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Early last month, I received an email from Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms. She was up next to host for the Daring Bakers Challenge, and she wanted to know if I would like to co-host with her. I was really excited, because even though I have now been a Daring Baker for 10 months and I joined when there were probably less than 100 members, I knew that if I were to wait for my turn, I’m sure I’d still be waiting for a couple of years! So of course, I accepted Elle’s invitation.

She originally wanted to do a cake, but seeing that we just did The Perfect Party Cake last month, we didn’t want to do 2 cakes in a row. She said that she had just received the book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor and that these Cheesecake Pops had caught her eye. I nearly jumped out of my seat, because I also own the book, and this was the first recipe in it that caught my attention. So the decision was made, and alterations were decided. And I have to say, I’m so happy that there was so much positive feedback from this choice. And before I even get to the recipe, I really need to encourage everyone to check out as many of these creations as they can, because what I’ve seen so far has been absolutely amazing! There are some extremely talented and creative bakers out there! So make sure you visit the blogroll and check them out!

The only downfall I had to doing this recipe this month is that I didn’t have an occasion to take them to. These really are a show-stopper, and they would really shine best at a party or get together. There wasn’t quite enough excitement with just my husband there to enjoy them! I halved the recipe without any problems. I know many people had to bake theirs for quite awhile, and I honestly can’t remember how long I baked mine for, but I don’t remember thinking it was really long.

For decorations, I wanted to go with something really girly. If you have seen this book, you know that it is all pink and blue and polka dots and stripes – seriously the cutest book I own. And every time I look through it, I just want to make everything really cute!! I knew I wanted to dip some in regular semi-sweet chocolate, but I also decided to get some candy melts so that I could make some in different colors. I figured that the chocolate would taste the best, but that it would be fun to have the colors. Dipping these actually turned out to be harder than I expected. Because you are dipping a frozen cheesecake into the warm chocolate, the chocolate hardens up very quickly. On some of mine, I didn’t even get the sprinkles, nuts or crumbs on before it was too late! You definitely need to dip and then add whatever you are putting on the outside, otherwise, it just won’t stick.

For the candy melts, I just decorated with colored sugars. For the chocolate, I decided to go with crushed graham crackers, to really give it that cheesecake taste, and chopped peanuts on others. I absolutely loved this cheesecake recipe. It was so creamy and wonderful – it was really the highlight of this whole challenge for me. And surprisingly, both my husband and I preferred the pops with the candy melts over the chocolate. Mostly because the chocolate overpowered the cheesecake a bit too much, in my opinion, while with the candy melts, you were really able to taste the cheesecake the most. But both were certainly delicious!!

I also need to add that at first, I thought the pops were too big, like many others had commented, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I really liked the size – mainly for the reason I stated above – more of the cheesecake flavor. I’m afraid if you got much smaller, the ratio of cheesecake to coating would be different, and like I said – I liked the cheesecake the best!!

So, thank you Elle – for the opportunity to co-host, and thanks to all of the Daring Bakers for the wonderful support!!

Cheesecake Pops from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Cheesecake Pops

Adapted from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey

Makes 30 – 40 Pops

5 8-oz. packages cream cheese at room temperature
2 cups sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
5 large eggs
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¼ cup heavy cream
Boiling water as needed
Thirty to forty 8-inch lollipop sticks
1 pound chocolate, finely chopped – you can use all one kind or half and half of dark, milk, or white (Alternately, you can use 1 pound of flavored coatings, also known as summer coating, confectionary coating or wafer chocolate – candy supply stores carry colors, as well as the three kinds of chocolate.)
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
(Note: White chocolate is harder to use this way, but not impossible)

Assorted decorations such as chopped nuts, colored jimmies, crushed peppermints, mini chocolate chips, sanding sugars, dragees) – Optional

Position oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees F.Set some water to boil.

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and salt until smooth.If using a mixer, mix on low speed.Add the whole eggs and the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well (but still at low speed) after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and cream.

Grease a 10-inch cake pan (not a springform pan), and pour the batter into the cake pan.Place the pan in a larger roasting pan. Fill the roasting pan with the boiling water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the cake pan. Bake until the cheesecake is firm and slightly golden on top, 35 to 45 minutes.

Remove the cheesecake from the water bath and cool to room temperature. Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, at least 3 hours or up to overnight.

