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Thursday, October 24 2013

Scare away your Halloween sweet tooth with this hauntingly delicious dessert, featuring a swirl of chocolate in a creamy, orange tinted cheesecake, topped with easy to make bat cookies.



Bat Cheesecake
Recipe from 
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 2    5 1/4ounce packages  Pepperidge Farm® Brussels® Cookies (30 cookies)
  • 2    tablespoons   butter, melted
  • 4    8 ounce packages  cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4   cups   sugar
  • 4      eggs
  • 1    8 ounce container  sour cream
  • 2    teaspoons   vanilla extract
  • 1/4   cup   all-purpose flour
  • 4    1 ounce squares  semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  •     Food coloring
  •     Bat Cookies
Bat Cookies:
  •     *Reserved cookies
  • 2    1 ounce squares  semi-sweet chocolate
  •     Mini chocolate-coated candies
Heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place 15 cookies and butter into a food processor. Cover and process until crumbs form. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan.
Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, vanilla extract and flour.
Reserve 5 cookies to make Bat Cookies*. Crush the remaining cookies in a resealable plastic bag with a rolling pin.
Spoon 3 cups cheese mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in the chocolate and crushed cookies.
Tint the remaining cheese mixture orange with the food coloring.
Spoon both batters alternately into the pan. Gently pull a knife through the batter to swirl.
Bake for 50 minutes or until set. Let the cheesecake cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Decorate the cake with the Bat Cookies.
Bat Cookies:
Cut each reserved cookie in half. Place 2 cookie halves side-by-side, with the cut edge facing you, on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Place semi-sweet chocolate into a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag. Microwave on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Cut off one corner of the bag. Squeeze the chocolate in the middle of each cookie pair to join. Add 2 chocolate-coated candies for "eyes". Let stand until set.
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