Tuesday, October 21, 2014

{No Bake} Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

Peanut butter cheesecake batter is dipped into melted chocolates, creating these simple treats, perfect for Halloween!

Pumpkin and Mummy No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops- Hun... What's for Dinner?

This is Halloween, this is Halloween.... This month, a bunch of bloggers and I teamed up to bring you guys a super fun Halloween Candy Recipe Round Up. Now the phrase Halloween Candy can be interpreted in two different ways. Do I use Halloween candy, or do I make my own candy, keeping the Halloween theme in mind. I kinda did both. I made a recipe using Halloween candy (which I will share with you at a later date), and I made these cute little cheesecake pops at the beginning of the month, for Queenie's Monster High party.

I have to tell you that these pops were a total hit. The kids (and moms alike) LOVED how cute they were and how delicious they tasted. By the end of the party, I think there was only 2 or so left. Just enough for Mr.B to try one. I decided to decorate my pops as pumpkins and mummies, because I had some fun black and orange, and black and white, paper straws that I had bought over the summer. 

This recipe could not be easier. 3 ingredients, plus your different colours of melting chocolate. I think the hardest and most frustrating part was that as the pops sat, after being dipped, some started to crack. Not sure why. I simply piped a small amount of chocolate on the cracks and went on with my work. Queenie watched in anticipation as I piped on jack-o-lantern faces and mummy bandages. So easy to make, so delicious and perfect for any occasion.

Pumpkin and Mummy No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops- Hun... What's for Dinner?

{No Bake} Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/4 C powdered sugar
1 C orange molding chocolate wafers
1 C white molding chocolate wafers
1/4 C green molding chocolate wafers
1/4 C black molding chocolate wafers
red chocolate covered chocolate chips (or colour of choice)
black and white/black and orange paper straws

In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth and fully combined. 

Using a small cookie scoop, scoop equal amounts of cheesecake dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently roll each scoop of dough into a ball and insert a straw into the center of each ball. Place in freezer for no less than 1 hr.

Heat the orange and white molding chocolate wafers, in two separate microwavable bowls (I used coffee mugs); using 30 second intervals, until melted.

Take frozen cheesecake bites and dip half into the melted white chocolate and the other half into the melted orange chocolate; gently shaking off the excess chocolate. Return to the parchment lined baking sheet. Once all dipped, return to freezer to set; about 5 minutes. 

Pour any remaining melted white chocolate into a disposable piping bag, or zip top bag. Take the white chocolate dipped cheesecake pops from the freezer and using remaining white chocolate, pipe lines to resemble mummy bandages. Add eyes using a dab of melted chocolate and the red candy coated chocolate chips. Return to the freezer to set.

Meanwhile, heat the green and black molding chocolate wafers, in two separate microwavable bowls; using 30 second intervals, until melted. Pour each bowl of melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag, or zip top bag. Snip the tiniest of holes at the end of each piping bag. 

For the stem, pipe green melted chocolate around the stick, at the top of the orange cheesecake pops. Using the black melted chocolate, pipe jack-o-lantern faces on one side of the pops. Return to the freezer to set.

In a small bowl, combine any remaining melted white chocolate, with remaining melted black chocolate, to make a grey colour. Pour the grey chocolate into a zip top bag and snip the tiniest of holes in one end. Pipe a mouth onto the mummy cheesecake pops.

Keep pops in freezer until ready to serve.


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Susie/Simply Sated said...

These are so adorable - I love, love them and so will my granddaughter:-)

Patty Anderson said...

These are adorable and kids will go nuts over them.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Cindy @ Hun What's Dinner? said...

Thanks Patty. The kids at the party loved them, but the moms loved them more (I think).

Sarah Olson said...

Super cute! My little one would love these for Halloween!

Nettie Moore said...

I love these, now you have inspired me again! My kids will go crazy for these, so will hubs! Nettie

Joanne DiPalo said...

These are so festive and easy to make. Everyone will love the no bake cheesecake pops and will look great on the party buffet. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this week. Will pin/share this weekend.

We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.


Angel Allen said...

Wow, no bake cheesecake pops, I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Your post will be featured at this weeks party. Come on over and hang out with us.

Cindy Jamieson said...

Thank you so much! I hope to be able to stop by this week!

Michelle Nahom said...

These are SO cute! Who wouldn't love no bake cheesecake pops?! I know I would! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Foodie Fridays! Sending a tweet your way! :)

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

Peanut and cheesecake... yes please! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. I always love what you bring to our table. Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST.

Diane Balch said...

what a great combination of flavors. pinned. really cute too. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bites.

Miz Helen said...

Your Pops look so cute and delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your great post with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Tanya Anurag said...

Congratulations! This post has been featured on Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Check it out here- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-i-prayed-for-this-diwali-wuw.html