Incredibly easy to make cereal treats made with Fruity Pebbles. Bright, colourful and a real hit with kids and adults.
Okay, okay, I’ll admit it right here and now. I never know whether to call these “rice crispies treats” or “rice krispie treats”. I tend to call them krispies, but then I always wonder if it’s okay to call them that. So I filed these under “krispies” but when making the photos I tagged them “crispies”.
So these krispies are having an identity problem. They are walking the line between crispies and krispies. I’m just going to go with it and call them both. No matter whether you call them “krispies”, “crispies” or “cereal treats” they will disappear super quick. Everyone loves them.
I’m a huge cereal lover. My favourite kind to bake with is without question Trix Cereal. I made Trix Krispies years ago and people just love them. I also made a wicked cool Trix Ice Cream Cake this year. That was so much fun to make and eat.
On occasion I experiment with other kinds of cereal. Because I love cereal so very much. I’m one of those strange people who gets far too excited when I visit the cereal aisle in the store. Particularly when we shop state-side. The U.S. has a much better selection of cereal.
My family finds it far too amusing how much I love baking with cereal, yet I don’t actually eat cereal. Not in the traditional sense anyway. You won’t see me sit down in morning to nosh a bowl of cereal. But you will find me baking it into cookies, whipping up cereal bars and tossing it ice cream.
I wish I could explain it. It’s likely because I’m not a big fan of milk. I’m also not a big fan of soggy food. My son sent me a link to a bowl that makes it possible to eat cereal without it getting soggy. So if any of my readers want to buy me something for Christmas that would be the perfect gift.
That’s likely why I love baking with it so much. It keeps it crisp bite, and just makes baking so much fun. The bright pops of colour just brighten any day. It’s hard to be grumpy while eating a fruity pebbles krispie treats. Try it. I bet you smile as you take the first bite.
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- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 package 250 grams of mini marshmallows
- 7 to 8 cups of fruity pebbles adjust to your own personal taste, set about 1/2 cup aside to press into top when krispies are still hot
Spray a 9 x 13 pan generously with non-stick spray. Set aside.
Place a large saucepan on the stove, I generally use a really good quality stock pot for making krispies because I can mix like crazy without making a mess.
Place butter in stock pot and melt over low heat. Add the marshmallows to the stock pot and allow them to melt completely while stirring consistently.
Now remove your pot from the heat and stir in the fruity pebbles. You can adjust how many you want depending on how you like your krispies. Stir until combined.
Pour into prepared 9 x 13 pan, and smooth out. I spray the back of a metal spoon with non-stick spray and use that to smooth and press down the krispies. It works like a charm.
While the marshmallows are still warm sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of fruity pebbles over top and press them down lightly. This just adds a little crunch and colour to the top. But you have to time it perfectly so it's still warm enough to stick to the top.
Allow them to cool for about 30 to 60 minutes.
Cut into squares or use cookie cutters to make shapes.
Serve with a big old fruity pebbles loving smile!
Store in an air tight container for 2 to 3 days. Best when served within 24 hours in my humble opinion.
We made this batch with Poppin' Pebbles which varies slightly from Fruity Pebbles. You can mix the two together (so much fun), or top the fruity pebbles with poppin' pebbles for a splash of colour on top. These were a special new flavour of Fruity Pebbles so we had some fun with them. Use Fruity Pebbles or any limited release variations of it for this recipe. You'll love the results!!
Could these be any prettier? I think not. I love added touch of pressing extra fruity pebbles to the top. It not only looks bright and colourful, but it adds a level of crunch that is absolutely delightful. Make sure you try it. You will thank me.
Now onto the giveaway. Some awesome fellow bloggers teamed up to bring you a heck of a cookbook givaway. First let me share the list of bloggers involved, then I’ll show you the giveaway photo. It’s sure to knock your socks right off.
A big thank you to Jen of Savory Simple for organizing the event. If you’re not following Jen‘s blog you should swing by and check it out. You should make sure you follow her on pinterest too, she pins the most beautiful food photos around!
Awesome bloggers involved in the awesome cookbook giveaway:
- Savory Simple – The New Best Recipe
- Bakeaholic Mama – Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe
- Foodness Gracious – A Kitchen in France
- Taste, Love and Nourish – The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook
- All Day I Dream About Food – How to Cook Everything
- Life’s Ambrosia – The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
- The Beeroness – The Craft Beer Cookbook
- Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine – Baked Explorations
- A Brown Table – Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes
- Very Culinary – Fresh and Light
- Cooking with Books – Food & Wine: Chefs’ Easy Weeknight Dinners
- Cravings of a Lunatic – Bouchon Bakery
One winner takes all 12 cookbooks. Whoever wins this is going to make out like a bandit. Every single cookbook is amazing. Good luck to all my readers! Hope one of you wins this thing.
This is open to U.S. and Canada. SO happy about that.
If you tune in tomorrow I have a new Trix recipe to share with you. It will have a fun surprise giveaway attached to it as well. So be sure to tune in tomorrow for treats and fun surprises. I am so addicted to cereal right now. It’s madness, sheer madness. And I love it.
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Toodles and smoochies! xx