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Adorable Little Mason Jar Cheesecake Bites

By: Megan from The Flour Child for Wedding Chicks
Adorable Little Mason Jar Cheesecake Bites
Adorable Little Mason Jar Cheesecake Bites
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These Adorable Little Mason Jar Cheesecake Bites have got to be the cutest rustic wedding ideas we have ever seen. This tiny dessert is just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, and comes with a free wedding printable. They would make perfect DIY party favors, too! Your guests will love taking home their teeny Mason jar crafts, even after they finish off the cheesecake bites. Edible favors are always a hit with guests, and you can make a variety of flavors, too, so everyone goes home happy.

Time to complete: In an evening

Primary Technique: Food Crafting

Easy

Estimated Cost: Under $10

DID YOU KNOW?

Cheesecake has a rich and creamy history - especially when it comes to DIY wedding ideas. Many people assume cheescake originated in New York, but this delectable dessert actually dates back over 4,000 years to ancient Greece. The writer Athenaeus is credited for writing the first Greek cheesecake recipe In 230 A.D. However, the Greeks had been serving and enjoying cheesecake for over 2,000 years before the discovery of this recipe! Cheese molds dated circa 2,000 B.C. were excavated on the Greek island of Samos and the first "cheese cake" was most likely created there.

Although today it is considered an indulgence, in ancient Greece, cheesecake was considered to be a good source of energy. There is evidence it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. In addition, Greek brides and grooms were known to enjoy this delicious dessert as a wedding cake, so if you enjoy these Adorable Little Mason Jar Cheesecake Bites at your own wedding, your celebration will harken back to another time.

Over time, as the Romans conquered Greece and continued to expanded their empire, cheesecake was introduced to the Europeans and each country began to put their own spin on this tasty treat. It wasn't until the 18th century that cheesecake would start to resemble what we eat in the United States today.

Around this time, Europeans replaced yeast with beaten eggs to make their cakes rise. The elimination of the overpowering yeast flavor made cheesecake taste more like a delectable dessert. When Europeans immigrated to America, they brought their cheesecake recipes along and the creamy cake we know and love today has been a mainstay ever since. From its earliest recorded beginnings in Greece over 4,000 years ago to the mason jar DIY wedding idea you can make today, cheesecake is certainly a sweet treat that has stood the test of time.

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