Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

2 cups
2 tbsp
14 oz
5 oz
1 tsp
½ cup
16 oz softened

Melt butter, combine with cookie crumbs. Press into bottom of 9 inch pan. Melt caramels with the evaporated milk in 1½ qt heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently until smooth. Pour caramel sauce into crust. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla; beat well until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Melt chocolate, blend into cream cheese mixture. Pour chocolate batter into pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.