This chocolate raspberry cheesecake spread is an easy sweet snack; perfect on English muffins with some hot cocoa to finish off an afternoon of snow play.
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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE SPREAD
DISCOVERING BAYS ENGLISH MUFFINS
We love English muffins but had no idea that we could get them so incredibly fresh, until we discovered Bays English Muffins. You won’t find them with the bread, instead they’re kept in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, usually by the eggs.
Whether you like your English muffins ever so lightly toasted (like we do), or toasted to golden brown and crunchy, they will end up tasting like they were just freshly baked.
There are four different varieties of Bays English Muffins to use in your recipes, or with your favorite spreads: Original, Sourdough, Multi-Grain and Honey Wheat. Not sure what you’ll do with so many choices? We have a whole list of recipes for you a little further down!
I got inspired by Bays’ chocolate chunk cheesecake spread, and swapped out a few ingredients to make this decadent, whole ingredient, chocolate raspberry cheesecake spread.
CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE SPREAD IS THE PERFECT SNOW DAY TREAT
Although Washington gets quite cold in the winter, we live in the valley and don’t get a lot of snow. But every once in a while, we get a doozy of a snow day, and it’s pretty much our favorite day of the year!
The memories of the day come in two parts. First is the excitement and fun of playing in the snow together. The second part is warming up inside with hot cocoa and sweet treat.
This chocolate raspberry cheesecake spread is made from goat cheese creamed together with maple syrup and vanilla extract. Then chunks of rich dark chocolate, chopped walnuts, and freeze dried raspberries are gently folded in for a creamy spread that’s simply irresistible.
While we like our chocolate raspberry cheesecake spread for an afternoon snack, it also makes a GREAT holiday party dessert. Just whip up a batch in minutes, and serve alongside a basket full of toasted Bays English Muffin halves.
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Want more great recipes using Bays English Muffins?
Visit bays.com to get the following recipes.
Baked Apple Cinnamon Skillet French Toast – You won’t believe how good this makes your house smell
Mattina Toscana – Egg sandwiches are perfect any time of day
Avocado-Mango Smear with Pepitas– A nice lunch or snack after a pickup game of football
Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza – Mini English muffin pizzas with sophisticated flavors
Savory Cheese Appetizers – Use your favorite cheeses and tapenade for an easy party platter
Antipasti Platter – Sub toasted Bays for crackers in this awesome Antipasti tray
Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake Spread – An easy afternoon holiday snack
Bays Classic French Toast– Up your French toast game with Bay’s English muffins
The classic French toast is next up on my list!
CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE SPREAD RECIPE
This spread tastes just like a creamy cheesecake with chunks of dark chocolate, freeze dried raspberries, and chopped pecans. Feel free to use cream cheese in place of the goat cheese. You can also swap whatever dried or freeze dried fruit and nuts you happen to have on hand. Adapted from Bays.com
- 8 ounces goat cheese or substitute cream cheese
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup freeze dried raspberries
- 6 BAYS English Muffins any variety, split
Beat cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla in a medium bowl until well blended.
Gently stir in chocolate, raspberries, and pecans.
Toast English muffins, then spread cream cheese mixture evenly over warm muffin halves.
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