Chocolate turtle cheese cake--microwave

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Margarine
14 ounces Caramel candies (36 Brachs)
1 cup Pecan pieces
1 cup Chocolate chips, divided
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoons Milk
1¼ cup Graham cracker crumbs
½ cup Evaporated milk
16 ounces Cream cheese
½ cup Sugar
2 xes Eggs
12 xes Pecan halves

Put margarine in a 9 inch round glass or plastic layer cake pan.

Microwave on HIGH 40 seconds, until melted. Stir in crumbs and pat on bottom of pan Put caramels in a 1 quart casserole with evaporated milk. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes, until melted. Pour on crust and press pecan pieces into it. Refrigerate. Put cream cheese in a large glass mixing bowl with ½ cup chocolate chips.

Microwave on 50% (MDM) 3-3½ minutes, until cheese is softened and chips are melted. Add sugar and vanilla; blend with an electric mixer. Add egg and blend. Pour on top of caramel layer in cake pan.

Rotating twice during baking, microwave on 70% (MDM-HIGH) 10-11 minutes, until center still juggles slightly. Cool and refrigerate.

Combine remaining chips and 2 tablespoons milk in a 2 cup glass measure.

Microwave on HIGH 1-2 minutes, until chips are melted. Stir until smooth and spread on top of cheesecake. Top with pecan halves. NOTE: Assembled cheesecake can be baked in a 350 degree pre-heated conventional oven for 40 minutes.

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