Jack Skellington Cheesecakes are fun, no bake, individual vanilla cheesecakes with a Halloween twist!
Welcome to spooky season!
I hope you stay awhile.
For those of you who know me, you know I love horror and all things spooky! I also love dressing up so Halloween is a fun time of year for me. However, Halloween isn't really celebrated in New Zealand so I have only been trick or treating once (not very successfully) and Halloween is more just an excuse to binge on junk food while watching as may scary movies as possible!
On this blog, I also celebrate Halloween with food! From my very popular Halloween Mummy Brownies and Witches Hat Mallow Puffs to using up leftover Halloween Candy in Blondies!
This year I bring Jack Skellington (from a movie by my favourite director) Cheesecakes! These are a twist on my no bake cheesecake recipe that are served in individual ramekins perfect for a Halloween party, dinner party or for the family while settling in to a horror movie!
Last thing before the recipe...... Is 'A Nightmare Before Christmas' a Christmas or Halloween movie?? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoy these Jack Skellington Cheesecakes as much as I do and I truly hope you give this recipe a go and remember to rate and report back your results in the comments below. I love reading your comments! Also #lightscamerabake on Instagram or tag @lightscamerabake in your stories for a chance to be featured and check out my YouTube Channel for more baking videos!
Jack Skellington Cheesecakes
- 266 g Oreos (2 Packets or 28 Oreos)
- 3 Tbsp. Butter, Melted (45g)
- 2 Cups Cream Cheese, Room Temperature (500g)
- ½ Cup Icing Sugar (60g)
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¾ Cup Cream (Whipping Cream, Heavy Cream) (182ml)
- ⅓ Cup Dark Chocolate Buttons, Melted (70g)
- Prepare 8-10 4"x2" round ramekins. You can use smaller or larger depending on what you have on hand or your needs.
- Crush the Oreos and mix with the melted butter.
- Press the Oreo crumbs in to the base of each ramekin, aiming for even distribution between them all.
- Place on a tray in the fridge while you make the filling.
- Beat the softened cream cheese until no lumps remain.
- Beat in the icing sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
- Pour in the whipping cream and beat it until the mixture become stiff.
- Dollop the cheesecake mixture into each ramekin until they are all nearly full.
- Smooth over the top of the cheesecakes and gently whip away any excess from the sides of the ramekins with a clean, damp dish towel or cloth. Place in the fridge for an hour.
- Melt the dark chocolate and place in an icing bag or (I use a zip lock bag) and snip a very small hole at the base.
- Start with the eyes, pipe two eyes near the top of the cheesecake followed by nostrils and then finally draw a smirk with zigzags over the mouth to resemble Jack Skellington.
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