“The Stuff” Marshmallow Cheesecake Recipe

"The Stuff" from 1985 proves that when it comes to horror films, anyone or anything can be a killer...and in this film, it was a food product. Learn how to make my no-bake cheesecake inspired by "The Stuff" – I promise that it won't consume your brain and eat you alive from the inside out!

The Stuff from 1985 proves that anything can be a killer…

When it comes to the killer in horror films, we’ve seen it all – masked maniacs, reanimated corpses, werewolves, and other creatures of the night. But one film really changed the game by making the killer a food item…The Stuff, from 1985.

When a mysterious, marshmallow-y goo is discovered bubbling from the earth, the food industry packages it up, and mass markets it to consumers as The Stuff without even checking to see if it’s safe for consumption. Needless to say, it turns out The Stuff actually consumes the consumer, transforming them into a zombie-like state.

While my recipe for The Stuff Marshmallow Cheesecake isn’t by any means healthy, I can at least promise you it won’t consume your brain and eat you alive from the inside out!

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“The Stuff” Marshmallow Cheesecake Recipe

    What You Need:

    Cheesecake Ingredients

    • 5 oz marshmallows (about 20 large)
    • 1/3 C milk
    • 8 oz of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
    • 2 t. vanilla extract
    • 6 oz of whipped topping

    Crust Ingredients

    • 1 C crushed chocolate chip cookies
    • 2 oz melted butter (1/2 a stick)

    Special Tools

    • Baking sheet
    • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
    • Cookie Cutter
    • Fondant sculpting tools
    • Large wooden skewers

    For Decorating

    • One batch of cookie icing
    • Candy canes
    • Gel food coloring (green, pink, red)
    • Pastry bags
    • Decorating Tips

    What To Do:


    In the bowl of stand mixer, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth. Then add the brown sugar and molasses and beat on medium high speed until combined.

    Next, add in the egg and vanilla, and beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula, as needed.


    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and spices. Turn the mixer to low speed, and slowly add the dry mix into the wet until combined.

    Divide the dough in half and wrap each piece with plastic wrap. Pat down into a disc shape, and chill in the icebox for at least 3 hours, but overnight is preferred.


    Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Remove 1 disc of chilled cookie dough from the icebox. Generously flour your work surface, your hands and the rolling pin – this dough can get sticky! Roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thick.

    Cut out the cookies, and place onto prepared baking sheets. I used a decorating tip to cut bite-marks out of a few of them. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes.


    Once the cookies are baked, use a large skewer to curl up some of their hands. Use a butter knife or fondant sculpting tool to add their sinister eyebrows. It’s important to do this while the cookies are hot. Allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, before transferring them to a cooling rack.

    Once completely cool, decorate with icing and candy canes. Allow the icing to completely dry before serving.

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