OREO Ultimate Turtles Cheesecake


When we say 'ultimate,' we mean it. This delectable cheesecake boasts an OREO Cookie crust topped with a nutty layer of caramel and a classic cheesecake filling. Drizzles of melted chocolate and caramel-pecan sauce finish it off in style.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
16 servings


  • 24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed

  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 (14 ounce) package caramels

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan.

  3. Microwave caramels and milk in a microwaveable bowl on high for 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Stir in nuts; pour half into crust. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.

  4. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over caramel layer in crust.

  5. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.

  6. Microwave reserved caramel mixture 1 minute; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate; drizzle over cheesecake.


Note: Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F if using a dark nonstick springform pan.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 480 calories, 31g total fat, 15g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 37g sugars, 7g protein.

TURTLES is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

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