Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mardi Gras Cheesecake Muffins

These little cheesecakes are decked out in Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. They look like they have been decorated with beads and coins. The first time I made these was for a party my college roommate had for one of the parades. Back then her house was just a block off the parade route. She has since moved but back then we all enjoyed many parades at her house.

This year I made a third of the recipe just so I could share it with all of you. I was able to make 8 muffins. Perfect for a little dessert treat after dinner. I really like this fruit topping. It is very light and colorful. Perfect for any Mardi Gras celebration you might have. I hope you all enjoyed a little Mardi Gras fun this year.

Mardi Gras Cheesecake Muffins
Makes 2 Dozen


1 pkg. reduced fat vanilla wafers
3 (8oz.) pkg. reduced fat cream cheese
3 eggs
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 bunch of seedless red grapes
2 - 3 Kiwi, peeled and sliced into coins
Cupcake liners (Mardi Gras colors or theme, foil works too)


Cream the cream cheese and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and beat until well mixed. Place 1 vanilla wafer in paper lined cupcake pan. Spoon mix on cookie until cup is 2/3 full.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Top each muffin with a spoonful of pineapple, a red grape or 2 and a kiwi slice. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

For more Cheesecake Muffins ideas click here.

Linking to:
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
Six Sister's Stuff: Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party
The Chicken Chick: Clever Chicks Blog Hop
Carole's Chatter: Food on Fridays-Desserts


  1. Hi, Denise. I nominated you for an award. It can be found here:

    1. Thank you so much! Michelle, I love reading your random things and responses. You are definitely deserving of this award. Have a great day!

    2. Thank you for linking this week, Denise. These are a nice change from the usual Mardi Gras fare. Love the play on beads and coins--very clever!

  2. They look so pretty. I bet they taste good too.

  3. Those muffins look so refreshing.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thanks! Kathy, Love Clever Chicks Hop! Have a great day!

  4. Good post . First time your blog am following u . Glad if u will follow me back.

    1. Thanks for coming by. I am following you too now. I saw some great cooking going on at your blog. Have a great day!

  5. Great treats for Mardi Gras! Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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