Easy Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

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Oh my goodness! If you’re looking for a tasty dessert then you have to try this Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe! It’s so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Plus, it’s the perfect size for individual servings. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!

Be prepared to be wowed with this rich caramel and chocolate turtle cheesecake recipe.

What Is Turtle Cheesecake?

Turtle cheesecake is a rich and decadent dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s made with a creamy cheesecake filling, chocolate ganache, caramel and pecans.

The caramel and chocolate combined with pecans and walnuts are a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors and will make you think of your favorite turtle cheesecakes!

Turtle Cheesecake In a Jar

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Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

  • It’s easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients
  • It’s the perfect size for individual servings
  • It’s rich and decadent
  • The perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors!

Easy Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

This is a super easy turtle cheesecake recipe and it only takes a few minutes to make. It’s perfect for a special occasion or just because you want something sweet and delicious!

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake In a Jar

Best Cream Cheese For Turtle Cheesecake

I always recommend using full-fat cream cheese when making cheesecake. It’s important to use a high-quality cream cheese so that your cheesecake is nice and creamy.

I also recommend using block cream cheese instead of the spreadable kind in a tub. Block cream cheese has less water content and will result in a richer and more flavorful cheesecake.

Ingredients For Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

Here are the ingredients for Turtle Cheesecake In A Jar.

  • Chocolate biscuit crumbs 1 cup – we like to make oreo cookie crust.
  • Sugar 2 tbsp – white sugar is best.
  • Butter 3 tbsp – make into melted butter
  • Pecans ¼ cup – chopped pecans
  • Caramel pieces 1 cup – In small pieces
  • Condensed milk ¼ cup
  • Cream cheese filling 1 ¼ cup
  • Flour 1 tbsp – plain or all-purpose flour
  • Eggs 2 – Medium to Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp – use a good quality pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate ¼ cup – semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 Walnuts – Optional Topping
all ingredients

How To Make Turtle Cheesecake

Here is a step-by-step recipe for making chocolate turtle cheesecake.

Step One: Making The Cheesecake Base

Prepare all the ingredients for your turtle pecan cheesecake.

Mix the oreo biscuit crumbs with melted butter and half the sugar.

prepare all ingredients

Mixing The Biscuit Crumbs

Mix the oreo biscuit crumbs with melted butter and half the sugar.

Pour the biscuit mixture into serving jars and press down to create your cheesecake oreo crust. 

mix crumbs, butter and half sugar

Step Two: Press The Biscuit Mixture

Pour the biscuit mixture into the serving jars and press down to create your cheesecake oreo crust. (If you’re not using a jar you can use a 9 inch springform pan instead).

Pour into serving jars

We used an oreo cookies for our biscuit crust but you can use a graham cracker crust if you prefer.

Step Three: Make Caramel Sauce

Melt the caramel pieces into the condensed milk and whisk into a buttery caramel sauce. Leave the bowl at room temperature while you move onto the cream cheese mixture.

Melt caramel in condensed milk

Step Four: Combine Turtle Cheesecake Mixture

Combine cream cheese mixture with eggs, flour, vanilla and the remaining sugar to make the cheesecake batter. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla along with the other ingredients until you have a decadent cheesecake mixture.

combined cheese, eggs, vanilla and sugar

Step Five: Cook Cheesecake Mixture

Pour the cheesecake mixture into a mold and bake at 190 degrees for 35 minutes.

Pour into a mold

Step Six: Layer Your Turtle Cheesecake

Put a layer of caramel sauce on the crumbs, then a layer of cooked cheesecake mixture.

Step Seven: Melt Chocolate Chips

Melt the chocolate chips and pour the as a chocolate sauce over the cheesecake mixture.

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake In a jar

Step Eight: Finish Your Turtle Cheesecake

Add walnuts and oreos and toasted pecans as optional extras and top with the remaining caramel sauce. The melted chocolate and caramel will create a delicious top of the cheesecake.

What To Serve With Chocolate Turtles

If you’re looking for something to serve with this turtle cheesecake recipe, I suggest serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It’s also delicious on its own!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Happy baking!

Can I Use Sour Cream In This Recipe?

Yes! You can use sour cream in this recipe instead of cream cheese. Just make sure to add a little more sugar, as the sour cream will be slightly tangier than the cream cheese.

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake In a jar

I Don’t Have Any Pecans, Can I Use Something Else?

You can certainly use other types of nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or pistachios. Just make sure to toast them for a few minutes before adding them to your cheesecake. You can also use crushed graham crackers, coconut flakes or mini chocolate chips as a topping for this delicious turtle cheesecake. Enjoy!

Best Biscuit Base For Cheesecake?

If you’re looking for the best biscuit base for your cheesecake, I recommend using oreo cookies or graham crackers. Both of these biscuits have a delicious flavor that pairs really well with the cream cheese filling. You can also use digestive biscuits, chocolate sandwich cookies or vanilla wafers if you want something different.

Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake In a jar
Yield: 4

Easy Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake In A Jar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The Easy, Delicious Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake In a Jar

Ingredients

  • Chocolate biscuit crumbs 1 cup – we like to make oreo cookie crust.
  • Sugar 2 tbsp – white sugar is best.
  • Butter 3 tbsp – make into melted butter
  • Pecans ¼ cup – chopped pecans
  • Caramel pieces 1 cup – In small pieces
  • Condensed milk ¼ cup
  • Cream cheese filling 1 ¼ cup
  • Flour 1 tbsp – plain or all-purpose flour
  • Eggs 2 – Medium to Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp – use a good quality pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate ¼ cup – semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 Walnuts – Optional Topping

Instructions

Step One: Making The Cheesecake Base

Prepare all the ingredients for your turtle pecan cheesecake.

Mix the oreo biscuit crumbs with melted butter and half the sugar.

Step Two: Press The Biscuit Mixture

Pour the biscuit mixture into the serving jars and press down to create your cheesecake oreo crust. (If you're not using a jar you can use a 9 inch springform pan instead).

We used an oreo cookies for our biscuit crust but you can use a graham cracker crust if you prefer.

Step Three: Make Caramel Sauce

Melt the caramel pieces into the condensed milk and whisk into a buttery caramel sauce. Leave the bowl at room temperature while you move onto the cream cheese mixture.

Step Four: Combine Turtle Cheesecake Mixture

Combine cream cheese mixture with eggs, flour, vanilla and the remaining sugar to make the cheesecake batter. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla along with the other ingredients until you have a decadent cheesecake mixture.

Step Five: Cook Cheesecake Mixture

Pour the cheesecake mixture into a mold and bake at 190 degrees for 35 minutes.

Step Six: Layer Your Turtle Cheesecake

Put a layer of caramel sauce on the crumbs, then a layer of cooked cheesecake mixture.

Step Seven: Melt Chocolate Chips

Melt the chocolate chips and pour the as a chocolate sauce over the cheesecake mixture.

Step Eight: Finish Your Turtle Cheesecake

Add walnuts and oreos and toasted pecans as optional extras and top with the remaining caramel sauce. The melted chocolate and caramel will create a delicious top of the cheesecake.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1019Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 797mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 2gSugar: 95gProtein: 15g

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Looking For More Cheesecake Recipes?

If you’re looking for more delicious cheesecake recipes, be sure to check out my other recipes. From berry swirl cheesecakes to classic New York-style cheesecakes, there is something here for everyone! Enjoy!

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