Have Lot’s of Leftover Halloween Candy? Make Cheesecake

LHC Cheesecake

Every year my wife and I argue about how much Halloween candy to buy. Our neighborhood feels like Halloween central. We literally get hundreds of kids! When she buys the candy, I claim she didn’t get enough. When I buy the candy she yells that I bought too much. She was right as usual!

So I’m looking at all this extra candy and thinking “what am I going to do? How about make a cheesecake”? So, trying not to go into a sugar coma, I proceeded into putting together this awesome, sweet dessert.

The crust was made from Kit Kat bars. The cheese filling mixed with ground Whoppers. I also inserted mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and MilkyWay Bars. The topping is a ganache made from Hershey Bars. This dessert is too good to keep to myself, so below please help yourself to my recipe.

LHC (Leftover Halloween Candy) Cheesecake

Pre-heat oven to 325°

About 2 cups of crushed Kit Kat bars (enough to fill the bottom of a 9” springform pan
1/3 cup melted butter

Mix the crushed Kit Kat’s with the butter and press into bottom of pan.

4 8oz packages of softened cream cheese
1 ½ cups of crushed to a powder Whooper’s malted milk balls
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Other Halloween candy pieces of your choice

Beat the cream cheese, Whoppers powder, and vanilla extract. Mix in eggs one at a time until well blended.

Pour half the cheese filling over the crust and spread evenly. Add the other Halloween candy pieces to the first layer of filling. Pour the remaining half of filling and spread evenly.

Bake for about 1 hour or until center is set. Chill overnight in fridge.

Ganache Topping
½ cup of heavy cream
1 cup of Hershey bars broken in to pieces

Bring the heavy cream to a boil in a small sauce pot. Take pot off burner and add chocolate pieces. Wisk chocolate until melted and well blended with cream. Allow to cool.
Pour ganache over chilled cheesecake and spread evenly. Place cheesecake back in the fridge until ganache has fully cooled and set.


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