Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cheesecake Blocks Rock!

Oops, a little late with the posting this month! I swear they were done on time. My second challenge for April is to do my own post, so here goes....
My sister Meagan joined Daring Bakers this month, and I actually went up to visit her hundreds of miles away earlier this month, but we didn't have a chance to do the challenge together. She made her cheesecakes pops before I did and had a bit of trouble, so I was a little worried about mine. As you can see in her post, despite the trouble, her pops turned out just fine -- and so did mine. I used 3/5 of the recipe and baked my cheesecake in a 9 inch loaf pan. It came out in a nice block, so I decided to make things a bit easier for myself and just cut the block into bite-sized rectangles.

I dipped my blocks Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate - delicious! I also added some sprinkles for fun. I couldn't find sucker sticks at the two places I tried to buy them, so I had to resort to toothpicks. The toothpicks weren't too cute, so I took them out and ended up with little bites instead of pops.

I gave away a few to some friends last weekend and received an e-mail with the topic: I LOVE CHEESECAKES BITES! I guess they were a hit. I saved the rest in the freezer to bring to work on Friday for my birthday treat. I can't wait!

5 comments:

Sandicita said...

I thought about making my pops just bites (no stick), especially after the sticks keeps falling off. Your blocks look great. Happy early birthday!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Love these! Imagine getting a box of Chocolate cheesecake squares for a gift. I would gobble them in one session.

Meagan said...

Great idea with the blocks - I will definitely try this next time!

Sheltie Girl said...

Beautiful job on the pops!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Jj said...

Cutting them into blocks was a cute idea! And the Ghirardelli chocolate was a fantastic idea! Bet yours were very good. They sure look pretty.