Turtles® Cheesecake


Pecans, caramel and chocolate all wrapped up in a decadent cheesecake batter, what could be better?

1 to 9 - inch round cheesecake


  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 14 ounces individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped

  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one 9 inch springform pan.

  2. Toast the pecans at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 minutes. Remove pecans and set aside. Leave oven at 350 degrees C (175 degrees C). In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter.

  3. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs with the melted butter then press into the bottom of the prepared springform pan. Place the pan onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove and allow to cool.

  4. In a double boiler, or a bowl set over barely simmering water, melt the caramels in the evaporated milk. Stir until smooth. Pour this over the cooled crust. Sprinkle the nuts over the top.

  5. In a bowl, combine the cheese, sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth, scraping down the bowl several times. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until smooth. Melt the chocolate chips in the double boiler and mix into the cheese mixture. Pour the batter over the caramel layer.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes or until barely set. Chill over night in the refrigerator before serving.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

671 Calories
44g Fat
63g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 671
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 281mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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