Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes

It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge. This month’s challenge was Cheesecake.  I love cheesecake, but my husband doesn’t, so I usually don’t make it.  I decided that I was going to make individual cheesecakes, and there were so many easy recipes out there.  I decided to make Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes from Lauren’s Latest.  I love Lauren’s blog, she has so many fantastic recipes and desserts.  

These cheesecakes are so delicious.  I made them for my parents and siblings, who are big cheesecake fans, and they loved them!!  One of the best part is the surprise crust on the bottom.  

That’s right, there is an Oreo cookie on the bottom of these individual cheesecakes.  I don’t think that these could get any better, except of course there are chocolate chips, pecans, and caramel sauce to top it all off!! I loved that these were easy to make, without all the work of making a big cheesecake.  They were also extremely delicious.  These are on my list of desserts to make again! 

Other Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes:
   *  January: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
   *  March: Baked Spaghetti
   *  July:  Tempura Chicken Tenders
Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes
(Recipe from Lauren’s Latest)
Oreo Cookies
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Caramel ice cream topping (optional)
1.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2.  Line a muffin tin with liners and place an Oreo cookie at the bottom of each muffin tin.
3.  In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.  Stir in the egg and vanilla until combined. 
4.  Evenly spoon the batter over the Oreo cookies.  Top each cheesecake with the chocolate chips and pecans.  
5.  Bake the cheesecakes for 15 minutes or until they are set.  
6.  When done cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Top with caramel ice cream topping.  

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  1. Nice job these look so good and Love anything thats single servings :)

    #30 ccc Triple Lemon Cheesecake

  2. I totally procrastinated and never got my cheesecake recipe made. Boo. But I was totally going to do a turtle or toffee cheesecake. Great minds. :) The Oreo turtle combo sounds awesome!

  3. Oh my goodness! These cheesecakes look amazing. I love the single servings and the Oreos! Great CCC pick! I’m #16. :)

  4. This is fantastic! Actually, it’s sinfully DELICIOUS!

  5. Will you be my new best friend and share these with me? Please! I’ll even do your dishes, especially the plates with that yummy caramel sauce left over!

  6. These look fabulous! Yummmm! I’d love for you to stop by – I’m #9 in the challenge. :)

  7. These look fantastic
    I’m participating, but I did just post “No-bake cookie cheesecake” as I’m really in a “cheesecake mood” lately

    I’m pinning these

  8. These turtle cheesecakes look delicious! I love that they are mini…I have a hard time controlling myself when it comes to cheesecake! CCC #69

  9. That topping is amazing! Love your photos! #55

  10. Yup, you win!!! I can’t resist turtle anything…and your cheesecake looks amazing! #48

  11. All the recipes look delicious especially your Oreo ones! Would love to have you join our Foodie Friends linky party on Friday! I came over from your Facebook page.

  12. Alyssa,
    These Oreo Turtle Cheesecake bites look delicious! They would be awesome for a shower or party!

    I made Rolo Cheesecake.

  13. The only word I can think of is YUM.

    Jen #73

  14. Love the Oreo on the bottom and I love individual portions, looks delish.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  15. just when i thought these couldn’t get any better, i saw the crust on the bottom! i like that these are individual servings and that they’re so easy to make…i have to give these a try! thanks for the recipe : )

  16. you had me at turtle!! Love that they are individual as well so you dont have to feel so guilty eating them. stopping by from CCC #53 Maria

  17. What a great recipe! They are so cute; love the oreos on the bottom and that lovely topping. Yum!


  18. These look great! I love that they are single serve. Make some now and freeze some for later! Would love it if you would stop by.

  19. I love these! They are perfect for a party or get together, and they look so delicious! Great recipe!
    CCC #22

  20. I could JUMP through the screen and eat one right now!

    Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

    • Thanks!! Thank you for hosting the challenge, I had so much fun participating. Can’t wait to see what challenge you come up with next!

  21. I don’t know how you could get much crazier than this! Girl – you went all out with this challenge and totally created the craziest cheesecake recipe I’ve ever seen! What gooey crunchy goodness!!!

  22. I am so making these this weekend!! Love your blog, I am your newest follower, look forward to sharing!

  23. OMG! Want! Thanks for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog :) See you again soon x

  24. Oh wow. These look so good…I think I’m gaining weight just looking at them! I’m so going to have to make these sometime.

  25. What a cute idea to use the oreos as a base for the cheesecakes!! Very clever and very yummy looking!!

    Stopping by from #64 – Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes

  26. No wonder I keep seeing cheesecakes on blogs lately…

    Looks amazing! Such a perfect dessert!

  27. I am your newest follower. I love this recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  28. YUM! Should have known when I saw this on Bacon Time it was gonna bring me to you! Totally in a good way 😉 My hubby is the same way. But it’s funny that every time I make cheesecake, he’s like “Oh, well that one’s not bad”. :)

  29. oh my gosh they are so cute and look so good!

  30. Oh my goodness- this looks so amazingly delicious! Can’t wait to try it out!

  31. Hi!

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  32. Now these looks so good! and I am going to have to try these! Thanks for linking up to Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  33. Wow those look decadent and delicious 😀 I think I’d prob eat a few too many. I wanted to take a moment to invite you to Recipe Sharing Monday over at my blog. I hope you have a great week!

  34. Yours turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  35. These look delicious! And perfect for those of us needing help with portion control. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  36. Ummm I want these right now!! Sharing on FB!

  37. Wow that looks so delicious! I just pinned this because I know my hubby is going to love this one! Thanks for sharing!
    Stopping by from Claiming our Space :-)

  38. Looks Delicious..

  39. Alyssa, these cheesecakes look amazing! I’ve pinned for future reference and will definitely be making them one day! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays.

  40. These look delicious!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  41. Oh my these look fantastic! I will be featuring these at my party, Link It Up Thursday. Thanks for partying wit me!

  42. This looks so yummy! I definitely would be eating more than one! Pinned!
    Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  43. Hello.
    My first time here. Visiting from Kathe’s blog hop.

    My goodness…these look delicious! My mouth is watering. I’m a die-hard chocoholic and what better combination than cheesecake and chocolate…the mere mention of it makes me want to do handstands! (LOL) One would never be enough in my case. Thanks for sharing.

    Eyes Of Life

  44. Hi Alyssa! I will be featuring this recipe on my blog this weekend. Thanks again for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  45. Oh my gosh YES PLEASE. Can I have seven?

  46. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I made these! I am doing a post on them right now and I have linked back to your recipe and your blog within the post. Thanks so much for sharing these. They are SO DELICIOUS! I’m having a hard time stopping myself from eating all of them. :)


  47. Just wanted to know if you had a ball park on how many it made?? They look wonderful and I know they’ll be enjoyed. Thanks for posting the recipe.


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