Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Reserve 1/2 cup nuts. Finely chop remaining nuts; mix with wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream, flour and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely.
Microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until caramels are completely melted when stirred. Pour over cheesecake; top with reserved nuts. Melt chocolate; drizzle over cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours. Use foil handles to remove cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.
Microwave BAKER'S Chocolate to be used in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir. Microwave 30 sec. more; stir. Continue heating and stirring in 10-sec. increments until chocolate is completely melted.
Save 40 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving by preparing with reduced-fat vanilla wafers, PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or light sour cream.
Substitute 1 cup KRAFT Caramel Bits for the KRAFT Caramels.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 32 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.