Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats

               We all need a little nostalgia in our lives. As we all get older, it's nice to be able to have a little taste of yesterday. Like most children, I was a huge fan of rice krispie treats. I was also a fan of sugar cereal. It's funny how as you age, your palate becomes more sophisticated, and your tolerance of sweetness declines. I still have quite the sweet tooth, but it has become more refined. Well, with exception to this recipe.
           I recently saw an advertisement for "Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Treats". Something about their artificial quality, seemed to resonate with me. It's two of my childhood favorites combined into one. There really isn't much to these little bars. They are made exactly like your basic rice krispie treat, only with fruity pebbles instead of the unflavored rice cereal. The fun colors are also much more vibrant,  These make a very fun snack for children, although they are not the healthiest option. Everyone needs a little break from reality, here's to nostalgia. 

You will need: 13 ounce box of fruity pebbles, 1/4 cup of butter/margarine (1/2 stick), 10 1/2 ounce (6 cups) package of mini marshmallows,  and white chocolate
Melt butter/margarine in double boiler ( or in bowl over a boiling pot of water) 

Once melted, add marshmallows.
Stir marshmallows until melted. Add cereal, and stir until well combined. 
place mixture into a greased 13x9in. pan. Place wax paper on top of the marshmallow crispy bars, and press to form an even layer.
Melt white chocolate and drizzle over bars. Once the white chocolate is dry, cut into 24 bars.
Recipe adapted from:Postfoods.com


Lindsey said...

Ooh, these are so cute! Will add to my baking to do list.

Sam said...

Could you use Cocoa Pebbles instead of Fruity Pebbles? Such a good idea!

Gourmet_Gal said...

Yes, you can definitely use Cocoa Pebbles if you are looking for more of chocolatey treat! That is a wonderful idea!! They even make chocolate marshmallows, if you want to have an even more intense chocolate taste. I don't think they make them in a miniature size, but the big marshmallows work just as well. They just may take a little longer to melt.