Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
12 Nilla Wafers
1-1/2 cups Angel Flake Coconut, tinted green
36 small jelly beans
12 pieces shoestring licorice (4 inch each)
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.
Place wafer on bottom of each of 12 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over wafers.
Bake 20 minutes or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Top evenly with coconut and jelly beans just before serving.
Bend each licorice piece, then insert both ends into each cheesecake to resemble the handle of a basket. Store leftover cheesecakes in refrigerator. Makes 12 servings