Turtle Sweet Rolls…Yah Baby! Guest Post by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Turtle Sweet Rolls

Hi folks.

Okay so yes you read the title right!

No I am not kidding!

I think Kristen should guest post here every single day!

That’s totally doable right Kristen?

Yah I thought so!

Turtle Sweet Rolls

So, I have none other than the amazing, delightful, wonderful, brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and bootilicious Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker guest swapping with me today. And yes I just called Kristen bootilicious. She said she might make these for me when we meet at a conference next week so step back while I work my magic to ensure these Turtle Sweet Rolls find their way into mah bellah next week. Did I mention she’s a total goddess too?! Totally true and word has it she has enough baking pans to make a couple batches of these suckers so I’m not letting up any time soon. Kristen did I tell you how much I love you today. Cuz I totally do. Like a lot. Like to the moon and back. Moons look a little like Turtle Sweet Rolls don’t ya think? I heard if you make a friend 3 batches of Turtle Sweet Rolls you will win a million dollars. Seriously, it was on the news or something just yesterday. Apparently if you make 4 batches you are guaranteed to have luck for life. I heard that on the news too.

Ya, so you know Kristen already. I mean who doesn’t? She is totally incredible. And patient. And understanding. And I love her. And this has nothing to do with the 5 dozen Turtle Sweet Rolls she’s bringing me next week. I have had some, let’s call them “life issues” of late. I had arranged with the amazing Kristen to swap with her. Then I proceeded to forget it was a swap and was gabbing with her about her “guest post”. At no point did she reference my blonde hair or make me feel like a complete doofus. So she has won my heart forever. I mean who forgets these things. In all fairness life has been nuts. I’ll share why with you in tomorrow’s post. Hopefully it will shed some light on why I’ve been awol from other blogs. Anyhow Kristen knew what has been going on so she was completely sweet (like the 6 dozen Turtle Sweet Rolls she is bringing me next week) and did not make me feel like a total loser. So thank you Kristen. I also should apologize for my guest post now. I am off my game lately and my writing is lacking its usual brilliance (I think calling myself brilliant should totally get me 7 dozen Turtle Sweet Rolls, just sayin’) so I am so sorry for that. I may at some point during my post have compared Kristen to a pickup truck (wtf) and I can only apologize greatly for what was quite possibly the worst analogy I’ve ever made. I blame the puppy, Malia made me do it. Okay that’s a lie. I did offer to rewrite it but I think Kristen has some vendetta against me or something cuz she’s posting it even though I called her a muddy pickup truck (again wtf). Seriously girlfriend, where’s the love? I expected it to come back with red circles all over it. So since you feel the need to let me humiliate myself further (ya cuz that never happens any other day) I think I should get 8 dozen Turtle Sweet Rolls. I mean it’s only fair.

Okay so read this post first then hop on over to Kristen’s to watch me make a complete fool of myself. My only saving grace is I made Reese’s Popcorn. Yup, you heard that right too. Popcorn smothered in peanut butter and chocolate. Ah so now you all want me to compare you to pickup trucks too. What a crazy bunch that frequent the asylum. Okay so here’s Kristen before I continue rambling on and on and on…. aren’t the blog owners suppose to make their greeting snappy during guest posts? Honestly someone slap me. Then give me 9 dozen Turtle Sweet Rolls.

Turtle Sweet Rolls


I feel sort of like Dorothy when she gets to OZ and starts walking down that big hall.  I am wide eyed and hesitant and feeling the walls to make sure they are real…except that they aren’t… not only because this is cyberspace, but also because this is the ASYLUM! {insert scary laughter}  Kim and I have swapped blogs today.  She’s enjoying a little virtual vacation in Florida before her real vacation in Florida next week.  I am SO excited that she is coming down for the Food Bloggers Forum in Orlando on the 16th.  And I am particularly happy that I got to do this post before she meets the real me.  I’d hate for the honeymoon to be over before it even began!

Oh, did I forget to introduce myself?  Sorry.  I am Kristen, from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  That “harried” part might just as well read air-brained, although my memory has improved greatly thanks to that calendar feature thingy on my phone that keeps ringing to remind me to do things.  I need to change the ring tone, though, because I keep answering it and saying “hello” when it goes off.  Someday {looks vaguely off into the distance}, I hope to know as much about my phone as my teenage sons.

In honor of Kim and her love of all things turtle, I brought some with me.  But first there are a few things you should know about me.  I am frugal first and foremost in almost everything I do.  Second, I cannot leave a recipe alone, but if I cannot find a recipe to change around, I am not afraid to make one up.  And that’s what these Turtle Rolls are: an inexpensive idea that turned out pretty darned good.  I hope you like them, Kim.

