Okay, be honest. How many of you saw this coming? After last week’s cheesecake success, It was finally the perfect opportunity to give these little treats a try. The first time I remember seeing them was April, a year ago. I remember because I had not been home long after showing Martha how to make Cupcake Pops. I was looking at some of my favorite blogs and everywhere I looked, I started seeing chocolate covered balls on sticks. I mean everywhere. I was like, holy cow, Martha really has some heavy mojo. Then, I laughed at myself when I realized, Martha and I had nothing to do with it. The pops I was seeing were part of a Daring Bakers Challenge where tons of bloggers tackle a new dessert each month and that month they had coincidentally picked cheesecake pops inspired by the book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey. Well, I finally saw this book a couple of weeks ago in the bookstore, and I had to immediately have it. Let me just tell you, it is a feast for your sugar-loving eyes. When I flipped through it again last weekend, I was reminded of all those beautiful cheesecake pops and it seemed only natural for me to finally give them a go.
And, it didn’t hurt any that I had half a plain jane cheesecake sitting in the refrigerator waiting to be experimented on.
I used a small ice cream scoop and scooped up as many balls as I could, trying not to scrape the graham cracker crust into it. I didn’t want it to look ugly, you know. I guess, if I was going to make these on purpose, I would bake my cheesecake in a regular 2-3″ high cake pan and not use a crust at all.
I got 12 easy, from half of the cheesecake. I could have probably squeaked out a couple more, but I might have eaten a few sections of cheesecake along the way. Maybe.
I didn’t really roll these, but I did kind of shape them a little to make them more round.
And, then because they were lumpier than I am used to with the cake pops, I dropped each one in a small bowl filled with graham cracker crumbs and rolled it around to coat. This helped to shape them better as well.
Then, I popped them in the freezer for a few minutes to firm up. (Maybe about 20-30 min. for these.)
While they were chilling. I heated up some chocolate candy melts in the microwave (30 sec intervals, stirring in between) and got my sticks and decorations ready.
I went with teeny tiny hearts in red, white and pink. A hearts and jimmies mix in red, white pink and brown … and also just some dark chocolate that I chopped up in a mini food processor.
Note: I’m pretty sure a few of you are going to want to know where those baking cups came from. Check out www.confectioneryhouse.com
So, after the balls became firm, I dipped one end of my lollipop stick in some of the melted candy coating and then inserted it into the cheesecake ball. I immediately dunked the pop in a deep bowl of melted candy coating and then sprinkled to decorate. Each one was then placed in a styrofoam block to completely dry. Then, they went in the refrigerator to await their fate.
Note: It will really help if you use a bowl that is deep enough to completely submerge the pop in chocolate and remove in one motion. It also helps if your chocolate is on the thinner side. (You can melt a little shortening in it to thin it out some.) Once, you remove it, carefully tap the excess off while balancing the pop on the stick. You may need to rotate your hand so that gravity keeps the pop in place long enough for the chocolate to start to set around the base. Add the decorations before it sets too much also or they won’t stick to the surface. These were slightly harder to manage than the cake pops. One… they were larger and heavier because of using the scooper. Two… the cheesecake texture wasn’t as sticky as the cake pop mixture.
But… I think they turned out beautifully.
Let’s take a closer look…
A little closer.
Whoops, just couldn’t resist. YUM-O-RAMA!
So, you say you don’t want to do a balancing act to make all these on sticks. Here’s another way you can do it. And it’s easier.
Take your graham cracker-coated cheesecake ball and drop it in the bowl of melted candy coating.
Don’t stir it. Just spoon some chocolate over the top until it is covered. Then, scoop it out with a spoon and tap off some of the excess by tapping the spoon on the side of the bowl. Then, just let it slide right off onto some wax paper. Insert your stick and add any decorations. Told you this was easier. I didn’t tap these as much as I do regular cake balls because I was going for the Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey look that Jill O’Connor shows in her book.
Messy looks good, too, don’t you think?
If you want to make some Cheesecake Pops … you will need:
Cheesecake (Buy one if you want to get straight to the fun stuff. Shhh… I won’t tell. You can also use this recipe.)
Mini ice cream scoop
Chocolate candy melts
Dark chocolate, chopped
Graham cracker crumbs
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey if you want to feast your eyes on more messy yumminess.
