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Black Bottomed Mini Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites


It’s Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss time again! I quickly snatched up a bag at Target last week and was so excited to whip up another Fall recipes with them.

You are  going to love these caramel pumpkin mini cheesecakes. I wish I would have snapped pictures of my husband and boys fighting over the last few bites of these that didn’t last long at all. Animals!

I love a good Oreo Cookie crust on my cheesecakes. It goes perfectly with the pumpkin spice and caramel. Not a whole lot of ingredients in this recipe, which makes it all the more tempting. Hope you all enjoy!!




Black Bottomed Mini Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

8 whole Oreos, finely ground in food processor

1 1/2 Tablespoons melted butter

8 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 Cup granulated sugar

1/2 Cup pumpkin puree (I used Libby’s)

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg

3 Litehouse Lowfat caramel dip (comes in a package of 6 20z little cups)

12 Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ground Oreos and melted butter into a bowl until well combined. Spoon into 12 mini cheesecake cups that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Press into the bottom of each cup so the crust is flat. Partially bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.

2. In a stand or electric mixer beat the cream cheese,  sugar and pumpkin until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until combined. Pour evenly into the 12 cups filling about 3/4 way full. Spoon about a teaspoon of caramel into the tops of each filled cup and swirl with a toothpick gently. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until cheesecake is cooked through. Let cool completely.

3. Remove cheesecakes from pan and top each with a spoonful of remaining caramel and a Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

12 mini cheesecakes


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  1. 1
    Meghan says:

    Oh wow these look fantastic!!! I LOVE pumpkin, and the pumpkin spice kisses; your caramel looks soooo good 🙂

  2. 2
    Lynda says:

    I am so excited – another recipe to use with my new mini cheesecake pan!! These little cheesecakes look fabulous. I can’t wait to make them – thanks!

  3. 3

    These look INCREDIBLE… PERFECT for Fall!!!

    I’ve got to find the pumpkin kisses!!

    Thanks Jenny!

  4. 4
    VeggieGirl says:

    CARAMEL!! Holy yum, once again. Man oh man, do those treats look exceptional.

  5. 5
    Molly says:

    I just picked up a bag of the kisses and was wondering what to do with them. These little goodies will be perfect! Now I just need an excuse to make them. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6

    Oh WOW! These look so yummy. And totally unique! I have never seen something like it! Can’t wait to make! I am gonna try this weekend. 🙂

  7. 7

    And ohmigosh, I just noticed these are pumpkin spice hershey kisses?!? I have never seen these ever! I hope I can find them around me! I will buy out the store!!

  8. 8
    Lane says:

    Do you know if the Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses are available everywhere? When I was at Target a few days ago, they only had candy corn flavored….ick! I’m obsessed with anything pumpkin…..I’m drinking my coffee with pumpkin pie flavored creamer right now! If I find the kisses, I will definitely be making these!! They look amazing!

  9. 9
    Sara says:

    I have ever seen these before! Where did you get them? Please answer, it looks so good!

    Thanks so much for the fun recipe; it sounds really tasty, and they turned out gorgeous!

    I love your blog!!!!!!!!

  10. 10
    Pam Shank says:

    very wonderful..they look so like fall and I am sure they are delicious. will give them a try for halloween or thanksgiving events. thanks

  11. 11
    Kerstin says:

    I just made Fall-themed mini cheesecakes too! Yours look great with those kisses on top!

  12. 12
    Sara says:

    Oh…my…gosh! These look awesome, Jenny! Usually I only bake treats when we’re having company over or if I know I can give them away to people…but if/when I make these, I’m keeping them all for myself. 🙂

  13. 13
    Kylee says:

    These look so delicious! I can’t wait to make these!

  14. 14
    Meg says:

    There is not a word to explain how amazing these look! What a great way to use the pumpkin spice kisses!

  15. 15
    VirginiaG says:

    I’d love to make these but don’t have mini cheesecake cups (or 12 ramekins) – could I use muffin cups, do you think?

