Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cheesecake Lolipops

Cheese cake Lollipops have become quite the craze. Who doesn't love cheesecake? Transforming this classic dessert into a miniature bit size treat is genius. The look is sophisticated and because the dessert is so tiny people never feel guilty indulging in them. Kids and Adults love these sweet treats!!. Let me inspire you to whip up and serve this fabulous dessert at your next gathering.


1 - 16 oz. cheesecake
22 to 24 lollipop or wooden craft sticks
Small ice cream scoop (1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon size)
1 3/4 to 2 cups Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels


Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Cut cheesecake into 22 to 24 small even pieces.
Press pieces of cheesecake, including crust, into an ice cream scoop. Working quickly, shape into 1 1/2" balls. Press one lollipop stick into each cheesecake ball. Place on prepared baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour.
Microwave semi-sweet morsels and shortening in dry, medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

Place on prepared baking sheet; freeze until ready to serve. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Yields - 22 to 24 pops

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