You can also check the Google results for the Daring Baker’s Cheesecake Pop Challenge and see tons more versions to drool over.
Hey Bakerella! I just made these cheesecake pops for a bake sale at work and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks for the great idea!
This is so cute. Can you advise me on how to cordinated with a Tinkerbell theme?
Your blog is AMAZING!! I'm definitely going to try and make these at some point in the very near future.
Oh my gosh – I made these for my dad's 80th birthday party this weekend and they were a HUGE success!! Everyone loved them! I was thrilled at how easy they were to make … based on the awesome directions from Bakerella! Thank you!
Leah – they don't have to be frozen, but I package them really well in covered in treat bags placed in pastry boxes. Those boxes placed in larger boxes with peanuts or bubble wrap.
Joel – They dried standing up. Not upside down. Place the lollipop sticks in a styrofoam block. I think that happens to chocolate that has been melted and hardened a few times. Maybe in transit before it gets to the store. Just a guess.
Beautiful! I have two questions for you.
1) how did you manage to make them so they didnt have a flat bit from the melted chocolate coating when it sets on the tray?
2) when I made truffles i melted chocolate and dipped them in that. While they were drying a strange white texture developed on them. Any idea what it could be? Yours are so perfect!
My girlfriend just introduced me to your website – and I'm in love! You have inspired her to make these fabulous cake pops and we're actually giving it a shot together next week!! I hope they turn out half as good as yours. I'll be posting them on my blog, so hope you can come check them out!
This is a general cake pop question and pardon me if this has already been answered – do you have any tips on shipping cake pops? And would you recommend freezing them before shipping them? Thanks in advance!
Vanilla and Thyme – already done.
Sara and the Boys – read the suggestions in the comments to that post. There are some good ones.
JessicaDarling – You'll need to add shortening if you do.
Millie – me too. I'm still looking.
buckeyebarrys – it might be a little difficult.
sue treschi – read back through the post. they are inserted into styrofoam blocks to dry.
Paola – sure. use any flavor you like that compliments the cake
Lisa – Yes. They are sweet. maybe try other cake and frosting combinations
Yum! I just made some of your YUMMY cake pops this weekend and now I am so ready to try these as well!
those look soo delicious!! definitely will be trying those out soon!
I ate cheesecake for lunch…yes just cheesecake…after reading this.
Thank you! I made these this last weekend and they were a huge hit. I even took pics that were super cute!
okay so I tried the normal cake pops, the sticks i got failed so i ended up just making cake bites. and dear god they are possibly the sweetest things i have ever eaten in my life. Is that normal? are they sposed to be disgustingly sweet? I mean, they are good, but I myself can eat…1. :p Maybe I put in too much frosting? I only used 3/4 of a can. feedback would be awesome ;)
Hey Bakerella! I need your help! I live in Brazil and I´m trying to make your cupcake pops recipe. I was wondering if there´s a substitute for the cream cheese frosting. I can´t find it anywhere!!
Question…. I make the pops, let them dry on parchment paper, stick in the sticks, then when I pick them up the top is flat. Yours are nice and round and decorated. How do you do that???
OH OH! My event is a campaign called Initiative on the Move.It's about encouraging people to take the initiative to do kind acts on public transport ;D
OMG! I'm a fan of your blog! I'm so gonna make cupcake pops for my event ;D By the way, I'm from Singapore ;D
These are amazing! I wonder if I can shape these into cupcake shapes like the cake pops…has anyone tried?????
These look yummy! And I have a question and experience to share…. I was in London this past weekend and had a WONDEFUL cupcake from the Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello road….they have a cookbook that I am looking for, probably Amazon , but I was wondering what your favorite cupcake recipe was?
Nicely done, per usual. You are queen of all things pop.
I have been thinking about these cheesecake pops for a few days now ever since I saw this last post, and I have to admit, after making those easter egg cake pops last April, I seriously think I would rather just eat cake and eat cheesecake without dipping it in all the sweet stuff. But that's just me. You obviously are very creative in the kitchen and I have to give you credit.
Is it possible to use those Nestle semi sweet chocolate chips instead of the Wilton melting chips?
Is the consistency any different/better?
Thanks for your help!
Wow! This is definitely a to-do for my future. And they're sooo pretty… as usual of course!
