Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats


Classic with a twist, these Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats are easy to make, sprinkled with color, and filled with a sweet, fruity flavor. 

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

I’m not sure what it is, but over the past month, I’ve had an insatiable craving for Rice Krispie treats. So much so that I even purchased the pre-made store-bought kind to satisfy my craving. While these certainly helped, I knew I had to break down and whip up the real thing. 

Instead of making the classic recipe, I decided to switch things up and make these Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats. This new combination satisfied my craving and then some! 

two hand stretching Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

Why You Will Love these Cereal Treat Bars:

EASY: The hands-on time to whip them up is 5-10 minutes. Add in a few more minutes to let them cool and they are ready to enjoy.  

COLORFUL: Unlike classic Rice Krispies treats, this updated version has fun splashes of color thanks to the Fruity Pebbles cereal. 

FLAVORFUL: All that added color equals added flavor. Little bursts of sweet fruit flavors make these extra irresistible. 

NOSTALGIC: Treat bars like these will always remind me of my childhood and bake sales. Nothing beats a nostalgic dessert. 

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Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats
sliced Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

How to Make Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats:

You can find a full ingredient list and detailed instructions for these bars in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Begin by lining a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper. Spray with baking spray.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter. Microwave for about 45 seconds.
  3. Set about 2 cups of the marshmallows to the side, then add the rest to the butter.
Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats ingredients
  1. Continue to microwave at 30-second intervals until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  2. Add in the salt and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the cereals and mix gently to start combining. 
mixing Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats
  1. Add in the reserved 2 cups of marshmallows. Continue to gently mix until combined.
  2. Transfer this mixture to your prepared pan and press the bars evenly, but gently into the pan. 
Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats in a pan
  1. Allow the mixture to cool and set. 
  2. Remove from the pan and cut into bars. 
Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats in a pan
Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

Recipe Notes and Tips:

For this recipe, I decided to use half Rice Krispies and half Fruity Pebbles cereal. As long as you stick with 6 cups of cereal, you can use any combination you like. I enjoy the half and half combination as the Fruity Pebbles tend to be rather sweet and this creates a nice balance. 

You might also be wondering why I reserved two cups of marshmallows to mix in with the cereal. Well, I enjoy those little pockets of marshmallow goodness inside my bars. I not only love what it does to the taste, but I think it adds more visual interest to the bars as well. If you’re not a fan of this approach, you can certainly mix all of the marshmallows in with the butter. 

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats in a bowl

I think these are best enjoyed the same day, but you can pack and store them in an airtight container for up to two days.

And that’s a wrap on these Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats.  These bars are as delicious and fruity as they look. If you like Rice Krispies treats and/or Fruit Pebbles cereal, you are going to LOVE these treats. Trust me on this one!

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

If you give them a try, be sure to swing back here and leave a comment and star rating. I always love reading about your baking (or in this case non-baking) wins. 

Enjoy! 

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats in a bowl

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Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, cereal bars, dessert bars, fruity pebbles, rice krispies treats, snack bars
Servings: 12
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Classic with a twist, these Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats are easy to make, sprinkled with color, and filled with a sweet, fruity flavor.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) mini marshmallows, - divided
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal

Instructions

  • Begin by lining a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper. Allow the paper to hang over two of the edges for easy removal. Spray with baking spray.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter. Microwave for about 45 seconds to start melting it.
  • Set about 2 cups of the marshmallow to the side, then add the rest to the butter.
  • Return the bowl of butter and marshmallows to the microwave. Continue to microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between, until the marshmallows are completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add in the salt and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the cereals and mix gently to start combining. Then, add in the reserved 2 cups of marshmallows. Continue to gently mix until combined.
  • Transfer this mixture to your prepared pan. Spray your fingertips with a bit of baking spray and then press the bars evenly, but gently into the pan.
  • Allow the treat mixture to cool and set. Remove from the pan and cut into bars.

Notes

I think these are best enjoyed the same day, but you can pack and store them in an airtight container for up to two days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 861IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 3mg
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  • April at

    These are delicious! My whole family loved them. I thought they would be too sweet but not at all. I will totally make this again!

  • Pam at

    These were so good! And you were right, perfect balance of Rice Krispies and Fruity Pebbles. YUM!! I’ll be making these again.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So happy to that you enjoyed them, Pam! Thank you.

      xo Michael

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