Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

Directions

  1. In small bowl toss together wafer crumbs, chopped pecans and margarine or butter. Press on bottom of 9- inch springform pan.
  2. Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy.  Add sugar, chocolate and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined after each addition.
  4. Pour over crust. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until almost set. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  5. Loosen sides of pan. Cool for 45 minutes more. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  6. Top with pecans pieces and halves. Drizzle with ice cream topping.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 4 1oz squares chocolate, semisweet, (melted)
  • 2 cups Heritage Ovens® Wafers, Vanilla, (finely crushed)
  • 1/4 cup Land O'Lakes® Unsalted Butter, (melted)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, (pieces and halves, toasted)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract, pure
  • 3 packages West Creek® Cream Cheese, (8oz, softened)
  • 3 West Creek® Egg(s), Medium