Hi I am new to your blog and I love it! I decided to try your cheesecake and mini cheesecake and the red velvet cake balls! They are amazing. My cheesecake did crack and I am not sure how to avoid it, but I decided to decorate it with strawberries so it looks a lot better. If you would like to see it I posted a picture of it on my blog @ dirkandsarasmith.blogspot.com
your blog is so inspiring!
I will definitely be headed back here,
Love them! Your posts are so inspiring!!
CupcakeSocial.etsy.com has cup cake liners that are SUPER cute FYI. : )
Not sure if I did see this coming as I might not have eaten the WHOLE cheesecake if I knew these babies were right around the corner. Off to the store I go…
Gosh, I remember seeing these everywhere too last year! Yours look great!
What about little "ice cream" pops?
:) Or have you already made them?
Parker Family – You probably just need to use a deeper bowl.
Chandra – Mickey pops could be symbolic. Use black candy color to tint white melts and then add some small round and black candy to the sides for the ears by glueing with some of the melted chocolate.
Jenna – I need to check that stuff out!
Julie – they look like cupcake shots. pretty cool.
hawsfam – creepy and cute!
Yeah… those would be great for my diet. My FAV thing ever is cheesecake and put them on a stick and that just makes it all the better!
I blogged about the cute cupcakes I made today. Your little Easter chicks and sheep inspired me a little.
Thank you for all your inspiration! I made "creepy crawly" cupcake bites for my nephews birthday party recently, to see pics, go to http://hawsdefinition.blogspot.com
Hi there! I made these last week with a friend of mine and we used Oreo crumbs and then dipped them in white chocolate. They tasted like delicious cookies and cream cheesecake! I highly recommend.
yum! i love these! we had these at my husband's holiday work party…i couldn't get enough of them!!!
Thanks for sharing – they look yummy!
I hope you don't mind but I linked back to you, it's too yummy not too!
Hi Bakerella! I LOVE your blog – I really look forward to reading your new posts.
I tried the cheesecake pops and they came out so good! I even tried some different variations – such as using cheesecake as a filling in candy (using the molds). I know these will be a big hit at the engagement party I'm going to this weekend! Thanks for the great idea and can't wait to see what you show us next!
All I can say is wow! I just found your blog somehow and I love it. I called my husband over and I am pretty sure he is expecting me to make those pops now. Yummy!
I also roll up some cheesecake and roll in graham crumbs and then serve with strawberries, grilled pound cake, pretzels etc with chocolate fondue!!
I just noticed you say "jimmies"! You must be a New Englander. Pops look great but I am just not a cheesecake fan….
I'm sure these will be making an appearance on my blog in the near future. They look delicious!!!
Seriously, these are just WRONG! Talk about not being able to "eat just one"!! OMG….
Very creative, as usual. Can you patent those things? WOW.
Yummm…Made them yesterday; gone today. Used white chocolate for accent. Think I'll melt some and swirl it. I also want to try peanut butter since that's always a hit w/my kiddos and the neighborhood.
Oh My!! These look absolutely delicious!!! I cannot wait to try to make these myself – thanks!
Oh these are just sinful. Sinful, I say! Mmmmm.
Those look like fun – and delish, of course.
WOW! Incredible. I finally made my first cake pops, due to burning the first batch of cupcakes. They were a hit at my husbands office. Thanks for making me look good.
Wow, I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at those, but it was so worth it.
Thats one thing I really miss now that i dont eat cheese…cheesecake! The vegan ones never seem to be any where near as good :(
The pops look lovely!
I'll have to try these the next time I want to make a portable dessert – and keep some styrofoam on hand. The last batch I made I used florist foam which was a little too messy!
Hey! Have you seen these tall cupcakes? Soooo cute!!
These are awesome and the possibilities are endless! Thanks for ALL your great ideas.
And I also get a lot of ideas from the comments… too many creative cooks out there!!
I am anxiously awaiting to make the cupcake pops (I am hoping to make them into baby rattles for a baby shower) but I did try the cheesecake pops this week. YUMMY! An even bigger shortcut-buy the the Philadelphia brand cream cheese filling and scoop straight from the container.
I just slobbered all over the screen.
These look beautiful, amazing, delicious, mouth-watering…
Bakerella, can you help me?
