Sweet Tooth Friday Guest Post: Turtle Rice Krispie Treats

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on August 4, 2011

I love making elaborate sweets from scratch. I’m a crazy person like that. But you know what? When you have your hands full with a preschooler and a newborn, elaborate just doesn’t work. Please welcome Kim, today’s guest blogger, with a quick and easy Sweet Tooth Friday treat. 

Hello! My name is Kim McCallie from A Well-Seasoned Life. I’m so honored that Alli accepted my offer to be one of her guest writers here on Sweet Tooth Friday during this special time in her life. I, too, have two sons so I know that Alli’s heart is now overflowing with love for these two little boys. Sweet Tooth Friday is one of my favorite linky parties and I’ve enjoyed being part of it for the last few months, visiting your blogs and marveling at the wonderful desserts you’ve created.

I have a big sweet tooth myself so I’m always looking for recipes that are easy, delicious, and just a little bit out of the ordinary. Pound cakes are my passion, but wanting to venture out and make something a little more kid-friendly, I recently made Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats from one of the recipes that I found at a linky party. They were delicious. So, I started pondering…what could I do to change it up a little? I experimented with a few of my favorite ingredients and came up with these Turtle Rice Krispie Treats.  They are awesome!!

I had a theory that there’s not a dessert out there that can’t be improved with the addition of brown sugar, toffee bits, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans. After tasting these Turtle Rice Krispie Treats, I’ve proven that theory to be correct.

Turtle Rice Krispie Treats

Turtle Rice Krispie Treats


  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1-10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a large stockpot, melt the butter and marshmallows, gradually adding the brown sugar so that it melts into the marshmallow mixture.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla flavoring.
  3. Stir in the cereal, toffee bits, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  4. Press into a buttered 9"x13" baking dish.
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I can’t wait to see what all of you have been working on this week! I know that it will be delicious and inspiring.  Again, congratulations to Alli and her family. Enjoy this special time in your lives!

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