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78% would make again

Leftover Halloween Candy-Bottom Cheesecake

by Merle O'Nealfeatured in 6 New Takes On Cheesecake

Ingredients

for 10 servings

Cookie Base

  • 1 ¾ cups assorted chocolate candy (310 g)
  • ½ cup brown sugar (110 g)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 g)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (115 g), softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 g)

Cheesecake Filling

  • 24 oz cream cheese (675 g)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 g)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For Decorating

  • chocolate syrup

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 499
    Fat 37g
    Carbs 35g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 21g
    Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C). Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make the cookie base: Chop the candy into bite-size pieces, then transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add the butter and cream with an electric hand mixer until fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and mix with a rubber spatula to combine.
  5. Fold in the flour just until smooth, then add the candy pieces and fold to incorporate.
  6. Transfer the dough to the prepared springform pan and pat down in an even layer. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Make the cheesecake filling: In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar. Beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
  8. Add the salt, vanilla, and eggs and beat to combine.
  9. Pour the filling over the chilled base and smooth the top.
  10. Bake 35-40 minutes, until the sides are golden but the center still jiggles slightly. Let cool to room temperature.
  11. Drizzle chocolate syrup in a spiral pattern over the cheesecake. Using a toothpick, draw lines outward from the center to create a spiderweb pattern.
  12. Un-mold the cheesecake, then slice and serve.
  13. Enjoy!