My son turns 2 on June 27th and I’m doing a Mickey Mouse theme. I’d love to do a mini cake and either cupcakes or cake pops(!!) featuring the mouse and his friends. I’m new to baking so don’t really know how to go about this…
These were yummy, mine weren’t nearly as pretty though. How do you keep them on the stick? Mine kept falling off after I dipped them. Also how do you get them totally dipped? Mine had spots on the top not covered. Thanks, this was totally yummy though! Please Let me know what I am doing wrong, so they turn out even better! I love your blog and all your ideas!
I’ve made similar pops before, but I baked a cheesecake with no crust, then scooped it all out into a bowl and mashed it all up, put the mixture in a pastry bag and piped out little globs, then stuck a stick in, froze them and dunked in chocolate. Yours are MUCH prettier, though! =D Lovely, as always!
What a great idea – I can’t wait to try them.
Ooohhh…I like this idea! Thanks!
Delish! They serve a white and cocoa brown version at the American Girl Cafe. Must try them myself…
Wow! i’m not a very big fan of cheesecake but these look delicious!
umm….I had to clean off my computor screen cuz I lost my mind and licked the screen!! bwwahahahahha
I think these could really get me in trouble. So great just like everything else you make!
Now you are speaking my language! Those look absolutely sinful. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my keyboard! MMMMMMMMMMM!
Dana – Cool. that sounds easy.
Coco – Maybe I'll invest in one of those. I'm sure I would get my money's worth.
Elizabeth – Thanks
Lori – about 1.5 inches wide
Cakedreamer – and kind of crushed cookie should work. Or even a light dusting of straight sugar.
Dana – I would read some of the comments in any of the pop posts. They answer of lot of questions.
Megan and Brian – Thanks so much for your sweet note.
Remi Lawrence – Usually in just a styrofoam block. Make sure it won't tip over though.
joconnor – I'm coming right over to say HI!
Hey Bakerella! I am a huge fan of your blog, so imagine my surprise when I saw a big, beautiful shot of cheesecake pops on your blog! Love the shout out to my book Sticky, Chewy, Messy,Gooey! Who knew sweet pops of all stripes would become so popular? I would love to send you a copy of my new book for you to test with your niece–it’s called “Sticky,Chewy,Messy,Gooey Treats for Kids” (check out the cover on the Chronicle Books website) Send me note on jilloconnorcooks.com and I’ll send it to you when it comes out in October!
OH lordy those look gooooooood.
How do you serve the pops you make? I am looking to do the cheesecake ones this weekend for a graduation party…but I have no idea how to serve them! I want to serve them with the pop on the top, so they aren’t laying on a plate or other platter…any suggestions?
These look so gooooood! I have to make these very soon!
I’ve been making cheese cake loli-pops for years and years.
Love it !!!!
Those look soooo yummy. I’m fighting the urge to lick my screen. I love cheesecake.
Wow, these look heavenly!!!
I really admire the cooking and experimenting you do here, Bakerella. You have really inspired me to embrace my cooking side and try new things. I’ll be making my first batch of cake-pops this weekend for my birthday and i’m super excited about it! Thank you very much for sharing your passion with the rest of us!
Bakerella, you have done it again!
You never cease to amaze and delight me!
I do have a question for you… I am planning my daughter’s 2 year birthday party with an Elmo theme. I am planning on making Elmo cake pops, but I haven’t attempted the pops before. Any suggestions?
I can’t believe I didn’t see this coming!! :-) Thanks for the wonderful photos and how-to tips!
Oh wow! I am definitely going to have to make these! My sister LOVES cheesecake, so I think I’ll surprise her with some!!!
Heaven on a stick!!! When I lived in Maryland, I used to order an amazing cheesecake pop lollipop tree from a yummy italian restaurant in Rockville. They had strawberry cheesecake ones, key lime pie flavored, dark chocolate… Again, HEAVEN ON A STICK. I tried making them myself by just made a big mess. I think your idea of rolling them in a bit of graham cracker dust would really help with the sticky mess I was dealing with. My mouth thanks you, Bakerella – though my tummy – the squishy part – may need to have a few words with you :O)
Hugs and cheesecake pops!
