Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake

Recipe by Mary in LA.
READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 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
  • 2
    ounces semisweet baking chocolate (Baker's)


  • Mix crumbs,1/2 cup of the pecans and butter;press onto bottom and up sides in an 9 inch springform pan.
  • Place caramels and milk in small bowl.
  • On high for 3 minutes in microwave, or until caramels are completely melted.
  • Pour 1/2 of the caramel mixture unto crust.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Cover and reserve remaining caramel mixture in refrigerator for later use.
  • 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.
  • Pour over caramel mixture in crust.
  • Bake at 300 for 65-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake, cool before removing side of pan.
  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Heat reserved caramel mixture just before serving cheesecake; drizzle over cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.
  • Any left over put in refrigerator.