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Mini Turtle Cheesecakes

Author: Jennifer Locklin

Ingredients

  • Cheesecake:
  • 2 pkg. of 8oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • Topping:
  • 1 pkg mini semi sweet chocolate chips used: Nestle Semi Sweet Mini Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 pkg 11 oz Caramel Bits (used: Kraft Caramel Bits)
  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 pkg oreos

  • Standard Size Muffin Tin Liners

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place a muffin tin liner in muffin pans.
  • Separate Oreos and discard filling.
  • Place 1 chocolate wafer in the bottom of each liner.

  • Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add one egg at a time, beating between additions.
  • Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add vanilla and lemon juice, beat until well combined.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture over wafers in tins, filling each tin 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Caramel Sauce:
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine caramel bits and water.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir.
  • Continue microwaving in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until melted; set aside.

  • Remove cheesecakes from oven and immediately sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Drizzle with melted caramel.
  • Cool completely.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up the topping.