So I definitely did not grow up eating these bad boys as a kid. But when I saw them in the store, and took notice that they looked similar to rice krispies, I figured I'd give them a try. Not much to my surprise, I find them delicious. They are definitely much sweeter than my Salted Brown Butter Krispie Treats, but they still taste delicious.
I like butter. I like it a lot. You may have figured this out by now. If not, this is just a reminder.
I chose to use yellow sprinkles. You can use anything you want.
Gooey colorful goodness. Satisfaction.
Fruity Pebbles Buttered Krispie Treats
4 ounces (1/4 pound or 1 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
6 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)
Buttered 8-inch square cake pan with 2-inch sides
Sprinkles of your choice
In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden
and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do. Don’t take your eyes off the pot as while you may be impatient for it to start browning, the period between the time the butter begins to take on color and the point where it burns is often less than a minute.
As soon as the butter takes on a nutty color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows. The residual heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt them, but if it is not, turn it back on low until the marshmallows are smooth.
Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the cereal. Quickly spread into prepared pan. I liked to use a piece of waxed or parchment paper that I’ve sprayed with oil to press it firmly and evenly into the edges and corners, though a silicon spatula works almost as well.
Let cool for a few minutes, use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Sprinkle with decorations or just eat as-is. Yum!