Mini Turtle Cheesecakes

These Mini Turtle Cheesecakes are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. If you are a cheesecake fan, I highly recommend giving these mini cheesecakes a try.

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.

can i make these in a regular muffin tin?

You could definitely make these cheesecakes in a regular muffin tin. We used a mini muffin tin, but these would work just as well in a regular muffin tin.

You will need to adjust the cooking temperature and and time, since it is a little bigger. We recommend cooking them at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the centers do not jiggle when you give the pan a small shake.

do these freeze well?

These cheesecakes do freeze extremely well. I recommend freezing the cheesecakes without the toppings and caramel and chocolate syrup.

To freeze, place them in an airtight container, and make sure they are laid evenly in the freezer, not at a slant.

They will be good in the freezer for about 2 weeks.

To thaw, place them in the fridge for about 12-24 hours. You will then want to top them with the caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, and nuts.

We do not recommend freezing them with the toppings. They just won’t look as great, or have as good of a texture.

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Serves: 48

Mini Turtle Cheesecakes

1 hrPrep Time

15 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 18 Oreos (finely crushed)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 pecan halves
  • 1 cup fudge topping
  • 1 cup caramel topping
  • 48 mini muffin liners


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine crushed Oreos and melted butter, and press mixture in the bottom of each liner.
  3. In another bowl 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.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely, and then refrigerate for at least an hour. Top each with pecan halves, and drizzle with fudge and caramel toppings.



352 cal


35 g


1 g


8 g
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20 Responses to “Mini Turtle Cheesecakes”

  1. 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 Wheeler
    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 :)
  3. 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! ;) Hugs, Heather

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