The Most Indulgent Treat You’ll Make This Holiday Season

Everyone has fun eating food on a stick. And when it's a decadent dessert, it's even better.

These chocolate-covered cheesecake slices on a stick are a surefire way to generate smiles from young and old alike. The best news? If you’re pressed for time, you can buy a pre-made cheesecake and assemble these in a snap. Otherwise, bake your favorite cheesecake recipe and follow the easy instructions below to get in the holiday spirit.

(You’ve never made a cheesecake but would like to try? Bake this traditional cheesecake recipe.)

How to Make Cheesecake Trees on a Stick


  • 9-in. cheesecake of your choice
  • 12 wooden popsicle sticks
  • 28 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup green candy coating disks, melted
  • 1/4 cup red candy coating disks, melted


Step 1: Assemble the trees

Sticking popsicle sticks into wedges of cheesecakeTaste of Home

Cut the cheesecake into 12 equal slices (we used Peppermint Cheesecake). Gently insert a wooden popsicle stick into the wide end of each slice. Place on a waxed paper-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan; freeze until firm.

Step 2: Cover with chocolate

Coating cheesecake wedges with melted chocolateTaste of Home

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Hold each cheesecake slice over the bowl of melted chocolate. Spoon chocolate mixture over each slice until all sides are coated; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking pan. Seal any gaps by drizzling with chocolate mixture, reheating the mixture if necessary. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set.

Test Kitchen tip: Work with the cheesecake trees one by one so the others can stay in the freezer.

Step 3: Decorate the trees

Decorated the chocolate cheesecake wedges with colored melted candy melts in red and greenTaste of Home

Cut the tip from a pastry bag or cut a hole in the corner of a freezer bag. Spoon the melted green candy coating inside and drizzle it onto the slices. Use another bag to drizzle red candy coating in the same way. Refrigerate until serving.

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Christmas TreesTaste of Home

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