Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes

Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes Final 3 Do you or do you not want to shove these babies into your mouth for breakfast? Seriously. How can I convince you to come eat the last 6 of these in my fridge right now? My thighs can’t handle any more of these. Yes, I eat them and yes I do my best to work them off but there’s only so much running a girl can do! Yikes.

Totally kicking my own trash at the gym today.

BUT, let me just say that as much as I hate certain workouts, these are the kinds of desserts that make it totally worth it!

Oreo + Cheesecake + Chocolate + Pecans + Caramel = need I say more?

And, the best worst part is you can whip these up in 10 minutes flat! TROUBLE, I tell you! All the oreo cheesecakes I’ve done take about 10 minutes to make and are just as ridiculous too. {Check out my Nutella Topped Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filled Oreo Cheesecakes and these Tye Dyed Oreo Cheesecakes.}

Here’s how you make this kind:

turtle cheesecake 1 Line 10-12 muffin tins with paper liners and oreos. Everything good and holy starts with oreos!

turtle cheesecake 2 Scrape some room temperature cream cheese into a large bowl and beat it up to get it all loosey goosey. Yes, that is a technical term.

turtle cheesecake 3 Pour in some sugar and mix that in too.

turtle cheesecake 4 Then you can stir in the vanilla

turtle cheesecake 5 and plop in an egg.

turtle cheesecake 6 Beat this for 30 seconds or so until a smooth cheesecake batter forms. Make sure to scrape the sides and mix again briefly.

turtle cheesecake 7 Spoon this mixture over the oreos and set aside. I have deeper muffin tins, so I only filled 10. Just be aware!

turtle cheesecake 8 Now for the topping, chop up some pecans and grab some mini chocolate chips too.

turtle cheesecake 9 Sprinkle the tops with both and pop into a 325 degree oven.

turtle cheesecake 10 After 15 minutes or so, the cheesecakes should be set and look a little pouffy. After you cool these to room temperature, they should flatten out. Peel the liners off and refrigerate.

Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes Final 1 Once they are nice and chilled, grab one

Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes Final 2 and drizzle lots of caramel sauce over like there’s no tomorrow.

Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes Final 4 Now DIG in! Hello lover. You taste mighty fine.

These were phenomenal. Loved them to pieces and am scared I’m going to eat the rest single handedly. Send help.


The Girl With No Will Power and/or Self Control

Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes

Yield: 9-12 cheesecakes


12 Oreo Cookies
1-8oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup store bought caramel sauce {use your favorite brand}


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Place one oreo cookie in the bottom of each tin and set aside.
In a large bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides and whip again until there are no lumps. Spoon cheesecake batter over oreos evenly. Depending on how deep your muffin tins are, you should get anywhere from 9-12 individual cheesecakes. Top with pecans and mini chocolate chips. Bake 15 minutes or until completely set. Bring to room temperature. Remove paper liners carefully and refrigerate until cold. To serve, place on serving platter and top with caramel sauce.

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67 Responses to “Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes”

  1. #
    Jenny Flake — April 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    These look fabulous Lauren! Perfectly ooey and gooey!


  2. #
    Maria — April 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Love these! Such a great dessert!


  3. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — April 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Oh wow. I need these for breakfast!


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    Karan — April 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks a lot, Lauren. Now I’m going to have to make these tempting little cheesecakes – and will have to eat a couple. Maybe if i jog in place while mixing and while they are baking. . . . They sound yummy.


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    Megan Pence — April 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I’m feeling a very difficulty tearing and conflict of emotions right now. I’m torn because of my simultaneous loving and loathing of these – Loving these for obvious reason (duh!!) , and loathing because there is no amount of running, sit-ups, dog walking, Jillian Michael’s 6-week 6-pack I could do to get out from under the weight these gorgeous little bundles of joy and awesome would inflict on my waist line.

    I still heart you and these all the same. Because who am I kidding – I would never be able to say ‘no’ to one (or six) of them.



    • Lauren — April 3rd, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

      Having one isn’t really that bad…when you’re on your 4th, you know you have a problem.


  6. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Chocolate, cream cheese, Oreos…oh yes, these are perfect Lauren!


  7. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — April 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    ahh I’d totally love some of these for breakfast!!! thank you for ruining my wedding diet :)


  8. #
    Deborah — April 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    These. are. awesome! I want ten!!


  9. #
    TheCupcakeAssassin — April 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    These look amazing. I know my other half would love these. I’d love to give these ago some time soon and post on my blog @…….would you mind if I did this? I’d give you credits for these ofc (links and twitter post), i’m not one to steal :)


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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — April 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    The fact that they are individually portioned i’m sure does NOTHING for the self control :)


    • Lauren — April 3rd, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

      Nothing AT ALL. I had hope that it would….haha…ya right.


  11. #
    Nicole — April 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying these! Beware, your blog may get a bit bogged down. I pinned this and is seems to be very popular!


  12. #
    Peggyinno — April 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I think I’m gonna make these just so I can follow your hilarious directions!!!


    • Lauren — April 3rd, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

      Aww, thanks Peggy! LOL!


