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How To Make Scary Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake

It's time to embark on a culinary journey into the macabre! Let's delve deep into the art of creating a spine-chilling masterpiece: the Scary Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake. We'll unearth the dark and delicious secrets behind crafting a dessert that tantalizes your taste buds. With intricate details, rich flavors, and a touch of eerie elegance, this dessert is perfect for Halloween gatherings, horror-themed parties, or any occasion where you want to add a dose of delicious fright to your menu. Let's venture into the world of culinary darkness as we uncover the steps to conjure this sinfully scrumptious spectacle.


Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Keyword cheesecake, halloween
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 mini cupcakes


Skull hand ingredients

Crust ingredients

Chocolate Cheesecake ingredients


Skull Hand Directions

  • Using your hands, rub a teaspoon size amount of vegetable shortening onto your hands, this helps keep the fondant from sticking to your fingers.
  • Work 1 tablespoon of fondant until soft and pliable and use your fondant silicone mold,
  • Allow the fondant to harden overnight.

Crust directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake pan with white cupcake liners (aff).
  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the chocolate graham cracker crumbs and sugar
  • Gently mix in the melted butter until a sandlike mixture forms
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon into each cupcake liner
  • Using a flat bottomed cup, gently press down to make a evenly crust layer
  • Bake the crust in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Remove and allow to cool completely

Chocolate Cheesecake directions

  • Reduce the oven temp to 250 degrees
  • Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined and smooth
  • Beat in the egg until combined
  • Beat in the pure vanilla extract until combined
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake batter into the cupcake liners (aff). Gently tap the pan onto the counter to release any ‘bubbles’ in the batter
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the center doesn’t jiggle
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing and placing on a smaller cookie sheet (aff) and place in the fridge overnight

Topping Directions

  • Using a small pot, bring the 1?2 c heavy whipping cream to a simmer
  • Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Spoon half into the piping bag and set aside
  • Remove the cheesecakes from the fridge and spread about 1-2 tablespoons of ganache on top of the cheesecakes
  • Dip into the crushed chocolate graham cracker
  • Pipe a thick dollop of ganache in the center of the cheesecake and coat completely in the crushed graham cracker
  • Decorate with the fondant skull hand and sprinkles

This dessert is more than just a treat for the taste buds. It's a testament to the artistry and creativity that can be achieved in the kitchen. With each bite, you're transported to a spooky graveyard scene, complete with decadent cheesecake that's sinfully smooth.

The process of creating this masterpiece is a wonderful opportunity to bond with friends and family. Gather your loved ones for a spooky baking session, and let the creative juices flow as you design your skeletons. It's a chance to share laughter, stories, and perhaps even a few spooky tales around the kitchen table. The Scary Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake is more than just dessert; it's an experience, a conversation starter, and a memory-maker.

So, whether you're preparing for a Halloween bash, a horror movie night, or simply looking to surprise your loved ones with a unique and delectable dessert, remember that the Scary Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake is your secret weapon. It's the perfect blend of fear and flavor, a culinary masterpiece that will linger in the minds of your guests long after the last bite.

Ghoulishly Delicious: The Best Monster Eye Doughnut Recipe

With their eerie charm, Monster Eye Doughnuts offer a fantastical twist to a regular doughnut recipe. These bewitching treats titillate your taste buds and ignite the imagination, making every bite an adventure. The tender and flawlessly fried doughnut serves as a canvas for artistic embellishment. Vibrant, gooey glazes set the stage, resembling mystical potions ready to cast a spell. A burst of flavors unfolds as your teeth sink into the doughnut's embrace.

What truly sets Monster Eye Doughnuts apart is their ability to transport bakers and consumers into a world of wonder (aff). Crafting them is an exercise in ingenuity; playful designs of candy eyes and colorful swirls reveal the creator's whimsical spirit.  Whether you are gracing a dessert table at a themed party or enjoying them as a personal indulgence, these doughnuts are perfect.

This Monster Eye Doughnut recipe stands as a testament to the endless possibilities of creativity in the kitchen. So, embrace the playfulness and embark on a journey where the ordinary doughnut is transformed into a masterpiece.


Monster Eye Doughnuts


Doughnut ingredients:

Vanilla doughnut icing ingredients:

Decorating ingredients:


Directions :

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a doughnut baking pan with Pam baking spray
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter, and vanilla extract
  • Combine the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined
  • Spoon batter into doughnut pan and bake for 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 6 minutes before removing and placing the doughnuts onto a wire rack
  • Repeat steps until all batter is used

Icing Directions:

  • Using a standing mixer (aff), combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, milk and vanilla extract and mix on medium
  • to high speed until smooth and thick
  • Scoop about 1/4 C of the icing into 2 bowls
  • Add a few drops of red to one bowl
  • Add a few drops of black to the second bowl
  • Scoop the two icing's into their own piping bag

Decorating directions:

  • Dip the doughnuts into the white icing and place onto a wire rack that way excess icing can drip onto the cookie sheet (aff) below
  • Place a candy melt onto the center of the doughnuts
  • Allow doughnuts to dry for 20 minutes
  • Using the red piping bag and pipe the veins onto the doughnuts
  • Using the black piping bag, pipe a pupil onto the center of the candy melt
  • Allow doughnuts to continue to dry for another 30 minutes before enjoying!

