Chocolate Caramel Twix Cheesecake combines 3 of my favorite dessert foods: Cheesecake, Chocolate, and Caramel! This decadent homemade cheesecake recipe does not disappoint!
As a cheesecake fanatic, I couldn’t resist this candy bar-inspired dessert with a thick creamy cheesecake layer, a generous ganache topping, and a luscious drizzle of caramel sauce. Pure bliss!!!
Why You Should My Best Cheesecake Recipe
- 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!
- Bringing this out of the fridge during the dinner hour allowed the cheesecake to get the chill off and become ultra-creamy. It got rave reviews!
- Only a sliver is needed to satisfy your sweet tooth, so this is the perfect dessert for a party!
I was inspired by Hugs & Cookies XOXO by 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 caramel 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!
Tips for Making a Twix Cheesecake
This impressive dessert will get raves from everyone who takes a bite! Dreamy cheesecake, a thick layer of silky ganache, and a generous drizzle of caramel sauce is a trio of deliciousness. Here are some hints for making this recipe perfectly!
- Don’t feel you need to make this whole dessert in one day. Cheesecakes taste best after being refrigerated overnight and they also freeze wonderfully. Make the cheesecake a couple of days or even a month before you plan to serve this dessert. The crust and cheesecake layer will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer if wrapped well. I like to keep it in the pan, wrap it in plastic wrap, then foil.
- PLEASE NOTE: Danielle added a layer of caramel between the cheesecake and ganache, but I prefer using the caramel to top each slice as I serve dessert.
- PRO-Tips: Cheesecakes are easy to make once you know a few basic rules: Have all your ingredients at room temperature, especially the cream cheese and eggs and use the paddle attachment when mixing. Check out all my tips for baking a perfect cheesecake!
- I love my easy microwave caramel sauce to garnish the slices (link listed above) and Danielle uses packaged caramels for a simple shortcut. If you have your own favorite caramel sauce recipe, you can definitely use that, and a premium jarred brand works well, too.
- For a simple, yet impressive, garnish, place a ring of Twix bars around the perimeter of the cheesecake. It gives your guest a clue to the flavor of the cheesecake.
Two Sweetie Pies
Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month.
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- 9-inch Springform Pan
- Cooling Rack
- Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate, 4-Ounce Bars (Pack of 6, which is enough for 2 Twix Cheesecakes!)
More Chocolate Caramel Recipes You’ll Love:
- Twix Bar Brownies from Recipe Girl
- Twix Fudge from Inside BruCrewLife
- Twix Bar Cookies from Your Home Based Mom
- Double Chocolate Twix Cookies
- Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart
- Homemade Twix Bars
- Twix Cheesecake Bars
- Chocolate Caramel Tart
- Plus, check out this Mini 4 Inch Instant Pot Cheesecake
- And for Christmas, you might like this iconic English Trifle recipe.
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- 1 1 /2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 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
- 40 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 5 Tablespoons butter
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used three 4-ounce Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate bars)
- Fun-sized Twix bars, optional
- To make the 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.
- To make cheesecake, using a stand mixer fitted 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.
- Blend in the remaining cream cheese, one package at a time, beating well and scraping down the bowl after each.
- 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.
- The filling will look light, creamy, airy, and almost like billowy clouds. Be careful not to over mix.
- Gently scrape out the batter onto the crust. Wrap the sides of the pan in aluminum foil.
- 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 for about 1¼ hours. Remove the cheesecake from the water bath, transfer to a wire rack, and let cool for 2 hours. Chill until cold.
- To make the caramel, combine all in a heatproof 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.
- To make the ganache, heat the cream just to a boil and pour over the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Let sit for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted.
- 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 did not add a caramel layer, but instead drizzled each slice with caramel as I served).
- Pour on the chocolate ganache and chill for several hours or overnight before unmolding from the pan. Top with fun-sized Twix bars if desired.
- To serve, carefully remove the springform pan sides. Cut into slices and serve with caramel sauce.
*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. I recommend leaving the caramel as a topping instead of a layer.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 780Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 59gProtein: 9g