October 11, 2019

Individual Jack Skellington cheesecakes #HalloweenTreatsWeek

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies to help in recipe development, but as always all opinions are 100% my own.

Finished mini Jack Skellington face cheesecakes.

Individual Jack Skellington cheesecakes are not only delicious, but they are also a super fun Halloween dessert or party treat! These creamy little cheesecakes with a chocolate graham cracker crust are sure to please.

This is my last recipe for #HalloweenTreatsWeek and it's one I'm very excited to share! This recipe is based off of this one here. I made a few changes for mine and am so happy with how they came out.

If you or anyone you know is a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, these are the perfect treats to make! They are not complicated. The most difficult part is putting on the face (I did a few practice ones that did not make the photos, but were still delicious, and happily gobbled up by my family and I).

The chocolate base makes a nice contrast in color and flavor and is perfect for Halloween time. For this recipe I used Dixie Crystals granulated sugar, Wilton's pastry bag and round cake decorating tip 3, Adams Extract twice as strong vanilla extract, and these sturdy white cupcake liners from Sweets & Treats. All these items helped to make these little cheesecakes a success!

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Platter of individual Jack Skellington cheesecakes.

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Individual Jack Skellington Cheesecakes

Individual Jack Skellington cheesecakes are not only delicious, but they are also a super fun Halloween dessert or party treat! These creamy little cheesecakes with a chocolate graham cracker crust are sure to please.


For the crust
  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 16 crackers)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
For the cheesecake
  • 16 oz. (2 blocks) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
For the chocolate topping
  • 3 oz. semi sweet chocolate, chopped (or chips)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


How to cook Individual Jack Skellington Cheesecakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with 20 liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the crust ingredients until well-combined. Spoon about 2 heaped tablespoons into the bottom of each muffin liner and press it firmly down with your fingers (you may have some leftover).
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat sugar until light and fluffy and then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the sour cream until combined.
  5. Equally divide the cheesecake mixture into each muffin liner (about 2 tablespoons each).
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the cheesecake no longer looks wet and has set.
  7. Let cool in the muffin pan for about 5 minutes. Then carefully transfer each muffin liner to a wire rack to cool completely (about one hour).
  8. Heat the heavy whipping cream in a small pot until hot. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate. Let sit for a couple of minutes and then spoon into a pastry bag with a #3 round tip.
  9. Carefully pipe the chocolate onto each cheesecake making the face of Jack Skellington.
  10. Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze and thaw before serving.
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I hope you give these super fun Halloween treats a try! Let me know in the comments below.

Serving individual Jack Skellington cheesecakes.

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  1. These are so much fun! My husband and I dressed as Jack and Sally our first Halloween together, so I should make a batch of these!

  2. These are so much fun! My kids would absolutely love these!

  3. Cheesecake is ALWAYS a good idea. They look perfectly spooky too!

  4. These are just a cute! I never think of cheesecake as particularly Halloween-y, but this nails it!

  5. Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies, and these are awesome!

  6. We love watching Nightmare Before Christmas. These would be great to serve while enjoying the movie again.

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  8. Really, really fun idea. Love cheesecake, and individual ones are always fun. That way I get to say I ate an entire cheesecake. :-)

  9. Every year I look forward to seeing your Halloween treats. You, my lady, are the Queen of Halloween!

  10. Dear Amy, what a fun treat for Halloween! I love your 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' themed cheesecakes!

  11. Oh Amy, these little cheesecake are so cute and perfect for the upcoming Halloween...thank you so much for sharing the recipe...so much fun!
    Have a great rest of the week!

  12. Love the Jack Skellington faces - perfect on these mini cheesecakes!

  13. I'm not even knowledgeable about Jack Skellington, and I love these!

  14. This is such a cute idea! I will keep it mind for next year!

  15. It's hard to resist cheesecakes. Especially when they're decorated like Jack Skellington!


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