These Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats are incredibly easy to make and are always a hit with kids and adults. We used Poppin' Pebbles for this version so they are super bright and colourful!
This particular recipe can be modified to use any cereal similar to fruity pebbles. We've made lots of variations of krispies over the years, like Cocoa Pebbles Krispies and Peanut Butter Krispies. The most popular cereal treat recipe on the blog is by far my Trix Krispies!
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 quickly. Everyone loves them.
I absolutely love baking with cereal. My favourite kind to bake with is Trix Cereal. I made Trix Krispies years ago and people just love them. There is also a wicked cool Trix Ice Cream Cake on the blog.
On occasion I experiment with other kinds of cereal. 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 since 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 with milk. However, 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 an anti-soggy cereal bowl that makes it possible to eat cereal without it getting gross!
That is 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.
This recipe has an added touch and pop of colour on top. I highly recommend pressing extra fruity pebbles to the top while the marshmallows are still warm. 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.
How to make Fruity Pebbles Krispies
- Spray your pan with non-stick spray.
- Melt butter in a pot then add marshmallows and stir.
- Remove pot from stovetop, add the fruity pebbles and stir.
- Transfer to baking pan and press down.
- Add some extra fruity pebbles to the top and press down to help them stick.
- Allow to cool then slice.
How to store Fruity Pebbles Krispies
- Counter: After cooling, you can store the krispies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Wrapping them in parchment before placing them in a container helps. Or you can put a sheet of parchment between layers of krispies in your container.
- Fridge: You can store krispies in the fridge for up to 4 days. Again, wrap them in parchment or put a sheet of parchment between the layers of krispies. It helps to keep them from sticking.
- Freezer: Krispies can be stored in the freezer for about 3- 4 months. Always be sure to take them out at least 2 to 4 hours before you want to serve them.
Other great recipes using cereal
- Nutella Muddy Buddies
- Strawberry Krispies with Pink Frosting
- Nutella Rice Krispies Squares
- Mini Trix Cereal Jedi Snack Mix with Lightsaber Pretzels
- Honeycomb Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow
- Cookie Crisp Icebox Pie
- Cocoa Pebbles Cheesecake
- Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream
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Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats
- ¼ cup butter
- 250 grams mini marshmallows
- 8 cups fruity pebbles cereal
- 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 ½ 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!
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
Krispie, crispies, it doesn't matter what they're called because they're taaaastylicious! and the fruity pebbles are so pretty!
Ha, thanks Kayle. I tend to dig the K spelling. But I'm always paranoid it's going to piss off rice krispies.
Wow, so many great choices. I think that A Kitchen In France would top my list but they all sound wonderful.
Thanks, it was a great giveaway. I love your choice, great book.
I like the 'K' spelling myself. Just seems right somehow. These are gorgeous! No matter how you spell them. 🙂
Me too, it just looks correct for some reason. Thanks John.
Any of those books would be a great choice!
Coleen @ The Redhead Baker
My favorite cookbook is Love & Olive Oil's "Breakfast for Dinner"!
Great choice, love Lindsay's blog and books.
The Food Hunter
Fruity pebbles was my favorite childhood breakfast 🙂
It's so colourful and yummy. I love baking with it.
Kelly @ TastingPage
I use the Flavor Bible every week so am anxious to check out the Vegetarian Bible!
I love the flavor bible. It is so amazing.
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction
Stopping by with Happy St. Patrick's Day wishes.
Thanks Annamaria. xx
I actually don't own any cookbooks so I can't say that I have a favorite. I always just use the internet as my cookbook, but I would love start a collection. The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook looks like something I would use a lot.
I love cookbooks, been collecting them for so long. I even have some that belonged to my folks. But the internet is a great source for recipes nowadays.
I think my favorite cookbook is the one I've had the longest. My Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I seriously enjoy all cookbook. I read them like a storybook
I have an old Betty Crocker one I just love. I've had to replace it twice because I'm suck a messy cook. Lol!
Heather | girlichef
You are definitely the krispies queen! I love the color of these - so bold...and so much more interesting than regular old krispie treats!
Ha, thanks Heather. I love krispies just a wee bit too much. The more colour the better.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
hahaha no matter what kind of cereal I use I always call them "rice krispie treats" haha. I love these, I've always loved rice krispie treats and fruity pebbles so I totally need to make these!
I know, me too. I just freak out thinking it's a copyright issue. I get so paranoid about that stuff.
I don't have a favorite cookbook. I have collected recipes I like and put them in a binder.
I do that too Vera. I also have ones my sis sends me in one as well. Works great.
Sprinkling a layer of fruity pebbles on top of the krispie treats is so brilliant and precisely why you are the Queen of Krispie Treats. So pretty! Since when are Fruity Pebbles pink and purple? I love the colors!
Awe, shucks, thanks Kirsten. It's also why I can' lose weight. Ha ha ha.
The colours are rad. I was so stoked to take pics of these things.
I like the Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Those rice krispie treats would be perfect for Easter. Wow what a collection of great cook books!
I know right. Those and my Trix would be perfect for Easter.
We put together quite a list.
My favorite cookbook is "More Home Cooking" by the late Laurie Colwin. It's a joy to read. Thank you for your generous giveaway offer.
I've not seen that one. I'll have to google it.
Isabelle @ Crumb
I think it's been maybe 15 years (if not longer) since I last bought a box of Fruity Pebbles. I think I might just have to break my streak for this recipe, though.... these just look way too bright and colourful and downright fun to pass up!
I'll bring you a box when I visit. We'll get hopped up on sugar then go shopping. Ha
Dominique W. Brooks
I love cookbooks and cooking magazines but if I had to pick one: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.
I'll have to check that one out.
Krispies, Crispies, they are all on the road to my family's mouth. This would be an awesome collection of books to have and to share with my 3 kids. Bring them on home to me!
Thanks girl. I think you must make these. There are more giveaways this week. I'm trying to get caught up on work.