A chewy and spongy, Fruity Pebbles treats recipe made with cereal and marshmallows! Bright and colorful, perfect as an after school snack or for bake sales.
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Last year Dallin came home from school and said, “Mom, my friend said you should open a bakery.” I thought that was cute and questioned why he would tell him that. He then went on to say that he often shares the things that I bake with his friends like my banana nut bread, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, and cookies. I’m glad that he enjoys my home-baked goods and that Dallin shares with him. It’s fun to add a homemade treat inside my kids’ lunches.
Sometimes I go all out and bake a delicious bread from scratch, other times I cater to their little sweet tooth with a marshmallowy, gooey, recipe like this Fruit pebbles treats recipe. We all know that cereal isn’t just a breakfast food! I eat it all day long and am not ashamed to say that we even have it for dinner on occasion.
You can turn pretty much any cereal into some sort of treat or snack. This Fruity Pebbles treats recipe takes just minutes and makes 18 giant squares. What takes them up a notch is my secret ingredient: marshmallows. Now I know what you are thinking, “Um, duh. They have marshmallows”, but hear me out! Toss in a couple of handfuls of mini marshmallows RIGHT before pouring the mixture into a pan. They won’t’ have time to melt all the way and make these treat SUPER spongy and delicious.
You can wrap them individually in plastic wrap and keep them on hand for lunches. They’d also be AWESOME at a bake sale. Both these and my giant Rice Krispies treats are always a hit!
Fruity Pebbles Treats Recipe
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1 (15 oz.) box Fruity Pebbles cereal
6 T. butter or margarine
3 (10 oz.) bags of miniature marshmallows
Heat 2 bags of miniature marshmallows and butter in a large stockpot over low heat. Stir until smooth and melted.
*Tip: Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray (or the back of a spatula) to prevent sticking when spreading.
Refrigerate until firm.
To serve, pull up edges of parchment paper to remove the entire pan of treats at once. Place on counter and slice using a pizza cutter.
Makes 18 giant squares.
Can I make these treats with other types of cereal?
Yes! Cocoa Pebbles, Cinnamon Pebbles and Rice Krispies are all fantastic! You can also use Lucky Charms, Cheerios—pretty much any kind of cereal!
How many Fruity Pebbles treats does this recipe make?
It all depends on how large you cut them, but I can easily get 18 large Fruity Pebbles treats from one batch.
Can you make Fruity Pebbles with jumbo marshmallows?
Jumbo marshmallows melt easily too. Yes, you can use either mini or jumbo, but mini are better for tossing in at the end for the spongy treats.
Are Fruity Pebbles gluten free?
Yes. Fruity Pebbles and Rice Krispies are both gluten-free.
How do you store Fruity Pebbles Treats?
Wrap them individually in plastic wrap to keep them from sticking from each other and to keep them fresh.
Fruity Pebbles Treats Recipe
- 1 15 oz. box Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- 3 10 oz. bags of miniature marshmallows
- 6 T. butter or margarine
- Heat 2 bags of miniature marshmallows and butter in a large stockpot over low heat.
- Stir until smooth and melted.
- Stir in cereal until mixed thoroughly.
- Stir in 3rd bag of miniature marshmallows.
- Cover a large jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spread cereal mixture evenly inside the pan.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- To serve, pull up edges of parchment paper to remove the entire pan of treats at once. Place on counter and slice using a pizza cutter.
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