This post is courtesy of our Sunday Sweets contributor Sarah…I’m ready for some pink, reds and whites! Valentine’s Day will be here before we know and what better way to celebrate it than with chocolate covered cheesecake pops?! My kiddos love waking up on Valentine’s Day to a special goodie made just for them. Today I’m going to share the cheesecake pops recipe that I made for them last year. It’s simple and very yummy!
Here are the supplies that you’ll need:
- Cheesecake (Recipe to follow)
- Parchment paper
- Coconut oil or shortening or vegetable oil
- Ice cream or watermelon scoop
- Styrofoam (can use parchment paper instead)
- Candy coating
- Cake pop sticks
Take the ice cream scoop and scoop out golf ball size scoops out of the baked and cooled cheesecake. Make sure your hands have a bit of coconut oil on them so the cheesecake doesn’t stick while you roll them out into balls.
Place the rolled cheesecake pops on parchment paper and let them rest in the fridge until you are ready to dip them into the chocolate (candy melts). Melt a small amount of the white candy melts in the microwave; this will be used to dip the sticks into the pops to act as a glue.
Take the cheesecake pops out of the freezer. Dip the sticks in the candy melt, and place the stick in the center of the pop taking care not to push the stick any further and half way. Place the pops back into the freezer for another 5 minutes.
Melt the remaining amount of white candy melts with approximately a tablespoon of coconut oil or shortening or vegetable oil. Make sure to mix the mixture well once it is melted. Take the cheesecake pops out of the freezer and begin dipping the pops into the candy melt mixture.
Place the dipped cheesecake pops into the Styrofoam or place them on parchment paper and let them dry.
Once the cheesecake pops are dry take a squeeze bottle of red candy melt and place “strings” of candy melts in a back and forth motion on the dried pops. Place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes in order to set and dry. When 10 minutes is up, take them out and enjoy the yumminess of chocolate covered cheesecake pops!
Note: Now don’t fret if you pops aren’t very round. Cheesecake doesn’t roll perfectly round so even though they won’t be the prettiest cake pops, I can guarantee they will indeed be one of the best tasting!
Here is a delicious No Bake Cheesecake recipe from MomsWhoThink.com. If you’re not wanting to make the cheesecake, go to the grocery store and grab a premade one.
- 1 graham cracker crust
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- Beat the cream cheese until smooth, then slowly add the sugar and vanilla. Beat mixture until well blended.
- In a clean chilled bowl, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form.
- Slowly beat the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
- Spoon filling mixture into graham cracker crust. Chill for 4-6 hours before serving.
Until next month, Enjoy!
We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to Sarah of Lolli Cakes for sharing this delicious recipe with us. She has such an amazing talent with cakes and cake pops! For more decorating inspiration, be sure to follow her on Facebook.