A fun twist on a traditional dessert, these fun 'lollipops' will impress your family and friends.

Cher

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 pops
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the sour cream and blend thoroughly, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour, vanilla and salt and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, blending thoroughly before adding the next egg, but do not overbeat. Pour batter into a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until the edges of the cake just begin to turn golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out round balls of cheesecake. Roll them into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Push a lollipop stick into each cheesecake ball. Place the tray in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Melt the white confectioners' coating (or semi-sweet chocolate). Dip each cheesecake pop into the melted coating. Then dip into one of the toppings. Place on waxed paper until coating is set. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator.

Cook's Note

You can use mini chocolate chips, toasted coconut, nuts or sprinkles or dip the pops into caramel topping.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 16.4g 5% DV; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 57.9mg 19% DV; sodium 130.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
This is a very nice recipe and they are so cute. I dipped my cheesecake pops in melted semi-sweet chocolate and rolled it in crushed graham cracker crumbs. This made it taste just like the cheesecake had a bit of the crust on it. Delish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/06/2008
Mine came out horrible! It wasn't sweet enough and it didn't really taste like cheesecake either. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
This is a very nice recipe and they are so cute. I dipped my cheesecake pops in melted semi-sweet chocolate and rolled it in crushed graham cracker crumbs. This made it taste just like the cheesecake had a bit of the crust on it. Delish! Read More
(84)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2010
Oh my gosh! Be really really careful not to overcook the cheesecake even the tiniest of bits. I got distracted by the phone and ended up with a crust. Picked the crust off and tried to scoop the balls. But they had a very poor texture part creamy part hard and I ended up having to reblend the whole cooked cheesecake which I then put back in the fridge. The melon-baller wouldn't work because of the blending so I had to form the balls by hand which was a mess. It worked out and tasted good but I added a lot of extra work and stress and I was haunted by the idea that they could have been much better than they were (even though they were a big hit). I am here to tell you do not over-bake the cheesecake!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2008
Loved these. Instead of using a scooper I used a little non flavored pam on food plastic sanitation gloves that you can get at Sam's etc. and rolled them into balls. After making all the balls I then put on new gloves and rolled them into the mixtures that I had prepared ahead of time that we like, used flat hand of palm against top and inserted sticks to the other end then put in fridge. Made prep time so much easier and everyone loved that they could have there own favorites without having to make twenty different cheesecakes. Thanks so much for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2008
I made these for a baby shower and everyone just loved them and wanted to know how to make them. They were a bit time consuming and I forgot to dip them in toppings while they were still wet (so that they would stick) and instead just had some dipping sauces caramel and raspberry preserves. I had white chocolate on some of the cheesecake balls and milk chocolate on others and my favorite was the white chocolate balls dipped in the raspberry preserves. YUM!! I will definately make these again but only for special occasions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
I made key lime cheesecake pops for my husband for his birthday. It was quite messy and I was worried they wouldn't turn out but after a couple of hours in the freezer they were so easy to decorate! I dipped them in white chocolate and did graham crackers coconut and fresh raspberries for my toppings. This is a great way to present cheesecake in a fun and new way!! Both kids and adults go crazy for it!! Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
What a great idea!!! I am going to make these for my day's birthday party. A suggestions to those who said it was messy. I make peanut butter balls and i use a half a stick of paraffin wax in the bag of choc. chips i melt. this thins it out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
I can rate the method only as I used it to salvage a cheesecake I baked that did not turn out as 'pretty' as I hoped it would. It was still delicious and I didn't want it to go to waste so I made these cheesecake pops! Not only are they fun to eat but they turn cheesecake 'flops' into something really special. I'll make these many times in the future--thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2008
Great recipe. Big hit at the office. We made one strawberry cheesecake and one coconut macaroon cheesecake. We coated the strawberry cheesecake with white chocolate and drizzled the remaining strawberry sauce on top before setting. We coated the coconut macaroon cheesecake in semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkled toasted coconut on top. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for a great idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2008
Ok so I have to admit that I have only baked 2 cheesecake's in my life and this was the 2nd one! Either way...the cheesecake turned out well and I formed the balls quite simply. My problem that I ran into was that my chocolate dip became to thick...I guess I need to watch it better. All in all an amazingly clever recipe but definitely very very time consuming. This is a 2 day project but would be perfect for kids to help. I dipped some in crushed Butterfinger Heath Bar and Snickers. I don't reccomend the snickers so much b/c of the caramel but any other hard candy bar would work great. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/06/2008
Mine came out horrible! It wasn't sweet enough and it didn't really taste like cheesecake either. Read More
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