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Turtle Cheesecake

16 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
2 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 6 eggs
1 package almond brickle bits
24 Pecan Sandies cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup pecans

Caramel Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Chocolate
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 to 4 tablespoons water

Blend the cream cheese, sour cream and whipping cream at room temperature until fluffy. Add sugar; beat in. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture is like a thick pudding. Add vanilla extract.

Crush Pecan Sandies into fine crumbs. Blend in 1/2 cup melted margarine. Spread evenly into a spring-form pan (9 to 10-inch). Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes; take a fork and press down gently. Return for 5 minutes; remove from oven and press down firmly again. Pour in cheesecake mixture. Return to 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes; reduce heat to 325 degrees F and bake for 1 hour total (25 minutes). Turn off and leave until just warm. Pour caramel topping over cooled cheesecake.

When set, add a drizzle of chocolate, and trim with pecans. Refrigerate 6 to 8 hours before serving.