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Turtles® Cheesecake from Karo®

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"Creamy, caramel cheesecake is drizzled with chocolate and caramel and sprinkled with chopped pecans."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    38 mins

    4 hrs 58 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter; combine with graham crackers crumbs. Press evenly into bottom of 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  3. Reserve 10 caramels. Microwave remaining caramels, corn syrup and 2 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently until melted. Remove and let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Beat cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until well blended. Gradually beat in melted caramel mixture. The caramel will cool and streak throughout.
  5. Pour filling over crust. Bake for 32 to 38 minutes until just set. Remove from oven and let cool on rack 10 minutes. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Melt chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds or until melted. Drizzle over cheesecake.
  6. Microwave reserved caramels and cream in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave in 15 second increments until sauce is creamy. Drizzle over cheesecake and sprinkle with pecans.
  7. Great caramel flavor in a creamy cheesecake.
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  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

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Dec 27, 2013

We spent all that time in energy into this just for the caramel to be so hard on top that we couldn't cut a nice piece from it. Frustrating! Also, we used an oreo crust instead. Next time I will prebake the crust! The cream cheese / caramel part turned out fine. We didn't have chocolate chips and used some oreo crumbs. I will not use the Werther's caramel on top next time and will opt for some caramel sundae topping on it instead. This was the second time that I've baked with the Werthers and they were great in my homemade apple pie, but they were a poor choice for the top of this cheesecake; the consistency was all wrong.

Dec 25, 2013

Awesome!!! I will definitely make this again. I cooled my caramel mix a longer than 5 min though. Other than that, didn't change one thing. Delicious!!


5 Ratings

Dec 14, 2013

I liked this cheesecake. It wasn't difficult to make and it was satisfying. I really am thinking of substituting milk chocolate next time.

Dec 05, 2013

It's a little tricky to assemble but I think mine turned out pretty (see photo) and we loved it. If you can't make this group of ingredients taste great, you're an idiot. My incorporated caramel was still too hot after 5 minutes but that's hard to gauge, let it cool longer. And the chocolate and caramel drizzles could have been a little runnier, they tended to drop in clumps first then drizzle. Next time, I'll put them in a zip-lock and squeeze them through a clipped corner. I used a graham cracker crust 'cuz that's what I had on hand. That's the only change I made except I didn't use any of the recommended brands and I skipped step 7. By the way, 4 cubes of caramels make an ounce. This recipe takes 36 pieces, if you're working with a different size bag.

Dec 04, 2013

Loved It!


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

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

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