When the cheesecake is cold and very firm, scoop the cheesecake into 2-ounce balls and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Carefully insert a lollipop stick into each cheesecake ball. Freeze the cheesecake pops, uncovered, until very hard, at least 1 – 2 hours.

When the cheesecake pops are frozen and ready for dipping, prepare the chocolate. In the top of a double boiler, set over simmering water, or in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, heat half the chocolate and half the shortening, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and chocolate and shortening are combined. Stir until completely smooth. Do not heat the chocolate too much or your chocolate will lose it’s shine after it has dried.Save the rest of the chocolate and shortening for later dipping, or use another type of chocolate for variety.

Alternately, you can microwave the same amount of chocolate coating pieces on high at 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.

Quickly dip a frozen cheesecake pop in the melted chocolate, swirling quickly to coat it completely. Shake off any excess into the melted chocolate. If you like, you can now roll the pops quickly in optional decorations. You can also drizzle them with a contrasting color of melted chocolate (dark chocolate drizzled over milk chocolate or white chocolate over dark chocolate, etc.) Place the pop on a clean parchment paper-lined baking sheet to set. Repeat with remaining pops, melting more chocolate and shortening (or confectionary chocolate pieces) as needed.

Refrigerate the pops for up to 24 hours, until ready to serve.

Now – go on over and check out all of the other creations!!

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178 Responses to Cheesecake Pops {The Daring Bakers}

  1. Y says:

    I’m tempted to get the book now, because I thought these pops were such a great idea.

  2. Kelly-Jane says:

    Great job Deborah, and thank you again for a fun to do choice, I think I’ll be making these again in the summer as a bbq dessert!

  3. Katie says:

    They look wonderful. I love the pinky purple ones.

  4. Katie B. says:

    What perfect girly pops!! Thanks for a GREAT challenge!!

  5. Jerry says:

    Thanks for double hosting this month! The recipe was fun. Your’s look great.

  6. Andrea says:

    Your cheesecake pops turned out great! Thanks for choosing such a fun and delicious challenge for us!

  7. Gretchen Noelle says:

    What a great job on your pops and a perfect pick for this month!

  8. Chris says:

    Well done with the challenge choice and your pops! It was fun to do. I had the fast hardening issue as well. Good thing no one was listening to me in the kitchen..ha!

  9. Mary says:

    Great challenge! I really like the purple and pink pops. I too thought the chocolate overpowered the cheesecake and I liked the candy melt ones best.

  10. Gabi says:

    Thanks for hosting such a great challenge- your pops are perfect-of course!

  11. sunita says:

    Deb, your pops look so cute…thanks for chooosing this..I had great fun 🙂

  12. Kim says:

    This was my first challenge, and I think you and Elle did a great job. I had fun which is a good thing. Thanks for all your hard work. Love the pops by the way.

  13. Sarah says:

    Great job and this was such a great challenge! Thanks for picking such a fun recipe! 🙂

  14. Kate / Kajal says:

    these pops are such a wonderful pick for the month. neither kids nor adults can resist them.
    Your look so neat !!!

  15. glamah16 says:

    Thanks for co hosting . Yours came out lovely. I’m sure regardless of having a occasison you and husband have these gems in the freezer for a nice treat.They look very pretty.

  16. Jenny says:

    Hi Deborah, this was one of my favorite challenges so far. Thanks for choosing such a fun recipe. They are so cute! Yours look beautiful!

  17. KBK Bakery says:

    Great challenge, thanks! And I love the little pink ones. Would be perfect for a little girls birthday or a baby shower. Great job! Definitely going to have to get this book!

  18. BC says:

    I loved this recipe. It is a show stopper and great party recipe.

  19. Anne says:

    Thank you for the wonderful challenge! I loved making these cheesecake pops and it was a hit with my kids 🙂

  20. Bumblebutton says:

    Thanks Deborah, for a fabulous challenge! Your pops look darling sitting on those paper squares just like in the book.

  21. Mandy says:

    thanks for choosing this recipe as April’s challenge. It’s indeed a winner. 🙂 Oh, and I love the pink backdrop and the pops look wonderful.

  22. Megan says:

    I must try those colored candy melts. Your pops look wonderful!

  23. kimberleyblue says:

    Thanks for co-hosting – it was a great recipe. I agree, the cheesecake recipe makes one good cake!

