These Cinnamon Chip Gems are definitely a treat for one who loves cinnamon. Toasted almonds are ground to bring an exquisite addition to an outer shell made from cream cheese, flour, sugar and ground almonds. The shell is formed in a mini muffin pan which creates a perfect sized mini vessel for the filling. A small amount of cinnamon chips are then added as a bottom layer before the filling is poured in. The creamy filling is simply made from luscious combination of sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla. Once poured into the shells, they are baked until the filling puffs up and the almond-enhanced crust acquires a deep golden color. A small handful of intense cinnamon-flavored chips are arranged on top to adhere on the set filling. The crisp shell with the creamy centers and a surprise hidden layer of melted chips made these a small but decadent treat to be eaten.
Cinnamon Chip Gems