Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Turtle Covered Rice Krispie Treats

I gave up sweets for Lent and it's crazy the things I've been craving!  Things that I don't even eat when I can, I only want them when I can't have them.  Like those wafer cookies that come in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla..wafer cookies with the cream in them?  I haven't had them since I can't even remember when, but today..I wanted them.  Bad. 

I am having another sweet craving right now so instead of eating one, I'll post one that I made before Lent, and these, my friends, are magical.  Soo simple to make but are so decadant that you'd think it took all day to prepare.  I will be making these for Easter, and I will be eating them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!  Ok..maybe that's extreme,  maybe just lunch and dinner.  Hope you enjoy!

Turtle Rice Krispie Treats

Prepare rice krispie treats from the recipe on the box.  (I googled making them, because I never had and wanted to know the secret to making them soft.  I've had some that have been rock hard before.  The secret is to not melt the marshmallows 100%.  Stop when they are around 85-90% melted.  Then when you put them in the pan, don't press down.  It doesn't matter if it's not completely even, because you are topping them!)

For the topping:
3/4 pound individual caramels
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Melt the caramels, water, and vanilla together.  Stir as needed.  When it is all melted, spread over rice krispie treats and place in refrigerator until it has cooled.  Save some caramel to drizzle over the top.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave.  When they are melted, stir well and spread over cooled caramel mixture.  Top with the chopped pecans, and drizzle with remaining caramel.  Again, store in refrigerator to set, then cut into squares!  And try not to eat the whole pan. 

It'll be difficult.  Just be warned.


  1. Oh my, do they look absolutely awesome or what!

  2. Oh my goodness. This makes me want to play hookie and make these yummies.....

  3. This is an example of something that is sinfully good. Awesome! I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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