With all of this warm weather I’ve almost completely forgotten about Halloween! Isn’t that so crazy?! I just feel like Halloween is supposed to be on a cool fall night, with lots of scarves and boots. Not to mention, my neighborhood has been seriously slacking in the decorating department and the temperature in Maryland is just now starting to drop. I have to admit, it isn’t a holiday I get totally into. But because I’m a content creator, I forced myself to think of something spooktacular. Last year we threw a Ghostbusters movie party, made some delicious rice krispies and in the past I’ve even made some Halloween cocktails (like this Halloween punch or Brain Hemorrhage party shots). This year for an easy Halloween treat I am combining two of my favorite things, Oreos and cheesecake. Sounds like a total no-brainer, right?
- 3 8 oz. pack Cream cheese
- 1 pt of sour cream
- 4 lg eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- Zest of one Lemon finely chopped
- 3 cups crushed oreos
- 20-24 Halloween oreos
- Cupcake papers
- Decorative picks
- Whip topping (we used Cool Whip but you could make your own if desired)
- Beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth and creamy.
- Add sour cream, vanilla, and zest and mix well.
- Add eggs one at a time on low speed till combined. (Be sure to scrape sides of bowl between each addition to insure proper blending).
- Fold in crushed Oreos until incorporated.
- Line cupcake pans with paper cups and place one Halloween Oreo in each cup.
- Pour batter into each cup and fill to top of tin.
- Bake at 350 for 12-17 mins till top starts browning and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Once cooled completely top with whipped topping and picks for decoration.
This recipe isn’t something completely crazy, but hey, when you combine two of my favorite things into one dessert I’m not going to complain. If you wanted to be super special, you could even dye the whipped topping a creepy color like orange or green. What are your Halloween plans this year? It sure did creep up on us! (HA- see what I did there?!) We hope you think about adding this sweet Halloween treat to your spread!
P.S. – If you are so not into dressing up, I’ve linked some pretty cute but festive tees below that you might catch me in.