Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

17  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 5 hr 50 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed NILLA Wafers (about 50)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 32 caramels
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix  wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup nuts and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM (50%) 4 to 5 min. or until caramels are melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 2 min. Pour over crust; spread to within 1 inch of edge. Cool.
  • Beat  cream cheese and sugar with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Melt 7 oz. chocolate. Stir into cream cheese batter; pour over caramel layer.
  • Bake  45 to 50 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining nuts just before serving. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over cheesecake.

Recipe Tips

Cooking Know-HowFor easy slicing, run a knife under hot water to warm up, then wipe dry before using to cut cheesecake. For best results, clean the knife after each slice.

Better For YouSave 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by preparing with neufchatel cheese and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 540 
  • Total fat 38 g
  • Saturated fat 20 g
  • Cholesterol 150 mg
  • Sodium 350 mg
  • Carbohydrate 45 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 37 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Vitamin A 20 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 10 %DV
  • Iron 6 %DV

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