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Buttery Cream Cheese Bites

Well, my camera is still being held captive at the Canon repair facility, and it looks like I won’t get it back for another week or so. I must say, blogging is pretty difficult when you don’t have a camera. But I must also say my iPhone 4s has been doing a pretty good job subbing in for my Canon 7D. This little guy is definitely earning his keep.

Alright, now onto these little devils. They’re a take on my mom’s buttery cream cheese bars. Only this time I made them in muffin tins. And I added strawberries for some color. These buttery cream cheese bites are perfect for Easter or any holiday. Or any day of the week, really.

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These are crazy fast and easy to make as well. I had them mixed up, assembled, baked, and on the cooling racks within an hour. Now that’s efficiency.

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I was lucky I found strawberries small enough to fit on top. What’s up with all the monster sized strawberries these days?

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I thought I’d try something new with the printable 4×6 recipe cards and include a photo of the food on the card. What do you think?

Click on the image of the card to download it.

4x6 buttery cream cheese bites

These are DELICIOUS and easy to make!

Have you ever been without your camera for a few weeks?
Do you think my iPhone is earning its keep with these photos?
Think you’ll try out these bad boys?

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  1. Hi! I love the photos they are so clear and crisp…did you take these with the iphone 5? Are you using white lights and a mini white box to place the bites inside? Thanks for your help! JM

    1. Hey Jenny! I took the photos with my iPhone 4s. I used two pieces of white board (one on the bottom & one behind) in front of a window to take the photos. I hope this helps!

  2. My mom makes basically the same bars at Christmas. We lovingly call it thigh pie! I love the idea of doing them in muffin tins.

  3. I only ever use my iPhone to take pictures…which is pretty much why my blog photos are AWFUL. They go straight from the phone to the blog. Whoooops! 🙂

  4. These look crazy good. Of course I have an obsession with cream cheese. Hope you get your camera back soon…unless it means I will keep getting recipes like this!

  5. these look amazing…wanting one right now =). Thank you for the awesome post

  6. I think the pics are beautiful and would never have known they were not with a fancy-dancy camera. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you put a pic with the recipe card. Cannot wait to try these this weekend.

  7. GEEZ. First thing I did when I opened this post was to look at the pic, and then I scrolled back up to read the full post, the whole time thinking, “she better not say she took this pic with the iphone…” And there ya have it. 🙂 You are crazy.

  8. These look delicious. Finally something I can use that Costco sized container of cream cheese for. I don’t know what I was thinking!

  9. These look delicious! You know summer is coming when the strawberry desserts start popping up!

  10. I made these for Easter and they were a big hit (and super easy)! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. SHUT UP!!! You took these pictures with your Iphone 4s.. I’m kind of LOVING my Iphone a little bit more right now.. 🙂 Love your cheese bites.. YUM!!! Were throwing a party and we would Love to have you 😉

  12. Hi, I am about to make these and I just wanted to clarify on how to make them – do you make the crust in the oven and then take out and put on the topping and then cook in the oven again?

  13. Hi there! I just came across this pin. How high did you press them in the tin? 1/2? 3/4 of the tin full? Thanks!

  14. Made these last night. They are VERY tasty, BUT they did not come out of the muffin tin looking like the photos. They were very soft and came apart as I tried to take them out. I waited to take out the second batch thinking they needed time to set up, but they just got stuck in the muffin tin and I couldn’t get them out.
    Maybe next time, I need to press the crust higher up on the tin, or just use cupcake liners.
    Thanks for the recipe. Any tips for making them come out like your photo?

  15. These look amazing! Canned cherry pie filing would also be really good on top.

  16. I just made hoping they might be good for a bridal shower, but they did not turn our like the picture. I assumed that you used mini muffin pans since they were called Buttery Bites so I used my mini muffin pans. The recipe said that they would make 18 -20 bites, so tried to get all of the cake batter in 24 mini muffins and then add the filling. After making the filling and trying to place it on the mini crusts I had at least half of the filling left over. When I took them out of the oven they were of course not very pretty due to the amount in each cup. Did you use mini muffin pans? I was very disappointed.

  17. No good that your camera is in the repair shop, but your pictures look amazing either way!! The recipe looks amazing, they look so moist and delicious!! I would never have thought to use a cake mix as crust before, but it looks great. Pinning, tweeting, Stumbling, and sharing on Google +. Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Monday. Have a great week!!

  18. These look yummy and oh so easy. I am going to make them for a wedding shower!

  19. Your photo’s are perfect-which is why I am drooling over my keyboard right now! YUMMY! A definite pin!

  20. These look so delicious and I just bought some fresh strawberries yesterday! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet

  21. I thought these were just going to be another cupcake recipe but boy was I surprised! These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

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