1/02/2010

Turtle Rice Krispy Bars

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Most of us have some kind of New Year's Resolution to feed our families better...However, sometimes you just have to make a treat! We have one every Monday night. How about something delicious but lower in calories and fat?Introducing Turtle Rice Krispy Treats!
they're delicious and have less than half the fat and calories of a regular turtle brownie. I whipped these up using Jet-Puffed Caramel & Vanilla Swirl marshmallows, but I don't think they're available anymore. Regular marshmallows should be just as delicious. Enjoy!
Turtle Rice Krispy Treats
Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows (or one bag large marshmallows, about 40)
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/3 cup pecan pieces
1/3 cup Heath toffee bits (optional)

Directions:
Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan generously with nonstick cooking spray. In a large pan on the stovetop, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Add the rice krispy cereal. Stir until thoroughly combined. Press the mixture to the prepared pan with buttered fingers or a spatula. Drizzle ice cream topping all over the mixture (you may need to warm it a little first in the microwave). Sprinkle pecan pieces and Heath toffee bits on top. Press lightly to make sure they stick onto the bars.
When cool, cut into squares and enjoy!