Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daring Bakers April Challenge - Cheesecake Pops

This month Deb from Taste and Tell and Elle from Feeding My Enthusiasms chose a fun challenge for all of us to try - Cheesecake Pops.

What are these little confections, you ask? They're frozen cheesecake balls that are dipped in your choice of chocolate and dressed up any which way you like. I dipped my pops in three types of chocolate and used a variety of sprinkles.

The cheesecake baked up great. I had no problems with it. The cheesecake tasted very yummy and was not heavy at all. Even though scooping and rolling was a little messy, the balls froze well. Dipping was a breeze too. I found it was easier to spoon the chocolate over the balls than dip them directly into the melted chocolate.

If you ever want to make something novel for a party or occasion, these would not be a bad choice. They're fun and imaginative and you can customize them any way you like. I know some Daring Bakers even flavoured their chocolate. I enjoyed this challenge immensely and the cheesecake is definitely a keeper, even if you only make one-third of the recipe.

To see the recipe, please visit Elle or Deb and to see all the other Daring Baker creations, please go to the blogroll.

23 comments:

glamah16 said...

These look so fun.

Jenny said...

I wish I had bought some of the chocolate sprinkles for mine - the chocolate on chocolate looks very nice.

familiabencomo said...

Not fair! Yours look professional! Great job, dear. I love the variety of coatings & sprinkles.

xoxox Amy

Tartelette said...

They all look so festive and fun!

Melanie said...

How cute are yours!! I love them. And I am so impressed your rolled balls look so uniform! I ended up with squares because my cheesecake refused to roll into balls. Yours look great!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! Your pops look pretty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Baking Soda said...

Looking so pretty with all the colours. I really like the different types of chocolate coatings, well done!

kimberleyblue said...

Nice looking pops - I love all the colours!

Katie said...

They look great, I love how you have been so creative with your decorations.

Lunch Buckets said...

Very pretty! I love those ball shaped sprinkles :)

April said...

Your pops look great! Bright and cheery!

Madeleine said...

So cute your cheesecke pops!!! :)

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Amy J. said...

What a great job you did! I love your pops!

Christine said...

Your pops are so round and professional looking! Great job they look deelish!

jasmine said...

Your confections look great! The sprinkles make them look so happy...

j

The Irreverent Cook said...

Hi Jen! Great job on the pops, they look wonderfully cheerful!

Dolores said...

I love your festive cheesecake pops. Great job! And I'm with you... the recipe's a keeper!

creampuff said...

Awwwwwwwww ... are those ever cute!

Nice job, Jen!

HoneyB said...

Love your pops! They look so perfectly round!

Elle said...

Jen I love the variety of sprinkles and how well shaped your pops are...totally cute!

Brilynn said...

This was such a photogenic challenge, looks great!

kim at allconsuming said...

OH yours look lovely!

Oye Cookie! said...

I love your pops! I wish I could have found decorations as nice as yours!! Those look amazing and super fun!

jennifer
www.oyecookie.com