Cheesecake Balls

I LOVE cheesecake and could easily eat it every day. I wanted to make something special with cheesecake for Valentine’s Day, so the Pinterest search began!  I found the most amazing dessert by Bakerella and I can’t thank you enough Bakerella! I was so excited to make Cheesecake Balls!  What a perfect treat for me!  When I quickly remembered that I had a cheesecake in my freezer, it was a sign that I needed to make this dessert, immediately.   I am not talking about just any cheesecake, but an Assorted Cheesecake with six flavors.  Yes, six ridiculously delicious flavors: classic, strawberry swirl, triple chocolate, brownie, chocolate marble, and wild berry!  Seriously?  Cheesecake Balls were meant to be made at my house!  What great timing to find this recipe and have a perfect cake just waiting to be transformed into Cheesecake Balls!  They were a HUGE hit at my house…huge, and we just kept eating and eating these scrumptious little pops!  I promised Aubrey I would save her some because she absolutely needs to try them, but let me tell you, it is really difficult to look at them in my refrigerator and not eat every single one. The original recipe used a classic cheesecake, which would be wonderful, but I am really glad I had so many different flavors in one cake because each Cheesecake Ball is unique.  You are surprised when you bite into each one.  I am pretty sure I have tried every flavor.  Look how beautiful they are on the inside!

I finally had to cover them up, put them in the refrigerator, and walk away. Cheesecake Balls are an incredible dessert and are extremely addictive!  They would be a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, a date night, or a party!  For the most part, I am trying to be healthy and make good eating choices, but I am completely okay with giving into my cheesecake cravings.  If you like cheesecake, try Cheesecake Balls!  You will be very glad you did!  They are phenomenal!


Cheesecake Balls
 
Cheesecake Balls are beautiful, delicious, addictive, and perfect for date night, Valentine's Day, and/or a party!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • Cheesecake
  • Crushed Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Almond Bark and/or Candy Melts
  • Crisco Shortening
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper
  • Lollipop Sticks
Instructions
  1. Crush a packet of graham crackers into fine crumbs (or you can buy a box of graham cracker crumbs)
  2. Put the crumbs in a bowl or on a plate and set aside
  3. Scoop out small pieces of cheesecake (avoiding the graham cracker crust on the cake)
  4. Roll into a ball
  5. Roll the ball in the graham cracker crumbs
  6. Place on parchment paper (on a cookie sheet)
  7. Repeat with the entire cheesecake (If the cheesecake gets too soft, place it back in the freezer for a little while until it gets firm)
  8. Place the cookie sheet of rolled balls in the freezer (the original recipe says for about 20-30 minutes, but I left mine in for over an hour)
  9. While the balls are in the freezer, melt almond bark or candy melts (color(s) of your choice)
  10. Add a small amount of Crisco to the chocolate to thin it out
  11. Once the chocolate has melted, remove the balls from the freezer
  12. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and into a cheesecake ball
  13. Dip the entire ball in the melted chocolate
  14. Pull the ball out of the chocolate and while holding the lollipop stick, roll the cheesecake ball around so excess chocolate drips off
  15. Place on parchment paper
  16. Put sprinkles on the cheesecake ball before the chocolate dries
  17. Repeat for each ball
  18. Again, if they start getting too soft, place back in the freezer for several minutes before dipping in the melted chocolate
  19. Let them dry completely, then place in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them
  20. Or, eat a whole bunch and then put the ones that are left in the refrigerator
  21. ENJOY

Recipe shared at: Cook the Story , DJ’s Sugar Shack, Lady Behind the Curtain, Back for Seconds, Kitchen Meets Girl, Mom on Timeout, I Love My Disorganized Life, Buns in my Oven, Consider Me Inspired, Chocolate, Chocolate, and More, Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, Sweet Bella Roos, What’s Cooking Love, Michelle’s Tasty Creations, Sunflower Supper Club, Spatulas on Parade, Taste and Tell, I Heart Nap Time, Say Not Sweet Anne

