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Howling Full-Moon Cheesecake

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16 servings

This Halloween, use your culinary magic to summon a full moon made of…cheesecake! Complete the moonscape with bats made from chocolate cookies.

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  • 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.

Special Equipment Needed

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

Special Extra

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


Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.

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Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 340
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 470mg
Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wouldn't call this cheese cake. I wouldn't call this cheese cake. I would call it Vanilla Cheesecake Pudding Pie. I didn't have a spring-form pan so I put it in a pie pan. There was enough filling to make 2 pies. I took them to a Halloween party and I won the pie making contest! Both pies were gone in a flash! Tip: Cut your bats first. That way if they crumble you can use them in the crust and you still have oreos left to try and make your bats with.
Date published: 2007-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Big disappointment! Big disappointment! Just wasn't 'cheesecakey' enough for our liking AND it was VERY mushy! Consistency could have been much better - maybe I did something wrong, but it didn't seem like it.
Date published: 2003-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing recipe! This is an amazing recipe! I would have to say it could make 2 of them instead of just 1! It tastes so creamy!! Must try!!
Date published: 2005-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made it for Halloween last year, and now year and a half later they still want it for every... Made it for Halloween last year, and now year and a half later they still want it for every holiday!
Date published: 2004-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent great taste and fun excellent great taste and fun
Date published: 2003-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it was excellent it was excellent
Date published: 2003-10-23
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