Halloween Cheesecake

Are you looking for a delicious way to use up your Halloween candy? Then check out this delicious No Bake Halloween Cheesecake. This no bake cheesecake is so easy to make and only has 6 ingredients to make the cheesecake.

Then the Halloween candy cheesecake is topped with your favourite sweets and can be made ahead of your Halloween party and topped with your delicious Trick or Treat candy. A fantastic centrepiece and a show stopper for Party food too! It really is the best of all Easy Halloween Desserts.

This tasty cheesecake is so easy to make and is the most perfect centre piece for a Halloween party. The main cheesecake part is only 6 ingredients and from there you can top it with your Halloween candy and sweets.

All you need for the main cheesecake is shortbread biscuits and butter for crumbly base. Then cream cheese – I used Philadelphia, caster sugar, vanilla extract and double cream for the delicious creamy layer.

As this no bake cheesecake is so easy to make and is beautifully simple in it’s flavour without topping you could eat it normally. However it’s Halloween and I wanted to create a Halloween Sweets Cheesecake which would a delicious and beautiful centre piece for a Halloween party.

Halloween Candy Cheesecake is definitely the best Halloween sweet treat you are going to enjoy this October 31st.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Easy to make, I love cheesecakes and this is a simple cheesecake recipe perfect for your Halloween party desserts.
  • A fun way to use up your Halloween candy and sweets, not that I ever have any Halloween candy leftover but if you do, this no bake Halloween cheesecake is the perfect recipe for a Halloween sweets cheesecake.

Top Questions

What Halloween Candy works for the Halloween cheesecake?
How do I make a no bake candy bar cheesecake?
What do do with leftover Halloween candy?


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For the main part of the cheesecake you only need 6 ingredients. From there it’s only a few more to add decorations.

For the Halloween candy cheesecake you will need;

  • Unsalted butter
  • shortbread biscuits
  • Soft cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • Caster sugar
  • Double cream
  • vanilla extract

The butter and shortbread biscuits combine to make a beautiful biscuit base. I prefer to bash the biscuits with a rolling pin as it keeps the crumbs large and I think it looks better in the Halloween candy cheesecake.

For the cream cheese layer, it’s a mix of cream cheese, vanilla extract and caster sugar which is then mixed with double cream which has been whisked up to be thick. Whisking up the double cream helps the cheesecake hold its shape.

For the decorations;

  • 100 g White chocolate
  • red colour paste
  • vegetable oil
  • Halloween Sweets and Candy

For the decorations on the Halloween candy cheesecake, I used white chocolate as a drizzle and then topped it with sweets. You don’t have to use the white chocolate drizzle but I think it really adds a nice taste and look to the Halloween cheesecake. It hardened pretty quickly and then I topped it with the best Halloween candy from Ask Mummy and Daddy!

How to make – step by step

shortbread biscuits turned into crumbs with butter
Philadelphia cheesecake base in the fridge
  • Crush the shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put them in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumb).
  • Stir the biscuit crumbs in a bowl with the melted butter.
  • Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down gently with the back of a spoon to make a hard layer. Place the cake tin in the fridge and leave to harden for 30 minutes while you make the cream layer.
vanilla bean paste
  • In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste if you want to go extra fancy.
  • In a bowl whip the double cream / heavy cream until thick and has soft peaks.
  • Sieve the icing sugar into the cream cheese.
  • Combine the cream cheese and double cream until combined. Don’t overmix.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and level off. Place it in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Decorate how you love. I recommend swirls of double cream pipped on top. They make good stands for decorations.

Decorating the Halloween Cheesecake

I used white chocolate mixed with red food colouring to look like blood! Very spooky I know, especially once you start adding your favourite Halloween candy.

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Top Tips

  • Use a mixture of leftover Halloween candy so you get a tasty bite of sweetness in every mouthful!
  • The no bake Halloween cheesecake will be set in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight, to stop your decorative candies from hardening in the fridge, wait and decorate just before you’re ready to serve.
  • Crush your biscuits with a rolling pin so you get a mix of chunky biscuit crumbs along with the smooth crumbs too.

Serving Suggestions

This easy Halloween cheesecake is delicious as is. It makes a wonderful Halloween party dessert. It looks fantastic piled up high with a variety of Halloween candy.


