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KISSES Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

KISSES Caramel Cheesecake
Intermediate

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating

Ingredients

  • COOKIE CRUMB CRUST
  • 72 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates filled with Caramel
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. Prepare COOKIE CRUMB CRUST. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Remove wrappers from caramel filled chocolates. Place 56 chocolates and milk in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and smooth when stirred. Gently pour and spread on bottom of prepared crust.
  • 3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gently spoon over caramel mixture.
  • 4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely, remove side of pan.
  • 5. Place 4 caramel filled chocolates and water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM 30 seconds or until chocolates are melted and smooth when stirred. Drizzle over surface of cheesecake. Cover; refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with whipped topping and remaining chocolates. Cover; refrigerate leftovers. Makes 12 servings.
  • COOKIE CRUMB CRUST: Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs (about 45 cookies, crushed) and 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl; blend in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool.

Ratings & Reviews

    I received phone calls from friends who said that their co-workers were looking at them oddly; due to the fact that "mooing" sounds were being made to the cheesecake. Such a wonderful recipe!