Recipe by EAGLE BRAND®
"Baked in small muffin cups these cinnamon desserts are perfect for parties and family gatherings."
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butter or margarine, softened
2 (3 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
ground roasted almonds
1 (14 ounce) can
EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 1/3 cups
cinnamon chips, divided
Well I was going to make the cinnamon chip gems as a thanksgiving dessert, however I came across a problem. I couldn't find any cinnamon chips(and I didn't have any muffin cups small enough) So I decided to make a few changes. Instead of using small muffin cups I used regular cupcake cups, so instead of making 12 round balls of the dough I made 6 this way I ended up with 24 muffins instead of 48. And since I couldn't find any cinnamon chips I substituted in chocolate chips. They turned out wonderfully and everyone loved them! However if I ever find any cinnamon chips I will make the real thing, but for now I will have to make due with my chocolate chip gems!
These are absolutely incredible and receive rave reviews anywhere I take them. I have had trouble getting the cinnamon chips at Wal-Mart, and have started stocking up when I am at a specialty store. They are good with the chocolate chips, but even better with cinnamon. I do leave out the almonds in the crust since many people are allergic to them. I just substitute the standard cream cheese, butter, flour recipe that you see repeatedly on this site for pecan tarts. I am making them, once again, for a dessert platter and will most likely come home empty handed. I plan to try a few with peppermint chips that I just found.
This recipe sounded so good but we were pretty disappointed with it. It's easy to make but pretty time consuming and the flavor wasn't very good. I won't be making this one again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cinnamon Chip Gems
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 78
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