Love chocolate turtle cake? Love cheesecake? We thought so. (Who doesn't?) This one's for you—and 15 lucky friends and family members.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 50)
3/4 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans, divided
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
32 KRAFT Caramels
3 Tbsp. milk
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 egg s
2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
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Let's Make It
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.
For 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.
Save 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by preparing with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 20g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.