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PHILLY Chocolate Turtles(R) Cheesecake Recipe
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PHILLY Chocolate Turtles® Cheesecake

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"This heavenly cheesecake is layered with caramel and chocolate and served up in a toasted pecan crust."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    5 hrs 10 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover bottom of 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper. Combine chopped pecans, margarine and 2 tablespoon sugar; press onto bottom of pan. Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 4 to 5 minutes or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread over crust to within 1 inch of edge; cool.
  2. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Stir in chocolate; pour over caramel layer.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until centre is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Sprinkle with pecans halves just before serving.
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  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2008

I prepared this exactly as written. It was very easy to prepare and it came out decadent and delicious! I especially love the caramel pecan crust. I'd never had anything like that before. The cheesecake is definitely a semi-sweet flavor. For those who would prefer more of a milk chocolate flavor, try using fewer bakers chocolate squares, or melt a milk chocolate to mix in the cheesecake. I thought that many would be too much, but it tastes great to me and wasn't at all grainy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2008

This recipe tastes great, but it's a hassle to make. The carmel was stuck to the pan so i hard time getting it out of my springform pan. The crust didn't stay together. It made an awful presenation.

Mar 21, 2011

AMAZING! Did some tweeks by instead mixing the plain batter, then mixing half the chocolate amount into half the plain batter, and then mixing 16 melted caramel squares into the other half of the plain batter, then we just marbled the two in the pan. OMG so delish! Made it more of a true 'Turtle' cheesecake with the addition of the caramel cheesecake. Yum!

Jun 17, 2009

I made mine with a vanilla wafer base, by crushing 1 1/2 cups of vanilla wafers and mixing it with 1/4 cup of melted butter. I pressed that into a 9x3 springform pan. Once I poured my caramel mixture over the base I sprinkled the top caramel layer with 1/2 cup chopped pecans. I prepared everything else as directed and baked with a casserole dish on the bottom rack, filled with water, to prevent the top of my cheesecake from cracking. Once baked and cooled and the rim had been removed, I drizzled on some store bought caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce, in a decorative fashion, the sprinkled on another 1/2 cup of crushed pecans. It was a HUGE HUGE hit!

Feb 03, 2009

I made this at Christmas and everybody loved it. It's so rich and creamy you only need a very small slice. Definately a hit!

May 06, 2009

Amazing! Make sure you don't let the caramel go to close to the edges otherwise it will stick. But overall, so tasty and so easy to make!

Dec 26, 2008

The pecan and caramel crust was very good, but the chocolate cheesecake was dry and like eating chocolate paste. I will never make this again.

Jun 07, 2010

followed recipe exact. Caramel a little hard to cut through, next time will use a drizzle method. very rich, extended family members asked for recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 433 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 31 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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