    I also wish I had somewhere to bring these – but I didn’t mind getting to eat them all by myself either.

  24. Sheltie Girl says:

    You did a wonderful job on the cheesecake pops. I love the look of the pink coated ones…very pretty. Thanks for a wonderful challenge this month. Some of Alternative DBers got together and had a great time making this together via Google Chat.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  25. jasmine says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Love the bite-sizedness.

    Yours are so pretty–like the rosey ones…


  26. noble pig says:

    Wow, what a great idea! Yum, cheesecake pops…hello that’s for me…food on a stick.

  27. Veron says:

    Thanks for the wonderful challenge. Your pops look gorgeous and I know they taste fantastic!

  28. Half Baked says:

    So cute! Thanks for such a fun challenge! I loved it:)

  29. marye says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge. They are beautiful..and the pink ones you did are great!

  30. Tartelette says:

    It was a great choice indeed! Yours turned out gorgeous!

  31. Nemmie says:

    I love them, especially the pretty colored ones! I, too, had to work like mad to decorate mine before the chocolate hardened (tricky stuff).

    Thanks so much for such a fun, fabulous challenge Elle!!

  32. Nemmie says:

    @&%#! I just called you ELLE! Sorry Deborah, sorry sorry! I read Elle’s name in your post and just went from there. ::Slinking off to have some coffee and hopefully wake up::

  33. Lina says:

    yeay on co-hosting! 🙂 All of your pops are so cute and yummy looking! I just joined Daring bakers so I will be baking something up next month!

  34. Scuttle says:

    Thanks for Hosting Your pops look great!lqrda

  35. myriam says:

    thanks for the wonderful challenge. i must make these with some nut-deco again. yum. good job!

  36. LisaRene says:

    Very tasty! They would be perfect for a party! I think they are the perfect serving size for rich, creamy cheesecake – and you can always take two 🙂

  37. kellypea says:

    I’m with you on the not having an occasion to make these for. Bummer. They were so cute and will definitely be something I make again. I love that pink frosting on those girly decos, Deb! Thanks for a fun challenge!

  38. Julie says:

    Yum! And I like the pinky purple ones!

  39. Dianne says:

    Great recipe even though mine didn’t turn out that great, but it tasted heavenly! Your pops look fabulous! Thanks for co-hosting! 🙂

  40. Elle says:

    Deborah, those are gorgeous! I love the pastel ones, because the colors are unexpected!

  41. farida says:

    Deborah, thank you for the great choice for this month’s challenge! It was a lot of fun making the pops, and the time and effort spent was worth it! Your pops look cute and accurate! Compared to mine:)) Great job!

  42. Lis says:

    Deborah, you and Elle did such a fantastic job this month, thank you so much!

    I love the graham cracker crust on the outside.. brilliant idea!


  43. Jaime says:

    thanks for hosting this month! it was so much fun 🙂 i love all the pretty colors you used. i agree that the size was good – when i made another batch smaller, my husband said that the cake to chocolate ratio was off. i’d just say that “golf ball size” isn’t an accurate description b/c when weighed out at 2 oz, they were definitely bigger than a golf ball. but that’s just nit picking – i love these!! thanks again 🙂

  44. Susan says:

    Your pops are lovely. Thanks so much for co-hosting this very fun challenge!

  45. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    I am so glad you picked this recipe. It was just plain FUN! And I’ll be doing cheese cake like this over and over.

  46. Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen says:

    I love the pink ones! Thanks for hosting this month!

  47. The Food Librarian says:

    Thanks for the fun choice of recipes! This was a big hit at work…and I’ve given the recipe to many!

  48. HoneyB says:

    Great job and thanks for hosting! I hope to try these again soon for my future DIL’s bridal shower and I have every intention of them turning out much better after reading all the posts!

  49. dobetter says:

    Deborah- these look great! I love the pink ones, so girly! Thanks for hosting this fun challenge.

  50. Madeleine says:

    Great challenge, thanks!!


  51. familiabencomo says:

    Gorgeous Pops & fun challenge! Thank you!!!

    xoxox Amy

  52. Dana McCauley says:

    Thanks for a great challenge Deborah!

    I agree that the coatings can overwhelm the cheesecake but still found these lollies a rich indulgence. I think I might go for the crumb coating that one of the other DBers used.

