Growing up, every summer our family would take a vacation up to Bear Lake. I have great memories of these summer trips. We would cram like 4 and 5 families into 2 small cabins. It was all about the waterskiing, relaxing and eating. When you got too old to sleep in the same room as your parents, there was a big kid room downstairs. Of course the girls were in one cabin and the boys were in another. The girls that slept in the downstairs bedroom were known as The Lovelies. It was a great honor to finally be a part of The Lovelies. The Lovelies spent many hours on the boat and outside working on our tans, but lots of time was also spent devouring carmel popcorn, sticky buns, chocolate chip cookies and homemade goodness. (remember when you could eat whatever you wanted and it didn’t matter?) These little morsels of deliciousness reminded me of something that The Lovelies would eat. So in honor of our many years as the Bear Lake Lovelies, I shall call these cheesecake yummies, The Lovelies!
- 18 Oreo’s, crushed
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream, room temp.
- a lovely candy of your choice (ie: York Peppermint Patties, Snickers, Heath Bar, Butterfinger, Reese’s, Twix…)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine crushed Oreo’s and sugar. Mix to combine. Then add melted butter. Stir until well combined. Put one Tablespoon of Oreo mixture into muffin liners in muffin tin. Press firmly down to create a bottom crust.
In a mixer beat cream cheese until fluffy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add sugar and mix. Then add vanilla and eggs. Mix until well combined. Add sour cream and mix well. (I even scrape the sides down and give it one last good mix)
Chop whatever candy you are using into small pieces. (I used York Peppermint patties in 6, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the other 6. And 6 mini bars of each seemed to do the trick) Gently fold the candy into the cream cheese mixture. Using a large cookie scoop, or even an ice cream scoop, put batter into each cupcake liner. Fill almost to the top as these Lovelies do not raise much. Bake for 30 minutes and then chill in your fridge for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best!