This easy Fruity Pebbles Treats recipe is a fun twist on the classic Rice Krispie treats. Filled with gooey marshmallows and fruity pebble rice, this no-bake recipe is perfect for lunch box sweet treats or a last-minute dessert.
Oh, and don’t forget to try my recipe for Cocoa Pebbles Treats!
If you’re looking for a fruity twist on regular Rice Krispies treats, you have to try this easy recipe for Fruity Pebbles Treats. Made with just 4 ingredients, this no-bake recipe is perfect for Birthday parties, potlucks, holiday parties, and more!
I based this recipe on my extra-gooey Rice Krispie treat recipe, and my family was thrilled with the results. Extra marshmallow-y and with real butter flavor, this cereal treat has been a winner since the first test run.
Best of all? It works with Cocoa Pebbles too! Just see my Cocoa Pebbles treats recipe as proof. I recommend that you try both versions and let me know which one you like best.
Reasons to Love This Easy Recipe
- It’s quick and easy – You need just 4 simple ingredients, and it’s a no-bake recipe.
- Fruity Pebbles Treats are colorful and fun, making them perfect for birthday parties, bake sales, and kid-friendly events.
- Talk about Nostalgia! Chances are you grew up eating this brightly colored cereal with fruity flavor, and it’s always fun to bake up some memories.
- These crispy treats are naturally gluten free, making them a good allergen-friendly choice for parties and events.
- Fruity Pebbles: You’ll need 5 1/2 cups of Fruity Pebbles for this recipe, which is almost a full regular-sized box.
- Marshmallows: I recommend using the mini marshmallows for this recipe since they tend to melt a bit easier! You’ll need 10 ounces (about 6 cups), but you could use 10 ounces of regular-sized marshmallows if that’s what you have on hand.
- Butter: I recommend salted butter for that salty and sweet flavor combo, but you could use unsalted butter if you prefer.
- Vanilla: This is the secret to extra delicious cereal treats!
- Baking pan: For a single batch of these cereal treats I recommend using an 8X8″ (20X20cm) baking pan (USA Pan is my favorite). If you want to double the recipe, use a 9X13″ (23X33cm) pan instead.
- Parchment: Lining the pan with parchment paper helps makes the treats easier to remove, and makes for a super simple cleanup. Once you start using parchment paper, there’s no going back!
How to Make Fruity Pebbles Treats
In the photos below, I’ll show you the easy microwave method, but the recipe card describes the stovetop method in detail. Go for whichever option works best for you!
Step one: Melt the butter and marshmallows together in a microwave-safe bowl, or in a large saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat.
Step two: Stir the melted butter and melted marshmallows together, then add the vanilla extract to the marshmallow mixture and stir again to combine.
Adding the Cereal
Step three: Add in the Fruity Pebbles cereal, and fold it in with a silicone spatula until completely coated.
Step four: Transfer the cereal mixture to an 8X8″ (20x20cm) baking pan lined with overlapping pieces of parchment paper.
Note: Press the cereal in with a very gentle hand, until all of the edges are filled in and it’s in a smooth, even layer.
Cooling and Slicing
Step five: Cover the pan and allow for it to cool for at least 1 hour at room temperature. Once the bars are cooled, remove them from the pan and slice them into 9-16 treats.
See the recipe card for detailed instructions for both stovetop and microwave methods.
Leftover Fruity Pebble treats are best when stored in an airtight container at room temperature (they maintain their gooey texture better), but they can be stored in the fridge if you want a longer storage time.
- Room temperature: up to 3 days.
- Refrigerator: up to 1 week.
- Freezer: up to 2 months.
To freeze: wrap each treat individually in plastic wrap, then place the wrapped treats in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.
Hint: Store the treats between layers of wax paper to prevent sticking.
- Line the pan: These Fruity Pebbles marshmallow treats are super sticky, so I 100% recommend that you line the pan. Parchment paper makes for an easy cleanup AND helps your treats lift easily out of the pan. I cut two pieces to the width of the pan and overlap them so they create “handles.” Just lift, slice, and you’re ready to serve!
- Allow to set: As tempting as it is to bite into these yummy cereal treats, resist! Allow them to rest for at least an hour before slicing. Otherwise, they are a little too gooey and they won’t stay intact.
- Room temperature vs. fridge: If you want really firm treats, store the leftovers in the fridge. If you like them gooey, go ahead and leave them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Yes, Fruity Pebbles are labeled as gluten free on the box, and free from gluten-containing ingredients. It is certified gluten free, meaning it is safe for celiacs to eat, as well as those who are gluten sensitive.
Rice Krispies are Fruity Pebbles are not the same cereal, and are made by two different companies. Rice Krispies is made by Kellogg’s and is a plain crispy rice cereal. Fruity Pebbles is made by Post and is a somewhat flat, fruity-flavored rice cereal. Rice Krispies contain barley malt extract, meaning they contain gluten, while Fruity Pebbles are gluten-free.
Original Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles are both dairy free and free from animal-based ingredients, making them a good choice for those who want a fun cereal while on a vegan diet.
With Cocoa Pebbles: Trade the Fruity Pebbles in this recipe for Cocoa Pebbles, or see my Cocoa Pebbles Treats recipe for details.
Extra marshmallows: If you want these Fruity Pebbles Treats to have an ultra-gooey texture, feel free to fold in 1/2 cup of extra mini marshmallows at the same time you add the cereal.
With Rice Krispies: Substitute the Fruity Pebbles for an equal amount of Rice Krispies, or up to 6 cups if you like a firmer treat.
Dairy free: Substitute the butter in this recipe for your favorite plant-based option.
Vegan: Swap out the marshmallows for vegan marshmallows (I recommend Dandies brand), and the butter for your favorite plant-based option.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Berry Cheesecake Salad
- Lucky Charms Treats
- No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
- Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake (Zebra Cake)
- No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
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Fruity Pebbles Treats
- 8X8 Baking Pan (20X20 cm) or 9X9" (23X23cm)
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows approximately 6 cups
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 1/2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal 9.2 ounces
- Line an 8X8” or 9X9” baking pan with overlapping pieces of parchment paper, and cut to size. Lightly grease the parchment paper to hold it in place.
- Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot (or use the microwave method, see notes*).
- Once the butter is melted, add in the mini marshmallows and stir to coat in the melted butter.
- Continue to stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
- Once the marshmallows are melted, remove them from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add the Fruity Pebbles cereal to the marshmallow mixture and fold it in until completely coated.
- Transfer the coated cereal mixture to the prepared baking dish, and smooth it gently into an even layer. (**See notes)
- Cover the dish and let the treats set for at least 1 hour at room temperature.***
- Use the parchment paper handles to lift the treats out of the baking pan. Then slice and serve the Fruity Pebbles treats.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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