Howling Full-Moon Cheesecake

23  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 4 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Howling Full-Moon Cheesecake Recipe


  • 28 Halloween OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups cold milk, divided
  • 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  •  yellow food coloring
  • 4 small hot cinnamon candies
  •  decorating gel


  • Crush  26 of the cookies; mix with butter. Press firmly onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat  cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add 1 cup of the milk, beating until well blended after each addition. Add remaining 2 cups milk to dry pudding mixes in separate bowl. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Add to cream cheese mixture; mix well. Gently stir in whipped topping and 2 drops food coloring. Pour into crust; smooth top with spatula. Add a few additional drops of food coloring to top of cheesecake; spread lightly to create a shimmering full moon effect.
  • Cut  remaining 2 cookies in half to resemble bats' wings. Add candies for the eyes, securing candies to cookies with decorating gel. Place "bats" on top of cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Run small knife or spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Remove rim of pan. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseHave fun decorating this cheesecake with your kids. Then enjoy a serving of this spooky Halloween dessert for a special treat.

Special ExtraFor added flair, sprinkle orange-colored sugar around edge of cheesecake just before serving.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 340 
    • Total fat 21 g
    • Saturated fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 40 mg
    • Sodium 470 mg
    • Carbohydrate 34 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 25 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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