Spooky Halloween Eats: Spider Web Cheesecake

This yummy Halloween-themed treat is super fun and easy to make with kids!

Spider Web Cheesecake

All the ingredients you need to pick up at the store for your cheesecake.

Ingredients / Supplies:

  • 2 Pre-made Oreo  pie crust
  • 2 bars of regular Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz container of sour cream
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Blender
  • Can opener
  • Rubber spatula
  • Teaspoon
  • Butter knife
  • Spoon
  • Plain dark chocolate Hershey’s bar (large)
  • Small Sandwich bag (plastic)
  • Scissors

 

Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

To make the blending easier, use the butter knife to cut up the cream cheese bar into the blender. You want to use 1 whole bar per cheesecake you plan on baking.

Spider Web Cheesecake

To avoid your blender from getting stuck, it’s best to cut the cream cheese in small pieces like this. It also avoids getting lumpy. Use an entire cream cheese stick for each cheesecake.

With the spoon you want to scoop in HALF of the 8 oz container of sour cream into the blender.

Spider Web Cheesecake

Make sure to only use 4 oz of sour cream per cheese cake.

Next you’ll need to pour HALF of the can of condensed milk into the blender.

Spider Web Cheesecake

Use only half of a can of condensed milk. Some people use a whole can per cheese cake, but doing so will make it too sweet to actually enjoy.

Carefully crack the large egg to add to the ingredients.

Lastly, you want 1 TSP of Vanilla extract.

Start the blender. You want to make sure that there are no lumps left in the mix from the cream cheese.

Spider Web Cheesecake

Put your cream cheese, sour cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and the egg in the blender. Once they’ve been mixed, you want to take your spatula or spoon and scrape the edges of the blender glass to make sure all ingredients are mixed in well and that there are no lumps. Blend for a few more seconds.

Use the rubber spatula to go around the edge of the cup to scrape down and blend one more time to make sure you get everything mixed in.

Once that’s done, you want to pour that WHOLE mix into the pre-made Oreo pie crust and repeat steps again for cheesecake number 2.

Spider Web Cheesecake

After you’ve blended everything, you want to carefully pour the mix into the pie crust. With the measurements you followed, you should not have excess mix. It should be the right amount and not cover the edge of the pie crust all the way.

Once you’ve repeated previous steps and poured the 2nd batch of mix into the 2nd pie crust, set your oven timer for 45 minutes at the same temperature and put your cheesecakes in the oven and wait!!

Spider Web Cheesecake

Here’s what your mix and pie crusts should look like before you place in oven to bake.

You want the top of the cheese cake to be a light yellow/gold color. Each oven temperature is different so you might need to add anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to get the color you want. After you get the cheesecakes the color you need, turn the oven off and pull both cheesecakes out of the oven for you and let the cheesecakes cool for about 30 minutes.

Once the cheesecakes have cooled off a bit, break the Hershey’s bar in half and melt it in the microwave in a small bowl. The melted chocolate might be too hot to handle so pour that into the sandwich bag you have set aside. You’ll need to cut the corner of the bag after the melted chocolate is poured into it. *Note* you want just a tiny bit of the corner cut to avoid a mess. The next step is the spider web!

Spider Web Cheesecake

You want to let the cheesecakes cool off for 30 minutes or until the bottom of the tray is cool to the touch. Then you want to chill the cheesecakes in the fridge. At this point it’s ok to place the plastic covers the pies came with and chill. The reason you want to wait to do the spider web design on your cheese cake is to prevent the chocolate from spreading all over the cheese cake because it’s warm. Doing the design on a cold cheesecake helps the chocolate set and harden.

Begin with a circle at the center of the cheesecake and do a line from that circle, to the bottom. Then go around the whole cheesecake to make your spider web. Repeat with the 2nd cheesecake. Place plastic cover over the cheesecakes (each pre made pie crust comes with a plastic cover) and put them in the fridge to chill for a min of 2 hours. When we bake these cheesecakes, we do them in the evening and let them chill over night and they’re perfect the next day!

 

 

NancyZui is the Office Manager at Zui. She’s addicted to reality TV, enjoys watching chick flicks, and spending time at the beach in the summer time.

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One Response to Spooky Halloween Eats: Spider Web Cheesecake

  1. Jay says:

    Looks super tasty!!

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