These Halloween treats are super easy, plus you can make them ahead of time so that you have more time for partying. Crushed Oreos are layered with a 3-ingredient no bake cheesecake that you can tint any color you want.
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“I receive these emails to my work account because I hate my job and your recipes provide a nice distraction now and then. Luckily, I’m leaving my boring job and so I’m unsubscribing so that they don’t know that I did no work. But don’t worry, I follow you.”
Isn’t that the best thing ever?? I laughed so hard when I read this. Cmorgan in the UK, whoever you are, thanks for following, and thanks for the laugh. Cheers to those of you reading this at work right now. YOUR BOSS IS COMING CLICK AWAY!! Just kidding.
If you are throwing a Halloween party this year, these easy Cheesecake Parfaits are a great make-ahead treat! They are a spook-ified version of these super easy No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits, one of my favorite party desserts of all time. You can make them a few hours in advance (or let people assemble their own!), and they are totally adaptable to whatever candy you have on hand. I found the ghost peeps at Rite Aid, and made some really sophisticated tombstones out of graham crackers and frosting. Happy Halloween everyone!
P.S. This idea was originally posted on I Dig Pinterest last week on September 29th. My friend Christine is doing an awesome Halloween Extravaganza that I contributed too. Be sure to check out some of the other posts, it will give you some fun ideas for Halloween, like these Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats!
Other treats you might like:
No-Bake Cheesecake Parfait Bar:
Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars from High Heels and Grills
Pumpkin Chocolate Cake from Roxana’s Home Baking
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Halloween Cheesecake Parfaits
- 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla, or 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- gel food coloring, black or purple*
- 1 cup crushed Oreos
- ghost peeps
- candy pumpkins
- graham crackers
- white or black frosting
- In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese on high until it is fluffy, at least 2 minutes, scraping the sides and bottom well.
- Add the can of sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Add the food coloring. Use as much or as little as you want to get the desired color. (You will probably need more than you think, but start small just to be safe.) Beat well.
- Crush the Oreos in a food processor (or smash them in a ziplock with a rolling pin).
- In a clear glass, add layers of Oreo, cheesecake, and candy, if you want.
- To make the graham tombstones, I just used a knife to cut a quarter of a graham cracker so that it was rounded on the edges. I added store bought frosting to a plastic bag and snipped off a tiny corner to pipe on the "RIP." Be sure to use Oreo crumbs as your top layer so that it looks like graveyard dirt!
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
I made a Halloween cake for my daughter and used Milano cookies for the tombstones. They worked great!!!!
These are just the cutest!!! Oh my goodness, I can’t stop smiling! :) definitely going on my list of things to make next Halloween.
OMG best message ever! Honestly, I read your blog at work too, to deter myself from jumping out the window to escape my job. Look at all the lives you’re saving through this blog. These cheesecake parfaits are so damn cute. Easy ‘n perfect for Halloween.
So stinkin’ cute! Such a great message :) It definitely would soften the blow to know they still follow!
Karen, that is too funny about the unsubscribing message… and so sweet at the same time. That must have just made your day!
What a fun treat for the kiddos Halloween party!
How adorable are these parfaits?? I never knew there were Halloween-themed Peeps! LOVE that comment from your follower!
The note would totally make my day – how sweet. I am thinking you’ve found a die-hard follower. I love how much love that subscriber is getting ;). Hopefully it makes his/her day a little bit better while they’re still working at that boring job! And, um, these parfaits would totally made my day. They’re so stinkin’ adorable!!!