I like marshmallow cereal treats (a.k.a. Rice Krispie treats), but my husband doesn’t. There’s no way I can eat a whole batch of them before they go bad. Lately I’ve been buying the pre-made treats; they’re good, but not as good as the homemade kind. So, last night I decided to experiment with a small batch, using Fruity Pebbles cereal, and it worked! The recipe is below if you want to try it too.
They’re so yummy – if you like Fruity Pebbles. Here’s a picture:
It’s a little blurry because I took the picture with my cell phone, but I promise you that they are scrumptious. Here’s the recipe for a small batch of marshmallow cereal treats:
Marshmallow Cereal Treats (small batch)
- 10 marshmallows
- 1 Tbsp margarine*
- 2+ cups of cereal
- Melt the margarine in a sauce pan or in a large bowl in the microwave.
- When it’s melted, add the marshmallows and stir to coat.
- Put the mix back on the stove or in the microwave to melt the
marshmallows (it takes about 75 seconds to melt, depending on your
- Stir the mixture 1/2 way through (at about 40 seconds for the microwave).
- Add the cereal*** and mix until it’s all coated (add enough cereal
so that there’s no extra marshmallow, which will be different depending
on what cereal you use and whether or not you need extra marshmallow to
cover the mix-ins).
- Add mix-ins while you can still stir!
- Grease a small bowl or glass serving dish (use margarine) and push
the cereal down into it. You can line the dish with wax paper or foil
before greasing it if you want an easier clean up. Or, just use the bowl
that you made it in and then transfer to wax paper when it’s almost
completely cooled. That way you only have one dish to clean and it’s an
easy clean up (if you soak the bowl).
- Cut squares and enjoy. Yum!
- Makes 4-6 treats, depending on how big you cute the squares.
* You can substitute peanut butter for margarine. I want to try this with chocolate cereal.
**Mix-ins can be anything you want, that would taste good with
the cereal you are using. Some ideas: chocolate chips, peanut butter
chips, nuts, dried fruit, marshmallows from Lucky Charms, M&Ms,
gummy candy, cookie bits, or whatever your imagination comes up with!
*** The traditional recipe calls for Rice Krispies, but the
Fruity Pebbles are good. Almost any cereal would work here if you like
it and want to try it.