Rose Mary's Notes:
This is my easy go to recipe for any turtle Cheesecake, that I make, and I make my cheesecakes in various shapes, Round, Square as you see here, and also Heart Shape depending on the occassion that I am making it for. It is very simple, and easy, and in the picture that was taken for a photo shoot, I used all halves, and arranged them first on the cake, before adding the remainder of the topping. So it is versatile, just use your imagination.
|1 c||milk chocolate chips|
|1 jar(s)||(12 ounce) smuckers caramel topping|
|1 tsp||pure vanilla extract|
|1 c||chopped pecans|
|CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE|
|1 1/2 c||graham cracker crumbs|
|3/4 c||plus 3 tablespoons butter, melted|
|3 pkg||8 oz. each cream cheese softened|
|3/4 c||sugar plus 3 tablespoons|
|3 lg||eggs, room temperature|
|1 c||miniature chocolate chips|
|1 Tbsp||vanilla extract|
FOR THE TOPPING: Melt butter in a heavy sauce pan. Add the Chocolate chips and stir over low heat until melted; blend together with the butter.Remove from heat & add vanilla. Stir to mix.Spread warm chocolate over cheesecake & refrigerate 15 minutes. Microwave caramel topping in microwave for about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Add Chopped nuts. Stir to mix.Spread topping mixture over cheesecake. Cool completely before serving. Refrigerate any left overs.