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Turtle Cheesecakes!
January 22, 2008, 9:49 am
Filed under: Dessert, Healthy Foods

I have been craving turtle cheesecakes for about 2 weeks now.  I looked at the nutritional information and was floored by how many calories it was, even using low-fat/fat-free items.  So, I knew it would be in my best interest to not make the oh-so-yummy turtle cheesecake.  So, I thought about it for a few more days and finally last night, I’d had enough!  I decided to make up my own recipe for this yummy dessert. 

Last night while looking through some of my fellow Daring Baker’s blogs, I found a new contest:  A Heart for your Valentine

“On February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a holiday honoring love and lovers.

In the spirit of the holiday, I suggest to romance the special person in our life not only with a love note but also with a homemade “edible heart”. So I would like to invite you to treat your Valentine with something sweet or savory but always heart-shaped or heart-decorated. Give your fantasy full scope and surprise your beloved one with a special heart! Of course we would like to see what kind of heart you give away, so please blog about it from now until February 15.”

If you know me, you know I love to make “cute” desserts, so I knew instantly this contest was right up my alley.  (I have a few more ideas for this contest too, so stay tuned throughout the month.)  May I now present to you MY Turtle Cheesecakes.

Turtle Cheesecakes

Nina’s Turtle Cheesecakes, somewhat WW friendly 😀

This recipe made 12 little hearts.


12 reduced fat Oreos

Small dab of margarine

6 caramels


Combine in food processor until crumbly.  Divide evenly into 12 portions in smoosh in the bottom of your pan.  Melt 6 caramels (be careful not to catch these on fire, hee hee) and pour a small dab on the top of each crust.  (I didn’t bake them at this point, but I think you should bake them at 350º for about 15 minutes.)



1 package fat-free cream cheese

¼ cup eggbeaters

1 cup Splenda


Combine all in mixer until mixture is smooth and creamy.  Pour equal amounts into each cheesecake.  Bake at 350º for about 15-20 minutes. Let cool.



2 tbs chopped pecans

14 caramels

2 tbs mini chocolate chips


Melt caramels in microwave.  Spoon equal amounts onto each cheesecake.  While the caramel is still warm top with pecans and chocolate chips.  Gently press on pecans and chocolate chips to make sure they are “stuck”.  Let cool completely, then pop out of pan.

Each heart is only 4 WW points. 


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Those are too stinkin cute!! I want a heart pan now dammit! haha.

Comment by CB

Don’t blame me! 😉 I love cute desserts too, and these looks very delicious.

Comment by zorra

MMMMmmmm they look good and they’re cute. I think this blog event was made for you. You always make adorable heart shaped goodies

Comment by nikki57

very cute! you are getting a lot of mileage out of that new heart pan too.

Comment by Rhonda

I haven’t had a turtle cheesecake in ages – yours look delicious and adorable!

Comment by Deborah

[…] even though my entry might not be as heart-elaborate as some of the current entries (Nina’s heart turtle cheesecakes are freaking fabulous!), I thought it was cute enough to enter my cupcakes […]

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[…] Daring Bakers #2 – Lemon Meringue Pie Jump to Comments I was so excited when I heard this month’s challenge was Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP).  LMP is one of  my favorite pies, hands down.  I hurried out the day after I found out about the challenge to find a cute tartlette pan.  Since I’m on Weight Watchers and trying to cut down on desserts I thought if I could make tartlettes then I could freeze them and eat them slowly over time instead of having to eat them all at once.  I found the perfect tartpan on my search.  It was in my favorite shape also – a heart.  This is also the same pan I used to for my Turtle Cheesecakes.  […]

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So did I miss where you said you got your mold from? I don’t generally have the patience for making a big (easy) dessert into a bunch of tiny (tedious) desserts, but I just might have to for these.

Comment by zebe912

So did I miss where you said you got your mold from? I don’t generally have the patience for making a big (easy) dessert into a bunch of tiny (tedious) desserts, but I just might have to for these.

Comment by zebe912


have been to the states some time ago and I loved the turtle cheesecake. Now I decided to make it for me and my boyfriend.
Would you like to send me your recipe? I´d like to have an original one. 🙂

Thanks a lot


Comment by Imke Diesing

from cheesecake to carmel and nuts..yummy!! They look amazing and tempting hehe

Comment by Tina

[…] Heart Cuppycakes!  Ooooh, these must be the delicious Turtle Cuppycakes that were inspired by my Turtle Cheesecakes!  As, I read the cute letter she wrote, she also included one of her Red Wino and Chocolate […]

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Looks yummmy! I’m going to make this in a small pan as one cake, should I cook it for the same time or longer?

Comment by sarah

Sarah – I think it might take a little bit longer in a bigger pan. These hearts are tiny so they didn’t take too long to cook. Just check the middle and cook until it’s not very jiggly and slightly browned. Let me know how it goes!!

Comment by NinaBeth

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