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    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look great! I had no idea they made pumpkin spice Hershey kisses!

  17. 17

    Oh my, are those just the perfect bites!

  18. 18
    Risa says:

    Okay this looks too good and I want a bite, yummy!!

  19. 19
    Jessie says:

    holy moly! I am in awe, that looks really good and so adorable too, it’s like little pieces of edible art on a plate

  20. 20
    CookiePie says:

    Oh those are gorgeous!!! I made an oreo crust pumpkin tart last Thanksgiving – I love the cheesecake idea! Bookmarking!

  21. 21

    Pumpkin spice kisses?! they think of everything!

    Those look too good.

  22. 22
    Jody says:

    I have never even seen the pumpkin kisses until last week and I thought they looked disgusting, even though I LOVE pumpkin. But you just made a believer out of me and I’m off to buy some and make these little babies!!

  23. 23 says:

    Black Bottomed Mini Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites | Picky Palate…

    I know what I’m making for halloween….

  24. 24
    Laura says:

    Have to tell you I love that you used “low fat” caramel dip to top the fattening babies off. Will definitely be making these.

  25. 25
    Sarah M says:

    I LOVE your recipes and have used many of them. Anyway we could get more delicious healthy/light/figure friendly recipes in the next little bit? Everything you come up with is great…and I could use the help!

  26. 26
    Kimm Geria says:

    Where can I find the mini cheesecake pans? These look fantastic I will certainly be making them for one of my fall events. Thanks for sharing another wonderful looking recipe and I just adore caramel.


  27. 27

    Oh you are just so bad. But oh so sweet!!!!

  28. 28
    Kimm Geria says:

    Hi Jenny i want to make this tomorrow for a girls night out. I am thinking about making a whole one since I don’t have the individual mini pans. Will the quantities work for a standard size cheesecake pan?

    These look fab!

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    Just found your blog…LOVE IT. I am SOOOOOOOOO stinking impatient that I ran out to buy the ingredients for this, but am baking it in mini muffin pans. SIGH. Hope they turn out!!!!!! LOVE all your recipes!!!

  31. 31
    Mandy says:

    Jenny…oh, my YUMMMMM!! I can’t wait to make these!

  32. 32
    Caroline says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my cupcake hero entry, very encouraging.

    These cheesecake bites is too much — caramel, pumpkin and so cute! They’re awesome.

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    teresa says:

    oh these are just sinful!

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    Kristin says:

    OH MY.

    I only recently (within the last 2 weeks) have discovered your site. These last three recipes have put me over the top. I am NOT a sweets person (savory all the way, baby), but I am about to change over to the “dark” side! I decided I wanted to make the Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake first. But, I forgot the recipe when I went to the store. I thought, “Oh, I think I can remember all the ingredients,” so in I went. Yeah, not. I came home with half of the ingredients for that cake and then half for the caramel apple cream cheese cookie bars! I guess both just fused their ingredients into my brain and now I need to make both – actually both of those AND the black bottom mini caramel pumpkin cheesecake bites! My waistline, my butt, my thighs, my stomach, and my tastebuds all thank you!

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    Melody says:

    This looks like fall in a little cute cake. Beautiful!

  37. 37

    I seriously gained 12 pound just thinking about these. Wow, oh, wow!

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    Hilary says: those look absolutely amazing. I just may have to give them a try this year for Halloween!!

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    crystal says:

    Looks absolutely yummy! I almost licked the screen…lol

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    Dawnielle says:

    I was just thinkin’ it needs to turn cold – you know, at least 60! Great blog!

  41. 41

    Anything with canned pumpkin makes me happy (because I’m a dietitian and I can’t resist all that immune-boosting vitamin A) and anything with caramel makes my mouth water because it’s one of my favorite flavors. This recipe looks beyond yummy!

  42. 42
    Colleen says:

    I am drooling looking at these pictures. And I need to go get some of those pumpkin spice kisses!

  43. 43
    Stephanie says:

    Yummy!!! Thanks again for such a great idea!!!!! I can’t wait to make these!!!!

