Chocolate Caramel Twix Cheesecake

Twix Cheesecake combines 3 of my favorite dessert foods: Cheesecake, Chocolate and Caramel! This decadent homemade cheesecake recipe does not disappoint!Twix Cheesecake | A dream cheesecake for chocolate and caramel lovers!

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Twix Cheesecake

We were entertaining Bill’s partners and their wives. I knew I needed a showstopper of a dessert. This Twix Cheesecake, sliced and doused with homemade caramel sauce, was the perfect solution! I turned to Hugs & Cookies XOXO for this amazing recipe which started with the famous Junior’s cheesecake recipe. Danielle made an easy 3-minute caramel sauce and I turned to my microwave caramel sauce. Both are fabulous and add that necessary component of the Twix Bar to this dessert. A thick layer of ganache provided the requisite chocolate. Are you swooning yet??? Our guests certainly did!Twix Cheesecake | A dream cheesecake for chocolate and caramel lovers!

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Twix Cheesecake | A dream cheesecake for chocolate and caramel lovers!

To help you make this Twix cheesecake, you might want to get:

Chocolate Caramel Twix Cheesecake

Serves 16 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 75 mins
Total Time 2 hrs

A decadent combination of cheesecake, chocolate and caramel!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1 /2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Cheesecake

  • 32 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Caramel Sauce*

  • 40 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 Tablespoons butter

Ganache

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate bars, chopped (I use Ghirardelli)

Garnish

  • Fun-sized Twix bars, optional

Instructions

  1. To make crust, combine all ingredients and press into a 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350º for 8 minutes. Let cool. Keep oven on to bake cheesecake.
  2. To make cheesecake, using a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment, beat 1 package of the cream cheese, ⅓ cup of the sugar, and the cornstarch together on low until creamy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Blend in the remaining cream cheese, one package at a time, beating well and scraping down the bowl after each.
  4. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat in the remaining sugar, then the vanilla.Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in the cream just until completely blended.
  5. The filling will look light, creamy, airy, and almost like billowy clouds. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Gently scrape out the the batter onto the crust. Wrap the sides of the pan in aluminum foil.
  7. Place the cake pan in a large shallow pan containing hot water that comes halfway (about 1 inch) up the side of the springform pan. Bake until the top is a very light golden brown and the center barely jiggles, about 1¼ hours. Remove the cheesecake from the water bath, transfer to a wire rack, and let cool for 2 hours. Chill until cold.
  8. To make the caramel, combine all in a heat proof bowl and microwave in 1 minute intervals until completely smooth and blended. Stir after each minute. Let cool a bit. You will only need about half of the caramel for this cheesecake.
  9. To make the ganache, heat the cream just to a boil and pour over the chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Let sit 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted.
  10. To assemble the cheesecake, pour about half the caramel into the center where the center has deflated down a bit. Chill just to firm up the caramel. (Note: I totally forget this caramel step!) Pour on the chocolate ganache and chill several hours or overnight. Top with fun-sized Twix bars if desired.
  11. To serve, carefully remove the springform pan sides. Cut into slices and serve with caramel sauce.

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Recipe Notes

*Making my microwave caramel sauce is an alternative to this caramel recipe, but it won't be as thick.
I forgot to add the caramel sauce before the ganache. If you do add a caramel layer, it will ooze out a bit when you slice this cheesecake.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 801kcal Calories from fat 524
% Daily Value
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 34g 170%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Carbohydrate 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 58g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Twix Cheesecake | A dream cheesecake for chocolate and caramel lovers!

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Comments

  1. Ohhhh my, look at those photos!! It looks absolutely delicious, and I’m a big fan of cheesecake and twix so this is definitely going on my pinterest board 😉 And I haven’t even said anything about that thick layer of chocolate on the top! Yummm!

  2. Wow, I think I gained 5 pounds just by looking at the picture! …But it was worth it:@)

  3. Lots of choco and cheese…I have no doubt this rich cake taste heavenly!

  4. Look absolutely amazing Lizzy !
    xoxoxo

  5. Hi Liz! We are back after a long time of absenceand and we are catching up all the latest from our favorite bloggers like you 🙂 🙂
    This recipe is fantastic!! Both twix and cheesecake is an amazing combo.We are funs of both anyway so this recipe is a definitely must try for us. Thank you for this recipe Liz! 🙂
    Panos & Mirella

  6. You’re killing me, Liz! This looks and sounds incredible! I’ve put on five pounds just reading through the recipe! I’ve been asked to cater the marketing company’s Christmas party…I may have to modify the menu and squeeze this in.

