This Halloween Cream Pie has layers of no bake Oreo cheesecake and creamy pudding. It's incredibly easy to make, so it's the perfect dessert for Halloween parties!
I created this Halloween pudding pie after being inspired by this simple cookies and cream pie. This time, I added cookies to the chocolate cheesecake layer and tinted the vanilla pudding layer orange.
Why You Will Love This Halloween Pie Recipe
The combination of cheesecake, pudding, and Oreo crust creates a delicious dessert that will satisfy every sweet tooth.
- Minimal Equipment: You don't need fancy kitchen gadgets. A mixing bowl, a hand mixer or whisk, a spatula, and a pie pan are all you need.
- No Baking Necessary: There is no need to bake this pie, so it is one of the easiest pies to make. The crust sets in the fridge, and the fillings are no-bake.
- Easy to Customize: Play around with the flavors and decorations if you feel creative. Make a graham cracker crust, use chocolate pudding, or top it with your favorite Halloween candies. The recipe is very versatile.
- Contrast and Texture: Each layer of this fun treat offers a delightful contrast between its crunchy and creamy textures.
- Impressive Dessert: This Halloween-themed pie is visually stunning, so it is a great centerpiece for any party or gathering.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this spooky Halloween recipe.
- Oreos - You will need 20 cookies to make the Oreo cookie crust and four extra cookies for the chocolate cheesecake layer. Feel free to use regular or Halloween Oreos for this recipe.
- Cream Cheese - Full-fat cream cheese will give you the best taste and texture. Set it out 30 minutes before making the pie filling.
- Granulated Sugar - Sweetens the filling and helps mix the cream cheese into a smooth, creamy texture.
- Baking Chocolate Bar - I like to use Ghirardelli baking chocolate. You can also use about ⅔ cup chocolate chips.
- Cool Whip - One container of thawed whipped topping is enough for all the layers. Feel free to use heavy cream and powdered sugar to make fresh whipped cream instead.
- Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix - One small box is needed for the pudding layer. Do not buy the cook & serve!
- Milk - For the best consistency, use 2% or whole milk.
- Toppings - Mini Oreos and Indian corn are a great way to add a fun flair to the delicious pie.
How To Make a Halloween Cream Pie
Our Halloween Oreo cream pie recipe is surprisingly easy to make despite its impressive appearance. So, gather your ingredients, put on your favorite spooky playlist, and enjoy creating this Halloween treat.
- Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor. Mix the crumbs and melted butter in a medium bowl, then press the mixture into a 9-inch pie dish.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the melted chocolate and beat again. Gently stir in Cool Whip, then stir in some chopped Oreo cookie chunks. Spread the no bake cream filling in the bottom of the crust.
- Beat the milk and pudding mix in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Gently stir in some Cool Whip. Add orange gel coloring a little at a time until you reach your desired color. Spread the pudding on top of the cheesecake layer.
- Swirl or spread the remaining Cool Whip on the pie and refrigerate for at least four hours.
- Before serving, add candy corn and mini Oreos to the top of pie. Sink your fangs into the colorful dessert and prepare to be spooked by its deliciousness!
In the Refrigerator - Cover the pie tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. The Oreo crust and toppings will soften the longer it sits in the fridge.
In the Freezer - This no bake Oreo pie can be frozen for 1-2 months. Once you freeze it, it is best to serve it as a frozen pie. Pudding doesn't thaw out the same.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to set your cream cheese out ahead of time. It's easier to make a creamy filling at room temperature. If you forget, remove the foil wrapper and microwave it for 20 seconds.
- Use a food processor to crush the cookies into fine crumbs. Don't have one? Use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.
- Make the Oreo pie crust ahead of time. Cover the pie plate and store it in the refrigerator until ready to fill it.
- Refrigerate the pie for at least 4-6 hours so that you can slice it neatly. You can serve it earlier, but the pie will be very soft.
- Use white chocolate instead of dark chocolate for a white cookies and cream layer.
- Tint the vanilla pudding neon green to give it an oozy green centre.
- Use other Halloween candy to decorate the top. A fun way to add a touch of spookiness is by decorating with gummy worms, pumpkin candies, or chocolate bats.
- Skip the extra topping and add a layer of chocolate ganache. Make a white spider web on top using melted chocolate in a piping bag.
Yes, you can use a store-bought Oreo crust to save time. However, making it from scratch tastes so much better.
The pie must chill for at least 4 hours or until fully set. However, chilling the whole thing overnight is recommended for best results.
It's a great dessert to make ahead of time because it needs to chill in the fridge for it to set properly.
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*This post was first published in October 2019. It was updated and then republished in October 2023.