1Heat oven to 325º. Make Graham Cracker Crust. Line rectangular pan, 15 1/2 x10 1/2 inches, with aluminum foil. Mix all ingredients. Press in bottom of pan, using fork. Bake 8 to 10 minutes; cool.
2Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in granulated sugar and the vanilla until smooth. Beat in whipping cream. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Pour over crust. Stir pecans, butter, brown sugar and caramel topping until mixed; drop evenly over cheesecake.
3Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges. Let stand 30 minutes to cool. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 48 hours. Cut cheesecake with 1 1/4-inch round cookie cutter; place on serving plate. Drizzle with additional caramel topping if desired.