Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

1 ½ C. crushed niilla wafers

¾ C. chopped pecans, divided

¼ C. butter, melted

32 caramels

3 Tbsp milk

4 pkg cream cheese (8 oz each)

1 C. sugar

1 C. sour cream

4 eggs

1 pkg (8 squares) semi-sweet

chocolate, divided

Heat oven to 300. Mix wafer crumbs, ½ C. nuts and butter; press onto bottom of 13X9 baking dish. Microwave caramels and milk in bowl on med 4-5 min or until melted and well blended stirring every 2 minutes. Pour over crust; spread to within 1 inch of edge. Cool. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time mixing on low after each just until blended. Melt 7 chocolate squares. Stir into cream cheese batter; pour over caramel layer. Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Refrigerate 4 hours. Sprinkle with remaining nuts just before serving, melt remaining Chocolate Square; drizzle over cheesecake.

*save 60 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by using reduced fat cream cheese and sour cream*

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