Yes, Please-Cake!

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8th of recipe)
Calories: 213
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 420mg
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 24g
Protein: 12g

PointsPlus® value 6*

HG Heads-Up: Be sure that the cream cheese, yogurt, egg whites, and lemon juice are at room temperature. This will help to prevent cracks in your cheesecake.

HG Alternative: Cut calories and sugar by using an equal amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) in place of the sugar. Then each serving will have 170 calories, 20g carbs, 12g sugars, and a PointsPlus® value of 4*.

Today's recipe has nothing to do with hard-shelled reptiles. The turtles that inspired this amazing cheesecake are the gooey, chocolatey, nutty candies that are usually really high in fat and calories. Yes, THOSE turtles. Are you ready for this?

Ingredients:
Cheesecake
16 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar (or HG Alternative)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 oz. (about 3/4 cup) fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (like the kind by Chobani), room temperature
3 large egg whites or 1/2 cup liquid egg whites, room temperature
2 tbsp. lemon juice, room temperature
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Topping
1 sheet (4 crackers) chocolate graham crackers, crushed
1/4 cup fat-free or light caramel dip (like the kinds by Marzetti)
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" springform cake pan with nonstick spray.

Set out all cheesecake ingredients. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth, 1 - 2 minutes. Continuing to beat the mixture, gradually add yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, and flour. Beat until thoroughly mixed, about 2 minutes.

Evenly pour mixture into the cake pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake until firm, 40 - 45 minutes.

Once cheesecake has completely cooled, evenly top with crushed graham crackers. Drizzle with caramel dip and sprinkle with pecans.

Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Release springform, slice, and dig in!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

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