Toffee Cheesecake Balls

1 Jul 2013

Toffee Cheesecake Balls



For all the Canadians out there, Happy Canada Day!

Since it's a holiday and all, you would have been expecting me to be outside under some giant umbrella sipping on a red and white drink of some kind. But what you imagine is usually nowhere near reality.




Instead, I ran a bouncy castle station for very small children. In the scorching heat. All day.

Before you think "aww.. how could you be complaining about that? What's cuter than little kids jumping up and down in a fully inflatable room?" well let me tell you that this day wasn't all smiles and cotton candy.

Little kids losing their parents, children bouncing on other children's faces on the bouncy castles, tears, tears, and oh so many tears.




So when I finally got home, I was exhausted. And I needed something. Some kind of treat that I could whip up without turning on my oven.

Enter these cheesecake balls. Anything cheesecake gets my attention, but when you add some pecans and toffee.. oh baby, things get crazy. These are exactly what anyone needs after a long, stressful, teary day. Trust me.





What you'll need:

-8 oz cream cheese
-2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
-1 tablespoon shortening
-3 tablespoons pecans, finely chopped
-8 pieces of toffee, melted


Directions:

    1.   Mix together the cream cheese and graham cracker crumbs until fully combined. Form into 1 tablespoon balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for at least 15 minutes.
    2.   Boil 5 cups of water and pour into a medium bowl.
    3.   Place the chocolate chips and shortening into a smaller bowl, and place it into the bowl full of water. Mix the chocolate chips and shortening until the mixture is smooth, making sure not to let the water mix in with the chocolate mixture.
    4.   Take the frozen balls out of the freezer and dip them in the chocolate mixture. Place the dipped cheesecake balls back on the waxed paper. Quickly sprinkle the cheesecake balls while the chocolate is still wet with the pecans.
    5.   In a microwave safe bowl, melt the toffee. Drizzle it on the cheesecake balls, and freeze until hard.




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25 comments:

  1. Oh My God.. Thus is too good... Just drooling here.. Bookmarked

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  2. Yes I second Akila, this looks too good!!!

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  3. Yum, these little bites look wonderful! They sound amazing and love that they are drizzled with toffee :)

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  4. I wouldn't be able to stop eating these!!

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  5. These sounds wonderful!!! These could be dangerous in our house!!!

    Mr. & Mrs. P
    http://cristyandmichael.blogpost.com

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  6. Wow.. Looks very inviting.. Soft & cheesy :)

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  7. Bouncy houses are fun, I can imagine gobbling one or all of these after a workout like that.

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  8. I would NOT enjoy that bouncy castle experience at all! You must have a ton of patience. The cheesecake balls look amazing.

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  9. What possessed you to run the bouncy castle? Face painting is much easier. A rainbow and a sun are all you need to draw. But luckily you chose a very good dish to soothe yourself. For that I thank you!

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  10. These sound freaking awesome! :) Yum!

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  11. Oh boy, I love anything coated in chocolate like this! Yum!

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  12. THESE LOOK AMAZING. That is pretty much all I can say. More amazing than cake balls, which is saying A LOT!

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  13. Bouncy castle is fine ...during winter lol You're a trooper , Cathleen ! So , how much did they pay you ? ;D You had me at cheesecake and no-bake to boot !

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  14. oh that toffee! how tempting this looks!

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  15. children in bouncy castles terrify me. Too many elbows and feet!

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  16. Uh, oh. I think I have to make these!! Wow, they sound amazing!!!

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  18. This looks SO delicious! Would you have time to come by my blog this Wednesday and add the link to my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop? Add a few!
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  19. You must have the patience of a saint to run a bouncy castle for kids. I normally stay far away from children (they can sense evil so I hate it when they hiss at me). Thank goodness you made these incredible cheesecake balls to decompress at the end of what must've felt like the longest day in history ;)

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  20. I`m super late now...but Happy Canada Day! Love how these cheesecake balls look! They looks like little pieces of candy bars!

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