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Unto the life of every Daring Baker, there must be some fun.

We can’t always be about puff pastry, meringue and caramel. Not to say that those elements of previous challenges haven’t been “fun”, it’s just that every once and awhile I want to channel my childhood days when there were no rules and it was all about playtime!

As though they had read my mind, Deborah of Taste and Tell and Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms brought the perfect challenge to the April table: Cheesecake Pops from the cookbook Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth by Jill O’Connor.

Now I could go on and on about all the steps involved and give you an indepth look at the world of lollipop sticks. We could debate the merits of using real chocolate or candy coating to cover the pops and we could argue endlessly about decorations.

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But that would spoil the fun.

Here’s what you need to know:

Bake a cheesecake.
Let it get very cold in the refrigerator.
Stick your hands into the cheesecake and scoop out mounds of it.
Turn the mounds into balls.
Stick a lollipop stick in each one.
Freeze them.
Dip them in chocolate.
Make them pretty.
Eat them.

NOW GO HAVE SOME FUN!!!

Ciao!

For the Cheesecake Pops recipe, please visit Deborah’s site or Elle’s site.

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