This is the perfect treat to satisfy all of your late-night sweet and salty cravings. Salted caramel chocolate chip cheesecake marries sea salt and sweet caramel with chocolate chips baked into a creamy cheesecake base. And if that didn’t sound enticing enough, the fact that the crust is comprised of crushed Oreo cookies will certainly convince you that this is the ultimate dessert.
The recipe for this delicious sweet and salty cheesecake comes from Oregon Transplant and features that Oreo cookie crust, a fluffy chocolate chip-filled cheesecake layer and a layer of homemade salted caramel.
The crust is made using nothing but crushed Oreo cookies and butter. For the cheesecake filling, you’ll need cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla and mini chocolate chips. Last, but certainly not least, you’ll need granulated sugar, salted butter, heavy cream and salt to make the ooey, gooey caramel topping.
Once the cheesecake filling has been baked with the Oreo crust for 40-50 minutes, you’ll let cool until set and place in the fridge overnight. So, the most difficult part about this recipe will be waiting to dig in!
The next day, the cheesecake will be ready to top with heated caramel sauce, sea salt and more chocolate chips. Serve it while the caramel is still warm:
Seriously, this dessert couldn’t be more decadent if it tried.
Perhaps the only way this dessert could be any better is if it was bite-sized and able to be easily eaten from the couch, the bed or the tub — because you never know where you might be when your salty-sweet craving hits.
This recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction uses a muffin tin and cupcake liners to give the cheesecakes their adorable mini shape. This version still calls for an Oreo base and uses cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract to create the cheesecake filling.
And don’t worry, there are still plenty of chocolate chips and caramel sauce for these mini treats:
If you want to turn the salty aspect up a notch, this recipe from Everyday Annie might just inspire you to swap the Oreos for pretzels when creating the cheesecake’s crust. This version also combines the chocolate and caramel flavor right into the cheesecake layer so you end up with a rich, fudgy, caramel treat with an even saltier exterior:
No matter which route you go, there’s no going wrong with a dessert that’s a little sweet, a little salty and completely delicious!