I have folders and folders of recipes that I eventually want to make, and of those folders I have one recipe for Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops, and now I have a reason to make them, or at least something similar! Elle from Feeding My Enthusiasms & Deborah from Taste and Tell were the lucky ones to decide on the recipe for this month. I really enjoyed this challenge. I made my pops into squares (I got the idea from the PB pops I mentioned above), it didn’t involve digging the hands into the cheesecake and dipped the cheesecake in Wilton Chocolate Melts (I used these also in my Chocolate Shots and loved working with them). I dipped some of the pops in ground peanuts and some I left alone for those with braces (my little bro who ended up digging the cheesecake out of the chocolate mold with the sucker stick and then eating the mold on its own, he always comes up with creative ideas to eat his food).
I find that if I make something and eat it the same day, the flavors don’t come out and I don’t enjoy it as much as I do if I eat it the next day or a few days later. This could be because of working with all the ingredients and sometimes, yes I’ll admit, lickin’ up the remaining batter from the bowl or spat. I wonder if I’m on my own with this…even cookies, cake, pretty much any baked good! I thought about this because about a week after I made them, I took one out of the freezer, brought it to room temp and enjoyed every small bite of it, more than I did when I ate one the night I made them. I was surprised at how smooth and creamy the cheesecake was and thought that it didn’t even need the chocolate, but the choc sure made them look pretty :)