Turtle Sweet Rolls
Turtle Sweet Rolls
Recipe type: Dessert, Baking
Serves: 12 normal people or 1 Lunatic
  • 1¾ cups Bisquick
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¾-1 cup evaporated milk (regular will do)
  • filling:
  • 4 tsp sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • icing:
  • 24 caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 2 Tbsp evaporated milk (regular will do)
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, cocoa and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add the milk until a fairly stiff dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to a rectangle about ¼ inch thick.
  4. Spread the dough with sweetened condensed milk and then sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Roll up and slice into 12 rolls.
  6. Place into a greased 9 inch round pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven to cool.
  9. While the rolls are cooling, place caramels and 2 Tbsp milk into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir.
  10. If the mixture is not smooth, heat it for 30 seconds more.
  11. Spoon the caramel deliciousness over each roll.
  12. There will be enough to totally smother them or to lightly drizzle them with caramel according to your tastes.

Turtle Sweet Rolls

Thanks, Kim, for letting me visit the cold north today. I had a lot of fun. Don’t forget to bring lots of sunscreen on your trip!



I would like to thank Kristen again for swapping with me today. And also to thank her in advance for the 10 dozen Turtle Sweet Rolls she is bringing me next week. I can not wait to meet you. We are going to have some much fun.

If you are not already following Kristen over at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, well what the h…e…double hockey sticks is wrong with you. Get your crazy little butts over to her bootilicious blog and follow her folks. She also runs the Improv challenge each month so you might want to check that out. There is also a section on her blog called Saturday Stories which is an interesting read so check that out. You can stalk her on Twitter, and Facebook too.  So make sure you fully follow her everywhere.

Also don’t forget to pop by Kristen’s blog to see my Reese’s Popcorn. You will not be sorry. It’s some yummilicious goodness.

Reese's Popcorn

Till next time folks.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    LOL, 120 of these rolls would be enough to put anyone in a diabetic coma, but I will do what I can ;-). Thanks for the fun, Kim. Fingers crossed that those dad-blamed passports show up soon.

    • Kim Bee says

      I’ll bring my stretchy pants and my health card just to be safe. They are still not here. I am sort of freaking out. Calling them today. I am not happy. We were told the 1st at the latest.

  2. says

    This is just perfect! Kristen you brought along a tasty recipe for Kim’s blog-yum! You do know Kim quite well, she definitely loves all things turtle. I see she has you committed to making a bunch for her! Great to see you two together here.

    • Kim Bee says

      Lol, I am not one to pass up an offer for anything turtle. I thought I heard Kristen say she was bringing 3 dozen. *evil laugh*

  3. says

    Another creative use for Bisquick. I have to try these this w/end for breakfast! Maybe I’ll be the lunatic and not share them with anyone. 😉 Hah

  4. says

    I think it’s awesome that you two are going to meet soon!! Kristen you have plucked at Kim’s heartstrings with this turtle inspired sweet rolls… you know she’s obsessed with anything turtle-esque!! These rolls look spectacular and I think I may become obsessed with them too. :) Great guest blog post. :)

    • Kim Bee says

      Thanks so much Ramona. I am so excited to meet Kristen next week. And it has nothing to do with these buns. Lol!

  5. says

    Holy COW do I want one… scratch that, who am I kidding, ALL of these :) These are amazing. Ah-ma-zing. I may gain weight just from staring!

  6. says

    OMG -this post is hysterical. Delicious, and hysterical. I hope you both have an awesome time at the blog convention. And please send 10 dozen turtle rolls and a bucket of popcorn up to Boston. 😉

  7. says

    Aw, two of my faves together….and I just laughed my way through this whole delicious post! What a perfect dish to make for Kim, Kristen!!!! You are incredible!!! I’m drooling over all the caramel…yum!

    And you two will be meeting next week??? Color me green…wish I could be there, so make sure you invite me to the next food bloggers thingie…I’m so out of touch.

    Kim, hope life gets less crazy for you soon! i think your little get away is coming at the perfect time xx

  8. says

    Fabulous guest post! Love Kristen’s site and I am so glad to see her guest posting here :) You two make a great team… These rolls are SO you, Kim! I could just live on that caramel drizzle… Mmmm… Thanks for sharing, Kim & Kristen!

  9. says

    You are too funny. Your turtle rolls look amazing, and no yeast!! I can make these:) A great guest post.

    Thanks for having a great gust blogger! You two should have a blast in Florida!

  10. says

    I think turtles are an American thing :) because we don’t see many of them in Australia. These look AMAZING!!! I can just eat the caramel glaze hehe Thanks for sharing this great recipe with us through a lovely guest post :) Congratulations for making Top 9 on Foodbuzz too ~

  11. says

    Hi Kristen, so nice to see you here…and oh wow on these babies! They look amazing, and a bit dangerous :)
    And your popcorn looks fantastic Kim, looking forward to checking it out!


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