If you are in need of a fun and cute dessert to impress your guests, then these Cheesecake Pops are the way to go! They were originally created by the Queen of Baking herself, Bakerella. I really do bow down to her creativity and baking skills. My friend Cecille wanted to make these Cheesecake Pops for her company party, so I helped her make a big batch. All we needed were a few ingredients: a prepared cheesecake, graham crackers, candy melt, sprinkles, and lollipop sticks. It’s really simple, but can be a bit messy. We also made her Cupcake Pops awhile ago, which is much more time-consuming. But with any baking adventure, just have fun with it! You’ll be so impressed and proud of yourself!
You can buy any cheesecake you like; we opted for the big one at Costco. This helps save you a ton of time from making the actual cheesecake. But if you want to make it from scratch, be my guest.
First, take a few graham crackers and crush them in your food processor until it turns into fine crumbs.
We scraped all of the cream off of the cheesecake since its too moist. You only want to use the cheesecake portion of the cake since it's most dense.
Using your hands, form them into golf-sized balls. Pack it so it's nice and firm.
Once formed, roll them in the graham cracker crumbs to coat the balls.
Put them on a lined tray and pop them into the freezer for about 20-30 minutes until it gets harder. This will help the lollipop stick secure better.
Cecille wanted to use white candy melt, but feel free to use any color you like. Melt them in the microwave. Tip: You can add some shortening so the candy melt isn't too thick. Take a cheesecake ball and insert a lollipop stick, then coat the ball with the candy melt. Don't worry if it doesn't look perfect - the sprinkles will help conceal the flaws.
As soon as you swirl the candy melt on the pop, add the sprinkles so that it will stick. The candy melt should dry pretty fast. Since we didn't have a styrofoam ball to stick them in to dry, we placed them in shot glasses being careful not to tip them over. Once dried, we placed them upside down in the cupcake liners.
That's all there is to it! From one large cheesecake, you can yield about 30 treats. You won't be able to resist biting into one of these adorable Cheesecake Pops. And needless to say, they were a huge hit at her company party!
To view this recipe, click here: Cheesecake Pops from Bakerella