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 photo TruMooHALLOWEENOrangeLogo-1_zps3ce13877.jpgHalloween is one of the best times to be able to cut loose and be creative in the kitchen.  I have all sorts of fun coming up with different ghoulish recipes to server my friends when they come over Halloween night.  If you are looking for a great ingredient to get you started, or add/substitute into another recipe, look no further than TruMoo Orange Scream.

Orange Scream is TuMoo’s seasonal Halloween delight.  Its low-fat milk flavored with orange.  It adds the perfect touch to any spooky treat, plus it’s healthy too.  Now, unfortunately, there weren’t’ any stores in my area that is carrying it this year, so I made a recipe using their chocolate milk.  You can very easily substitute in Orange Scream.

 

No-Bake Frightful Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • Crust –
    • 1 1/5 cups of Oreo Cookie Crumbs (24 cookies)
    • ½ sugar
    • 1 stick of butter melted
  • Filling
  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup of warm water
  • 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of TruMoo Chocolate Milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup of chocolate chips
  1. In a small bowl, combine Oreo crumbs (I processed me in a food processor), ½ sugar, and butter; mix well.  Press into the bottom of a 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese & ¼ cup of suger until well blended with an electric beater.
  3. In a measuring cup, sprinkle gelatin over ¼ cup of water (warm, but not too hot) and let it dissolve.  Immediately pour it into the cream cheese mix, along with the TruMoo Chocolate Milk, with the beater is on & mix well.  Refrigerate 8 to 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
  4. In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.  Add in the cream cheese mix, and mix until well blended.  Add in the chocolate chips and stir them in with a spatula.  Pour mix over the prepared crust.  You can top it with additional chips and any leftover cookie crumbs (there will be a good bit).
  5. Cover and chill for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

The cheesecake came out very well.  The only issue I had was getting the gelatin to set up right once mixed into the cream cheese.  While the consistency was good, it wasn’t as firm as it should have been.  I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t have the cream cheese softened enough or that I need to come up with a different way to prepare the gelatin.  Also, don’t pat the crumbs down hard.  Try to leave them loose.  I pressed mine down too hard and had a hard time getting it out when I was cutting slices.  As for toppings, you can use any that you like.  I used some gunny skeletons, tombstones, and pumpkins to dress it up a bit.  My daughter has since eaten them off the cake, so I’m assuming that they were good.

There are lots of other TruMoo recipes out there that you can try, or you can come up with your own.  You can visit their website for more delicious TruMoo Halloween recipes & and find out which stores near you carry TruMoo.  You can also find more recipes on both their Facebook & Pinterest pages.

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