  13. #
    aimee — April 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    these look AMAZING. Yum! definitely going on my to make list.


  14. #
    Olivia Vickers — April 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Lauren! These look awesome…I do have a question…will leaving the liners on until serving hurt the cheesecakes?


  15. #
    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — April 2, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    These look incredible, as do all your oreo cheesecake recipes (which I have subsequently bookmarked, i’m in for some trouble..) Thanks for the great recipe!


  16. #
    Genêt — April 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Oh Lauren, these are the perfect sweets to make this week with my kids while they’re on Spring Break. Thanks for sharing!


  17. #
    Cassie — April 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I’m such a fan of individual cheesecakes, much easier than messing with a springform pan. And this flavor combo I will take any day of the week.


  18. #
    Shari Ellis — April 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Hello…I stumbled upon your site a few days ago, and I am very impressed. I am looking forward to trying the Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes along with the Lemon Crinkle Cookies. Keep ’em comin!

    BTW…your daughter is a natural beauty. :)


  19. #
    Krissy's Creations — April 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    No convincing for me! That first picture is to-die-for. Seriously love the caramel on top. Great recipe Lauren!


  20. #
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — April 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    these are beautiful Lauren! Love the Oreo ‘crust’…such a wonderful trick that I use as well. Love the ‘turtle’ aspect!


  21. #
    sally @ sally's baking addiction — April 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Lauren, these look fabulous! And very easy too. love the combo of oreos and chocolate turtles too. genius!


  22. #
    Kathryn — April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I love these kind of desserts that look so fancy but are so easy to throw together and everyone ends up thinking you’re a culinary genius!


  23. #
    Katie — April 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    You convinced me to come and eat these without even saying anything. All I needed was that first picture. Then, I found out there was an Oreo on the bottom. Yum!


  24. #
    suzette — April 3, 2012 at 12:12 am

    These look amazing…so amazing in fact that I’m not making them. Ha! I cant even imagine how much more I would have to workout to burn these off…omg


  25. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

    These look fantastic, definitely worth some extra time at the gym:-)


  26. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — April 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I’m so glad you shared these right before Easter. I can now stop looking for dessert. This is IT! SO fab.


  27. #
    Erin — April 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I love individual cheesecakes! These look wonderful!


  28. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Look at all that glorious caramel…..I would run a few extra miles to eat one of these!


  29. #
    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — April 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    heck to the yes. amazing. :)


  30. #
    Michelle — April 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    OMG these look so good. I think that I would eat these for breakfast too.


  31. #
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — April 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Oh, wow, Lauren! Those look amazingly delicious. Seriously. Wow.


  32. #
    Marilyn Brennan — April 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Hey, don’t forget your fabulous Halloween ones! Very fun and delicious, too!


  33. #
    Suzanne — April 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I would have no willpower where these are concerned either. I would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner until they were gone.


  34. #
    katie — April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Damn you…. I think I must change my birthday dessert to this–just when I was content on settling for a cookie cake. These look unreal and because my birthday is saturday I don’t think any one will judge if I eat ALL OF THEM! :)


  35. #
    Mary — April 5, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Has any one tried freezing these bundles of joy?


  36. #
    anonymous — April 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I LOVE the picture of the egg in midair- I don’t know why but it makes me crack up SO badly. Oh, and I honestly couldn’t live without this individual cheesecake!


  37. #
    Erika - The Teenage Taste — April 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    You’re right, these look dangerously good. In a so bad it’s good way of course. I could gladly take those remaining cheesecakes off your hands! 😛


  38. #
    Tina Stryde — April 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Can you freeze these??


  39. #
    Rebecca Davis — April 7, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Had a wonder as I was making these tonight…Adding sweet cherry pie filling would almost be like a Black Forest Cheesecake…The possibilities would be endless….You ARE a culinary genius!


  40. #
    Candice — April 10, 2012 at 3:26 am

    These look heavenly! I need to make these soon…


  41. #
    Anonymous — April 10, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I just made these tonight, not only were they simple and quick to put together, but taste PHENOMENAL! You’re right, there is no controlling yourself to just one.


  42. #
    Diana — April 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    made these tehy were so easy ans sooo good! thx


  43. #
    Mai — May 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Tried this today. So delicious and easy to make! Thank you for sharing your recipe!



  44. #
    Susan Bernards — September 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Love this recipe!


  45. #
    Daniella — December 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Made these today OMG!! delicious


  46. #
    Rike — March 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    They sound soooo delicious – can’t wait to try them out tomorrow! Maybe I’ll be dreaming of them ^_^


  47. #
    Masyitah — March 28, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I wonder why my cream cheese not turn out white? But they’re still taste….SO GOOD


  48. #
    kim — May 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    word of advice-when making these, don’t load batter all up to the top! you won’t fill up 12 spots!


  49. #
    Carolyn Jane — May 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Hi…this recipe looks yummy and fantastic…thanks for sharing this recipe… Can’t wait to try…Anyway, do you mind if I copy your recipe as well as the pictures into my new blog with different language?



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