We probably had you at double chocolate covered strawberries, right? Marrying them up with mini cheesecakes and chocolate ganache makes the recipe even more enticing for guests. For an elegant presentation, serve these bite-sized delectable treats on a tiered serving tray for a reception or event.
Heat convection oven to 300°F (standard oven: 350°F). Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper baking cups.
Prepare GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST: Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar in medium bowl, stirring until blended. Using heaping tablespoon (1/2 oz.), evenly divide crumb mixture onto bottom of each prepared muffin cup, pressing down gently with spoon.
Prepare CHEESECAKE FILLING: Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in 20 qt. bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Using level #20 scoop (1-1/2 oz.), fill each prepared muffin cup with batter.
Bake 20 minutes* or until center is almost set.** Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool completely in pans. Refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours before topping with CHOCOLATE GANACHE.
Approximately 1 to 2 hours before serving, prepare CHOCOLATE GANACHE: Melt HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, heavy cream and vanilla in medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Immediately spread 1 tablespoon ganache on each mini cheesecake. Allow to set before dipping and garnishing with DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES.
Step 1: Cheesecakes are less likely to crack if baked in a water-bath. Step 4: If using convection oven, rotate pans one-half turn (180°) after 10 minutes of baking.