  53. Andreia Sousa says:

    Thanks for this great challenge! It is a very imaginative dessert and I like those. Yours are lovely, very colourful. Congratulations!

  54. Shandy says:

    Deb, Hugs to both you and Elle! I’m with you, the cheesecake flavor was fabulous! We couldn’t keep out of it and my hubby asked to have the cheesecake pan when I was done scooping the cheesecake balls. . .which I thought was cute! I had the same problem with the chocolate hardening to fast for the sprinkles and if I put sprinkles on to soon, well, they would fall of in clumps with the chocolate. It got better as I went along. Thank you again and I will definitely be making these again for the 4th of July BBQ! =D

  55. Barbara Bakes says:

    Thanks for such a fun and delicious challenge! All the variety of pops is so fun to see.

  56. Nikki says:

    Thanks for such a great recipe choice! These were delicious!

  57. Michelle says:

    deb, you are so incredible. wow…those look sooo good. What a a great job. i wish I had your skills!

  58. Aran says:

    Thanks for hosting this challenge! Great pops!

  59. Melanie says:

    Fabulous challenge, Deborah! I love your colored pops – they look very cute and fun – perfect for a birthday party or something.

  60. Vicarious Foodie says:

    Your cheesecake pops look great! You definitely achieved the cute look you were going for–great job!

  61. Julia says:

    Wow, your pops are so perfectly round. How were you able to get them shaped so well? Mine just stuck to my hands.

    This was an extremely fun project. I love recipes that give me a chance to be creative and this really pushed me to think on my feet.

  62. Mary says:

    Thanks for hosting this month. The recipe was a lot of fun!

  63. Erin says:

    These look so pretty! I love all the colors. Thank you for choosing these this month. I really enjoyed getting the chance to make them!

  64. Jenny says:

    Oooh those little pink balls are so cute! I may have to go look at this book, soon.

  65. Kristen says:

    I love all of these cheesecake pops popping up all over the blogosphere. Yummmmmmmy indeed!
    I’m not a daring baker, but you KNOW I’ll be trying these!

  66. Agatek says:

    Thanks for great challenge 🙂

  67. Jen Yu says:

    Beautiful cheesecake pops! The pink ones are especially cute. Thank you for hosting us this month 🙂

  68. Elle says:

    Deborah,you have been a perfect co-hostess! Thank you for everything!!!
    Love you post and the darling pops. The pink ones are so cute! My post is finally up, too, and now I can start visiting all thos great sites to see what the Daring Bakers have brought to April 🙂 xoxoxo Elle

  69. Steph says:

    Great recipe Deborah, thanks for choosing such a fun challenge! I loved everything about it! Your pops look gorgeous!

  70. mimi says:

    thanks for hosting such a great recipe! your pops came out looking beautiful! love the candy-dipped ones!

  71. maybahay says:

    great challenge. thanks for picking a real fun one. your pops look great- love the pink ones.

  72. Peabody says:

    Those pinkish ones as too cute! Thanks for the fun challenge.

  73. Michele says:

    Wow…. yours turned out fantastic! I just did my first challenge (it was really fun, thank you!!) and I love how you guys all present yours so beautifully. And now I want to go get that cookbook! Thanks for this challenge! I’m so glad it was my first DB challenge!

    A Big Cup of Tea

  74. Robyn says:

    Thank you for hosting, it was fun making the pops and I definitely want to buy the book!

  75. Faery says:

    Your pops are gorgeous I want to thank you for this delicious recipe and this fun idea of making pops i had a great time making them

  76. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Thanks a ton for the great choice for April & for cohosting the challenge. It was a beautiful one. Your pops look ever so pretty…fab idea! Cheers

  77. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Thanks a ton for the great choice for April & for cohosting the challenge. It was a beautiful one. Your pops look ever so pretty…fab idea! Cheers

  78. Candace says:

    Fabulous! Love the colorful ones. Very nice job!

  79. Barbara says:

    I love your pink and purple pops! Thanks for the challenge!

  80. maybelles mom says:

    thanks for the recipe–this was fun.

  81. culinography says:

    Love, love, love the pink pops! THANK YOU for a wonderful (and tasty) challenge!

  82. Erika says:

    Your pops came out great and it was a fun challenge. Thanks!

  83. Tarah says:

    I love the pink and purple colored ones! Heck, I love the nuts too! Delicious!

