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Pop Tart Cake Balls

Pop Tart Cake Balls are an easy, 3-ingredient dessert.  Tucked inside a candy-coated exterior is a cheesecake filling that's packed with your favorite Pop Tart flavor.  Your kids will go wild for these delicious treats. 
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake balls, cheesecake balls, pop tart cake balls, pop tart cheesecake balls
Servings: 35 balls
Author: Barbara


  • 12 Pop Tarts (your favorite variety)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 24 ounces almond bark
  • Your Favorite Toppings Sprinkles, etc


  • Using a food processor, pulverize Pop Tarts into small crumbs.
  • Add room temperature cream cheese and Pop Tart crumbs to a mixing bowl; mix on low speed until a ball of dough forms.
  • With a cookie scoop, make small cheesecake balls; roll between your hands to make uniform in size.
  • Put the cake balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet; flash freeze the balls for 15 minutes minimum.
  • Melt almond bark in the microwave according to package instructions.
  • Roll the frozen balls in the melted almond bark until completely coated; arrange back onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings (graham crackers, sprinkles, etc).
  • Let cool until set. Store in the refrigerator.


  • Using room temperature cream cheese is key for a smooth cheesecake filling. Let it sit out for approximately an hour on the counter before starting the recipe.
  • Our two favorite flavors are strawberry and smores pop tarts. Use whatever is your favorite. 
  • To get small crumbs, use a food processor to pulverize the pop tarts.
  • For a smooth filling, use a mixer to combine the pop tart crumbs and cream cheese. Use a low setting, and wait until a ball of cheesecake dough forms in the bowl. 
  • A sheet-pan lined with parchment paper is the perfect vessel to use so that you can easily flash freeze these before coating with almond back.
  • The best way to coat with almond bark is to use 2 forks to roll around and pick up. 
  • Be creative with the toppings using sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips or whatever your heart desires.
  • Store these in the refrigerator since the center contains cream cheese.
  • Love no bake desserts? Try our Grandma's Cherry Fluff!