Personalized Pops

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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88 Responses

  1. HoneyB says:

    Your cheesecake pops look great!

  2. kim at allconsuming says:

    Well done – yours look fantastic!

  3. Deborah says:

    Your pops look great! Wonderful job on this month’s challenge!

  4. sunita says:

    Gretchen, your pops look so pretty…wasn’t it a fun challenge 🙂

  5. Kim says:

    Too cute, just too cute! How do you get the writing on the photos? I love the personalization of it.

  6. Sarah says:

    Good job! I decorated mine almost exactly like yours…they could be twins! 🙂

  7. Mary Ann says:

    so adorable!

  8. Amy J. says:

    Pretty pops!

  9. Anne says:

    The cheesecake pops looks so cute and colorful 🙂

  10. Mandy says:

    beautiful pops! Clever idea to scale the recipe to 1/5. I scaled mine down to 3/5 too, to save cost and freezer space. 🙂

  11. Bumblebutton says:

    Super cute! I love the thick coating of sprinkles.

  12. Christine says:

    Your cheesecake pops look great! love the straws

  13. Megan says:

    I think its easier to eat just one more! Their so whimsical! Love them!

  14. glamah16 says:

    This was pretty expensive challenge in the cheesecake alone. But you did a wonderful job.

  15. Susan says:

    I never thought of cheesecake for breakfast before, but why not? Your pops are very cute! Next time I will definitely scale the recipe down too, because I think I’m in the “just one more” camp.

  16. Bellini Valli says:

    What a beautiful job you did in personalizing Your pops Gretchen:D

  17. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Gretchen yours are wonderful, pretty pretty.Um “personal portion makes them easier to have self control or easier to eat “just one more!” sorry you brought that last part up ;))These are just fun and great to eat.

  18. jasmine says:

    Yours are so festive looking!j

  19. Amy says:

    So pretty, Gretchen! I love the top picture, and the exclamation point: “Pops!” That’s exactly how I thought of these…not “cheesecake pops”, but “cheesecake pops!!!” Adorable.

  20. Nemmie says:

    Beautiful! They are making me crave them again. I made the full batch, but luckily had family visiting so I pushed all the pops on them 🙂

  21. Scuttle says:

    I love the colors of your Pops!

  22. Lis says:

    So pretty! My God haven’t the gorgeously decorated pops all over the world been fun to see!And I couldn’t agree more.. cheesecake makes the ultimate breakfast of champions. :Dxoxo

  23. farida says:

    Cute little pops! You did a great job, Gretchen! Mine were kind of sloppy:))

  24. Erin says:

    These look so cute! They are so pretty and colorful!

  25. Half Baked says:

    Pretty Pops! Love the colors. Nice job on this challenge!

  26. Jaime says:

    i love the color on yours! so bright and beautiful! i think at 2 ounces, they were just the perfect serving size…but i can see how if you made them a little smaller, you’d want to go back for “just one more” 🙂

  27. Jerry says:

    I cut the recipe too! Glad they came out!

  28. Dana McCauley says:

    Good work on scaling the recipe so successfully – that is a difficult ratio to use when estimating baking time.

  29. Shandy says:

    Your cheesecake pops are so cute! I love the color. This cheesecake recipe was so creamy and good that my family had a hard time keeping out of the cheesecake before I could get them into little balls =D

  30. Aran says:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  31. Andrea says:

    Your pops look so cute! Nicely done!

  32. Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen says:

    Your pops are so pretty! Only making 1/5 of the recipe sounds like a great idea (I just halfed it).

  33. Jen Yu says:

    Ah, these look terrific. I totally did the same thing (made 1/5). I can’t imagine the mess in my house had I done a full recipe 😉

  34. Julia says:

    Wow, your pops look as though the came directly from the pages of the book. They are so pretty! Thank you for taking the time to post the truncated version of the recipe. That will save me a lot of time in the future as I doubt I’ll ever need a recipe that large again.

  35. shellyfish says:

    your pops look so pretty! bravo!

  36. Zakia / The Frosted Bake Shop says:

    your pops look great. the green background really makes them “pop”

  37. Namratha says:

    Very pretty, well done! 🙂

  38. Maypoppie says:

    LOVE the drinking straws for stick. What a great idea! Well done, Gretchen!!!

  39. Tammy says:

    great looking pops!!! I wish I had been patient enough to make mine lovely uniform shapes like yours!

  40. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Love the idea of the one-bite cheesecake — most of the time, that’s just enough!

  41. Tartelette says:

    Cheesecake for breakfast…awesome! Tey turned out perfect!

  42. dobetter says:

    Cute sprinkles! Love you wondering if the size helps with portion control or if it’s easier to have a second, so true! I found one was perfect for me and my kids as these were pretty rich. Nice photos!

