Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats (nah, it's Fruity Pebbles)

Talk about a super potent load of sugar in all in one bite! I decided to venture from the traditional Rice Krispies Treat and make a Fruity Pebble version. While growing up my mom did not buy us sugar-laden cereals (which I am definitely thankful for). But sometimes those bright rainbow colored cereals just scream, "Eat me"
The recipe below is for really crunchy treats. The typical rice krispies treats recipe calls for only 6 cups of cereal and results in the pliable consistency of the commercial "Rice Krispies Treats" bars . I like mine really crunchy so I usually add more cereal to them.

1 10oz bag of marshmallows
3T margarine
8 cups of Fruity Pebbles Cereal

Grease or spray with oil or margarine a 9x13" pan. On low heat, in a large pot, melt the margarine, then add the marshmallows and melt it down into it's a smooth sticky goo. Stir the marshmallows while they are melting. Take the pot of the stove and add the cereal into the mix. Transfer the marshmallow cereal mixture into the pan. Use a piece of wax paper to evenly press the mixture into the pan. Let cool for 20-30 minutes, cut into squares. Wrap each individual square and store in an air tight container.
*You will have to work quickly before the marshmallows start cooling and become stringy and web-like in texture.

Mix in rice krispies to minimize the sweetness of this dessert. Also, you could also put it on a stick and make Fruity Pebble Pops.

1 comment:

chou said...

Yum yum. Oh, and pretty too! I posted it post Walmart trip, but had written most of it before hand. I think. :)