My co-workers already think I’m a hero for your cake pops…
When I saw this post, I actually gasped. “OMG you guys, Bakerella just make CHEESEcake pops!”
I’m pretty sure they’ll be making an appearance in my kitchen soon. I just need an occasion…
Do you think there is something else that could be used to give them shape? I was trying to think of something besides graham crackers…since I actually have cheescake and lollipop sticks and no graham crackers. Any ideas? Or could I just do it w/o and they might be a little lumpy?
Oh my goodness…just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, Bakerella makes cheesecake pops! The world is a better place because of you! I can’t buy books like that, simply because I am sure I gain weight just by looking at and drooling over the pictures! Great work, as always!
What size is that scoop?
I love your blog! You always have the best ideas, I want to try them all. I already bought the stuff to make your cheesecake and now I have to go get some chocolate to make balls! Thanks for all the great recipes!!
They are so adorable I just want to grab them and eat them right now =). Kids would love them!! Thanks for all the tips to make these cute “lollicakes” I’ll attempt to try it one day!
They are so adorable I just want to grab them and eat them right now =). Kids would love them!! Thanks for all the tips to make these cute “lollicakes” I’ll attempt to try it one day!
You never fail to amaze me. They look delicious!
I can’t believe you are not 400 lbs!
Hi, I am fanatic the chesse cake is
great idea so delicius
We have had so much fun with the Cake Pops! What a fun surprise these are going to be!! My 21 year old son will think he’s died and gone to heaven if I make these! YUM!!!
your cheesecake pops are so beautiful!!! congratulation!
Here’s another idea for you: I made cheesecake pops at Christmas and covered them in white chocolate, then dipped them in crushed peppermint candies. Easy, yummy, and festive! I also did some with red and green jimmies. Big hit with the family!
Keep up with your amazing creativity; I LOVE your blog!
I just finished a great workout, the first in a long time. Cheesecake pops!!! Are you kidding me. Those are so beautiful. They will be in my dreams tonight.
They look great! I can’t wait to try these.
Oooohhhh I like. Aaawww bakerella, why do you have to live so far. I just want to reach through the screen and get me one of those cheesecake pops. yum yum yum! :-)
I have made the cupcake pops a couple times now and I can’t wait to try these!! Last time I made them I used the Wilton Chocolate Melting Pot and had really good luck. It just keeps the melts/bark warm so you can keep going and going!
Thanks for all the great ideas:)
Yumm! I made these for a friend's bridal shower. I bought a big cheesecake from Costco, cut the cake in half & put it in the Kitchenaid – crust & all. Mix it up & then scoop the balls. The crumbs give it some texture. You can also add melted chocolate to the cheesecake mix to make chocolate cheesecake balls! So delicious!
OMG I think I’m in love.
Tip for all – 8oz yogurt containers work very well for melting the candy melts and dipping cake pops.
They are narrow and deep and you can toss ’em when your done – SWEET!
Samara Link – Thank You!
Baking Monster – I think you’re right. She’s done these, too.
Superk – YAY! I think I will try that recipe again with the water bath to see if it helps.
cedens – I have. It is cute. I’m just afraid of losing all those discs.
Brooke – It’s just colored papers.
Brandy – Not for me.
Robin – I think you’ll like it. Even if you only look at it.
Jenny – You’ll be missing out. I have more cute cake pops to show.
A new favorite! I think I’m in love!
I love you for making these. I actually love you for making everything you make.
I hate the fact that I can’t make any of it because I’m on a “diet”. Why oh WHY can’t cheesecake pops fit into my diet?!
As if I haven’t been driving myself crazy making 2 different themed cake pops for my children to take to school for their end of the year parties you have to add cheesecake pops!!! EEEEK I will never be able to rest :) I have fallen in love with these since discovering them at Easter when, of course, I just had to make the bunnies, chicks, and eggs. I may have to limit my viewing of your blog to once a month.
They look SO pretty!
I have that cookbook, and I love all the photos,graphics and recipes!
Also, THIS MONTH I did my FIRST Daring Bakers challenge(apple strudel) and it was so much fun!
I am such a fan of your blog!
MMMM perfect combination! I gain about 10 lbs every time I visit your blog!
I make your cake truffles on a regular basis and they are always a hit. These look like a slam dunk! Thank you for always sharing!
