Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats

In case I haven’t been blogging enough about breakfast cereal lately (check out this post and this post if you missed them…) here’s yet another one. This time, it’s a recipe for one of my all-time favorite sweet snacks/desserts.

yum.

Rice krispie treats are one of those foods that is, in my opinion, highly underrated. I’m not quite sure why, exactly, but for the majority of my life I would’ve easily chosen something with chocolate over something without, which means I almost always passed on the krispie treats. (Most people I know are the same way.) Then a few years ago on a camping trip, my sister-in-law brought rice krispie treats, and I immediately started wondering where they’d been all my life.

When I rediscovered my passion for Fruity Pebbles, it only made sense to put them inside of my new favorite snack, thereby inventing Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats. I fully realize that I was not the first person to come up with this idea, but I’m pretty proud of the fact that I independently navigated my way there. I guess this goes along with the millennial value of individualism, but I pride myself on being creative in the kitchen. Anyways…

The concept is pretty simple…replace some or all of the rice krispies in The Original Rice Krispies Treats recipe with fruity pebbles, cocoa pebbles, or any other kind of pebble/krispie that your heart fancies. I also like to add sprinkles or food dye for festive occasions like Christmas and such, or mix in a package of crushed Oreos (in the non-fruity version) because yummy.

My husband once suggested I make a minty chocolate version of my Oreo rice krispie treats because he loves that flavor combo. It was a brilliant idea, and turned out amazing just by adding in about a tablespoon of peppermint extract to the marshmallow mixture. Then, a few weeks later, we came home from church and I thought I was going crazy because our whole kitchen smelled like mint to me. (My husband couldn’t smell it…yet.) Finally, after a few hours, we found the peppermint extract knocked over in the back of the cabinet with a loose lid. It had spilled everywhere. It wasn’t a big deal because mint is a pretty benign smell, and thankfully it didn’t soak into any cardboard boxes of pasta or anything. I think it makes a pretty funny story, though.

So all that being said, it’s really that simple to make these. But for the aforementioned simplicity’s sake, here’s the recipe I use:

Fruity Pebbles Krispie Treats

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (10 oz) bag marshmallows
  • 3 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies

Directions (Stovetop):

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cereal. Stir until well-coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into a greased 13x9x2 inch pan.
  4. Cool
  5. Cut into squares and serve.

Directions (Microwave):

  1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows on high for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Add cereal. Stir until well-coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into a greased 13x9x2 inch pan.
  4. Cool
  5. Cut into squares and serve.

*Note: replacing all of the krispies with Fruity Pebbles is a highly delicious option, but the texture will be less crisp and more dense.


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