Fruity Pebble Rice Krispies Treats

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Colorful, sweet, and easy-to-make Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats will be a hit wherever you serve them! These treats take minutes to assemble, are easy to transport, and require only six ingredients.

Are you a Rice Krispie Treat fanatic? Try the original Rice Krispies Treats, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats, or these Scotcheroos next!

 

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats stacked on a board.

I have a lot of green treats on my site related to St. Patrick’s Day, including Leprechaun Bait, these Mint Brownies, or these St. Patrick’s Day Treats), but I realized I don’t have any rainbow-themed treats! So with that, today I’m bringing you a simple and colorful treat: Fruity Pebbles® Rice Krispies® Treats!

I love how these really are the perfect last-minute treat as they take less than 10 minutes to make and don’t require any baking!

How to make these treats

  • Line a pan: these treats are loaded with marshmallows, so you’ll want to make sure to line your pan with parchment paper (or foil in a pinch) so you can easily remove these bars. I love this 9 x 9 Cake Pan for this recipe.
  • Melt the marshmallows: The key here is to melt the marshmallows and butter over low heat and stir constantly so the mixture doesn’t burn or become hard.
  • Flavor enhancements: I add a little salt and vanilla extract to the melted marshmallows. It serves to amp up the flavor of these treats.
  • Add cereal: Last but not least, gently stir in the cereals and load the mixture into the prepared pan. The Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats will be ready to eat as soon as they’ve cooled to room temperature.

QUICK TIP

When spreading the treats in the pan, you can keep everything un-sticky by spraying your fingers with nonstick baking spray. It really helps! Alternatively, you can use the butter wrapper to spread the mixture.

Process shots: making Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats.

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treat tips

  • Don’t compress: Once you’ve spread the Rice Krispie mixture into the pan, avoid compressing it too much. Over-compressing the bars will yield brick-hard bars.
  • Low heat: When marshmallows are exposed to high heat, they harden and will make your bars too firm. Keep the heat as low as possible and remove the marshmallows as soon as they’re melted. Stir the marshmallows almost constantly while they are melting.
  • Use fresh marshmallows: The fresher your marshmallows, the softer and more enjoyable your Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats will be.
  • Check out this article for mistakes to avoid when making Rice Krispies treats.

Child's hand pulling a Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treat from all the other bars.

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Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

5 from 9 votes
Colorful, sweet, and easy-to-make Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats will be a hit wherever you serve them! These treats take minutes to assemble, are easy to transport, and require only six ingredients.
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Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats

5 from 9 votes
Colorful, sweet, and easy-to-make Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats will be a hit wherever you serve them! These treats take minutes to assemble, are easy to transport, and require only six ingredients.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Fruity Pebble Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Setting up time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 586kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons (71g) unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows, (one bag), divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (if using table salt, use 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (58g) plain Rice Krispies cereal (See Note 1)
  • 4 cups (217g) Fruity Pebbles cereal

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper with an overhang for easy removal. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter is completely melted, add in all but 2 and 1/2 cups (120g) of the marshmallows. Stir constantly, keeping the heat on low, until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  • As soon as the marshmallows are just melted, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the salt and vanilla extract. Next, stir in the Rice Krispies and Fruity Pebbles cereals very gently. Stir in the reserved 2 and 1/2 cups marshmallows. Stir until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined and prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and gently (do not press hard/compact or you'll get hard bars) press the bars evenly into the pan.
  • Allow the bars to cool and set up before using the overhang to pull the bars out and cut them into squares. Bars are best enjoyed the same day.

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: You can use all fruity pebbles instead of the Rice Krispies/Pebbles mix, but I found it to be a little too sweet. Plain Rice Krispies aren't highly sweetened, while Fruity Pebbles are.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 4749IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 17mg

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31 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made these today for my 3 year old grandaughter’s birthday party! They were fantastic! Everyone loved them!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made the plain version for my 3 children when they were younger. They still love them. My Twins are 39 yrs old & my youngest son is 31. Easy to make

    1. It was always my favorite growing up. So glad you guys enjoy these! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Made these for a party and they were a huge hit! I love the idea of mixing Fruity Pebbles with regular Rice Krispies, and adding more marshmallows at the end–really makes the bars softer and delicious! This will be my new go-to party snack.

  4. 5 stars
    Omg ! I made a batch last night and they were delicious . I didn’t even have time to take a picture of them , they were all gone before i knew it .

      1. This is discrimination against us 75 yr old children :-).
        I have a good mind to throw a paddy and stamp my feet.

    1. I’m soo happy to hear this!! I love the Nerds tip! That’s soo fun! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    By far the best treats I have ever made. These were so soft! The plain/fruity ratio was spot on.

    1. What a compliment! Thanks so much Andrea! So glad you loved these Fruity Pebble Rice Krsipie Treats! 🙂

  6. How long do these stay good for? Are they gooey & chewy? I do not want them to harden up. I would love to try the recipe! Thanks 🙂

  7. Can this recipe be halved? If so, can I just divide by 2 or need to keep special ratios in mind? Thanks! 🙂

    1. I’ve never tried halving it but it should halve nicely. I’d just be sure to add it to a smaller pan!

  8. I don’t know what fruity pebbles are. My children are grown up but fancy them

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