Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

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This recipe proves that you can bake terrific tasting cheesecakes with less fat. I call it the "Skinny Turtle" because layers of caramel and nuts top the graham cracker crust, complementing the chocolate cheesecake. —Tamara Trouten of Fort Wayne, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 whole reduced-fat graham crackers, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 25 caramels
  • 1/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 284 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir caramels and milk until smooth. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with pecans.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over caramel layer. Place pan on baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  5. Chill for 4 hours or overnight. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 284 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 starch.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Delicious. I"

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"This was the recipe I chose for my first attempt at baking a cheesecake. Turned out great! Gooey caramel + cheesecake = can't go wrong!"

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