Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse
Inspired by traditional candies, perfect for a special dessert or Halloween party.
- 8 oz cream cheese 1 package
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk or cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 oz Cool Whip 1 small container, thawed
- orange and yellow food color
- candy corn for garnish
Beat cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer until fully smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, then milk (or cream). Add vanilla. Continue mixing. Beat about 1 minute on medium to medium-high speed. Fold cool whip into cream cheese mixture, and stir until fully combined.
Scoop about 1/3 of the Cheesecake Mousse into a bowl, and color orange. Color another third of the mixture yellow. Leave the remaining third white. One color at a time (starting with yellow), scoop mixture into a piping bag or large ziplock bag, and squeeze a layer of the Cheesecake Mousse into small dessert dishes of your choice. Repeat with orange and then white Mousse.
Refrigerate 30 minutes (or up to 1 day) before serving. Garnish with candy corn if desired.
Sugar Free Option: In the past, I have adjusted this recipe to be sugar free, with good results. Simply substitute 1/3 cup Splenda for the powdered sugar, and replace regular cool whip with sugar free cool whip. Omit candy corn garnish.
Recipe options: This general concept could be created using vanilla pudding or white chocolate mousse (from a mix or from scratch).
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg