Of all the offerings so far - the protein carrot cupcakes w/ protein cream cheese frosting, the Cadbury Cream Egg protein dessert...this one was the MOST fun to make.
As I was making it, I thought about how much the divas would probably enjoy this. Outside of Easter, you can certainly make round shaped pops. This seems to me a wonderful way to keep kids occupied on a rainy day.
Nik's Protein Cheesecake Egg Pops
(makes 8-12 depending on the size of your pops)
One of Nik's Protein cheesecakes
A mini-scoop (or two large spoons)
Toppings used above:
Sugar-free chocolate, melted
Sugar-free almond granola (from Whole Foods)
Sugar-free ice cream sprinkles
(for the kids) Colored sugar
A note about the cheesecake. It's ridiculously easy to make. Especially for this recipe because, unlike a cheesecake you intend to use as a cheesecake you a) don't have to use a springform pan and b) who the hell cares if it cracks. Also ditch the crust in the above recipe. You don't need it!
Then, lay them on a wax-paper lined plate and pop those babies in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Whilst they are chilling, let's contemplate toppings, shall we? The sky really is the limit but in the interest of not going TOO crazy...keep it reasonable. The sprinkled one is for La Grande Diva. Even though it is sugar-free sprinkles, I'm just not a sprinkles kinda gal. The sugared egg is for La Petite Diva. She loves pink. Now that chocolate one with the granola? That one is for me!
Take the pops out of the freezer and allow the kids to dip them. If they fall off the stick, re-dip the stick in chocolate or icing and re-insert and re-freeze. Unless you have a bunch of kids doing this, take out a few at a time from the freezer so they get really cold.
If you're not eating them right away, put them back in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.
#1 - Your hands will get dirty!!! (And your clothes, and your kitchen, and your floor...)
#3 - These WILL go fast! Get yours and then get the heck outta dodge!!!