Great for an hors d’oeuvre party, these 2-bite lollipops are made with New York cheesecake and are then dipped into melted chocolate and decorated. You can get creative with the presentation – standing the “pops” upright in a long vase filled with coloured sugar looks like an edible bouquet.
graham cracker crumbs, coloured sugar, pearl dust, small sprinkles for decor
1. Gently stir the cheesecake, crust and all, in a stand mixer fitter with the paddle attachment, or by hand with a spatula, until the crust has mixed with the filling. Use a small ice cream scoop or melon baler to scoop 1-inch balls of cheesecake an roll them in your hands to shape more precisely. Insert a lollipop stick into the cheesecake and place on a parchment lined baking tray (if the cheesecake mixture seems too soft, you can freeze the scooped balls for 30 minutes before shaping and inserting the sticks). Freeze the pops for an hour, while preparing the chocolate and accents.
2. Dip the pops in your choice of chocolates and then dip or sprinkle the accents on at your choosing. For presentation, arrange the dipped and decorated pops in a vase filled with coloured sugar, or in a lollipop stand (available at kitchen supply stores).