I seriously do not know how you keep them so perfectly round! I tried these last Valentine’s Day and they were SUCH a mess, I swore I’d never try them again. But after seeing your beautiful ones and reading the key lime idea from above, it makes me want to try just once more… aughhh! But they were soooo messy! Love yours, as usual.
Hope you have Amazon Affiliate, I just ordered that book! It looks awesome :)
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YEA!!! I Have been looking for a good recipe/test for these..I plan on making them for a wedding shower..I want to do a key lime type…Do you think white chocolate would be too rich??
Ooooh…cheesecake and chocolate. I have a chocolate raspberry cheesecake recipe around here somewhere. Maybe I could make that filling and coat it in the white confectioners coating…
Where's that dang recipe?! :))
I also want to say that your photography on your blog is great! Lots of detail and great, yummy color. :))
I love these!!! Your photos are beautiful like always :) I’m curious though.. how do you get the pink background behind your picture of the pops? Is is photoshop or something?
Thanks for the help!!
Oh wow! These look so good, they’re getting made ASAP! My husband doesn’t like cake, so I usually end up eating it all myself (bad) or letting my children help me eat it all (worse). But he does eat cheesecake!
oops–forgot to mention that I still think my pops look like shower caps on top–I guess I need to accept that, lol!! You are the queen of the pops!!!
Bakerella, Adorable as always!! Thanks for posting the website for the liners–so cute, I’m obsessed with finding new liners, starting to think I need to create my own! Anyway, your cheesecake pops are so cute. I just posted about making your cupcake pops for my son’s first grade class–I think I was the hit of the first grade that day–read the story on my blog if you’d like (www.katiskupcakes.blogspot.com). Thanks again for sharing your great ideas all the time!!!
ah bakerella you are a genius! on the same thought as your cheesecake pops, have you seen these mini cheesecake pans? http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Mini-Cheesecake-Pan/dp/B0006IW02M
Looks like i just found my next goody project… Yummm
i can’t wait to make these for my husband!! I love the original cake pops and can’t wait to make them again.
These are just pure heaven on a stick! I can hear the harp music playing in the distance.
oh my sounds like Heaven on a stick! I could just imagine the deliciousness of popping one of those in my mouth. Will definitely try this.
I love reading your blog, and my husband doesn’t mind either! I LOVE YOUR posts. They put a smile on my face that lasts atleast a full day! THANK YOU!
I am excited to try and make these, I have to tell you i made the cheesecake yesterday!!!!! I am not or was not a baker ;) It came out delicios, major crack circle in the middle, but i am very proud anyway, cause it taste PERFECT!! I will give it another try, i think i over mixed, with hand mixer, thats all i have ;)…Thanks for your blog…
i LOVE that book! My best friend got it for me last year and we go through it all the time – such good stuff and SO cute :) My favorite thing I’ve made was the suger crusted brownies – the sugar crust made them easy and unique.
Delicious, chocolate and cheesecake, my favorites.
Yummy! I think these will be a hit with the teachers this week. Last year I made your mothers day cupcakes with those adorable flowers – they still talk about them…. thanks for the never ending goodness of everything you share! YUM!
I can’t say I saw it coming, cause I thought the last cheesecake post was for cheesecake balls before I got the page loaded!! But I am SO glad you did this, cause I didn’t want to experiment by myself!! NOW I know I can do it! Love it!
I think paula deen made these on ellen once they look so good!
Hi, there! What lovely creations. They look amazing. It’s so nice of you to share your ideas and how to’s with us. I haven’t been following your blog for too long. So, last night I went back and looked at some posts. I can’t believe you’ve met Paula, Martha and Emril. Seriously awesome! You have incredible talents and it seems also like you carry with you a fabulous energy. I enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for sharing with us.
erin@vittles – you should at least try the cake balls. They are yummy and easy.
Kristy – I did!
Donna – That’s awesome. Send pics if you have any.
Ladybug – the colored melts are tinted vanilla flavored candy coating. They also make peanut butter flavored. Also, what about a royal icing coating?
Mags – That is such a huge compliment. Thank you so much.
FlipFlopMom – A few days for sure.
Shannon – Too sweet? that doesn’t register. Seriously, though, try adding less frosting next time or even a different flavor.
Anita – I totally understand.
