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One does not simply... make orange cheesecake!
However, since it's Halloween time I've decided to make an exception. This is a NY style cheesecake dyed orange with a black swirl. Sounds good but I wanted more PRECIOUS chocolate. The "bark" is made from white chocolate melts that came in the color black and I added some Halloween sprinkles, candy eyes, and my favvvvv Reese's Pieces. 

Sure to delight your guests at a party and give your taste buds a dangerous trip to candy land. 


---Everything you will need in a nutshell---

THE CRUST

• 2 cups of gram cracker crumbs.
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted
• 9" spring form pan (note: you do not have to use a spring form pan, but your finished product crust will be thicker)
• A large sheet of aluminum foil. Enough to cup the bottom of the 9" pan.

THE CHEESECAKE (COLORED)

• A large bowl
• 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 3/4 cup milk
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• Orange and black food coloring.
• two separate mixing bowls for the two different colors

THE BARK

• 1 pound of white chocolate melts dyed black.
• Fun Halloween sprinkles
• Your favorite candy. For me I choose Reese's Pieces because it won't overpower and will add to the flavor of the bark and cheesecake.
• wax paper
• large cooking sheet


Step 1: Making the crust

(You can always skip all these steps by having self made crust, but I like to make things from scratch so it's more fresh.)

YOU WILL NEED:

• 2 cups of gram cracker crumbs. 
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted 
• 9" spring form pan (note: you do not have to use a spring form pan, but your finished product crust will be thicker)
• A large sheet of aluminum foil. Enough to cup the bottom of the 9" pan.

Stir together until well blended and the crumbs stick together. You can test if they stick well if you make a ball in your hand and it doesn't crumble. 

Grease the bottom of the spring form pan with Pam or butter. Press the crumbs on the bottom firmly. 
 
Finally, Line the bottom of the spring form pan with aluminum foil. You will eventually place your spring form pan into a large broiling pan or any oven safe pan that will be large enough to hold the cheesecake pan with 2 pints of water. This will ensure the cheesecake is cooked evenly. 
This is cool! <br>I never would have guessed the shape of the black filling was made this way... <br>Thanks for sharing! <br>

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