These treats are more than just a fusion of flavors; they're a testament to the creativity that thrives in baking. So, whether you're enjoying these doughnuts at a Halloween gathering, a themed party, or just as a whimsical treat for yourself, remember that the joy lies not only in their taste but in the joy of creating something truly magical.

Happy baking, and may your kitchen forever remain a playground of delicious enchantment!

How To Make Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

Unlock the whimsical charm of Halloween and Christmas combined with our enchanting guide on baking Nightmare Before Christmas cookies. Inspired by Tim Burton's iconic stop-motion masterpiece, these cookies are a delightful fusion of spookiness and holiday cheer.  We'll walk you through step-by-step instructions and valuable tips to help bring Halloween Town to your baking endeavors.


Jack Skellington Cookies

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cookies, jack skellington, nightmare before christmas



Icing ingredients



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cover a cookie sheet (aff) with parchment paper and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer (aff), cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
  • Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  • Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  • Cut out 12 circles and place onto a cookie sheet (aff)
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  • Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  • Let cookies cool completely

Royal Icing Directions:

  • Using the standing mixer (aff), combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  • Scoop 1 C of icing into another bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel coloring. Add in a few more drops of black to get the shade you want.
  • Scoop some white icing and black icing into the piping bags and set aside
  • Add in a few tablespoons of water into the remaining white icing and mix until combined
  • Using the white piping bag, pipe a outline around the cookies
  • Fill in with the thinner white icing
  • Let cookies dry overnight
  • Using the black piping bag, pipe the detail of Jack Skellington's eyes onto the cookie and fill in
  • Pipe a line for a smile onto the bottom part of the cookie
  • Pipe small lines for stitching onto the line for the smile
  • Let cookies dry for an hour before enjoying.

As you put the final touches on your Nightmare Before Christmas cookies, you've embarked on a culinary adventure that captures the essence of two beloved holidays in one delicious creation.  While baking these Jack Skellington cookies, you've woven enchanting stories of Pumpkin Kings and ragdoll heroes through mixing, rolling, cutting, and decorating.

The beauty of these cookies lies not just in their visual appeal but in the shared experiences they can foster. Imagine gathering friends and family around a table adorned with these whimsical treats, sparking conversations about favorite scenes from the movie or creative variations on the classic designs. These cookies are more than confections; they're a medium for storytelling, laughter, and connection.

These Nightmare Before Christmas cookies stand as a testament to the power of creativity and the magic of cinema. Just as Tim Burton's masterpiece combines the eerie and the heartwarming, your creations capture that same duality in each bite. So, as you savor these delectable treasures, remember that you've not only baked cookies but crafted memories, sparked imagination, and spread the joyous spirit of the holiday season. Here's to many more delightful baking adventures that bridge the gap between fantasy and reality, just like Jack bridged the gap between Halloween and Christmas!

If you are a fan of Nightmare Before Christmas, check out these Sally Cookies as well as these Jack Skellington Cookies.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies: Make Sally Cookies

Bring the magic to your kitchen from the beloved classic Nightmare Before Christmas with these Sally Cookies!  These intricately designed cookies blend the artistry of baking and the eerie allure of the holiday season.  These Nightmare Before Christmas inspired Sally Cookies will delight movie fans and connoisseurs of sweet treats.


Sally Cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes).
  • Add the egg and beat until well combined.
  • Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and beat on low until well combined.
  • Divide dough into four bowls and add food coloring. Mix well with a fork.
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes or more.
  • Make golf ball-sized dough balls using 2-3 colors of dough for each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies 8-12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet (aff) for 2 minutes
  • Cool cookies on a baking rack.

Frosting Stitches

  • Melt a small handful of chocolate melts in a piping bag according to the instructions on the bag.
  • Snip the tip off the piping bag and use it to add stitches to the cookies.
  • Follow the lines of different colors on the cookies.
  • Allow to dry for 30 minutes.

Embark on a culinary adventure that merges the fantastical with the delectable.  With Sally by your side, these Sally cookies embody the very essence of the movie.  They celebrate the beauty in the strange, the charm in the eerie, and the warmth in the most unexpected places.

The magic of Halloween and Christmas can be found in the simple joy (aff) of baking and sharing these delightful treats.  With each stroke of icing and every intricate detail carefully rendered, you bring to life not only a beloved character but also a piece of the movie's magical essence. Just as Sally herself is a symbol of resilience and artistry in the film, these cookies become a testament to your creative prowess in the heart of the kitchen.

The joy (aff) of baking these Nightmare Before Christmas cookies goes beyond the final product.  It's about embracing the whimsy and charm of the film and infusing it into your traditions.

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally cookies embody the very essence of the movie that has captured hearts for generations—celebrating the beauty in the strange, finding charm in the eerie, and discovering warmth in the most unexpected places. So, let your baking adventure continue, and may your Sally Cookies be a delectable reminder that creativity, imagination, and the spirit of the holidays can be savored, one delightful bite at a time.

And if you like these cookies, check out our Jack Skellington Cookies too!