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.

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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1 Christina August 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I love the spin you have put on Plain Rice crispie treats, the toffee and chocolate in them really sound great and they look great too! Great post Kim!
Congrats on your new addition Alli!

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

Very creative, aren’t they! Kim did a fantastic job.

3 Aimee @ ShugarySweets August 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Looks like we both had turtle treats on the mind! Those look delish, I will be making them soon, Thanks Kim.
Alli, hope you are doing well :)

4 Trisha August 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm

wow, these are for sure going to the top of my TO DO YUMMY TREAT list….everyone has one of those lists, right?

5 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

I sure do! My list keeps growing and growing…I hope some day I can actually make everything on it.

6 Kitchen Belleicious August 5, 2011 at 7:08 am

love this new way of turning old rice krispie treats into something simply magical! great guest post!

7 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

She really did a fantastic job, didn’t she?

8 BrandyK August 5, 2011 at 7:39 am

Ohhhh…yuuummm! Love your delicious spin on Rice Krispie Treats. They look so good and super easy. No excuse not to make them NOW! :)

9 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

So creative, aren’t they?

10 Corrine August 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

Hi Kim! Good to see you over here! :) Those look delicious, I’m all about Turtle anything.

11 Melissa August 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

These look so yummy!

12 Cindy B. August 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

Oh my! I’m having a major sweet-tooth-attack just looking at them. Thanks for sharing.

13 kitchen flavours August 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

Hi Kim, Your rice krispies treat looks so addictive and yummy! My kids love marshmallows and they would definitely love this. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve linked up an ice cream to share! Thanks for hosting, Alli! Wishing you and the family a wonderful weekend!

14 Ashton August 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Ali- Hope you are feeling well!! I’m a long time Sweet Tooth Friday participant, but some some reason I wasn’t following you officially {weird?}, so I’m also you’re newest follower! THanks for hostessing!!

Kim- This dessert looks awesome! I hope you linked it up to Sweet Treats Thursday (it goes through Sunday) this week!!!

{Sweet Treats Thursday}

15 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hi Aston, I’m so glad you are my newest follower! I missed last week’s Sweet Treats Thursday, I’ll stop over today to check it out.

16 Niki August 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Oh wow, I thought the cake batter cookies looked delicious but these are chocolaty crunchy pieces of heaven.

17 Kim McCallie August 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Thanks everybody! Glad you liked the recipe. I love seeing so many of my friends here on Sweet Tooth Friday.

18 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe Kim! You did a fantastic job.

19 Teri@the Freshman Cook August 6, 2011 at 1:20 am

Oh my goodness! These look wickedly delicious!! Can’t wait to make them. I am linking my White Chocolate Popcorn. I also saw your post on Foodie Friday! Thanks for hosting!

20 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

Chocolate and popcorn? Yum!

21 Ambreen August 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

Great post Kim! This looks simply awesome, delicious treats.

22 Ali August 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thank you so much for hosting :)

23 Carla August 7, 2011 at 8:54 am

What a great idea! Sometimes I make chocolate treats with the cocoa crispies and choclate marshmallows, but I never thought of this one.

24 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

I’ve done that too. Or added some chocolate chips to traditional rice krispies. Oh, strawberry marshmallows are a nice treat too!

25 Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com August 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

These look amazing! I cannot remember the last time I had a rice krispie and I am so excited to try these!

I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/07/bog-party-2

I am a new follower!

26 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

Hi Erin, I missed last week’s blog party, but I will stop over this week to check it out. It’s great to meet a new follower!

27 rebecca August 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

What a fantastic combination! Love it! And will defintiely be trying it!

28 Robin @ Simply Southern Baking August 9, 2011 at 5:08 am

Now this is the ultimate Rice Krispie treat! Yum!

29 Kristin August 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

I’m not a huge fan of rice krispie treats but these I could get behind.
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30 Candace August 11, 2011 at 12:56 am


31 emly August 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

hi! This looks amazing! I would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday Party…
Hope to see you and your tasty goodness next week.

32 Miz Helen August 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
See you soon,
Miz Helen

33 emily August 16, 2011 at 1:57 am

wow, sooo yummy! Would love it if you came and shared this recipe with us at Tasty Tuesday! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/summer-corn-salad-and-tasty-tuesday.html

34 joy August 9, 2012 at 3:00 am

such a good recipe, I cant wait to try it. The only thing i don’t understand is the ‘-‘ sign. does it mean 1 to 10 oz of marshmallows, or 1.10 oz of marshmallows.

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