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Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites

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Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites are the perfect bite sized dessert recipe to make for any holiday occasion. The creamy, luscious chocolate covered cheesecake bites are especially wonderful paired with a glass of Gallo Family Vineyard’s wine. 

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Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites | Exquisite, bite-sized gems for your holiday buffet!

Celebrating the Holidays with Cheesecake Bites and Wine!

Our household celebrates St. Nicholas Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day with chocolate. It’s just a given. I mix up batch after batch of fudge to give away, reserving just enough for the family to have a square or two each day. Plus I spend days baking up cookies and stirring pots of molten sugar for my famous English toffee.

But I like to shake things up just a bit, so this year I decided to make some chocolate dipped cheesecake bites for a change of pace. Plated with some fresh fruit, these gems are the perfect treat for unexpected company or when the family gathers to watch an old holiday movie or football game. I’ll have a chilled bottle of Gallo Family Vineyards’ Pinot Grigio along with their Cabernet Sauvignon to offer to our friends who drop in to say hello. Once I break out the chocolate and wine, folks tend to stay for a while!

Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites | Exquisite, bite-sized gems for your holiday buffet!Wine Pairing with Gallo Family Vineyards

I love to have a stash of Gallo Family Vineyards’ wines for holiday guests. Gallo’s Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon are two of my favorites. Wine connoisseurs may disagree with me, but I love sipping on Pinot Grigio with absolutely everything. The citrus notes in Gallo’s Pinot Grigio are absolutely delightful with salads, rich seafood and acidic foods. Gallo’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a dry, full-bodied wine which pairs wonderfully with roasted and grilled meats and bold cheeses. Plus its blackberry and black currant notes are lovely with chocolate. I better pick up a few more bottles!

Gallo Family Vineyards LogoGallo Family Vineyards is Giving Back

Gallo is committed to helping Meals on Wheels America to improve the health and quality of life for the seniors they serve. For the sixth year in a row, Gallo Family Vineyards invites Americans to help end senior hunger and isolation with their annual Every Cork Counts™ program. They’re donating $1 for every cork submitted through their website or snail mail. All Gallo Family fans have to do is snap a picture, or send their corks! See why I love Gallo???

Where to Find the Latest from Gallo

  • Check out Gallo Family Vineyards’ Website. I love that each wine is described in detail and food pairings are offered as well.
  • Gallo’s Social Media Sites: FacebookTwitter – Instagram – Youtube
  • Find Gallo wine near you with their Store Locator
  • Plus Gallo has a terrific Blog Post on celebrating the holidays. Make sure to check it out for more inspiration.
Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites | Exquisite, bite-sized gems for your holiday buffet!

Kitchen tools needed to make the chocolate covered cheesecake bites recipe:

8-inch Square Cake Pan
KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer



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Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites | Exquisite, bite-sized gems for your holiday buffet!

Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites

Lovely little cheesecake nibbles adapted from The Taste of Home.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 49 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert



  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Cheesecake layer:

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate coating:

  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate (6 Ghirardelli bars)
  • 3 tablespoons shortening


  1. Line a 8 or 9 square baking pan with foil and grease the foil. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, pecans and butter. Press into prepared pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled. Freeze overnight.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Cool slightly. Using foil, lift cheesecake out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut into 49 squares. Remove a few pieces at a time for dipping; keep remaining squares refrigerated until ready to dip.
  5. Using a toothpick, completely dip squares, one at a time, in melted chocolate. Place on parchment lined baking sheets; spoon about 1 teaspoon chocolate over each. (Reheat chocolate if needed to finish dipping.) Let stand for 20 minutes or until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

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32 comments on “Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Bites”

  1. Chocolate, cheesecake and all those fresh berries…what’s not to love these bites!!

  2. I’ll start with the bacon, pineapple, jalapeno cheese ball and end with your cheesecake bites please:@)

  3. Now that is one creamy decadent treat I’d be going back for again and again.

  4. What a great paring, fine wine chocolate, and fresh fruit.

  5. Serious yum right here! So easy to eat too! Love this idea for a party!

  6. Oh sweet baby cheesecakes! I would be in trouble with these! 😀

  7. Those look like the perfect little treats for a Christmas party! The cheesecake layer looks so fluffy and rich, mmm 🙂

  8. Oh what a lovely idea to make such little cheesecake bites and dip in chocolate!

  9. Yes please I want loads of these chocolate dipped cheesecake bites! And great idea to pair with a matching wine.

  10. I would not be able to eat only one of these! Cheesecake can be a bit assertive but I bet the chocolate really tempers it. That fruit looks great too. It’s wonderful to have fresh cherries as a little Christmas present. It’s like a taste of summer.

  11. These cheesecake bites look gorgeous, Liz! I’ve always wanted to try making these and yours are perfect 🙂

  12. These sound wonderful. Beautiful presentation. My family would love these over the holidays.

  13. Oh my, Liz, these are just gorgeous! Wishing you a peaceful Christmas xx

  14. What a perfect little dessert bite. I would like a plateful. 🙂

  15. These are so cute! I love bite-sized desserts!

  16. Your cheesecake bites are so cute, and they sound so delicious! I’m already picturing them on my Christmas cookie plate.

  17. These cheesecake bites look perfect!

  18. Lizzy,
    You can never go wrong with chocolate. My family would love these adorable cheesecake bites. We celebrate Christmas Eve with all the fish and my in-laws and Christmas with my Mom and two of my sisters.

  19. What perfect little bites, and so pretty for the holidays!

  20. Your presentation is gorgeous and I love the combination of chocolate covered cheesecake with berries!

  21. Fruit, chocolate, and wine are the trifecta of delicious!

  22. Chocolate and wine is the way to go! Who says cabernet is only for steaks? 😉

  23. Cheesecake ANYTHING is my favorite dessert. Put cover them in chocolate and make them pop-able? I LOVE these! Pinned!

  24. A perfect way to enjoy the wine 🙂

  25. We love chocolate dipped cheesecake. Adding pecans to the crust is a great idea.

  26. Chocolate, cheesecake, fresh berries, and wine…what more could a woman ask for?!?!

  27. A perfect little bite! Definitely making these for my dessert table this Christmas! Thanks for sharing, Liz, and I bet your famous English toffee is a real treat too! yummmm

  28. Wine and cheesecake. A perfect pairing 🙂

  29. Oh my!What a decadent dessert idea!!I’d love to try these and see my guests go crazy 🙂

  30. I love cheesecake bites, they are so yummy. Dipping them in chocolate is pure genius, I just want to hop in my car and zoom over to your place asap.

  31. Serving treats like this I see why guests linger at your place! I am so tempted to whip up a batch of these this week but think I’ll wait until my birthday next month.

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