These easy Frankenstein Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect Halloween finger food! Creamy mini cheesecakes with chocolate Frankenstein faces are deliciously spooky!

bite size Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes

Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or just love celebrating the holiday with fun recipes these Frankenstein Mini Cheesecakes are sure to be a hit.

By now I think it’s pretty clear we love making cute…I mean creepy…Frankenstein treats for Halloween. We’ve made a version for our Halloween rice krispies treats, and simple Frankenstein marshmallows, but these creamy mini cheesecakes may be my favorite.

We’ve taken our favorite cheesecake recipe and turning it into bite sized cakes that are topped with chocolate and sprinkles, and decorated with edible eyes and chocolate to make this bite-size Halloween dessert.

Serve them with some mummy dogs, and Halloween baked cheese for the perfect Halloween party food.

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chocolate sprinkles on Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Oreo cookies – You’ll crush these up by placing them in a ziploc bag and smashing with a rolling pin or mallet OR placing them in a food processor and pulsing until they are broken into small crumbles.
  • Butter – Melt salted butter in a ramekin to add to the crushed cookies.
  • Cream Cheese – Let you cream cheese sit out for about an 30-60 mins to allow it to soften before you begin mixing.
  • Sugar – White, granulated sugar is what you’ll use for this recipe.
  • Eggs – Use large eggs and, if you can remember ahead of time, let them sit out for a bit to come to room temperature. That makes it a little easier to get them to blend together with the cream cheese.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is all you need.
  • Vanilla Extract – A good quality vanilla extract goes a long way in making a delicious cheesecake.
  • Food coloring – Green is traditional but you can certainly use any color you like! We prefer the gel food coloring because you have to add less to get the same dark green results but the standard food coloring you can buy at the grocery store works too.
  • Decorations – edible eyes, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate chips are what we used to decorate our cheesecakes.

What Pan Do You Use to Make Mini Cheesecakes?

The mini cheesecakes only take a few ingredients to make but they are absolutely delicious. Kids and adults are going to love them! I have a mini cheesecake pan that I use to make mine.

Guys this thing is awesome! It is a lot like a muffin tin but the bottoms of each cup lift up and out making it easy to remove the cheesecakes from the pan, and leaving you with perfectly smooth sides.

I also used it to make my Mini Witch CheesecakesIf you don’t have a mini cheesecake pan you could use a muffin tin. These cheesecakes will be slightly larger so you will not get as many mini cheesecakes out of the recipe.  Just make sure you grease the sides so the cheesecake will come out easily once it has cooled. 

cute Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes

Instructions

Step 1 – Make the crust. Melt the butter and pour it into a bowl with the cookies. Form the cookie mixture into 1 inch balls and place them in your mini cheesecake pan. Use a tamper to firmly press the ball in to the bottom of the pan.

Step 2 – Cheesecake batter. 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.

Step 3 – Bake. Pour cheesecake mixture over crusts, filling each tin almost to the top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Once done baking remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Step 4 – Decorate. Remove the cheesecakes from the tin and decorate.

Halloween dessert Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes

Tips for Decorating Your Frankenstein Mini Cheesecakes:

You can have fun with these cute little cheesecakes and decorate them any way you like. We tried several different options:

Hair:

  • 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.

Face:

  • 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.

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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Cooling and Decorating: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs

Frankenstein Mini Cheesecakes

These Mini Frankenstein Cheesecakes only take a few ingredients to make but they are absolutely delicious. Kids and adults are going to love them!

Ingredients

Cheesecake

  • 16 ounces Cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 20 drops Green food coloring, this may vary

Crust

  • 24 OREO cookies, crushed (approximately 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted

Decorations

  • 32 Edible Eyes
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup Chocolate Sprinkles
  • 32 Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • 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.

To Decorate:

  • 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.

Notes

If you use a muffin tin rather than a mini cheesecake pan the recipe will make fewer cheesecakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cheesecake, Calories: 367kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 207mg, Potassium: 89mg, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 500IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, Halloween dessert, halloween party food