Cheesecake is a staple dessert at any New York steak house. And who doesn't love this creamy cake?
Transform this classic dessert into bite sized treats for your dinner party. My cheesecake lollipops are sophisticated, so they'll certainly impress guests, but because the dessert is so tiny people never feel guilty indulging in them, too!
A premade 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.
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.