Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chocolate~Dipped Cheesecake Bars

Do you want an easy, decadent dessert that is sure to elicit ooooohs and aaaaaahs from friends and family? If  the answer is "Yes", then you've come to the right place, my friend! 

Food Network magazine (July/August 2011) mentioned a place (un-named) in California that serves chocolate-dipped cheesecake and I knew immediately that I would be making my own chocolate-dipped cheesecake, on a stick, of course:)

To make it super simple I bought a cheesecake, and as a bonus it was already sliced into wedges, just waiting to be dipped.  I picked a cheesecake sampler which included fabulous flavors: peanut butter, strawberry, turtle, and chocolate chip..something to please everyone.

I chose the strawberry swirl version to try, and it was deeeeelicious!

What fun it would be to cover each bar with an ingredient that would hint to what's under the chocolate~peanut butter chips, mini chocolate chips, dehydrated strawberries, or a drizzle of caramel.

I think I may try this in the fall with a pumpkin cheesecake. I can just imagine...

Chocolate~dipped Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients:
1 frozen store-bought 9-inch cheesecake, cut into 12 wedges
2 pounds melting chocolate (I used chocolate bark)

Directions:
1.  Remove frozen cheesecake from the freezer and insert a popsicle stick about 2-inches into each wedge(If it's difficult, make a small slit with a sharp knife to get it started).
2.  Place the cheesecake back in the freezer until it is frozen solid.
3.  Melt the chocolate according to package directions (I used the microwave). I placed the chocolate in a deep, small-ish bowl to make dipping easier. Stir melted chocolate until smooth.
4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (shiny side up).  Take a cheescake pop from the freezer(one at a time), hold it by the stick and dip into the chocolate (I used a spatula to make sure each was completely covered).  Let the excess chocolate drip off over the bowl, and then lay the bar on the aluminum foil. If you want to add decorations, do so at this point.  Repeat with each wedge.  Freeze (if needed) for about 15 minutes.              Serve and enjoy!
 
Linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Tasty Tuesdays
These Chicks Cooked
Inspiration Friday
I'm Lovin' it Fridays
Weekend Wrap Up Party
Friday Favorites
Sweets for a Saturday

44 comments:

  1. Oh my heck!!! I about fell off of my chair! These sounds so darn delicious!!! I wish I had a slice right now to munch on while I'm reading this!

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  2. Sounds great this recipe.
    Regards
    olga.

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  3. Yum, yum... can't wait to try dipping some cheesecakes!

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  4. Those look really good! I was thinking of making a semi-raw vegan version of these with some strawberry "cheesecake" soon.

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  5. Wowwwwwww, delicioso!!!!
    Could you send me one, pleaseeeeeeee ;-)

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  6. LOVE IT! That is such a neat idea! YUM!

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  7. Oh my gosh! What a naughty, but yummy, treat! What a fabulous idea too! I am super impressed.

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  8. This is fun! What a cool idea Sue, seriously you have amazing ideas!♥

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  9. This is such a fabulous idea! Wish I could reach in and grab one.

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  10. Yummy this seems like a simple but tasty dessert!

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  11. What a great idea! I mean how do you make cheesecake even better? Put it on a stick and dip it in chocolate-genius idea Sue :)

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  12. I saw that in last months issue too! I ripped out the page and everything. Now I really want to try it! I'd love for you to link up on Tuesday with me at Crazy Sweet Tuesdays!

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  13. Rocky Mountain Chocolate just down the street does these and they are to die for. I have always thought of making them myself. Now I must. I never thought of trying the sampler - how decadently delicious! (One I won't look at the box for the fat grams that is for sure!!!)

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  14. You are magic! These look incredibleeeee!

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  15. o my lord...where did you get all those crazy and creative ideas!!! I love those cheesecake bars on a stick!

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  16. What a great idea! Everyone loves cheesecake. You can also change up the sprinkles for the holidays. Love it! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  17. how do you go wrong with this...oh ya...you can't. :)

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  18. Wow, that does look delicious! What a fun idea.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  19. Leave it to you to take this dessert idea to the next level! Awesome idea.

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  20. I've made these before and they are incredible.

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  21. If someone gave me some of these I would be in heaven!!!

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  22. Can you hear me moaning from Florida? What a decadent, amazing, wonderful treat! I think using a store bought cheesecake was the right way to go. It always seems firmer than my homemade versions. Cannot wait to try this.

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  23. What an awesome idea! Everything tastes better when dipped in chocolate and served on a stick! ;)

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  24. Yum! I have never seen such a thing before. What a great idea! Looks so decadent and delicious!

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  25. Oh yum! I haven't had a good cheesecake in a good long while -- I think it's time to end the drought =D.

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  26. I'm not sure it gets any better than chocolate-dipped cheesecake! Oh my!

    We were at a restaurant last weekend and they served chocolate-dipped pecan pie. It was sinfully rich...but I think I like this idea better!

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  27. What a great idea! They look delicious.

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  28. Oh my, these look good!!
    Hi there, I'm your newest follower and I'm excited to check out your blog some more! I have a terrible sweet tooth, and it looks like you have a some good remedies for that! ;)

    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  29. What a cute idea! And they sound yummy! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

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  30. Wow - those look amazing!! I featured them on my TT&J facebook page. I wish I had one right now :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  31. Oh my gosh those sound awesome. And pumpkin would be delicious I am sure.

    Karan

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  32. Grandiose idea! Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite things and this is just so doggone cute! I just bought some choco almond bark today...now I know what I'll be doing with it. Thanks so much -

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  33. I watched the episode you are referring to! I thought the dipped cheesecake looked amazing and it is neat to see you trying it out!

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  36. chocolate dipped cheesecake...my head is spinning. This looks decadent and delicious, Sue:)

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  37. First Time here! Oh soooo lovely!!!!!!!
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    Kavi |
    Edible Entertainment

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  38. MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day: Chocolate dipped Cheesecake Bars
    http://barbarasbeat.blogspot.com/2011/09/momtrepreneur-baker-of-day-chocolate.html

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  39. Re-Donk-U-Lous....they look awful, just awful. Terrible.

    My hips thank you!;)

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  40. Great post! I'm linking this to recipelionblog.com!

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  41. WOW! My husband would go wild for these! And I could easily make them look like Christmas Trees too! Fun! We love cheesecake :)
    PS. I am your newest follower :) Fun blog!

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