Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook: 1 hour

Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake uses up ALL those Snickers, Twix, Reese’s, Milkyway, and more taking up space in your pantry in one over-the-top cheesecake recipe!

YES! This is PERFECT! Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake using up ALL those Snickers, Twix, Reese's, Milkyway taking up space in your pantry in one over-the-top cheesecake recipe!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Exactly how you’d imagine! Sweet yet tangy with all your favorite chocolate candy flavors.
Texture: The crust is thick and crunchy yet buttery, while the filling is ultra rich and smooth with bites of softened chocolate candy. The ganache and candy on top just take it to a whole new level!
Ease: Very doable, the chilling period just requires patience ๐Ÿ˜‰
Pros: Perfect way to use up all that extra Halloween candy taking up space with a crowd-pleasing recipe you can share with family, friends, and coworkers.
Cons: None, really. Except maybe the fact that this has to be made a day ahead. But that might be a good thing!
Would I make this again? Absolutely, next time I’m overloaded with candy!

Are you dressing up for Halloween tonight? Or did you over the weekend?

Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake using up ALL those Snickers, Twix, Reese's, Milkyway taking up space in your pantry in one over-the-top cheesecake recipe!

I dressed up with Jared last year for Halloween, but hadn’t since high school before that. I find adult costume parties and Halloween STRESSFUL. The amount of time, energy, and money required to come up with a good costume is just exhausting. Anyone else feel the same?

Maybe if I have kids one day I’ll have a different opinion. Kids seem to make holidays like Halloween and Christmas so much more fun.

Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake using up ALL those Snickers, Twix, Reese's, Milkyway taking up space in your pantry in one over-the-top cheesecake recipe!

Whether you dressed up or not, you’re bound to have a ton of leftover Halloween candy taking up space in your pantry over the coming weeks. Calling your name. Teasing you.
Or maybe after a week of snacking what’s left behind doesn’t excite anyone. Snickers, Twix, and Reese’s don’t last long in our house.

Whatever the case this recipe is absolutely perfect for using up all that leftover chocolate candy in one over-the-top dessert. It’s absolutely a show stopper and crowd pleaser, so it’s perfect for a large group. Then you can be rid of that candy and move onto the next foodie holiday… Thanksgiving!!

Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake using up ALL those Snickers, Twix, Reese's, Milkyway taking up space in your pantry in one over-the-top cheesecake recipe!

This recipe makes perfect use of:
โ€ข Snickers
โ€ข Reeseโ€™s
โ€ข Twix
โ€ข Milky Way
โ€ข Almond Joy
โ€ข M&Ms
โ€ข Crunch
โ€ข Hersheyโ€™s
โ€ข Kit Kat
โ€ข Peppermint Patties
โ€ข Rolos
โ€ข Milk Duds
โ€ข 3 Musketeers

For extra tips & tricks on making beautiful cheesecake (like avoiding cracks, telling when the cheesecake is actually done, and making ahead of time), check out my free guide:

Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake using up ALL those Snickers, Twix, Reese's, Milkyway taking up space in your pantry in one over-the-top cheesecake recipe!

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How to make
Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake

Recipe By Tessa Arias, Handle the Heat
Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hour

Do NOT use double-stuff Oreos for the crust. Make the crust with Oreo filling intact.

Ingredients

For the crust:

36 Oreo cookies (1-14.3 ounce or 405 gram package)
4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

32 ounces (907 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups chopped Halloween candy (see above)

For the topping:

1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup (118 ml) heavy cream
Chopped Halloween candy, for garnish

Directions

Make the crust:

Preheat the oven to 325ยฐF. In the bowl of a food processor, process the cookies until they are finely ground crumbs. Add the butter and pulse until moistened. Press into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Make the filling:

In the bowl of an electric mixer or food processor, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the sugar, cream, and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth. Be careful not to overbeat. Stir in the chopped candy.

Pour the batter into the cooled crust. Bake for about 1 hour, or until set and the top looks slightly dry. If the middle is slightly wobbly, thatโ€™s fine. Err on the side of underbaking rather than overbaking. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool inside for 10 minutes.

Remove the cheesecake and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 6 hours. Release the cheesecake from the pan onto a cake stand or serving plate.

Make the topping:

Place the chocolate chips in a medium heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan heat the cream just until simmering. Pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 3 minutes before stirring until the mixture is melted and smooth. Pour over the cheesecake.

Sprinkle the chopped candy over the cheesecake. Serve or cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

About Tessa...

Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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7 Responses to “Leftover Halloween Candy Cheesecake”

  1. #
    Bryn — October 31, 2016 at 9:47 am

    There is ZERO chance we can be trusted with this in the house! Can this filling be used in the chocolate covered cheesecake bites so I can spread the calories amongst the neighbors?

    • #
      Tessa — October 31, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Haha! Yes, just half this recipe if you’re going to bake it in an 8×8-inch pan for the bites ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #
    Bryn — October 31, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Oh and also,I’m looking forward to you coming out of “hiding!”

  3. #
    Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats — October 31, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I’m salivating!!! Wish I had kids so I could sneak their Halloween candy to make this hehehe

    • #
      Tessa — November 1, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Haha!

  4. #
    Sabrina B, — November 1, 2016 at 11:19 am

    this is the most creative use of Halloween candy I’ve ever seen! Love this idea, thank you

  5. #
    Lynda O'Hara — November 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Tessa, you really are very creative in your recipes and I seem to learn a great deal. I am hoping that 2017 proves to be a wonderful and successful year for you as you well deserve it. Thank you for all of your information and always feel free to vent when needed. Sometimes, we all need a listening ear !

    Sincerely, Lynda O’

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