Hello everyone! Look, let’s get to the point. I know you need a sweet treat. I know you need something simple and easy. So here I am, presenting these Fruity Pebbles krispie treats.
As long as I’ve lived, I know the value of having an easy, simple treat recipe you can whip up in a flash. I mean, there’s all sorts of scenarios where you could bring krispie treats and you’ll be a hero. Even know, in the pandemic, it’s perfect for small get togethers or family events. Even movie night! Heck, maybe even Saturday morning cereal can be replaced with these Fruity Pebble krispie treats. I mean, it’s not a serious suggestion but I’m not going to fault you for doing it either.
Just how easy are these treats?
Okay, I’ll be honest with you. The hardest part here is browning the butter. It adds a ton of flavor to your treats but it’s also not necessary. So if you’re not in the mood, just skip this step and move on! But if you’re in the mood for some serious browning of the butter, head on over to my Instagram page and check out my “browned butter” highlight. It’ll help you get it done in a flash!
Where my Fruity Pebbles lovers at?!
Fruity Pebbles was one of those cereals that we were never really allowed to have as a kid. My mom avoided sugary cereals most of the time, so I don’t think I ever really ate Fruity Pebbles growing up. And while I wouldn’t sit down and pour myself a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, I really like their flavor and like experimenting with them. Have you seen my Fruity Pebbles tres leches? There’s something nostalgic about them. I mean, good grief! The colors alone will make you happy.
Add marshmallows to your cereal mix!
You may be wondering why I add some uncooked marshmallows to the cereal mix. Dudes! This is one of the best ways to enjoy Fruity Pebbles krispie treats. Just mix a few handfuls of marshmallows in with the cereal. When you are combining the cereal mixture with the melted mallow mixture, you’ll notice that the uncooked mallows will soften up and get extra gooey. So in the midst of the perfect bite of your krispie treat, BAM! A little gooey marshmallow. Not completely melted but not uncooked either. Genius!
Is it necessary to line the pan with aluminum foil?
Absolutely not. You can grease your baking pan and go straight from there. However, I like the added convenience of lining the pan with aluminum foil because it makes them so much easier to remove from the pan and cut. Give it a try if you haven’t already!
What’s the best way to store the Fruity Pebbles krispie treats?
After they have cooled off and set, make sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container. This ensures that they will remain soft and gooey until it’s time to eat them again.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Fruity Pebbles Krispy Treats
Easy, fast, delicious and oh so fun! Even Fred Flintstone will be yelling for these.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 10-ounce bags mini marshmallows, divided
- 9 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Line a 9x13 baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease with baking spray. Set aside.
Add the butter to a small, light-colored saucepan. Melt the butter over medium-high heat, and stirring occasionally, stir until the butter is browned and smells nutty. Remove from heat and pour into the bottom of a large pot.
Add two cups of mini marshmallows into the measured cereal, then pour the rest into the large pot with the browned butter and allow to melt over low heat, stirring occasionally.
After marshmallows have melted, remove from heat and mix in vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Pour in cereal mixture and stir until well combined. Dump mixture into greased cake pan and lightly press to even it out. Avoid pressing too hard on the mixture, otherwise it will make it compact and hard. allow them to set at room temperature for 30 minutes or so to set up. When you're ready to serve, lift foil out of pan, cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!