  7. Looks fantastic ♥

  8. Oooh yes please! I could almost eat the whole thing!

  9. Wow now this is a real show stopper! I want a slice so bad!

  10. I’m swooning, I’m swooning! Are there any leftovers? This looks amazing!

  11. It is gorgeous-now I have to remake it WITHOUT the caramel layer because I LOVE how neat it looks and I love the twix on top!! Great job, girl!!! xoxo

  12. Everything you make is a showstopper! Beautiful presentation and photos.

  13. Oh wow, since I’m the one who steals the Twix bars out of my kids’ Halloween bags, I really should make this asap 🙂

  14. This is amazing. It not only looks delicious, but I am sure that it taste as yummy as it looks!

  15. Oh my goodness. What a pretty and decadent looking Twix cheesecake. There is something which makes me so obsessed about this heavenly combo of Cheesecake, Chocolate, and Caramel! Loving it. 🙂

  16. Oh my, yes! I make some sort of cheesecake every Christmas Eve when I have enough people to gobble it up. Putting this on my rotation. It’s a winner.

  17. So cute! Desserts that include a candy garnish always have that extra touch of extravagance (and sweetness). I’m sure you blew your guests away!

  18. Wow this looks so delicious! Can’t wait to make it, I know it will go down a treat in my house. 😊

  19. The fact that there are full Twix bars ON TOP of this Twix cheesecake just makes my life. This looks INCREDIBLE!

  20. Mercy, no calories here! ☺ It looks delicious, Liz and I definitely want to make it. Thanks!

  21. Such a heartbreaker, I cannot resist.. really amazing cake.Pinned

  22. Looks delicious. Twix is definitely my favorite candy so I would enjoy this, thanks for sharing

  23. Kristen Chidsey says:

    I am sending you a PM with my address. Feel free to send me this cake 🙂 Love it!

  24. How decadent can a cheesecake get? 😀 Love it!

  25. totally drool-worthy! 🙂

  26. What a heavenly cheesecake! I adore that caramel drizzle too.

  27. Oh my word, Liz! This has got to be one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen!!! Amazing!

  28. I love how creative cakes are these days! This look beautiful!

  29. Best looking cheesecake ever!

  30. Another gorgeous dessert and combo of flavors from Ms. Berg! Wowser =) Thank you for so generously sharing this showstopper recipe =)

  31. I literally gasped when I saw this. An extra 30 minutes of cardio is in order after this one and I won’t mind.

  32. I made this last night and this morning my chocolate hadnt set!!😩 What do I do???

    • I wonder if you didn’t add a full 12 ounces of chocolate? Or a little too much cream? I double checked the recipe and the amounts are correct. You could served the cheesecake with a chocolate “sauce” instead of a chocolate layer—and still garnish each slice with a mini Twix. If you haven’t topped the cheesecake yet, you could rewarm the ganache and add in some extra chocolate to thicken. Hope this helps!!!

  33. THIS! OMG!! And there are TWO TWIX on a slice 😉 2 for me. NONE for you! LOL!

  34. There’s nothing better than combining favorite recipes to come up with an outstanding dish. This certainly looks like it should be on the pages of a magazine. I love everything about this dessert. I’m printing it off to try, if not for the holidays then soon. Happy Holidays!

  35. It came out beautifully, but extremely sweet.

  36. MICHAEL BRUNSON says:

    I made my own caramel for this. It is 1cup Brown sugar, 4tbs butter, 1/2cup heavey cream, and 1tsp vanilla. It makes it sooo good.

  37. How do u get the chocolate to perfectly be even over the cheesecake or is that just the chocolate ganache.

  38. Excellent recipe! I made this last weekend for a wine tasting party. It was a HUGE hit. I’ve been baking cheesecakes for years and I bake one once a month for this group of people. This was by far their favorite one I’ve made. The only problem I had was the ganache topping slipped off a little on the 1.5 hour drive, even in a cooler. My fault, not the recipe.

    Also, I changed the crust to an Oreo Cookie crust because I love it and find it much easier to make and work with. So it wasn’t completely “Twix” but still amazing.

    Thank you for an awesome recipe. It’s a keeper. 🙂

  39. What temperature do we cook the cheesecake at? I see the temperature for the crust only thanks !

  40. Hi, Sharlett, the cheesecake is cooked at 350º as well. Hope you enjoy!!!

  41. The instructions on mixing the cheesecake forgot to mention to add the 3/4 whipping cream in ingredients list!!! So forgot to add it

  42. It should still be fine, Sonya. Many cheesecakes don’t have cream added. Hope you enjoy!
    P.S. I just went to edit the post it looks like step 4 says to add the cream already.

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