Your friends will be howling for more of this Team Jacob Inspired Cheesecake! Its delicious, festive, and easy to make, sink your teeth into this fun dessert!
|Create a werewolf cheesecake to serve at your Breaking Dawn premier party.|
My friends will be here tomorrow night to watch the first three Twilight movies and I a preparing some food for the affair. Although I am on team Edward, and plan to make my Twilight Quesadillas with an image of the handsome vampire emblazoned on them, I know a few of my guests favor Jacob, so I thought it would only be appropriate to serve a werewolf inspired dish too. I am making a recipe from my Hungry Halloween cookbook for ARRR-OOO-LIVE Bread (pictured below), but I wanted to share with you a recipe for a Howlin’ at the Moon Cheesecake that I created last year on my Hungry Halloween website that is appropriate too.
|Arrr-ooo-live Bread recipe available in my Hungry Halloween cookbook.|
As I have said before, I love to use stencils to create my themed cuisine. You can find pre-cut stencils in craft stores or you can easily cut your own. I cut my own Edward stencil for the Twilight Quesadillas and you can do the same with images of Bella and Jacob too. Just do an on-line search for pumpkin stencils of characters from the movie and cut your image out of a clear stencil sheet, a piece of acetate, or a piece of card stock. For this cheesecake recipe, you can use any werewolf stencil you can find, or you can download a template that I created for another werewolf themed recipe, Werewolf Won-tons, for my Hungry Halloween cookbook. The werewolf template will be too small for this cheesecake, so you’ll need to increase the size to 5″ tall. You could also choose to use the template that I used for the Arrr-ooo-live bread wolf instead, but in that case you’ll need to decrease it’s size to 5″.
For this no-bake cheesecake, I created the bottom layer and the image of the werewolf out of a mixture of Oreo cookies and cream cheese. This chocolate dough can easily be rolled so that it can be cut into a shape. For this project, you only need to use your stencil one time, so you can just cut it out of copy paper.
Team Jacob Inspired No-Bake Cheesecake (serves 8-12)
18 ounces Oreo Cookies
16 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened and divided
a sprinkling of cocoa powder to dust work surface
1 cup marshmallow fluff
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces Cool Whip frozen whipped topping, thawed
Special Equipment Needed:
Food Processor (or use a zip top bag and a rolling pin or pan)
8″ spring form pan
werewolf template http://files.hungryhalloween.com/werewolf%20template.pdf
Pour the Oreo Cookies into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. Add 8 ounces of Philadelphia Cream Cheese and pulse until mixture is fully combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. If you don’t have a food processor, place cookies in a large zip top bag and smash them with a rolling pin or a pan. You can add the cream cheese to the bag or put the crumbs in a bowl and mix the two together.
Sprinkle a small amount of cocoa powder on your work surface. Roll about 2/3 cup of this cookie/cream cheese mixture out to about 1/4″ thickness.
Copy the werewolf template, using the link above, and increase the size to 5″ tall. Print onto paper. Cut out your paper image.
Lay your paper template over the rolled out dough. Use a small sharp knife to cut around the image. Remove excess dough.
Press all of the remaining cookie/cream cheese mixture into the bottom of an 8″ spring form pan.
Beat together 8 ounces of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, marshmallow fluff and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add Cool Whip and beat until combined. Pour over crust. Smooth out surface using an offset spatula.
Carefully lay the cookie/cream cheese werewolf image over the cheesecake. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. To cut neatly dip your knife in hot water, dry, then cut. Repeat for each slice.
Be sure to check out all the Halloween recipes here on Hungry Happenings.