Mini Turtle Cheesecakes


I think I have professed my love of cheesecake before – but just to reassure you – I REALLY love cheesecake. My husband and I went to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate our birthdays – and we each picked a slice. I, of course, went straight for the turtle cheesecake. There’s just something about the delicious combo of fudge, caramel, pecans, and cheesecake. I was having withdrawals when I came across Camille’s post for Mini Cherry Cheesecakes, and I knew I could make mini turtle ones! I added an Oreo crust and topped them with the classic “turtle” taste. And like the mini cherry cheesecakes, I bet you can’t eat just one!

Mini Turtle Cheesecakes:
(makes 48 mini cheesecakes)

18 Oreos, finely crushed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
pecan halves
fudge topping
caramel topping
mini muffin liners

Completely combine Oreos and butter, and press mixture in the bottom of each liner. Mix together cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until light and fluffy. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each liner, filling it almost to the top. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely, and then refrigerate for at least an hour. Top each with pecan halves, and drizzle with fudge and caramel.

Looking for other great desserts? Try these:
Caramel Apple Blondies
M & M Pudding Cookies
Samoa Brownies
Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake
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 These are the items we used:
Mini Muffin Tin – You can find the item HERE
Mini Muffin Tin Liner found HERE

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  1. Jessica says

    I’ve made mini cheesecakes before and did a whole variety. Making tiny crumb crusts is such as hassle for a lazy baker like me! I used whole cookies from the 100-calorie packs. 100-calorie Oreos are so good and fit my mini muffin tin pretty well with a bit of smushing. I also used the 100-calorie Chips Ahoy for a batch of mini chocolate chip cheesecakes.

    My original recipe was for full-size muffins and called for a whole vanilla wafer rather than crumbles and butter. This is also an excellent shortcut! I’ve used half of an Oreo for cupcake-size chocolate cheesecakes. So scout out the cookies aisle and see what you find!!

  2. Marilyn says

    Made these tonight for a dinner party. They were a total hit! Everyone had seconds & then took some home. Even my son who stated “I don’t like cheesecake” tried one and was hooked! (And I made mine in a regular muffin tin!)

    • Elissa says

      How long and at what temperature did you bake them for in the regular muffin tin?! I want to make these for a thanksgiving party this weekend and don’t want to buy a mini muffin tin!

  3. Marilyn Wheeler says

    I made these for a small dinner party this evening. When I first brought them out I was asked if I had bought them. My guests were very impressed & thought I had bought them @ a bakery! This was a real compliment to me as it was the first time I had even made cheesecake dessert! Evryone had seconds & also asked to take some home. Even my son, who stated “I don’t like cheesecake” while I was preparing them decided to try one and was hooked :)

  4. Heather says

    Hi ladies. Thanks for visiting & linking up this delicious Mini Turtle Cheesecake recipe (and a couple other yummy recipes) to the Sweet Wednesday Link Party! You’re recipes always look SO good. I use “My Recipe Magic” recipe links for the parties I participate at too! 😉


    • Cyd says

      This is where our new sister site come in handy!! Just click on the MAGIC button under the picture and it will take you to all the nutritional info on the recipe. You can scroll down or click on the NUTRITION button. Hope this helps!

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