  84. PheMom says:

    Great job Ms. Hostess! This was fun. I really like the “girly” pink and purple ones!

  85. Sarah says:

    Lovely! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  86. Patsyk says:

    Your pops look awesome!

  87. Claire says:

    I think I would have prefered the candy melts as well! So cute! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to do the challenge this time but thanks for hosting such a fun challenge.

  88. Jes says:

    Thanks for co-hosting such a fun challenge! The pops were a lot of fun to make. Yours look delish!

  89. JMom says:

    Thanks for co-hosting this month’s daring bakers. I was a little apprehensive at first because I’ve never made cheesecake by myself much less dipping in chocolate and such.

  90. How To Eat A Cupcake says:

    Oh yeah they were bigger than I expected.

    The ones I dipped in peanut butter chips (as a last resort) actually ended up being my favorite. The PB chips were a lot less sweet than the chocolate.

  91. Tracy says:

    Thanks for a fun challenge!
    Your pops look really cute.

  92. Brilynn says:

    Thanks so much for choosing this recipe, the blogosphere is a prettier place for it, just look at everything the DBer’s have created, it’s crazy!

  93. Cakelaw says:

    I love your pink pops – they are just devine and sooo girly. Thanks to you and Elle for hosting this month’s challenge – it was fun.

  94. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Beautiful job, Deborah! Your pops look lovely! The pink ones are just too cute. I wish I’d thought of that! 🙂

  95. deb says:

    i have the book to and bought it for the same reason!
    your pops are great!
    thanks for the awesome challenge!
    rock on!

  96. Gigi says:

    Gorgeous pops! I just love all the different colored chocolate.

  97. Dena says:

    The pinks ones are so great! Thanks for such a fun choice in the challenge. We really enjoyed it.

  98. cookworm says:

    Thanks for the challenge! Your pink ones look particularly cute. 🙂

  99. Lindsay says:

    Thanks Deborah…great choice for my first challenge!

  100. Augustina says:

    Your lollipops look so elegant! You and Elle made a wonderfully fun choice for April’s recipe. I enjoyed it a lot!

  101. Sarah says:

    Thank you for being such a lovely host this month! I love your combinations and had a great time making them myself!


  102. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    thanks for this challenge–it was a lot of fun and everyone’s look amazing!! your purple pops are beautiful!

  103. Ginny says:

    Thank you! I loved the challenge! It was a ton of fun! Yours look great! so pretty and pink!

  104. Emiline says:

    Yay! I was so excited when I saw that you were hosting. Congrats!

    The pops look popilicious.

  105. Bakerette says:

    loved the challenge and love you pops! Thanks!

  106. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Your pops look perfect and very pretty! What a neat job! Thanks for the wonderful challenge!



  107. my food affair says:

    thanks for hosting such a great challenge. i enjoyed every minute of it!! your pops look so perfectly round!! =) -kk

  108. aisha says:

    Love your cheesecake pop creations! Those pastel ones are so cute. Great choice on a challenge!

  109. Antonio Tahhan says:

    Thanks for such a GREAT challenge! I did deviate just a tiny bit (with presentation), but I must say, the taste was phenomenal!

  110. tricia says:

    great job! thanks for hosting!

  111. L Vanel says:

    Thank you for hosting this challenge, it was a great recipe that I’ll do again!

  112. Suzana says:

    Deborah, thank you for an adorable challenge. Great recipe! And those are gorgeous pops!!!

  113. KayKat says:

    Thanks for organizing this, Deborah! Making these was a lot of fun and the ones I made for my pooch Vodka were a total hit!

  114. Astra Libris says:

    Deborah, thank you for such an awesome, fun, delightful challenge! I was SO psyched as soon as I found out you were co-hosting!

    Your pops are gorgeous! I absolutely love the pink candy melts – they’re the cutest dessert I’ve ever seen!

    You rock!

  115. Rosie says:

    You done a great job Deborah. Many thanks for making this months challenge a fun one 🙂

    Rosie x

  116. Katie says:

    I love the ones rolled in nuts. They look like gourmet truffles. These pops were SUCH a good idea. Thanks!

  117. April says:

    Your pops really do look very girly!! Thanks for a great challenge!

  118. sleepingbear says:

    So glad Elle asked for you to co-host, thanks to you both for a fun, festive first challenge for me. Just what I needed!!

