Happy New Year kiddos!
Okay, I am a little, or a lot, late to the 2015 party but I am here! I am here and have a brand spanking new recipe for y'all. And, get this, it is easy. Like 4 ingredients, one pot, and a piece of parchment paper easy. Get on board the 2015 easy train because we're leaving the station!
Over the holidays I took some time to try out old recipes and read through some new cookbooks. While I did make an awesome chocolate and eggnog cake for Christmas, by the time I edited photos and started to write a post it was already the first week of January so I'm going to save that puppy for next holiday season. I mean, we're all totally OVER eggnog by now, am I right?
When I was chatting with family about blog progress and new ideas I got some very valuable feedback: I don't always post the most practical recipes. I get it. I hear you loud and clear folks and I am here to say that I feel you. Sometimes you just want a sweet treat that takes less than twenty minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed immediately. This recipe is for those days.
Growing up, Fruity Pebbles were a favorite of mine. Who am I kidding; they still are! Crunchy, colorful, and full of artificial flavoring they are hard not to love. When I saw a box on sale at Target over the weekend I picked up a giant family sized box. After scarfing down a giant bowl of fruity deliciousness Sunday morning I had a thought. Could I take the nostalgic flavor of Fruity Pebbles and put it into dessert form... quickly? Then it dawned on me. Why not substitute Rice Krispy cereal in a marshmallow treat?! I mean, butter and marshmallows are going to bind together any cereal but you can't deny the colorful appeal of Fruity Pebbles.
Rainbow realness right there.
Now get thee to a Target so you can mix together some childhood squares now!
Fruity Krispy Treats
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
- 10.5 oz mini marshmallows (mini melts better)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 6 cups Fruity Pebbles
Prepare a square baking dish by lining with parchment paper. I used a 9 x 9 pan for thicker squares but you could also use a 9 x 13 for larger, flatter treats. Set aside.
In a large pot melt butter and marshmallows together over a low heat. Stir consistently to ensure marshmallows don't stick to the pan. Once melted, add in a dash of vanilla. I think vanilla makes everything taste better but that is up to you.
Add Fruity Pebbles directly into the pot and stir well with a wood stirring spoon or a spatula. Make sure all Pebbles are well coated. Press coated cereal into your parchment paper lined pan, making sure to apply pressure to the top to push the cereal bits together. Let the Krispy Treats set for at least twenty minutes before digging in.