Rice Krispies Treats are a childhood favorite of mine. For this week’s Food Samaritan offering, I added a colorful twist to an old classic. I used the classic recipe but substituted Fruity Pebbles cereal for Rice Krispies. The result is a vibrant and sugary improvement of an American staple. The first batch I made was so delicious and nostalgic that we ate most of them ourselves, and I had to prepare a new batch to deliver to NCCU tomorrow. Luckily it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare the treats and 20 more minutes for them to set.
Fruity Pebbles Treats
3 tbsp unsalted butter
10 oz marshmallows (regular or miniature)
6 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
- Coat a 13×9″ pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows to the pot, stirring gently as they melt. Continue to cook after they have melted for another two minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove the pot from the heat and add the Fruity Pebbles cereal. Stir to coat the cereal thoroughly and completely in the marshmallow mixture. We don’t want any random marshmallow spots.
- Pour the molten treats into the prepared pan. Press down firmly into the pan using a spatula covered in cooking spray. Allow treats to cool completely. Slice and enjoy!