Creamy cheesecake on top of a buttery graham cracker crust dipped in white chocolate (or candy melts) and sprinkled with unicorn sprinkles presented on a stick! A fun, whimsical dessert that is sure to delight your biggest unicorn fans!
This recipe is so easy; it’s almost embarrassing. This Unicorn Cheesecake on a Stick is perfect for kids and adults alike – it’s no-bake and takes a whopping 15 minutes to “make” from start to finish! You’ll need frozen cheesecake, candy melts, or white chocolate and unicorn sprinkles to make these tasty treats! The best part? They’re no-bake, so they can be thrown together in minutes!
Equipment You’ll Need To Make Unicorn Cheesecake on a Stick
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make it.
Ingredients For Your Unicorn Cheesecake
- White Chocolate Candy Melts (or white chocolate chips, if desired)
- Unicorn Sprinkles
- Popsicles Sticks
How To Make Single Serving Unicorn Cheesecake on a Stick
- Place the cheesecake on a cutting board and cut into 6 even slices.
- Insert a popsicle stick into each slice from the wide end through the middle of the cheesecake, as far into the cheesecake as you can while ensuring it doesn’t poke through the other side.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the candy melts for 20 seconds. Stir and reheat as needed. Add coconut oil or shortening if the candy melts are not as smooth as you’d like after melting.
- Holding one cheesecake stick over the bowl of candy melts, use a spoon to smooth 2 Tablespoons of candy melts all over the cheesecake. We chose to leave the wide end bare, but you can cover up that side, too.
- Place the cheesecake on a plate, cookie sheet or even back on the cutting board and garnish with sprinkles.
- Repeat with all cheesecake slices.
- Allow the candy melts to set for about 1 hour before serving.
Cheese Cake On a Stick FAQs
Which is better white chocolate or candy melts?
As far as taste goes, it’s pretty much preference. Candy melts sometimes taste off due to the amount of dye in them. They can also be overly sweet. White chocolate, on the other hand, tastes like, well…chocolate! White chocolate is more expensive than candy melts, so you’ll want to consider how much of these Unicorn Cheesecake on a Sticks your party will need before making the decision. Also, candy melts tend to be easier and faster to work with. White chocolate is a bit more temperamental, so you have to work quickly. Both create that crunchy outer shell that gives you a sense of satisfaction when you bite into your cheesecake.
What’s the best way to melt white chocolate?
The best way to melt white chocolate is by using the double boiler method. Because white chocolate is so temperamental, it burns quickly in the microwave and can seize in a blink of an eye. Using a double boiler is much more controlled and will produce a silky smooth white chocolate coating.
What type of sprinkles should I use?
Any kind that makes your Unicorn Cheesecake on a Stick look awesome! We used unicorn sprinkles, but rainbow jimmies or any other fun colored sprinkle would be great too!
How do you keep the cheesecake from sliding on a stick?
You want to make sure you insert the popsicle stick into the cheesecake as far as it will go before making an appearance on the other side. Also, you can add an extra layer of candy melts or chocolate around the base of the stick to act as a sort of glue. You want to get a smaller cheesecake, 6 – 7in maxes. Short, wide pieces are better than long thing ones.
Do I have to defrost my Cheesecake before making this recipe?
If you can get the stick in your cheesecake while it’s still frozen, then, by all means, do! You will need to let it defrost just enough to get the stick in place most of the time. You can also use a completely defrosted cheesecake. It will be easier to work with by also more likely to crack or break.
Can I use homemade cheesecake instead of store bought?
You can, but you will need to make sure that your cheesecake is sturdy enough to be put on a stick. You will also want to semi-freeze it for the stick insertion and coating.