Healthy Classic Cheesecake Pops
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
When your oven overbakes your cheesecake, you make cheesecake pops.
Okay, when you press the snooze button and overbake your cheesecake, you make cheesecake pops.
Healthy Classic Cheesecake Pops
Understandably, we polished off my deliciously authentic, healthified Classic Cheesecake fairly quickly.  There was only one solution to a cheesecake obsessed family:  bake it again.  Sadly, round two didn’t go as planned and I left the cheesecake baking in the oven for a little too long.  I was dismayed to see dark brown edges and deep surface crevices.  Why do snooze buttons exist??
But, there was a way to salvage it:  mash it horrifically and make cake pops.  Because sometimes, beautiful things can come from ugly, not so appetizing things.
Healthy Classic Cheesecake Pops
I mean, would you have ever guessed that I overbaked this??  Nope!
And as I served this, no one knew my little secret.
Healthy Classic Cheesecake Pops
Classic Cheesecake Pops

Yield: 5 pops per cheesecake slice

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper, set aside.
  2. Put slice of cheesecake into a bowl:
  3. Mash with a fork:
  4. Scoop mixture and roll into 1" balls. Place on cookie sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes:
  5. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted. Put the cheesecake balls on popsicle sticks and coat in chocolate. Place on cookie sheet and refrigerate for about an hour, or until firm. Serve chilled.

Notes

*If you are diligent and didn't overbake the cheesecake, just add 1-2 tbs of whole wheat (or gluten free) graham cracker crumbs to the "batter" until it can roll nicely into balls, as pictured below

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/classic-cheesecake-pops/
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I was actually expecting these pops to have a lot more calories and fat than they really do…  I guess it’s from the richness of the cheesecake and the sweetness of the chocolate.  I totally don’t feel any guilt for eating 3 pops in a row, hehe.  Surprisingly enough, most of the calories/fat come from the chocolate and not the cheesecake!
Healthy Classic Cheesecake Pops
Finally, something good came out of the snooze button!

Labels: Chocolate, Eggless, Graham-Crackers, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Pies-Mousses-Tarts-and-Cheesecakes

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Comments (3)

  1. Laila: June 19, 2012

    This looks so yummy, keep it up.

    xoxo-Laila

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  2. Emil: July 25, 2012

    So easy…. love the idea to use a leftover piece of cheesecake!

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