Candy Cane Oreo Balls

WOW!  Candy Cane Oreo Balls are absolutely amazing!  My husband loves them so much that he says, “they are life-changing”!  Since the  Pumpkin Pie Pops that I made on Halloween were so incredible and such a huge hit at a party, I thought it would be fun to try a Christmas version.  Awhile ago, my friend made some Oreo Balls using regular oreos and shared some with our family.  They were wonderful and my husband wanted me to make a batch, immediately!  When I saw the Candy Cane Oreos at Target, my first thought was to make this incredible dessert! Aubrey and I just hosted our Letters to Santa Party on Sunday and it was the perfect occasion for Candy Cane Oreo Balls!  They were super easy to make and were quite the crowd pleaser!  One thing to note is that the Candy Cane Oreos bag is a little smaller than the regular Oreos, so I added some regular Oreos, and then some with only the cookie part (not the frosting).  I did not count the number of cookies that I added, but I continued to check the consistency in the food processor and added more when needed.  You should head on over to Target today and grab a bag of Candy Cane Oreos because this dessert is one you want to try.


Candy Cane Oreo Balls
 
Candy Cane Oreo Balls are unbelievably delicious and a perfect dessert for the holidays! They are really easy to make, can be made the night before your event, and your family and friends will love them!
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Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 15.5 oz bag Oreos (see note)
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate Candy Melts and/or Almond Bark
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Combine the Candy Cane Oreos and cream cheese in a food processor
  2. Add some regular Oreos and some with just the cookie part (not frosting) until desired consistency to roll the dough into balls
  3. Roll small balls of dough and place on wax or parchment paper (on a baking sheet)
  4. Chill in the fridge for an hour so the dough hardens
  5. Melt chocolate
  6. Put a lollipop stick in each oreo ball
  7. Dip into the melted chocolate (have the excess chocolate drip off)
  8. Place on wax or parchment paper
  9. Put sprinkles on the oreo balls (before the chocolate dries)
  10. Place the chocolate covered balls with sprinkles in fridge over night or eat once the chocolate dries and hardens
Notes
The Candy Cane Oreos bag is a little smaller than the regular Oreos, so I added some regular Oreos, and then some with only the cookie part (not the frosting). I did not count the number of cookies that I added, but I continued to check the consistency in the food processor and added more when needed.

 

Pumpkin Pie Pops

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in two weeks?  I can’t either.  A lot of people are already thinking about what they will be gobbling up that day and are planning their family traditions and recipes.  We have many amazing recipes that we will share, leading up to Thanksgiving, so let’s start with a fantastic dessert. When I came across these Pumpkin Pie Pops on an amazing website, Pint Sized Baker, I had to try them.  I am a huge fan of pumpkin pie and this recipe looked unbelievable.  WOW!  These pops were fabulous! If you enjoy pumpkin pie, you will want to make them immediately, and then again on Thanksgiving! The main ingredients are in the stores for a limited amount of time, so stock up! Thank you so much Pint Sized Baker for sharing this delicious recipe!

Was it really only last week that the kids were in their amazing costumes and running from house to house for some yummy treats? Even though Halloween day took some unexpected turns, my daughter tried to rest and sleep a lot, so I managed to make these amazing Pumpkin Pie Pops, a tasty homemade salsa, and incredible Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (seen here). The Pumpkin Pie Pops had the most wonderful pumpkin pie flavor and it was really hard to not pick up another one.  I made a big batch for our Halloween block party and they were a huge hit, with both the kids and adults.  They disappeared so fast (so I am glad I kept a few at home for the next day).  Not only are Pumpkin Pie Pops a fantastic dessert, but they are super easy to make.


Pumpkin Pie Pops
 
Pumpkin Pie Pops are delicious, super easy to make, and will disappear fast! If you like pumpkin pie, you will really enjoy this fantastic dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 12 Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
  • 8 oz Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese (see notes)
  • Almond Bark
  • Sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks
Instructions
  1. Break off the Pop Tart crusts from Pop Tarts and pulse in food processor
  2. Break up the Pop Tarts, add to the food processor, and pulse to a fine crumb
  3. Add Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese and mix until all blended
  4. Make Pop Tart Balls (depends on the size, but should make 20-24)
  5. Place in fridge on parchment paper
  6. Melt Almond Bark
  7. Dip a little of the lollipop stick into melted Almond Bark and stick it into the ball
  8. Dip entire ball into Almond Bark and drip off excess melts
  9. Place on parchment paper
  10. Add sprinkles when the pop is wet
  11. Repeat for each pumpkin pie pop
Notes
I used the entire 8 oz container of Pumpkin Pie Spice Cream Cheese, but you might want to use 4 oz. I really love the pumpkin pie flavor and they were delicious with 8 oz.

Recipe from: Pint Sized Baker