; it should come out clean from the center.

Step 4: The Finishing Touches

While the cheesecakes cool, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and cold milk for about 2 minutes, then pop it into the refrigerator to set. When ready, spoon a layer of this rich pudding over each cheesecake and top with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. Sprinkle the reserved crushed Oreos on top for a crunchy finish. Now, stand back and admire your work - these mini cheesecakes are not only a feast for the taste buds but a treat for the eyes too!
Pro Tip: Refrigerate the cheesecakes for at least an hour before serving for the best texture.