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Our Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is an easy, no-bake Halloween dessert that is kid-friendly, a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun to decorate!
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Table of Contents
  1. Dress Up Your Dessert With a Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
  2. Why We Love This Halloween Chocolate Cheesecake Dip Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Halloween Recipes
  11. Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Our Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is an easy, no-bake Halloween dessert that is made using simple ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. This kid-friendly dessert is a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun to decorate–it’s a delicious dessert dip that will keep your guests dipping to discover what’s hidden under that scary-looking dirt!

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Dress Up Your Dessert With a Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Now that my kids are too old for costumes and I no longer have to stress about the dress, I’ve decided instead to focus on dessert. But when the scariest thing during Halloween is trying to figure out what to make, this simple Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip recipe is always a deliciously simple way to create a decadent treat (it’s similar to the classic dirt pudding, but in Halloween form).

The base of this dip is a smooth and creamy chocolatey dip that tastes like a heavenly combination of brownie batter and chocolate cheesecake. Crushed Oreos create the look of “graveyard” dirt and Milano cookies with a scattering of candy add to the festive scene.

Get creative with your toppings and choice of dipping vehicles–spoon licking is welcome as long as you don’t double dip!

Why We Love This Halloween Chocolate Cheesecake Dip Recipe

  • Decadent creamy dip under a layer of crushed cookie “dirt”.
  • Quick and simple to make.
  • Ultimate no-bake dessert.
  • Easy to customize and fun to decorate.
  • Kid-friendly dessert that tastes delicious.
  • A little spooky, a little silly, and a lot delicious!
  • Perfect treat for potlucks and holiday parties.
a biscuit dipped in the dip

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Cream cheese
  • Salted butter: If you decide to use unsalted butter, add an extra pinch of salt. This helps cut through the sugar.
  • Cocoa powder
  • Heavy cream: Whole milk or half and half are great options to use if you don’t have heavy cream.
  • Chocolate syrup: You can switch this out for caramel syrup instead.
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos): Oreos are usually used for this, but you can use any brand. I recommend the original Oreos, but you can try a different flavor for fun!
  • Milano cookies: Any cookie that could be used as a “gravestone” could work here (Nutter Butters will work great too!).
  • Black decorating icing (optional): It’s best to use the icing that comes in a tube for easy writing.
  • Candy pumpkins (these Halloween candy bones would be super cute too!)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Decorate Your Dip: You can use any Halloween themed candy to decorate your graveyard–this is a fun activity for kids. Use Halloween Peeps, candy corn, candy eyeballs, tombstones, sprinkles, or any other spooky-looking candy to create a festive scene.
  • Customize Your Creation: Feel free to replace the Halloween decorations with your favorite toppings to create your own custom-theme dip.
hand holding biscuit with the dip
  • Mixer
  • Serving bowl
  • Mixing bowl and tools
  • Measuring tools

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How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is an easy, no-bake Halloween treat that you can make in just 15 minutes. This kid-friendly dessert is fun to decorate and will keep your guests dipping to discover what’s hidden under that scary-looking dirt!

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
    cream cheese butter mixture
  2. Add cocoa powder, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup and beat until completely combined.
    add cocoa powder into the mixture
  3. Add the powdered sugar in increments.
    Pro Tip: Start the mixer slowly so that your mixture doesn’t explode everywhere and gradually increase the speed. Be sure to beat until fully combined in-between each addition of powdered sugar.
    powdered sugar added into the mixture
  4. Pour the dip in your serving bowl, level, and spread crushed Oreos over the top. Write “RIP” on one half of the Milano cookies and stick the bottom half of the tombstone, without writing, into the dip.
    showing the RIP written in the biscuit
  5. Decorate your graveyard with candy pumpkins. Serve and get dipping! Enjoy!

Tips

You can use any serving dish you’d like for this treat, but I think it is “scariest” when served in a non-see-through bowl. That way your guests cannot see the treats that may be hiding under the graveyard.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: To store your dip, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • To Freeze: To freeze your dip, put it in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for a few months.
Halloween Graveyard Dip zoomed in showing only the RIP biscuit

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dip in advance?

This Halloween dip can be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you are making it ahead, wait to add the Milano cookies and candy pumpkins until you are ready to serve it.

What can I eat with this Chocolate Cheesecake Dip?

This dip is delicious with so many different types of flavors. You can use this dip with a variety of fruits, like strawberries, raspberries, bananas, blueberries, pineapple, apples, and grapes. You can also use this for cookies and crackers, like chocolate chip cookies, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, or cheddar crackers. Pretzels and marshmallows are also great dippers.

graveyard dip in a bowl

Other Easy Halloween Recipes

5 from 2 votes
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Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Serves — 12
Our Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is an easy, no-bake Halloween dessert that is kid-friendly, a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun to decorate!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Dip

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 5 tbsp salted butter softened
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • cups powdered sugar

For the Decorations

  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos) crushed
  • 6 Milano cookies
  • Black decorating icing optional
  • ½ cup candy pumpkins

Instructions
 

  • Use a mixer to beat the cream cheese and salted butter together until creamy, about 1-3 minutes.
  • Add in the sifted cocoa powder, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup and beat until completely combined, about 1 minute.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar in increments. Start the mixer slowly so that it doesn’t explode out everywhere and gradually increase the speed. Be sure to beat the mixture until fully combined in-between each addition.
  • Pour the dip into a serving bowl and level out with a spatula or spoon.
  • Decorate the dip by spreading the crushed Oreos over the mixture to create the “dirt”.
  • Prepare the tombstones by writing “RIP” on one half of the Milano cookies, optional. Stick the bottom half without writing into the cheesecake dip.
  • Decorate with the candy pumpkins throughout the dish as desired and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: To store your dip, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • To Freeze: To freeze your dip, put it in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for a few months.
Tips:
You can use any serving dish you’d like for this treat, but I think it is “scariest” when served in a non-see-through bowl. That way your guests cannot see the treats that may be hiding under the graveyard.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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