Do you love pumpkin desserts?  Do you LOVE cheesecake?  Do you love tiny food?  Om Nom Nom into this instructable!

I have been trying to figure out things to make that would be awesome (and delicious!) to pack in lunches for dessert.  We were getting bored of cookies and such, and I didn't want to go out and just get a pre-made snack from the store.  When Instructables launched the Halloween Food contests and the Cupcake contests, an idea struck me all at once.

If there is one thing I make that my husband absolutely adores, it is my No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake.  He loves it for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, on his birthday, you name it.  However, having a full slice of cheesecake at lunch everyday is a bit much, so I decided to make these little snack-sized Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes!

We're using these to pack in lunches for work and school, but they are also great for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving dessert, and holiday grab-ables!

What You Will Need:
2 Boxes of No-Bake Cheesecake Mix ( I used the Jell-O brand's home-style cheesecake mix.)
1 Can Pumpkin Puree (or 1-1/2 Cups)
1 8-oz package of Cream Cheese (softened, leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.)
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1-1/2 Sticks of Butter (Softened / Melted)
1 Package Almond Windmill Cookies (Also acceptable are molasses cookies, oatmeal cookies, or gingersnaps)

Also Gather:
2 Mixing Bowls
Measuring Cups / Spoons
Muffin / Cupcake Pan
Cupcake Liners
Gallon-sized Zip-lock Bag
Hammer / Mallet / Smashy Thing

Step 1:

Open up that package of cookies.  After enjoying one or two (or five...) with a glass of milk, dump the rest into a gallon-sized ziplock bag.

Proceed to smash the living calories out of the cookies with your hammer / mallet / smashy thing.  REALLY let your rage out.  Stress from school, anger towards your boss, frustration with general people, just LET THOSE COOKIES HAVE IT.  You want mostly a fine powder, but it is okay to have a few chunks in there too.
<p>I see in your Bio you like new things. If you're in a time crunch or just don't need that smashy thing therapy, may I suggest a food processor? It even helps if you're in a hurry to get those items to soften ;) Can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks :)</p>
Hey how much milk do I add I'm confused
If you read the directions on the cheesecake mix, then it should tell you how much to add. Mine used 1-1/2 cups of milk. <br> <br>Different brands of mixes use different amounts of milk, which is why I didn't include the exact amount in the instructions.
I don't think I've seen a no bake cupcake before! Lovely!
I snorted when I read 'smashy thing'.... These look awesome! I'm not even into pumpkin pie, but I may gives these cupcakes a try!
I'll admit it... these look disgusting. But sound SOOOO good!
These sound so good. Very cute too! :D

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