Fruity Pebbles Treats
My husband’s fondness for Rice Krispy Treats is the main reason I make them, as I’m not a big fan. When I have seen a Fruity Pebbles version, the rainbow bright colors have looked more interesting and I’ve wondered how they might taste.
Today I finally made some and they taste a lot better than the classic. The fruity taste of the cereal adds a lot of flavor, plus the pop of color exudes playfulness. I know they are super sugary, but it’s Halloween month. So, whatever.
Since the Fruity Pebbles are sweetened, I toned it down slightly by replacing one cup with Rice Krispies, which does not have sugar. You still have a sugar rush with each bite; the goal was accomplished to take it down an itty bitty notch.
Butter, marshmallows and cereal — that’s the ingredient list.
I made two batches. The first pan (the green oblong one) does not have straight sides and the pieces that are curved bugged me. So the second batch is in a 7-inch square pan with a removable bottom, very handy to remove the whole thing to cut it. I didn’t bother using parchment paper the second time around, but just buttered the bottom and sides well.
The treats can be cut within ten minutes of forming them into the pan.
Individually wrap them with plastic wrap.
These Fruity Pebbles Treats do seem very fitting for Halloween.
Using the smaller pan, I waited overnight to allow the treats to set longer before cutting.
While this probably doesn’t matter to most people, I try really carefully to make each piece the same size and shape, and have been known to cut off curved edges to make this possible. The square pan makes the task even easier.
Fruity Pebbles Treats
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 (10-ounce) bag mini marshmallows
- 5 cups cereal (4 cups Fruity Pebbles, 1 cup Rice Krispies)
In a large pan, melt butter on low to medium low.
Add bag of marshmallows and stir until they have melted and become blended in with the butter to be white and creamy.
Turn off heat. Add cereal, then stir evenly to coat it.
Turn mixture into a buttered pan. Pat mixture into shape with clean hands.
Let cool, then cut into shapes.
Ah, nice and uniform, just how I like them.
Let me know how you like these! I can envision so many fun ways to make these simple Fruity Pebbles Treats.
Instead of plastic wrap for my second batch, I used 6-inch wax paper squares that I had bought previously on Amazon, in package of 250.