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    Krystle says:

    Omg these look delicious! I love your site! Cant wait to try some of your stuff!

  45. 45

    I love pumpkin! Thx for sharing.

  46. 46
    Barbara says:

    What a great presentation and combination of flavors!

  47. 47
    Maggie says:

    seriously how is it that you are baking these wonderful luscious concoctions all the time and still look so trim? i’m guessing you have will power of steel!

  48. 48
    Lyn says:

    Oh dear, those look fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes. My son’s bday is next week & he loves all of the above combinations. I’ll make him 13 for his thirteenth bday.

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    Pat says:

    Sounds great, as usual, Jenny. Will have to look for those kisses – hadn’t seen them yet.

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    Elisha says:

    Oh, thanks!!!Jenny, these look SO YUMMY!!! I just LOVE baking with pumpkin. I went to an invisalign course yesterday and the entire time I was sitting next to Heather from school (don’t remember her last name) and I didn’t even know it was her until the course was over! Crazy eh?

  52. 52
    Joy says:

    Jenny- I just happened upon your blog just this past week. I have been in a baking mood, so I thought I would give this recipe a whirl. Well, let’s just say mine did not turn out like yours. First, I forgot to spray the pan, so the bottoms were a little hard to get out. Second, I pulled them out of the oven too soon. Lastly, as I was putting them back in, I dropped them. Yep, all my hard work landed right on the kitchen floor. The dogs went crazy. I went crazy. Geez…Might try it again another time. Thanks for the recipe!

  53. 53

    I made these today Jenny & the are AWESOME!! The pumpkin spice kisses are the perfect topper. I also found candy corn kisses and topped a few with those.

    You always have the best recipes and so easy to follow along with!!

  54. 54
    Sues says:

    Um yes, these look awesome! And how did I not know pumpkin spice Hershey kisses existed?? I need to find them!

  55. 55
    CaSaundra says:

    These look so gourmet & have the perfect combo of flavors!

  56. 56
    Krista says:

    Holy moly! I am drooling! These look amazing. I HAVE TO make them this fall. Maybe even instead of my traditional Thanksgiving Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. Excellent recipe!

  57. 57

    Oh my Jenny these are over the top!!!! Great job!! I am saving this recipe to make! Thanks 🙂

  58. 58
    Naoko says:

    This looks so delicious and love the photos you have taken. I will definitely try this recipe.

  59. 59
    Kimm Geria says:

    Sorry Jenny I have so many questions I just am having fun making your recipes :o) I made the pbutter ones today and want to make these but am having no luck finding the pumpkin puree. I checked Albertsons, Ralphs and Pavillions and even Target. Just clarifying not pumpkin pie filling correct? I found 1 can of the pumpkin pie filling (I didn’t get it). But everyone seems to not have it in yet maybe it’s a seasonal thing and they haven’t put them out yet? :o(

  60. 60
    whiterabbit says:

    Caramel is so easy to make from scratch and tastes a million times better, and doesn’t have any of the preservatives and weird stuff that usually come in those pre-packaged things.

    plain white sugar, on medium heat stirring, stirring, stirring, until its all melted and smells delish. take it off heat, and whisk in heavy cream, a little at a time until when you drip a little into cool water, it dosen’t completely harden.

    give it a shot, I think you’ll find it totally worth it.

  61. 61
    Shannon says:

    Maybe I just have a dirty mind but am I the only one who thinks they look like nipples? Mighty tasty nipples but nipples none the less.

  62. 62
    Hillary says:

    Whoa! These look great! Perfect for Halloween.

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    Pam in greeley says:

    I have tried to print the photo in color to file in my hard copy recipe notebook along with the recipe. The recipe printed fine, but for some reason I am not permitted to print a color picture of the finished product.
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    Where did you get your mini cheesecake pan??? Was it Williams Sonoma? If so, does it have little holes in the bottom of each cup?? These look amazing! But I’m having a real hard time finding that darn pan.


