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Healthy Cheesecake Pops

Healthy Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

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 Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

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 Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

I mean, would you have ever guessed that I overbaked this??  Nope!

And as I served this, no one knew my little secret.

Healthy Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Cheesecake Pops
     
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Servings: 5 pops
Calories: 110 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper, set aside.
  2. Put slice of cheesecake into a bowl and mash with a fork.  Scoop mixture and roll into 1" balls. Place on cookie sheet and freeze for about 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
Recipe Notes

*If your cheesecake is particularly creamy and not overbaked, just add ~2 tbs of graham cracker crumbs to the mixture until it can roll nicely into balls

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cheesecake Pops
Amount Per Serving (1 cheesecake pop)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthy Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Cheesecake Pops Recipe - Desserts With Benefits

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!

Finally, something good came out of the snooze button!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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4 comments on “Healthy Cheesecake Pops”

  1. This looks so yummy, keep it up.

    xoxo-Laila

    p.s I am having a giveaway on my blog, I would love it if you entered.

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

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