There is no trick to this fun treat. These creamy and colorful Halloween Cheesecake Bars will add a fun flair to all your fall parties.
An Oreo crust and the spooky yet sweet whipped cream ghost will have everyone smiling.
*I am partnering with Dixie Crystals to bring you this cheesecake recipe. Click HERE to see the full recipe.
Woo hoo! It's officially googly eye season! This is my favorite time of year for baking cute treats with eyes.
Now quite honestly, I always keep a jar of these candy eyes in my sprinkle bin because I am always look for ways to use them at every holiday.
But I feel like Halloween is the best time to add eyeballs to all the treats! There is just something about food with eyes that makes me smile every single time.
A few years ago I made these fun rainbow cheesecake using bright spring colors. This month I decided to change up the colors of the rainbow cheesecake and to decorate them with some googly eye ghosts.
This turned out to be one seriously fun monster mash up!
Since Halloween is just a few weeks away, I used purple, orange, and green gel colors to tint the cheesecake bars.
How to make Halloween Cheesecake Bars
This easy Halloween cheesecake looks fancy, but is actually very easy to make. Follow the simple steps and you can have one baking in your oven in no time at all.
- Crush the cookies and stir in the melted butter. Press evenly into the pan. Bake and cool.
- Beat the cream cheese and Dixie Crystals sugar until creamy. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and extract and beat again.
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
- Divide the batter into 3 bowls and tint with your favorite Halloween colors.
- Drop the cheesecake batter on the crust and swirl with a knife. Bake and cool.
- Beat the heavy cream and Dixie Crystals powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
- Pipe on top of the cooled cheesecake in a ghost shape and add candy eyes.
BRUCREW TIP: You can also change the colors out to match your game day parties or other themed parties like I did in this red white and blue cheesecake.
- Leave the filling in the cookies when you crush them in a food processor. The cream filling helps hold the crumbs together along with the butter.
- Use softened cream cheese so that you do not have lumps in the batter.
- Gel food colors are best to tint the cheesecake batter because they will not add extra moisture to the batter.
- Use a butter knife to swirl the different colors together. Just don't push the knife down all the way to the crust.
- Fill a piping bag fitted with icing tip 1A with this easy whipped cream recipe and swirl ghosts on top of the cooled cheesecake bars. Press eyeballs into each one.
Can I make cheesecake bars ahead of time?
You sure can. That is what makes them so easy for parties. Bake them and then keep the cheesecake bars in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Cut the cheesecake into bars and decorate right before serving.
Can you freeze these?
Yes, you can. Make sure the cheesecake bars are completely cool, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place in a freezer safe container or bag and freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Other Easy Halloween Recipes
Decorated Monster Cookies - kids of all ages will love using their imagination to create fun and spooky monster cookies.
Peanut Butter Monster - candy eyes and purple sprinkles make these easy peanut butter candies a fun no bake treat to share at Halloween parties.
Spider Cookies - chocolate covered pretzels, eyes, and sprinkles add a fun flair to these easy cookies
Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies with Ghosts - brownies, Oreo cookies, and cheesecake make these brownies an amazing Halloween treat to indulge in this fall!
Spider Donut - soft fluffy donuts decorated with candy legs and edible eyes are a fun breakfast this time of year!
*I am sharing this recipe over at Dixie Crystals today. Click on Halloween Swirled Cheesecake Bars to see the full recipe!
*This recipe was sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Thank you for letting me share products and brands I use and love. See my disclosure policy for more information.*