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Substitutions and variations

You can easily make this simple cheesecake recipe into a vegan simple cheesecake recipe but swapping out your dairy ingredients for dairy-free alternatives.

Just be sure to check that your leftover Halloween candies are also vegan/ vegetarian.

Storing / Making ahead-of-time options

Cheesecakes should be made the day before you need them. They can be set slowly in the fridge overnight and then it’s fresh and ready to serve. You have to resist tucking in overnight though!

CHeesecakes last in the fridge for a few days after baking just be sure to cover it and keep it away from hungry fingers sneaking your leftover candies.

Easy Halloween Desserts

This is a super Easy Halloween Dessert. It takes less than 2 hours and most of that it’s “baking” in the fridge. No Bake cheesecakes are brilliant but adding leftover Halloween sweets makes it out of this world.

Halloween sweets range from Ask Mummy and Daddy (AD Gift)

For this gorgeous cheesecake I have collaborated with Ask Mummy and Daddy. A brilliant company who sell the most incredible sweets. I enjoyed their tuck shop box over lockdown and I loved it. It was full of flying saucers, sherbet and even a sweetie necklace that I haven’t had since I was a child.

For Halloween they have bought a wonderful range of scary sweet treats and ghoulish yummy things. There are the cutest marshmallow pumpkins which look so perfect it feels so sad to eat them. I think I will be ordering more to use on other bakes and as decorations for a Halloween party.

To go with the pumpkins we also have fizzy fangs! I love a sour sweet and I was so surprised with how well these went with the vanilla creaminess of the Halloween cheesecake. It also added another dynamic to the cheesecake of something chewy to go with the softness.

Next up is the jelly bones. These are so morish! I could eat a lot of these in one go so putting them on the Halloween candy cheesecake was a great idea. It stopped me from sacking on them. Well it slowed me down. I ate a good few while making the cheesecake.

Last but in now way least are the gummy skulls sweets. These are brilliant. They are so detailed and tasty too. They are creepy but you also want to take bite of them. They are squidgy and tasty but above all just look below to see how brilliant they look.

The mix of red and white layers attracts your eye and once this Halloween cheesecake had been photographed they were the first thing to be pinched off the top.

Check out Ask Mummy and Daddy and their spooky sweets and order here

The best Halloween Desserts

This cheesecake is one of my all time favourite Halloween Desserts. It’s easy and as no bake desserts go it’s so simple. Which I’m sure we can all agree is the best thing ever.

Halloween cheesecake bites

This recipe is perfect for making into Halloween cheesecake bites. Make the cheesecake as per the recipe below. You can use the 6 inch cake tin and have slices as the bites but what you could do is change over to square tin. This would make it easier to cut into small bite size pieces. Either way works and both way they will be absolutely loved by your guests.

Once cut up place the cheesecake pieces on the serving tray. Then top up with your choice pieces of Halloween candy. You will love it. Your guests will love it and it will be a great tasty bite for your party.

Sugar eye sprinkles for Halloween

I recently found these brilliant sugar eyes sprinkles which I had to use for this Halloween cheesecake. It’s a simple addition which I think adds fantastic fun to the finished no bake cheesecake. It adds an extra level of ghoulish to the finished piece. I found these in Waitrose in the baking aisle.

Halloween cheesecake covered with candy and edible eye sprinkles and edible pumpkins marshmallows.


What Halloween Candy works for the Halloween cheesecake?

The best thing about this Halloween cheesecake as it’s so easy to customise to exactly how you like it. If you love sour candy then I would say build it up with sour sweets. If you love chocolate you could have just chocolates on top. Build it up with your favourites. That is what makes this so brilliant. It’s only your favourites on top.

Add some candy eyes to make it even more spooky!

How do I make a no-bake candy bar cheesecake?

A candy bar cheesecake is one of my favourites. I have so many I have created using different candy bars and sweets I love.

When making a no bake candy bar cheesecake I would recommend making a simple vanilla or lemon cheesecake first. From there when you add your favourite candy bars to the cheesecake the flavour of the candy won’t be overdone by the cream cheese layer.

For Halloween it seemed like a great opportunity to use the trick or treat candy to make something new.

