Christmas Tree Cheesecake Pops

Trimming the tree gets new meaning when it comes to decorating these adorable cheesecake pops. Freezing the cheesecake slices overnight is the key to easy dipping. Which tree is your favorite -- classic, rainbow lights, white lights or snowy?
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 35 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

One 30-ounce frozen New York-style cheesecake, such as Sara Lee

15 ounces green candy melting wafers 

1/2 cup refined coconut oil  

Green sprinkles, for decorating 

8 gold star dragees 

Rainbow nonpareils, for decorating 

Silver nonpareils, for decorating 

One 4.25-ounce tube white decorating icing, such as Wilton 

White nonpareils, for decorating  

Directions

Special equipment:
8 small wooden ice pop sticks; a small round piping tip
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the cheesecake into 8 even wedges. Firmly insert a wooden ice pop stick into the short side of each cheesecake slice, about 2 1/2 inches deep. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and freeze until solid, at least 6 hours and up to overnight. 
  3. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  4. Add the green candy melting wafers and coconut oil to a tall wide-mouth microwave-safe container. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each, until the melting wafers and coconut oil are melted and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute 30 seconds.  
  5. To make a plain tree: Dip a frozen cheesecake slice in the candy melts to fully coat. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with green sprinkles. Dip the bottom of a gold star dragee in the candy melts and press on the top of the tree. 
  6. To make a tree with rainbow lights: Follow the directions above for a plain tree, quickly sprinkling a few a few rainbow nonpareils over the green sprinkles. Add a gold star as above. 
  7. To make a tree with white lights: Follow the directions above for a plain tree, quickly sprinkling a few silver nonpareils over the green sprinkles. Add a gold star as above. Attach a small round piping tip to the tube of white decorating icing and pipe a garland on the tree.  
  8. To make a tree with snow: Follow the directions above for a plain tree, quickly sprinkling a few white nonpareils over the green sprinkles. Add a gold star as above.  
  9. Freeze the pops until ready to serve. Use a sharp knife to trim any frozen candy melt drips from the sides of the pops. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving, or serve frozen.