Easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats

Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats

Since they’re neon-bright and bursting with candy-sweet fruit flavor, if you’re looking for a fun treat to share with a crowd, it’s hard to go wrong with these colorful Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats!

Whether you are making them for a birthday party, school event, potluck or just to have at home for a special treat, these dessert bars are a great choice because they’re so easy (use only a few ingredients), quick (you can whip a batch in 10 minutes), budget-friendly (affordable ingredients that are easy to find) and won’t heat up your kitchen (no oven required).

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Try this easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treat recipe

This easy Fruity Pebbles treats recipe

I needed to bring something sweet to a kids’ event, and wanted to make something a little different than my usual tasty standby — traditional Rice Krispie treats. These were fast and easy, and you can actually taste-test them as soon as they’re finished.

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Rather than make these treats from only Fruity Pebbles, I decided to go for a layered version that still looked and tasted great, but used a standard Rice Krispies Treats recipe as the base, then added a layer of the colorful cereal on top. (As any shopper knows, name-brand kids’ cereals like Fruity Pebbles are bright and flavorful but not super-cheap. We needed to make three big batches, so this was an even more budget-friendly option than going full-Pebbles.)

Here’s the recipe we used!

Easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies treats

Easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies treats

Yield: 24 squares
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Neon-bright and bursting with candy-sweet fruity flavor, when you’re looking for a fun dessert to share with a crowd, it’s hard to go wrong with these easy Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats!
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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1-3/4 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal, divided

Instructions

Directions for the bottom layer (Rice Krispies)

  1. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine over low heat. Add 3 cups of marshmallows, and stir until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the plain Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until the cereal is well-coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula, waxed paper or parchment paper, evenly press the mixture into 13x9x2-inch pan that has been lightly-buttered or coated with cooking spray.

Directions for the top layer (Fruity Pebbles)

  1. In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine over low heat. Add 1-1/2 cups of marshmallows, and stir until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Add 1-1/2 cups of colorful Fruity Pebbles cereal. (Reserve 1/4 cup to sprinkle on the top.) Stir until the cereal is well-coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula, waxed paper or parchment paper, evenly press the mixture on top of the pan of Rice Krispies treats.
  4. Immediately sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of Fruity Pebbles over the top of the still-warm marshmallow/colored cereal mixture, and press them into the top by hand. (You want them to stick, but stay intact so the top looks nice.)

How to finish these Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie treats

  1. Cool for 2 hours. Then, using a sharp, lightly-buttered knife, cut them into 1-1/2-inch squares.
  2. Store in a tightly-covered container for up to 3 days.

Microwave directions

  1. To melt the marshmallow mixture with a microwave instead of a saucepan: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows on high for 30-60 seconds, stir, then heat for 10-20 seconds more until they are all melted. (NOTE: Cooking times may vary because microwave ovens are not all the same -- check mixture often rather than risk burning it.) Stir until smooth.
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Notes

Like them chewier? Crisper? The marshmallow/cereal ratios may be altered to suit your preference.

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Bright and beautiful stacks of homemade Fruity Pebble rice krispie treats!

Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats


The rice krispy treat layer

Rice Krispies layer for Fruity Pebble treats


Adding the fruity pebble rice krispy treats layer

Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats in a pan


These crunchy, colorful cereal treats pack a rainbow of flavor

Fruity Pebble treats


Kids and adults will all love to bite into these sweet Fruity Pebbles Cereal Treats!

Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats


A close-up look at these easy Fruity Pebbles treats

Easy Fruity Pebbles treats

Colorful Fruity Pebbles rice krispie treats

 

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