Cheesecake Bites

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These 2-bite mini cheesecakes treats are to be both stored in as well as eaten directly from the freezer, no thawing, as they melt quickly.  They’re so good, you just pop them into your mouth for a cooling, tasty summer treat.  As you might quickly realize, an equivalent amount of other berries (or peaches, nectarines or pineapple if you can afford the carbs)  can be used in this recipe.  These treats are only suitable for Atkins Induction if you use berries.  Other fruits will require you wait until you are near or at Atkins Maintenance.  It goes without saying that making your vanilla pudding from scratch is clearly the healthier choice.  I can recommend this recipe: (please omit the water in her recipe for this use): .  However today I wanted to use up a box of sugar-free pudding mix I found buried way at the back of my pantry so I  tossed the pudding powder into my mixture instead.


1 recipe pudding made by this recipe: (omit water) or 1 pkg. vanilla sugar-free pudding powder

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

3/4 c. heavy cream

6 oz. fresh strawberries (about 7 large berries)

DIRECTIONS:  Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until well pureed.  Spoon into silicone candy molds level to the top.  Press down with your spoon to try to prevent air bubbles.  Set pans onto metal sheet pans and place in freezer for at least 1 hour.  Pop them out from the bottom and enjoy right from the freezer.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 27  1″x½” bite-sized cheesecakes.  Each one contains:

43 calories

3.94 g  fat

1.7 g  carbs, .14 g  fiber, .56 g  NET CARBS

.5 g  protein

64 mg sodium

20 mg potassium

<5% RDA all other macro-nutrients

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