I made cheesecake!
Halloween Oreo No-Bake Cheese Cake!
It’s kinda delicious…..like…..I kept tasting the filling off of the mixer paddle (just to make sure it was as delicious as I thought) delicious…..know what I mean? And I don’t do that, like ever! After about ten finger-licks, I do believe that I can say yes…..it is pretty fabulous. And, I added 100 calories to my food log, so I don’t really feel guilty about it at all!
I’ve been trying to use up my Halloween-themed stash of goodies, and I have bunches of Halloween Oreos. (I love Oreos, and anything Cookies-n-Cream.) So, I started there.
So, because I’m all…. “waste not – want not”…… I decided to make Oreo crumb crust with the other halves. Kinda smart, huh? I mean, there really would be no justification for throwing any part of an Oreo away, but who wants to dunk half a cookie….not this gal, so crust just seemed like the only logical answer!
Don’t tell anyone, but I have never made a real baked cheesecake. For some reason, it totally intimidates me. Just the thought of taking the time to put it together and then it cracking just totally geeks me out.
No-bake was my answer! 🙂
Halloween Oreo No-Bake Cheesecake
- (2) 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese, softened
- 1-2 cups of whipped topping, thawed
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 package Halloween Oreos, divided
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- drops of orange food coloring
– Crush half of the Oreos (about 15) in a food processor (or with a rolling-pin) until pretty fine. In a mixing bowl, mix the melted butter and crumbs together.
– Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan, set aside.
– In a medium bowl, whip cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add whipped topping. (I have a house full of children who do not love a strong cream cheese flavor, so I used the entire 2 cups. Add the whipped topping slowly, until it reaches the flavor you desire.)
– Mix the food coloring into the whipped mixture until you have the shade you desire.
– Roughly chop the remaining Oreos and fold them into the whipped mix.
– Spread mix over the prepared Oreo crust. (I dumped the entire bowl on thick and then spread it. It prevents the crust from rolling up into the top layer.)
– Refrigerate a few hours, until firm.
If you really want to make this super easy, you can buy an already prepared Oreo crust, OR TWO!!! ( I would probably cut the filling in half to fill only one.)