  67. 67
    Shirley Belt says:

    I loved these mini pumpkin-carmel mini cheesecakes. Am curious though, I have two size pans for cupcakes – one is mini tarts and the other regular cupcakes. Neither pan seemed the right size. Is there one special for mini cupcakes? Thanks!

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    Jenean says:

    I am in the process of making these and wanted to send out a little warning. I baked my little oreo cookie crusts at 350 and at minute 8 had a smoke-filled kitchen. Four minutes worked just fine the second time around. I look forward to eating these yummy treats!

  70. 70
    Kelly Jensen says:

    I don’t have a mini cheesecake pan, do you think a mini muffin tin would work or not?

  71. 71
    Aeyoqen says:

    I actually made these for our Halloween potluck, but in “brownie” form because that was the only dish I had. Worked perfectly (I just had to double most of the ingredients), and they were super popular and delicious :]. Thanks for this awesome recipe, and for introducing me to pumpkin spice kisses!

  72. 72
    Michelle says:

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone can tell me where you can buy the mini-cheesecake pans? I dont have time to order them. I would love to make this for Thanksgiving.

  73. 73
    Michelle says:

    how can I make this in a 10 inch pan b/c I dont have the mini pans?Would I double the recipe and if so how long to bake?

  74. 74

    I finally got a chance to make these last night. My family loved them! Thanks for making my mom a happy birthday girl!

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    Amy Bliss says:

    So, where do you get the pumpkin kisses??

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    Michelle says:

    Ahhhh…these look and sound just yummy! Love the pumpkin spice kisses.

  78. 78

    I’m so excited to begin seeing pumpkin recipes, hello fall! These are awesome, love all the cheesecake treats you come up with. A girl after my own heart 🙂

  79. 79
    Tracy says:

    These look sooo good! I wish I could eat those pumpkin spice Hershey kisses…I’m so annoyed that they’re processed with peanuts/nuts. Oh well…I can still make these cheesecake bites! 🙂

  80. 80

    I’m so in love with these! They look awesome! What a perfect way to welcome the fall weather!

  81. 81

    These are the cutest little things! You are getting me very excited for fall.

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    stephanie says:

    these are FABULOUS! everyone loved them! AND wanted the recipe! sadly, i couldn’t find the pumpkin spice kisses, so i used the caramel apple kisses instead and still a great success! thanks so much for all of your recipes! completely fail-safe and soooo yummy! 😀

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    These look so pretty!!! And I am sure they taste even better!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Monica says:

    Are these still available, & does Walmart or Walgreens sell the kisses? They look great!

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    Joani says:

    I can’t find the Hersheys kisses pumkin. Where did you find yours?

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    Sue M. says:

    Yum! I added to my favorites…great idea…plan to try it next weekend.I’m going to go find those kisses…hope they have them in our area. 🙂

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    I love collecting recipes and this one is a keeper. I haven’t seen the Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses yet but I will certainly have another look around. Thanks so much for sharing. Mmmmm

  97. 97

    A friend made these for our small group last night. They were awesome!!

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    My mouth is watering!! These look sooo good! I featured these on my blog today:)

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    Jaime says:

    Could you bake the kisses in the bites?

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    Kristyn says:

    Can you use muffins tins to make these or are the mini cheesecake cups required? Thank you! Thinking about taking these little guys to a Thanksgiving potluck.

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    Joy Mobley says:

    What are “mini cheesecake cups”? When i think of cheesecake i tionk of a spring form pan, but I’ve never heard of these, where do you get them? This looks like a great recipe!

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    Sibyl says:

    Can’t wait to try these, but don’t know where to find the specified brand of caramel. Can I use my own homemade caramel sauce which is not low fat?

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    Hi, I dont have a mini cheesecake pan, I have a a 6 in pan, do you think I could use this recipe in that pan? For how long I should cook it? Thanks

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    I just ordered the Pumpkin Hershey Kisses and the mini cheesecake pan on Amazon, I can’t wait to make these for Thanksgiving next week!!

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!