Whitney – I’ve done peanut butter balls, but not on sticks yet.
Mish – Yuuuummmmy
Ashley’s Cakes and More! – I’ve never tried that stuff. Go for it.
Yummy in my tummy – I don’t even know what you are talking about. Your stuff looks fabulous!
Hahahaha I love how you find a way to convert everything into pops. :)
I’ve always wanted to try this recipe, but never did thinking it would be too difficult. Now that you showed us how to do it right I can try it! Thanks!
Love it Love it Love it….Will be makin these for my girlfriend’s Bday and mother in law’s bday next month. Love this website!
You never stop surprising us, every time I check your posts a whole new world opens!! Thanks.
and yes I notice pops everywhere since you were at Martha´s.
You have just the cutest ideas! I am definitely going to have to try this sometime. I have tried a few things you have made and they have turned out great- but not as pretty as yours. Have a look when you have time:
Can’t wait to see what you will come up with next!
Oooh…I so want to do this. Very cute!!
Awesome! I wonder if you can use that “ready made” cheesecake stuff that comes in the tub?
they look absolutley delicious. i made key lime pie pops yesterday which also was delicious.
OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! How can you do this to meeee!!!! I have got to have them!!!! They look so utterly amazingly awesome!!! I love cheesecake, and this is HEAVEN on a stick!!!
Bakerella, you rock my world! This is the most perfect idea for portioning that I have ever seen….I need to go make these, now!
Mmm, what a perfect little bite-sized dessert. Your blog never fails to get my mouth watering!
How cute, I did a similar thing with ur cake ball concept.. I used regular yellowcake, premade cheesecake filling, and strawberry jam and mixed it all up and made cake balls, it was delish! Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Balls!
Looks so YUMMY! I love the messy look…I’m all about messy!
These look delicious! And the key lime version someone suggested? OMG… Must have cheesecake now.
Thanks to those of you who gave me non-chocolate suggestions. I always thought the candy melts were just tinted white chocolate. Who knew?
I’m new to your blog (2 mths) and love everything you show! I did cake pops for my twins 2nd b-day and doing the cupcake pops for my 4 yr old DD b-day….but these….these yummy treats are going to be for Mommy! I can’t wait to make these! (I might share with my husband…but I might not!)
Its like you read my mind, lol, I made a cheesecake the other day and everyone was telling me that i should try cheesecake pops.. Of course the cheesecake is gone now so these will have to wait for the next time.. They look delicious! =]
Those look almost too good to eat! Is it ok to have cheesecake for breakfast??
These got me to thinking…what about peanut butter balls on a stick? I love to make pb balls during the holidays and you coat them in chocolate. Have you tried it yet?
Oh yummy, love for my tummy.
oh yum! I can’t wait to try this one. We made the cupcake pops and my girls had so much fun. They turned out pictured perfect and were yummy too. And yes, we’re another one with no leftover cheesecake but I’ll make one for this..or buy one?!
okay, before I found your blog I had lost 50 pounds. Now I’m stuck. I’m not gaining but the weight loss is not happening anymore! Just reading makes me hungry :) But that’s okay, I’ve got you as one of my homepages anyway!
YUMMIE!!! I love cheesecake, it’s my weakness. Wow! Okay I’m going to have to try those.
Actually, when I saw your cheesecake last week I WAS thinking about this! I make a lot of cakes – but I don’t even really like cake. I LOVE cheesecake though – this is perfect!
Ladybug, I see someone suggested Wilton candy melts. Another idea is to use frosting thin enough it can poured over. For example, check out this idea from Wilton: http://www.wilton.com/idea/Merry-Mittens-1
You could try poured fondant.
Yum! My parents are visiting and I needed a dessert idea. You’ve just given it to me! Gorgeous pics as always.
Ladybug, how about a thin frosting or glaze that will dry hard instead of chocolate?
i think im going to have buy a cheesecake to do this, im making yours tonight but I dont want to destroy it just yet
anyways these look delicious, i didnt like cake pops because they were too sweet and mushy but these look amazing
Hey, save some in the frig! I’m heading that way on Wednesday! Gonna try and stop at the Cake Art shop…thanks for sharing that!
Perhaps I should take a vacation from your blog for a while…I am on Atkins!!!
But I’ll just drool on my keyboard!
