Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 1-1/2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan.
Microwave caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 sec. Stir in nuts. Pour half the caramel mixture into crust. Refrigerate 10 min. Refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over caramel layer in crust.
Bake 1 hour 5 min. to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Microwave reserved caramel mixture 1 min.; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.
Enjoy a serving of this special treat on special occasions.
Reduce oven temperature to 300°F if using a dark nonstick springform pan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 41g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.