Halloween Candy Mini Cheesecakes

Kit Kat Mini Cheesecake

Kit Kat Mini Cheesecake

Due to really cold, wet weather I found myself with a lot of leftover Halloween candy. I needed to make a dessert for a dinner later tonight so I decided to  use the candy in the dessert. I came up with a couple of ideas and wanted to share them with you. The first idea I came up with was mini cheesecakes. I’ve made them before so I used my recipe and just folded in crushed candy bars. Once the cheesecakes cool they deflate a little so I also added some crushed candy bars to the top to make them look nice. Only change from the original recipe was a slight decrease in sugar to compensate for the extra sweetness of the candy. I used what I had leftover, but I am sure a lot of different candy bars would work. I used a small food processor to really crush up the candy bars. I made 2 batches, one with cookies and cream candy bars and the other with Kit Kat bars.

 

 

 

Halloween Candy Mini Cheesecakes

12 vanilla wafers
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs

2/3 c. crushed candy bars plus 1/4 c. crushed candy bar, for topping

 

Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 wafer in each. Beat together remaining ingredients (except candy)  for 1 minute with electric mixer. Fold in candy. Divide this mixture in the muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Bake 25 minutes at 325 degrees. Cool and decorate with extra crushed candy. Makes 12. These can be frozen.

Cookies and Creme Mini Cheesecakes

Cookies and Creme Mini Cheesecakes

Leftovers

Leftovers