ROCKY ROAD CHEESECAKE

Rocky Road Cheesecake is a baked chocolate caramel swirl cheesecake with an Oreo crust. It’s topped with toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, pecans and caramel drizzle. This impressive looking cheesecake is an extremely easy, basic recipe that is definitely beginner friendly.

Rocky Road Cheesecake is a baked chocolate caramel swirl cheesecake with an Oreo crust. It's topped with toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, pecans and caramel drizzle. This impressive looking cheesecake is an extremely easy, basic recipe that is definitely beginner friendly.Chocolate Cheesecake topped with marshmallow, caramel, pecans and chocolate chips

Cheesecake is one dessert that, not to sugar coat it, terrifies most new bakers. If you fall into this category, know you are in very good company.

I am here to bring you wonderful news. No more fear, Rocky Road Cheesecake is here! Honestly the perfect cheesecake for both newbies and seasoned bakers.

The cheesecake itself is super simple, no crazy ingredients. We will talk more about that below though.

With cheesecake it is easy to over mix the eggs, then the top doesn’t turn out as flat as one would like. Enter toasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, pecans and caramel drizzle. NOT A SINGLE SOUL will know if your top is totally flat or not.

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I don’t know about you, but that realization takes a whole lot of weight off of my shoulders!

Alright, lets get down to the nitty gritty. šŸ˜Š

Slice of Rocky Road Cheesecake.How to make an Oreo Cheesecake Crust

The first thing to do is make the crust. The crust is made out of melted butter and Oreo cookies.

You can get out all that pent up anger crushing the cookies by hand, or toss them in your food processor or blender. Thats how I usually do it, depends on the day though. šŸ˜‰

Mix the Oreo crumbs with melted butter and then press into a 6 inch springform pan. I like to press the crust up the sides of the pan as well.

Toss the crust into the refrigerator while the cheesecake filling is being made. This just makes it easier to spread all of the cheesecake goodness around without messing up the crust.

Oreo crust pressed into the bottom of a 6 inch spring form pan.

How to make Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

To make the cheesecake filling, you will first melt some chocolate in the microwave. The darker the chocolate used the ticker the cheesecake will be.

I have used semi-sweet before, and it was fine. I would suggest using dark chocolate though, it has a much better chocolate flavor.

After the chocolate has been melted, just set aside and let it cool down.

While the chocolate is cooling, take room temperature cream cheese and sugar and whip them together until combined extremely well.

Add in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Again, mixing extremely well.

Cream cheese, sugar, melted chocolate, vanilla and eggs are the ingredients for the cheesecake filling.

In a separate bowl, whisk the room temperature eggs. Then pour the eggs into the cheesecake mixture and whisk until just combined.

Pour into the springform pan and spread the filling around the pan until it is flat on top.

Drizzle room temperature caramel sauce onto the cheesecake. Then use a toothpick to swirl the caramel into the top of the cheesecake.

Pre-baked chocolate cheesecake with a caramel swirl.

Bake in a 350Ā° oven for a full 60 minutes. The cheesecake will still be slightly jiggly. If the cheesecake is dipped in the middle, it isn’t done yet. Continue baking until the center of the cheesecake has risen.

Immediately after taking the cheesecake out, set the oven to broil.

Pile a large handful of marshmallows on top of the cheesecake. Return the cheesecake to the oven and broil the marshmallows until they are golden brown.

WATCH THE MARSHMALLOWS CAREFULLY! It took less than 1 minute for my marshmallows to brown.

Marshmallows onto of the chocolate cheesecake before being broiled in the oven.

Immediately after broiling the marshmallows, sprinkle mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans onto the cheesecake.

Finish the cheesecake off my drizzling caramel all over the top. I like to put the caramel into a zip top bag and clip the corner to drizzle the caramel easily and precisely.

The finished rocky road cheesecake before setting in the fridge.

Now, the hardest part.. waiting time. Let the cheesecake cool completely on the counter and then let it sit in the fridge overnight before eating.

Trust me, trust me, TRUST ME. The cheesecake is 10000000X better the next day. I might even be speaking from experience here. šŸ˜‰

I do give you permission to dig in for breakfast the next day, though.

