Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Everybody loves my cheesecakes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped, divided or 1 cup nuts, of choice finely chopped, divided
  • 2 cups oreo chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag Kraft caramels
  • 12 cup milk
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ounces semisweet baking chocolate (Baker's)


  1. Mix crumbs,1/2 cup of the pecans and butter;press onto bottom and up sides in an 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Place caramels and milk in small bowl.
  3. On high for 3 minutes in microwave, or until caramels are completely melted.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the caramel mixture unto crust.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  6. Cover and reserve remaining caramel mixture in refrigerator for later use.
  7. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla (with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.) Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  8. Pour over caramel mixture in crust.
  9. Bake at 300 for 65-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  10. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake, cool before removing side of pan.
  11. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  12. Heat reserved caramel mixture just before serving cheesecake; drizzle over cheesecake.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
  14. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.
  15. Any left over put in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

Made this for a family birthday and had great compliments! One change I would make - add a little more butter to the crust. Mine turned out kinda dry & crumbly...but it still tasted great ;)

Glory77 November 23, 2008

I love this cheesecake and was actually going to post it myself! It has wonderful flavor and presentation. The crust is my favorite part and it goes together like a dream. I made this for my Dad's birthday and it looked very professional. Thanks for posting!

Munchkin Mama November 19, 2007

I don't like an Oreo crust so I use chocolate graham crackers and crush them finely. I use the same amount of butter and the same amount of cracker crumbs as Oreos . You will be amazed it's like eating a chocolate candy bar with Carmel crust.I have made this recipe many times. I get rave reviews every time !

crgjazz_10712687 August 08, 2014

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