The words “white chocolate” and “cheesecake” don’t usually go hand in hand with words like “light” and “healthy” but this recipe successfully combines all of those words…what could be better?? These little bite sized gems combine crunchy, salty pretzles, tart greek yogurt, smooth white chocolate, and of course yummilicious cream cheese. I have made these for a few occasions, and they have been a hit every time…the best part…they are really pretty, and no fork is required!
White Chocolate Cheesecake
3 Cups salted pretzles
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (I use Smart Balance Light + Flax), melted
1/2 C white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 8-ounce package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 cup 0% plain Greek Yogurt
3/4 teaspoonvanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
Spray 8 standard muffin cups with cooking spray and line each cup with plastic wrap. Finely grind pretzels in blender and pour into bowl. Add the melted butter and use your fingers in a pinching motion to blend the butter/pretzle mixture. Press crust mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared muffin cups (just enough to firmly cover the bottom and touch all of the sides.
Stir the white chocolate in medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Set the white chocolate aside and pour all but one inch of the boiling water out of the pan.
Now, place 2 tablespoons water in small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the water and let it stand for about 4 minutes. Now, place the small bowl into the 1 inch of boiling water for about 2 minutes…until all of the gelatin dissolves…then remove it from the water.
Puree cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla, and sugar in processor or blender (this is messy…but I don’t have a food processor, so I do this!) until smooth. Now, add the melted white chocolate and gelatin and process or blend until smooth.
Divide the velvety mixture among prepared cups and then cover them and chill overnight.
I melted a little dark chocolate to drizzle over the top (because I think everything is better with dark chocolate) but you can serve them with sliced strawberries or blueberries on top as well!