This week’s Sunday Sweet’s recipe is Fruity Pebble’s rice krispy treat’s. My son Matthew got to pick this week. Although he did not want to help make it which is fine. Not only do they look fun, but they are super yummy. Regular rice Krispy treats are so good but Fruity Pebble’s cereal is my son’s favorite making this a perfect treat to make.
Now like every week we let the kids help. This is the first dessert we have made that the kids could not safely help with everything but that is ok. There were plenty of things for them to do. Mom and Dad did the stove top stuff. Rice Krispy treats were always my favorite, but I am super excited for these Fruity Pebble’s rice krispy treat’s.
So, the first thing is what do you need:
- 6 cups of Fruity Pebble’s
- 10 ounces of marshmallow’s
- 1 ¼ cups of butter (salted)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- A mixing bowl
- A sauce pans
- 9×13 pan
Now we started out letting the kids butter our glass pan. They did great. Later though my husband and I realized the pan we gave them was the wrong size! With 3 kids under 6 details can get mixed up sometimes. This mix up was discovered at the very end. We ended up spraying Pam on the right size pan and it still worked great. So, if you want to use Pam to make the pan non sticky verse butter that is fine. We did it.
Next my husband and I melted the butter on medium heat. Followed by adding the marshmallows into the butter. After all the marshmallows were melted we took it off the stove and added the vanilla extract. Now I have never added vanilla extract to rice Krispy treats before, but my friend says it makes these better, so we did it. It is up to you to add it or not. Afterwards we poured it into the bowl with the 6 cups of cereal.
The great part is this did not take that long and the kids were patiently waiting. That never happens but this Mama will take it as a win. So, the two kids took turns mixing the melted marshmallow mixture into the cereal. Daddy poured it in first, so no one touched anything hot. After this is when we saw the buttered pan was the wrong size and quickly replaced it. Now that everything is almost done all we had left to do is put it into the pan and flatten it.
Now my secret which probably is not a true secret is instead of letting it sit to cool on the shelf or in the fridge I put it into the freezer. Not for long and not when it is super-hot. But it has always worked and cools quickly. I typically use a metal pan when doing this but I did glass so I could see the colors better.
These treats turned out amazing! They took us all of 10 minutes to make. Furthermore, the kids got to help. Now we all get to enjoy a twist to our favorite childhood treat. Please try them out you will not be disappointed. During these times were there is not a lot of places to go or things to do creating new traditions together are even more fun then they use to be.