Cheesecake Pops~

Adapted from Bakerella via Crazy for Crust


Cheesecake:

2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons flour (1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Dash of salt

2 eggs, at room temperature

1 egg yolk, at room temperature

2 tablespoons heavy cream


Preheat oven to 325º.


In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese till smooth.  Continue mixing and gradually add in sugar. Add the flour, vanilla and salt and mix well, scraping sides of bowl as needed.  Add eggs and yolk and mix till just combined. Beat in cream till just combined.  Pour into 8 inch cake pan or spring-form pan and bake for 50 minutes.  Cool for about an hour, then cover and cool overnight in refrigerator.


For the Pops:

Graham cracker crumbs (I processed one sleeve..9 rectangles)

1-2 bags white candy melts (I used Wilton brand)

Lollipop sticks

Sprinkles (optional)


To assemble:

Place graham cracker crumbs in a bowl.  Scoop about a tablespoon of cheesecake and roll into a ball between your palms, then roll in crumbs.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Chill (I chilled overnight). If yours are still soft place tray in freezer while assembling pops.


Place candy melts into a small bowl (you want the melted candy to be deep for dipping). Melt in microwave according to package instructions.  Dip the end of lollipop sticks into the melted candy melts about 1/2 inch, then insert into chilled cheesecake ball.


Dip the whole ball into the melts.  Remove and tap gently to remove excess (tapping your wrist one method that works well).  Either place on cookie sheet to harden or insert into a piece of Styrofoam (this allows the coating to harden without developing a flat side).   Re-microwave melts as needed. Store in refrigerator.


Makes about 35 pops.

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