Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

Recipe by TasteTester
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 1 12
    cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 50)
  • 34
    cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 14
    cup butter, melted
  • 32
    Kraft caramels
  • 3
    tablespoons milk
  • 32
    ounces cream cheese, softened (4 packages)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 8
    ounces semisweet chocolate, divided (8 squares)


  • Heat oven to 300°.
  • Mix wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup nuts, and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on medium (50%) 4 to 5 minutes or until caramels are melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 2 minutes. Pour over crust; spread to within 1 inch of edge. Cool.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in larage bowl 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 chocolate squares. Stir into cream cheese batter; pour over caramel layer.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool, and refrigerate 4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining nuts just before serving. Melt remaining chocolate square; drizzle over cheesecake.
  • (Note: You can save 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by preparing with neufchatel cream cheese and reducted fat or light sour cream.).