Cheesecake Cake Balls- bites sized little cheesecakes! On a stick. And everyone knows there are no calories for food on a stick.
Don’t break out your cheesecake pan just yet, folks! Or do, but save room for these suckers.
Shavuot, which starts the evening of June 3, is the recognition of the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. But like other Jewish holidays, it’s really about food. Duh. We eat dairy on Shavuot because the Jews received the commandments including keeping kosher on this day. But they didn’t have any kosher meat or tools, and they were hungry! Doh! So dairy it was. MMmm cheese.
And had rainbow sprinkles been around, surely that would have been a commandment too. Thou shalt put rainbow sprinkles on everything. Oookay.
Either way, each year Jews gladly dive into blintzes, kugel and, of course, cheesecake.
But ordinary cheesecake is so last year.
Another fun factoid. The Jewish people knew that Moses was going to receive the Torah on Mount Sinai, and even went to bed early in preparation the night before, but still overslept. And I thought I wasn’t a morning person! So now some Jews stay up all night studying on Shavuot. So of course you need study snacks!
But traditional cheesecake is a messy mid-study nosh. There must be an easier way not to get schmutz on your Torah! Enter cheesecake cake pops, aka cheesecake on a stick. That’s the stuff. Check out the full recipe for Cheesecake Cake Balls in The Jewish Week!