- 15.25 ounce strawberry cake mix
- 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
- 12 ounce pink candy wafer melts
- 4 ounce white almond bark (optional drizzle)
- Before adding the cake mix, it is important to heat treat the dry cake mix. Pour the dry cake mix into a medium size heat-safe bowl. Microwave the cake mix in two 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Allow the cake mix to cool completely before mixing into the cream cheese.
- Using a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese for 2 – 2 ½ minutes until completely smooth.
- Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the top of the cream cheese. Continue mixing just until the dry cake mix is completely incorporated.
- Tightly cover the cream cheese mixture and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cheesecake dough. Roll into a ball and set the cheesecake bites onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the steps. TIP: You can allow the un-coated cheesecake bites to sit overnight in the refrigerator. The cake mix will expand, and the coating may crack if you coat the bites too soon.
- Using a heat-safe medium size mixing bowl, heat the candy wafer melts in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.
- Roll the cheesecake bites in the melted candy wafers. Place the coated cheesecake bites on a fork and gently tap any excess coating off. You can also use a spoon to pour the coating over any bare spots on the cheesecake bites. TIP: Use a toothpick to remove excess melted wafer from the bottom of the fork and then to gently push the ball onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Return the coated cheesecake bites to the prepared baking sheet.
- Using a small heat safe mixing bowl, microwave the white almond bark in 30 second intervals, stirring well after each interval.
- Using a spoon or small dipper, drizzle thin ribbons of the melted almond bark over the coated cheesecake bites. TIP: Place the melted almond bark in a sandwich size plastic bag and snip the corner to drizzle the almond bark if you want more control of the drizzle.
- Once all the cheesecake bites are completely coated and drizzled, return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To Freeze: You can freeze the un-coated cheesecake bites for up to 2 months. Allow the frozen bites to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before coating.
- Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in the cheesecake bites.
- You can substitute red sanding sugar for the white almond bark drizzle.
Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg