These “too cute” cheesecake pops are the perfect alternative to a cake at any
1 (16 ounce) frozen cheesecake
22 to 24 lollipop or wooden craft sticks (found at cake decorating or craft stores)
Small ice cream scoop (1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon size)
1 3/4 to 2 cups (11.5- to 12-ounce package) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
Colored sprinkles or sugars
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
Line baking sheet with wax paper.
Remove cheesecake from freezer; thaw for 5 minutes.
Cut cheesecake into 22 to 24 small even pieces.
Press pieces of cheesecake, including crust, into ice cream scoop. Working quickly,
shape into 1 1/2-inch 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; stire. Morsels may retain some of their
original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals,
stirring just until melted.
Dip frozen cheesecake pops into melted chocolate; shaking off excess.
Immediately decorate with colored sprinkles, sugars or mini morsels, if desired,
before chocolate hardens. Working quickly, repeat with remaining cheesecake pops.
Place on prepared baking sheet; freeze until ready to serve.
Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 1 min | Servings: 22 to 24 pops
Cheesecake balls do not have to look “pretty” before they are dipped in chocolate.
Crust is included in cheesecake ball. This all gets covered in a coating of chocolate.
It may be a little messy, but everything works out when it is covered in chocolate!
For a richer chocolate flavor, substitute three 4-ounce bars NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®
CHOCOLATIER 62% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces,
for the semi-sweet or milk chocolate morsels.