  43. L Vanel says:

    They look simply delicious! I love the colorful sprinkles.

  44. mimi says:

    your pops came out looking great! and i’m so impressed you scaled down to 1/5 (i sometimes have problems with just 1/2! haha)

  45. Jenny says:

    I am impressed by your candy rolling skills as your pops look extra delicious.

  46. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Hi Gretchen…your pops are fabulous. They’re looking ever so pretty & love the idea of bittersweet in the topping!! Way to go or rather, WAY TO POP!! Cheers

  47. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Hi Gretchen…your pops are fabulous. They’re looking ever so pretty & love the idea of bittersweet in the topping!! Way to go or rather, WAY TO POP!! Cheers

  48. Jenny says:

    These look great! My favorite part of cheesecake when I was little was the crust, yum.

  49. Veron says:

    love the colors on your cheesecake pops…so lively!You did a gorgeous job on them!

  50. culinography says:

    Beautiful! Love the candy sprinkles!

  51. Katie B. says:

    Such sweet pops – the sprinkles are terrific!

  52. Brilynn says:

    The sprinkles look great, well done!

  53. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Beautiful job, Gretchen! Your pops look so pretty!

  54. Cakelaw says:

    Lovely pops Gretchen!

  55. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    adorable! love those sprinkles!

  56. Lina says:

    your cheesecake pops are so yummy looking! I just joined daring bakers and ill be starting next month! yeay!

  57. KayKat says:

    I *love* those sprinkles! So fabulously colourful.

  58. Suzana says:

    Gretchen, your pops look wonderful! I love the fun decorations.

  59. L Vanel says:

    They look delicious!

  60. Rosie says:

    Your pops look great! You’ve done a great job on this month’s challenge!!Rosie x

  61. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Very pretty! you did a great job!Cheers,Rosa

  62. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Very pretty! you did a great job!Cheers,Rosa

  63. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Very pretty! you did a great job!Cheers,Rosa

  64. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Very pretty! you did a great job!Cheers,Rosa

  65. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    They look so cute! I love the round sprinkles you used. Good job!

  66. amada says:

    These look OOH so yummy…I`ve had you on my bloglines for awhile and I LOVE your recipes.AmyTrujillo,

  67. Tarah says:

    So adorable! I love your decorations! Brilliant!

  68. marias23 says:

    How pretty. Don’t you think this would be perfect for Mother’s Day brunch? 🙂

  69. Chez US says:

    They turned out so pretty – can’t wait to try them out!

  70. Dayna says:

    These look great! Yum!

  71. KayKat says:

    These look totally festive :)I can’t believe it took you a day of freezing to get these done, I don’t think I have that kind of patience! Mine got done really fast!

  72. Christina says:

    Great job! I never thought of using straws for the holders!I think I prefer the individual portions. Even 2-3 don’t make up a slice. And one skewer made for the perfect after-breakfast treat!Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

  73. Laurie says:

    I love the jewel tone candy regal! 🙂

  74. Hannah says:

    What fun, now I wish I had thought of using sprinkles! Your photography is just stunning, by the way. 🙂

  75. rebekka says:

    I am having such a lovely time looking at all you Daring Bakers cheesecake pops! I especially love yours with all the colors!

  76. Jasmine says:

    I loved this challenge! Mine were dipped in chocolate, and I rolled half in roasted almonds and half in crushed Oreo cookies. Yours are lovely!

  77. familiabencomo says:

    That was so clever to divide the recipe by 5! Although, that was not an option for me since I have a HUGE sweet tooth. Your Pops are beautiful – I love all the sprinkles.xoxox Amy

  78. Kevin says:

    Cheesecake for breakfast is a great idea! Nice looking pops!

  79. Tracy says:

    I love all the pretty colors in yours!

  80. Sara says:

    Pie filling and cheesecake – ugh! My family did that too. 🙂

  81. Kelly-Jane says:

    Yours came out really well, the sprinkles are lovely – make me smile 🙂

  82. Dolores says:

    Cheesecake for breakfast… I LOVE it. Great job with April’s challenge!

  83. Sandicita says:

    Beautiful pops! I definitely think that the individual size makes puts these in the “just one more” category.

  84. Texana says:

    Cute Cute Cute! I love polka dots and these just look like a party waiting to happen!

  85. Fin says:

    O.M.G.!!!I LOVE that you used straws for the sticks – they’re ADORABLE… what a clever clever girl you are. I’m so envious – i wish MY head worked so well!They’re beautiful… I loved them!

  86. Merav says:

    Your pops are smashing! Well done!

  87. Amy says:

    The sticks made cheesecake even more edible. 🙂 Your pops are so adorable! Great job!

  88. creampuff says:

    So fun and pretty!

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