This is the best time of year! I love the fall and from October through January my favorite holidays come one after another starting with Halloween. That means lots of parties and all sort of fun Halloween finger foods like these totally adorable Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes!
My kids are still young so we try to keep our Halloween festivities on the cute side rather then super scary. Every year as soon as we have that first cool day I start thinking of Creepy, Clever, and Fun Halloween Recipes for our annual Halloween party. This year our Halloween party theme is “Craveyard” and there will be a table full of crave-worthy Halloween finger foods including Ghost Goo Cupcakes and these easy, but awesome Mini Frankenstein Cupcakes.
These mini cheesecakes only take a few ingredients to make but they are absolutely delicious. Kids and adults are going to love them! The crust is made from crushed chocolate cookies and a little butter. I have a mini cheesecake pan that I use to make these. It is a lot like a muffin tin but the bottoms of each cup lift up and out which I love, but if you don’t have one you could use a muffin tin. Just make sure you grease the sides so the cheesecake will come out easily once it has cooled. I place the crust mixture in the bottom of each tin and press it down firmly so it is nice and solid.
The batter is a simple cheesecake batter made with cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and just a little flour. To give them that deep green Frankenstein green color I added about 20 drops of green food coloring. The batter is poured into each cup filling it just below the top of each. Then the pan goes into the oven and you bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Then remove the pan from the oven and let the cheesecakes cool completely.
Tips on Decorating Your Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes:
You can have fun with these cute little cheesecakes and decorate them any way you like. We tried several different options:
- You can use chocolate sprinkles for the hair. Just melt a little chocolate, dip the top of the cheesecake into the chocolate and then into a bowl of chocolate sprinkles.
- You can use a chocolate peanut butter cup for the hair. Place a peanut butter cup on top of the cheesecake for a delicious hair do!
- You can dip the cheesecake in crumbled chocolate cookies as hair using the same method as you do for the chocolate sprinkles.
- Eyes are a must! Everything is cuter with eyes. We used edible eyes from our local craft store and attached them with melted chocolate.
- Frankenstein must have bolts coming out of his neck. You can use mini peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, or any other chocolate candy.
- To draw on a few stitches and a mouth we melted chocolate chips in the microwave and then piped the mouth and other details on.
These easy Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes are the perfect Halloween finger food! Your guests are going to love them and so will your kids. Make this awesome Halloween dessert for an upcoming Halloween party or just as a fun Halloween treat for your family.
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- 16 oz. Cream cheese softened
- 1 c Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 20 drops Green food coloring
- 2 c Chocolate sandwich cookies crushed
- 2 Tbsp Butter melted
- 32 Edible Eyes
- 1 c Chocolate melted
- 1 c Chocolate Sprinkles
- 32 Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350°F
Melt butter and add crushed cookies
Form the cookie mixture into 1 inch balls and place them in your mini cheesecake pan.
Use tamper to firmly press the ball in to the bottom of the pan.
In bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
Add flour slowly, mixing it in completely.
Add food coloring until you reach the desired color.
Pour cheesecake mixture over crusts, filling each tin almost to the top.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave.
Remove the cheesecakes from their container and dip the top of each one into the melted chocolate and then into a bowl of the sprinkles.
Pipe the melted chocolate onto the cheesecakes to create a mouth and other decorations.
Pipe a small dot of melted chocolate on the back of each edible eye on on the end of each chocolate chip to "glue" on the eyes and neck bolts.
- If you use a muffin tin rather than a mini cheesecake pan the recipe will make fewer cheesecakes.