With only four simple ingredients, these no-bake Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats take very little effort to make. Colorful, fruity, and fun, these are great for parties and potlucks. Everybody remembers them and everybody loves them!
Every so often I come across something that takes me right back to my childhood. The other day someone brought these to a neighborhood party and it took only one bite for the memories to come flooding back.
I think the funny thing about cereal treats is that as a child, my mom didn’t make them that often. All of my memories that include these kind of treats involve parties and picnics and potlucks where somebody else brought them. I loved them then and I am not ashamed to say that I still do!
This recipe is not any different than it was thirty years ago. It’s not technical and it’s not revamped. It’s just a great throwback recipe to a time when summer days involved drinking from the hose and coming in when the streetlights came on. The perfect thing for those days when adulting is hard and we just need a little reminder of simpler times. Go ahead and take a bite. I won’t tell!
How to Make Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats
Generously butter an 8×8 or 9×9 inch square pan and set aside. The mixture is always pretty sticky – grease the pan more than you think you should.
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows. 4 cups of mini marshmallows will melt faster than a bag of the large ones but everything melts eventually. I prefer to use medium-low heat rather than just low to speed up the process. Keep stirring!
Stir until almost completely melted then stir in the vanilla extract. Continue to stir until the mixture is completely smooth then remove from the heat.
Add Fruity Pebbles cereal. Stir just until the cereal is coated in all of that marshmallowy goodness. Yum.
Seriously. So good. Just look at that!
Transfer the mixture to the prepared (buttered) square pan that you set aside in the very beginning.
One hack that I use every time I make these kinds of treats is to butter a piece of waxed paper and to use the waxed paper to spread the mixture out in the pan.
It packs the cereal in just right and everything turns out nice and even for later on when you cut them. Cut into squares when cool. These are best if made and served on the same day. Enjoy!
Question: Can I Make These in the Microwave Instead of on the Stovetop?
Answer: Yes, of course. Using a large microwave safe bowl, heat butter, marshmallows and vanilla on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add Fruity Pebbles. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into prepared 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan. Cut into squares when cool.
Other Sweet & Snacky Treats You May Enjoy
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies – A family favorite, the butterscotch chips are a delicious, unexpected surprise.
Air Fryer Apple Pie Egg Rolls – What to do with those leftover egg roll wrappers? Make apple pie egg rolls in your air fryer to use them up. So easy and weirdly good!
Pizookie – If you don’t know what this is, you should! Warm, gooey cookie baked in a skillet, crazy good!
Three Ingredient Butterscotch Fudge – Sweet decadent deliciousness – and only three ingredients!
Cinnamon Toasted Almonds – Just like the roasted almonds at the fair, these have a crispy, cinnamon sugar exterior and are roasted to perfection in the oven!
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Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats
- 1/4 cup butter plus extra for greasing
- 1 package regular marshmallows (10 oz) or 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
- Generously butter an 8×8 or 9×9 inch square pan and set aside.
- Melt 1/4 cup of butter in large saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until almost completely melted.
- Stir in vanilla extract and stir until the mixture is completely smooth. Remove from heat.
- Add Fruity Pebbles cereal. Stir just until the cereal is coated.
- Using a buttered spatula or buttered waxed paper, press mixture evenly into prepared 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan.
- Cut into squares when cool. Best if made and served on the same day.