Chipotle BLT Bites

It’s that great time of year when tomatoes are plentiful. And when I think tomatoes, I think BLTs. But not necessarily BLT sandwiches. These little chipotle BLT bites pack all the great flavors of a BLT sandwich in a single pop-in-your-mouth bite, and of course, they come with a little kick. They take a little time to make, but the effort is worth it. Scooping out cherry tomatoes is not necessarily the funnest thing to do, so grab your spouse and a few cocktails and make a party out of it. Or, use slightly bigger tomatoes and make the job easier.
Chipotle BLT BitesThe chipotle mayonnaise really makes these bites something fantastic. Sure, you can omit the chipotles and use just straight mayonnaise. Either way, they are great little appetizers for your next cookout or family get-together.

Looking for something a little more substantial than a lil ole bite? Try my bacon weave BLTs!

Chipotle BLT Bites

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32 bites

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes rinsed
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce leaves chopped or torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle chile or more in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 slices thin-sliced bacon cooked, crumbled

Instructions

  • Lay the tomatoes out so they stand up. Cut about 1/3rd of the tops off and scoop out the insides (I used the tip of a small sharp knife).
  • Place a small piece of lettuce inside each tomato.
  • Combine the mayo and chipotle. We love chipotle, so I doubled the amount. Transfer to a pastry bag, and squeeze into each tomato.
  • Sprinkle tomatoes with salt.
  • Top each tomato with bacon.

Snicker’s Cheesecake Bars

Oh me. These little Snicker’s cheesecake bars are dangerously good. Oooey gooeyness from the Snicker’s. Creaminess from the cream cheese. A little crunch from the Oreo crust. Yowsa. The problem (if there is such a thing) with little bites like these is that it’s easy to lose track of how many you’ve had.

Snicker's Cheesecake BarsI plan on making other versions of these bars. The base recipe is so simple, lending itself to using all sorts of other candy bars. But, I have to say, this Snicker’s version is pretty darned good and maybe shouldn’t be messed with.

Also try my sweetheart buddies.

Snicker's Cheesecake Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 20 Oreos
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the filling

  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 13 fun size Snickers bars chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Tear off a piece of aluminum foil that is a few inches larger than a 9" x 9" baking pan. You want some of the foil to hang over the sides because you'll use it as a 'handle' to remove the bars later.
  • Place the Oreos in a blender or food blender and pulse until they form a fine crumb. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add butter to Oreo crumbs and stir.
  • Pour mixture into the baking pan and flatten out using a spatula. Press down to make a dense crust.
  • Place pan into the oven and bake 9-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling by beating the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixer for 3 minutes.
  • Gently fold in the Snickers.
  • Once the baked crust has cooled completely, spread the Snicker's mixture over the crust, pressing into the corners.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes (ours only took 30) until the cheesecake has started to brown just a little on top.
  • Remove from oven and let cool before then placing into the fridge for 3 hours.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the pan by grabbing two sides of the overhanging foil and pulling upwards. The cake should pull out easily. Place onto a cutting board.
  • Cut cheesecake into 16 bite-sized pieces.