  119. eatme_delicious says:

    Great recipe choice Deborah! I loved the taste of the cheesecake too, and had some panicky moments about the chocolate hardening too fast. But then I drizzled on a bit more chocolate and quickly stuck some stuff on there!

  120. kat says:

    they are so cute. I’ve seen an awful lot of the entries on tastespotting & they all look so yummy

  121. marias23 says:

    Deborah, thank you for hosting! What an awesome, fun challenge! *hugz*

  122. Holly Dart says:

    thanks for the DELICIOUS challenge!! I loved it!

  123. Erin says:

    Thanks so much for your comment…your pops look amazing! I’m a chocolate fanatic! It seems like we should make eachother’s pops!!!

  124. Lara says:

    Thanks so much for your comment! And great choice on the recipe 🙂

  125. moowiesqrd says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Deborah, and thanks for hosting! It was a lot of fun. Yours look fantastic!

  126. Lunch Buckets says:

    Thanks for hosting! Now that it’s over I think it was fun 🙂 Love your blue plate by the way.

  127. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    You did a great job co-hosting and came up with a fabulous challenge. I love how everyone’s gotten creative with shaping, dipping, and decorating theirs. Your pink ones are too cute!

  128. ~Amber~ says:

    Beautiful looking cheesecake pops. Thank you for hosting a wonderful challenge.

  129. Carla says:

    Love love love the girly cute pops! Thanks for the great challenge!

  130. Grace says:

    clearly i’m a little late to the commenting party (128–wow!), but i do want to compliment you on your recipe choice–it really got people’s creative juices flowing! 🙂

  131. Babeth says:

    Thanks for this month challenge!

  132. Maggie says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge!

  133. Meeta says:

    these are so adorable! deb thank to you and elle for a fun challenge!

  134. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the really yummy cheesecake recipe and a great challenge!

  135. Jade Is Green! says:

    Your pops look great and thanks so much for picking such a great recipe. Even though I had a lot of troubles I still managed to learn a lot of new techniques in the kithen and that is what I was hoping I would get by joining DB’s!

  136. Laura says:

    looks great! Cheesecake pops were one of the passed desserts my caterer offered for my wedding!

  137. Chara says:

    I love your pops! They look great and I think nuts go very well with this recipe. I’m glad the size worked out well for yours, I can see what you mean about preferring to have more cheese cake flavor. Great job!!!

  138. Big Boys Oven says:

    this looks so so beautifully done!

  139. Kevin says:

    Your pops look great! I like the pink ones. Great choice for this months challenge!

  140. creampuff says:


    I’m so glad that you and Elle hosted together. You made a great choice … your pops are gorgeous!

  141. Big Boys Oven says:

    Wow, thank you so much of your compliment on my cake. I was to busy preparing the mother’s cake and classes that I have to miss another daring baker challenge. Glad to see you had fun on the cheese pops!

  142. Sakya says:

    Thanks for the great challenge!
    it was fun to do

  143. Fran Z says:

    Thank you for picking this recipe! It was a fun thing and has loads of potential uses!

  144. Angela's Kitchen says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The challenge was great fun!

  145. Mrs Ergül says:

    hi Deborah! That’s a very nice combination of pink & blue all over. Cool!

  146. Sandicita says:

    Thanks so much for hosting. It was a wonderful and fun recipe!

  147. Renee says:

    Thank you for the challenge!! Your pops are so pretty!!

  148. Sara says:

    You guys chose a great dessert, thanks! Your pictures are really super.

  149. Bruno says:

    Great job on the pops! I had a hard time scooping mine – How did you get yours so uniformly round? Is there a secret method?

  150. Dharm says:

    Deborah, Thanks for the great challenge! The pops were certainly delicious and a lot of fun to make too! Yours look just wonderful

  151. Barbara Bakes says:

    Deborah I am giving you the “You Make My Day Award”. The award rules are: give the award to people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on.

    I’m sure you’ve probably received this award before, so feel free not to play along. I just wanted you to know that you often “make my day”.

  152. SweetDesigns says:

    Gorgeous pops!! Thanks for a fantastic challenge, I loved every step of it!!!

  153. Rachel says:

    I just discovered the Daring Bakers today and can’t wait to join. This recipe looks delicious!

  154. Ruth Elkin says:

    What beautiful and elegant looking pops!