I will definitely have to try these!
These look absolutly Yummy! Going to have to try these. Can’t wait ~already on the list for next yummy project :)
Dear Sweet cupcake queen….
I have a quick question.. I would LOVE LOVE to make the hello Kitty pops for my daughters graduation class.. roughly 150 how far ahead can I make them without them tasting dry or yucky??
Thanks so much!!
That is one of the best idea’s for baking I have seen in a long time. I make my husband every year for his birthday a cheesecake(his favorite). This year I will still make him his cheesecake, but I might make some pops to go along side with it.
Thanks for the wonderful idea
Yum Yum Yum! I love reading your blog for great ideas:)
These are so cute! I love the red, pink, and white sprinkles against the chocolate! Too cute!
Delicious! I still don’t know how you make them look so perfectly round. Definitely a talent!
A few weeks ago I did brownies with a Smores theme in chocolate covered balls. I mentioned props to you.
I hate it when I have a typo!
I have made TONS of these. My fave is key lime cheesecake with white chocolate coating and toasted coconut, YUM-YUM.
OH MY think I am gonna have to bake this week!
OMG…. *love*…. what a great idea.
Oh.my. Those are delightful.
OMG , Dangerous
I know I can make thses
OMG I am dying here, that looks so good and I actually think I could do it. Thanks for the great instructions.
Simply a delightful post — visually and content wise. I wanna try this (and now gotta look up the cupcakes on a stick)
wow! these look definitely yummy…
I’ve seen similar cheese cake on a stick but they were shaped like tiny pieces of cheesecake (sorta triangular – hard to explain).
Cheesecake any way you deliver it is awesome :)
As always, your pictures are amazing!
funny yummy :))) look delicious!
I take that back…it wasn't Taste of Home. I think it was Kraft's Food & Family.
I noticed some of these in the latest issue of Taste of Home as well! I thought about emailing you about them, but I figured you would come up with it before long! :)
I can’t wait to try these! Thanks so much for sharing.
Ladybug- Try the Wilton candy melts, they’re not chocolate but they work the same. It’s thick and very rich.
Bakerella- Yay! Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to make something for my mom’s birthday but she *gasp* doesn’t like cake… this is perfect! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
I saw these coming, and I’m so glad they did. These look so awesome. I’m definitely going to have to make these soon. Delish!
I can’t believe how much I look forward to your blog postings. It’s like getting a Williams Sonoma catalog, and Taste of Home magazine, and a Crate and Barrel catalog all in the same day. Can you tell I look forward to your posts?….lol
Yum! I just tried out your cake pops this week and they were an absolute hit at my parents anniversary party tonight.
yum! I can’t wait to try these out for 4th of july. I have to find red/white/blue sprinkles. Thanks!
These look great, as do the originals. Quick question, though. I had a request to make the cupcake pops for a little one who (gasp!) doesn’t like chocolate (dark, milk, OR white!). Any suggestions on what I could use for the coating?
It’s on a stick… ergo, it MUST be good. And it’s cheesecake. YUMMY!!!
Oh man, those look so good! I have to try this ASAP!
I made cake pops (Santa hats) for a National Guard unit here in Austin last Christmas…for their party. I’m thinking I need to whip some of these out for them – I’m sure they’d love them!
One word: Dangerous!
I think I might just have to make these. They’re so cute!
oooh man! i could resist the cake pops but i’m pretty sure these look irresistibly tempting. and i was just lamenting yesterday having all the ingredients for cheesecake except those for the crust. problem solved. must.make.asap.
ohhh my. My husband wasn’t a huge fan of the cake balls (I know, right? How can that be!?) but… he loves cheese cake. We will be trying this!
You are ruining me! :)
Pieceful bits… I just couldn’t eat the whole cheesecake myself (I wanted to. I could have.) So a few of these went to friends and family.
Caitlin – those are good, too. So easy to pop in you mouth.
i love you…and so does my husband!! lol
CUTE! DELICIOUS! I’m still fighting the urge to eat every single mini cheesecake I made from your recipe yesterday..Sooo good!
Those look delicious!
This has to be the perfect combination! I can honestly say that I have never had leftover cheesecake. Would definitely have to make one JUST for this purpose (~~)Julie
Absolutely adorable as usual!