Recipe By RITZ Crackers
Published Dec 18th
RITZ New York-Style Mini Crumb Cheesecakes
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional 3h Ready In 3h 50m
Servings 24 cheesecake cups Calories 225.2

A salty sweet combination of RITZ Crackers and New York-style crumb cheesecake, with RITZ Crackers as the cheesecake crust with RITZ Bits Peanut Butter Sandwich crackers in the crumb topping.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 24 RITZ Crackers
  • ½ cup hot fudge topping
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 cup RITZ Bits Peanut Butter crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. 2 Spread 1 teaspoon cold hot fudge sauce over top of 24 crackers. Place the crackers, fudge side up, in the lined cups.
  3. 3 Blend cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in sour cream, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and butter. Mix until incorporated.
  4. 4 Pour batter into muffin cups to about 3/4 full, about 2 heaping tablespoons per cup.
  5. 5 To make the crumb topping, combine the crushed RITZ Bits Peanut Butter sandwich crackers, flour, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter until mixture has a wet look. Set aside.
  6. 6 Bake cheesecakes in preheated oven 15 minutes.
  7. 7 Remove cheesecakes and evenly distribute crumb topping over each cake.
  8. 8 Return cheesecakes to oven and continue to bake until crumb topping is browned and a toothpick inserted into cheesecake come out dry, about 15 more minutes.
  9. 9 Remove cheesecakes from oven and allow to cool completely. When cooled, transfer to a covered container and refrigerate up to 2 hours.
  10. 10 Before serving, place peanut butter and caramel sauce in microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave 30 seconds. Carefully remove dish from microwave and stir. Drizzle peanut butter caramel sauce over top of cheesecakes.
  11. 11 Leftover cheesecakes should be stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 225.2
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Cholesterol 53.4 mg
  • Fat 13.6 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.3 g
  • Sodium 211.6 mg
  • Sugar 9 g


  1. I loved this sooooooo much
  2. These came out very good. Without the sauce I thought the salt of the ritz cracker really stood out but once I added the sauce it changed the whole flavor profile. This was my first cheesecake. This recipe was very easy to follow.
  3. I had to modify mine a bit due to peanut allergies so I made a regular crumb topping and drizzled it with both caramel and fudge sauce. These were hugely successful at a shower today and I am making them again for tomorrow in mini size so they will be one bite. Great job Shelby!
  4. These little cheesecakes are the perfect sweet bite! I didn't have any fudge sauce so I decided to add some mini chocolate chips to the batter and the crumb topping. I also used plain Ritz crackers for the topping and replaced a TBS of the butter with peanut butter. Thanks for the great recipe Shelby - Read more ...
  5. I haven't tried these yet but in a family with cheesecake lovers I know they would be a big hit!
  6. Oh my!! These turned out perfect!! We loved them and gobbled them up!! My husband doesn't really like caramel so I left the sauce off a couple and then I noticed he bypassed the sauce-less ones. When I asked him about it he said the sauce is sooo good haha! Thanks Shelby @Grumpy's Honeybunch!! Love - Read more ...
  7. I absolutely love this recipe (and yes it is mine!) I have to say that the hot fudge spread over the base cracker is very visible when cutting into the cheesecake. I love that look:) I also am in love with the sweet saltiness from the peanut butter Ritz Crumble Topping and I am infatuated - Read more ...
  8. These turned out quite nice....light and flavorful and that added crunch with the RITZ streusel on top was wonderful even the peanut butter caramel topping was just fabulous. I only had the Smuckers Sugar Free Caramel Syrup on hand and.... hmmm let me tell you worth making. It was a wonderuful balance between sweet and - Read more ...