I would love to make this cheesecake before trick or treating and then return home to add my favourite pieces of candy bars to the cheesecake. It would be a fun way to stop kids from eating it all straight away. Give them the joy of using their Halloween to be creative later.

Turning the Halloween candy into a cheesecake should also help make the sweets last a bit longer and not be eaten all in one go. I remember being a kid and, even though we only got a few things then, I would still scoff the lot pretty quickly.

What to do with leftover Halloween candy?

There are so many things you can do with leftover Halloween candy! Including tasty things like this leftover Halloween candy cheesecake. There is also fridge bakes like my chocolate traybake – usually, I create it for Easter but you can add your Halloween candy instead. Find the recipe below

Easter Chocolate Fridge Tray Bake

These Easter Chocolate Fridge Tray Bake bitesize pieces are always a fabulous addition to an Easter party or event. This mini egg chocolate fridge cake is quick to make and will be set in the fridge in about an hour. Filled with Mini Eggs, Easter chocolate and topped with even more chocolate this is one recipe for those with a sweet tooth. It's also a great way to use up your leftover Easter chocolate.

Other things you can make include rocky road, decorate a simple sponge with your goodies. If you have chocolate candy in your trick or treat haul then I would recommend breaking it up and mixing it in to brownies. I love adding delicious chocolate things into a simple brownie recipe. It works so well every time.

Malteser Traybake

If you love Maltesers you will love this easy no traybake! The Malteser Traybake is a chocolate fridge-set bake which is perfect for events and parties.

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Halloween Cheesecake – Easy No Bake Recipe

Sisley White
Are you looking for a delicious way to use up your Halloween candy? Then check out this delicious No Bake Halloween Cheesecake. This can be made ahead of your Halloween party and topped with your delicious Trick or Treat candy. A fantastic centre piece and show stopper for a Party food too! The best of Easy Halloween Desserts!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Fridge Bake 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 310 kcal


  • 6 inch Cake Tin
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mixing bowl x 2
  • Wooden spoon
  • whisk
  • spoon


  • 50 g (1.76 oz) Unsalted butter
  • 200 g (7.05 oz) shortbread biscuits
  • 300 g (10.58 oz) Soft cream cheese I used Philadelphia
  • 60 g (0.3 cups) Caster sugar
  • 150 ml (150 ml) double cream / heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 100 g (3.53 oz) White chocolate
  • red colour paste (don't use liquid colouring as it will cause the chocolate to go weird)
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vegetable oil
  • Halloween Sweets and Candy


  • Lightly grease an 6 inch loose base cake tin with a little melted butter – use a little of the same butter that you use for the base. (I also added a greaseproof paper circle at the bottom to help it off the base later).
  • Melt the butter gently in the microwave in short bursts (in a microwavable bowl) or in a saucepan on a low heat and then take off the heat so it doesn't burn.
  • Crush the shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumb).
  • Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  • Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down gently with the back of a spoon to make a hard layer. Place the cake tin in the fridge and leave to harden for 30 minutes while you make the cream layer.
  • In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed. Then stir in the vanilla extract.
  • In a new bowl whip the double cream until it is thick.
  • Gently stir in the thick double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
  • Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add the cream cheese to the base and level off.
  • Put back into the fridge to set for at least an hour. Longer is fine if you want to make it ahead of time for an event.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a plate.
  • Melt the white chocolate in bowl in short bursts in the microwave to make sure it doesn't burn. Once melted add a tiny bit of red colouring paste at a time until it goes a gorgeous red colour. Add the teaspoon of vegetable oil and it will make much more of a liquid.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the cheesecake. Don't leave it too thick as it will hard to cut and you'll squash the cheesecake trying to cut through. A good drizzle will add an extra flavour and texture but still make it easy to cut.
  • Add all your favourite sweets and candy.
  • Serve and enjoy.



•This is a great no bake dessert for Halloween and Halloween Parties.
•You can create this cheesecake in advance for a party or event.
•Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight box. It will last about 3 days.


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 180mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 640IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword Candy, Cheesecake, Fun Halloween Food, Halloween, Halloween Cheesecake, Sweets
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11 thoughts on “Halloween Cheesecake”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this is such a great idea, and such delightful pictures too! If I have any leftover candy this year (and who knows if that will happen) I’m definitely going to give this a try 🙂


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