Rocky Road Cheesecake is full of chocolate, caramel, marshmallows, and pecans.

Rocky Road Cheesecake

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Rocky Road Cheesecake is a chocolate caramel swirl cheesecake with an Oreo crust topped with toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, pecans and caramel drizzle. This impressive looking cheesecake is an extremely easy, basic recipe that is definitely beginner friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1Ā cupĀ oreo crumbsĀ approx 16 cookies
  • 3 1/2Ā tbspĀ melted butter
  • 2Ā pkgĀ cream cheeseĀ room temperature
  • 1/2Ā cupĀ sugar
  • 1Ā cupĀ chocolate chipsĀ semi-sweet or darker
  • 1Ā tspĀ vanilla
  • 2Ā eggsĀ beaten
  • 1/2Ā cupĀ caramel sauceĀ divided
  • 1 1/2Ā cupsĀ mini marshmallows
  • 1/3Ā cupĀ chopped pecans
  • 1/3Ā cupĀ mini chocolate chips

How to make Rocky Road Cheesecake

  1. Mix crushed oreo cookies (blitzed in the food processor is the best way to crush the cookies) with melted butter. Blend well and press onto the bottom of a 6 inch springform pan.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Set aside.
  3. Beat softened (room temperature) cream cheese with sugar until well blended.
  4. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla until completely combined. Make sure to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl.
  5. Whisk in the beaten eggs until just combined.
  6. Pour filling into pan, on top of the Oreo base. Spread around with a spatula.
  7. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce onto the top of the cheesecake and then swirl with a toothpick.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Bake the cheesecake until the center is raised and almost set.
  9. Take the cheesecake out of the oven and set the oven to broil. Cover the cheesecake with Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows.
  10. Broil till the marshmallows are slightly brown. Watch carefully as the marshmallows brown easily. It took less than a minute for me to get the marshmallows brown.
  11. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and copped pecans onto the toasted marshmallows.
  12. Drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of caramel sauce onto the cheesecake.
  13. Cool the cheesecake until it is room temperature and then place in the refrigerator overnight.

Rocky Road Cheesecake is a baked chocolate caramel swirl cheesecake with an Oreo crust. It's topped with toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, pecans and caramel drizzle. This impressive looking cheesecake is an extremely easy, basic recipe that is definitely beginner friendly.

Rocky Road Cheesecake is a chocolate cheesecake with marshmallows, pecans, chocolate chips, and caramel.
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Rocky Road Cheesecake

Rocky Road Cheesecake is a chocolate caramel swirl cheesecake with an Oreo crust topped with toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, pecans and caramel drizzle. This impressive looking cheesecake is an extremely easy, basic recipe that is definitely beginner friendly.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 inch cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oreo crumbs approx 16 cookies
  • 3 1/2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 pkg cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet or darker
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce divided
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix crushed oreo cookies (blitzed in the food processor is the best way to crush the cookies) with melted butter. Blend well and press onto the bottom of a 6 inch springform pan.

  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Set aside.

  3. Beat softened (room temperature) cream cheese with sugar until well blended. 

  4. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla until completely combined. Make sure to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl.

  5. Whisk in the beaten eggs until just combined.

  6. Pour filling into pan, on top of the Oreo base. Spread around with a spatula.

  7. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce onto the top of the cheesecake and then swirl with a toothpick.

  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Bake the cheesecake until the center is raised and almost set.

  9. Take the cheesecake out of the oven and set the oven to broil. Cover the cheesecake with Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows. 

  10. Broil till the marshmallows are slightly brown. Watch carefully as the marshmallows brown easily. It took less than a minute for me to get the marshmallows brown.

  11. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and copped pecans onto the toasted marshmallows. 

  12. Drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of caramel sauce onto the cheesecake.


  13. Cool the cheesecake until it is room temperature and then place in the refrigerator overnight. 

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  1. Not only was this super easy to make….. it tasted delicious! And for the first time ever, the top looked amazing! (Im not telling what it looked like under the toppings! Thats my little secret! )

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