Cake Pops have become all the rage! I had never heard of them until a year or two ago when my friend made them for a church function. She made hers with a cake mix combined with homemade butter cream frosting and then dipped in chocolate. They’re so good, but I had never made them myself. Yesterday while looking over some of the ideas that I’d saved on Pinterest, I ran across a recipe for cake pops made with a cheesecake. I wanted to make them for our Memorial Day get together, but decided that I just wouldn’t have the time. After all, you make a cheesecake, let it cool, make the pops, let them cool, then dip in chocolate & candy. Whew! That sounds like a lot of steps and time commitment.
To make this long story shorter, I had to run to the grocery for a couple of things and happened to see a Sara Lee frozen cheesecake. Ta Da!!! I decided I could do this after all! I brought the cheesecake home which had been in the freezer section. It was just starting to soften when I used a little cookie dough scooper. I dug right into the cheesecake and formed small balls. I put the stick in and secured them in an upright position into a piece of styrofoam. Then, I put them back in the freezer to harden. It didn’t take long to freeze. I melted some good quality chocolate (the Ghiradelli baking bar left from Christmas). I dipped the top of the cheesecake pop into the chocolate and then dipped into Heath toffee bits (you can find these in the baking section next to the chocolate chips). I placed them back into the styrofoam and returned to the freezer. That’s it! With just 3 ingredients, I made my first cake pops and they were delicious!
- 1 Sara Lee frozen cheesecake (or homemade if you wish)
- Chocolate for dipping
- 1 package of Heath milk chocolate & toffee chips
I gave all the basic instructions above. There really are not definitive amounts of chocolate that I can give. It all depends on how much cheesecake you have to dip. Just be sure that cheesecake is in a frozen state when you dip so that it doesn’t fall off the stick. My preference to eat was straight out of the freezer!