Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Turtle Rice Krispie Treats

Here’s a fun twist on regular Rice Krispie Treats...which happen to be a weakness of mine. IT Guy loves caramel, chocolate and pecans so I knew he would love these. When you’re in the mood for something a little jazzier than the ones with marshmallows...or you don’t like marshmallows, then this is for you! Pretty easy and stinkin’ good!

Turtle Rice Krispie Treats
Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees THEN TURN OFF.
1 12-ounce box of Rice Krispies
3 11-ounce bags of caramels ~ reserve 15 caramels
1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons of water ~ divided use
Unwrap all but 15 of the caramels and place in a large bowl.
 Pour 2 tablespoons of the water over the caramels.
Microwave caramels at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each time.
Pour in the cereal and stir until evenly coated.
Press cereal mixture into the pan, packing it down firmly.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over cereal mixture.
Place pan in the warm oven (it’s been turned OFF!!) for 10 minutes.
Remove pan from the oven and spread chocolate chips with the back of a spoon to make a frosting.
Sprinkle with pecans.
In a small bowl, melt the reserved 15 caramels with the remaining 1 tablespoon of water in the microwave, stirring every few seconds.
Drizzle melted caramel over the pecans.
Allow to cool and set up before cutting.

Here we go...let's make some treats!

Set aside 15 caramels from the 
stash and melt the rest with 2 
tablespoons of water.

Mix the Rice Krispies with 
the melted caramel.

Sprinkle with the chocolate chips 
then place in the warmed oven.

Spread the melted chocolate chips 
with a spoon to create a frosting.

Sprinkle with the chopped pecans 
then drizzle with the remaining 
caramels that have been melted 
with the remaining tablespoon of water.

Allow to set up then eat!