    Thanks for being a great host! It was a great recipe.

  155. Texana says:

    Wow, your pops look terrific! Thanks for a fun and tasty challenge this month!

  156. Christina says:

    Deborah, what great-looking pops! The graham cracker coating sounds really good. I love the presentation you used, too.

    I agree, I did think the chocolate overpowered the pops a bit, while the white chocolate ones I made didn’t. I even used semi-sweet because anything darker, I figured, would have been too much. Perhaps milk chocolate would have been better.

    Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

  157. Tiffany says:

    Love the pink and purple….too cute!!!

  158. Namratha says:

    Oh those Pinks, simply beautiful!

  159. Meryl says:

    What pretty presentation! Thanks so much for hosting–it was fun!

  160. Allison says:

    I agree! The cheesecake was my favorite part, too!
    I’ve never used candy melts before, but now I want to try them…
    Thank you so much for the awesome challenge!

  161. Kristen says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this challenge, it was so fun! I love your pops, they are so cute!

  162. Donna says:

    ooooo…..they’re so cute and girly!
    And thanks for choosing this recipe. They tasted great!

  163. Fin says:

    i’m with y – – i don’t own many cookbooks (and the ones I do own, I seldom use) but with recommendations like yours, how can I resist?

    I LOVE this recipe – it’s one of the best cheesecakes i’ve ever eaten, and having in bite size DEFINITELY helps with the portion control. Now I’m just waiting for an excuse (party!!!) to make some more!

  164. bonnie says:

    thank you for choosing the pops~
    even though i hate cheesecake~my family loved them.
    yours look awesome.

  165. Angela says:

    What are the pinky-purple ones coated with? They all look amazing, but those ones really caught my eye!

    Thanks for hosting such an awesome challenge!

  166. RecipeGirl says:

    I’m finally popping in here to say thank you for hosting this month. I absolutely loved the chosen recipe- it was great fun!

    Your pops turned out very pretty!

  167. Dolores says:

    I want to add my voice to the chorus of thanks for hosting this month’s challenge. Your selection ranks right up there with the bostini cream pies as one of the most *fun* challenges I’ve participated in so far.

    And show stopper is right… these were the runaway hit of the dessert buffet at the event I took them to on Sunday.

  168. Amy says:

    Thank you for cohosting and choosing this recipe! It was such a fun and oh sooo delicious challenge. Your pops look so adorable!

  169. marion - il en faut peu pour ... says:

    whaow !!!!!! psychedelic colors 🙂
    you made a very good choice this month, it was very very funny to make pops, and thanks to you I don’t fear anymore to temperate chocolate 🙂

  170. creampuff says:


    I love the sparkly ones. Great job!

  171. Lynnylu says:

    Great decorations on the pops. I think I overdid the red, white and blue theme. Thanks for hosting.

  172. eleonora says:

    On tombe et on tombe de bonheur dans le chocolat et on craque de plaisir..bravo

  173. May says:

    lovely colors! very creative and looks yummy! =)

  174. bbaking says:

    wow. gorgeous pink pops! aren’t you clever? 🙂

  175. Food and Place XD says:

    It’s looks tasty and colorful. Thanks for the recipe.I have recipe article too, but most of them is japanese food.

  176. Anonymous says:

    Hope it’s not too late to ask a question.
    I don’t have a 10″ pan. Is there
    anything else I could use? I guess it still has to fit into something even bigger that can be used for the water….help please.

  177. Deborah says:

    Anon –

    I didn’t have the correct size pan either. This is what Elle – the other host said to do:

    “I made half the recipe for the ones in the photos. I looked up how much water a 10 inch cake pan would hold (Don’t actually own one) and then I measured the half that amount of water in a measuring cup (but didn’t write it down..so will have to tell you tomorrow as it is past 11 pm after a 10+ hour work day today) then tried out different pans until I found one where the water came high enough up to make it possible to scoop out the balls. After that it was just a matter of cutting everything in two and watching the timing to make sure to not overcook the cheesecake.”

    I think the most important thing on this recipe is to make sure that the cheesecake is not undercooked or overcooked. I know many people had a hard time because their cheesecakes were runny, so I’d probably ignore the time listed and just keep an eye on it. Good luck!

  178. Tami says:

    These are adorable! I’m definitely going to be making these.

    If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to add your blog to my “favorites” list because it is so great!

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