Fruity Pebbles No-Bake Bars

These fun treats are an easy twist on the classic rice crispy treats — your kids (and adults, too!) will love these fruity pebbles no-bake bars.

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If you were to judge my blog lately, you’d think I turned back into a giant child. Oreo PopcornNerds Milkshakes, and then these no-bake bars. Okay, well, there was vodka too. But other than that, it’s kid-city around these parts right now.

BUT. These bars aren’t just for kids. Oh no, no, no…I promise you everyone will love these. They’re ultra soft, ultra chewy, and ultra sweet. And just a little colorful. If you’re having a rainbow birthday party for any of your kids — these should definitely be your dessert.

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I love adding extra marshmallows in with the cereal in crispy treat style bars. They make them extra gooey, extra delicious, and extra fun.

In other news, and because I ran out of things to say about these tasty no-bake bars, we just got back from a week of vacation. Sort of vacation. Every year we spend a week at my in-laws place in Northern Michigan. You can see some of the gorgeous views that we enjoyed if you check out my instagram feed (here and here).

And OF COURSE, the second day we were there, my little man ended up in the ER. Little dude must like it there or something. This time he ran into a chair and split his forehead open. I’ll spare you that photo, although he does look super tough. He was a trooper, didn’t even cry one bit in the ER. Luckily no stitches were needed (just glue) but for pete’s sake! This kid is giving me grey hairs. Once we were done with that excitement, we were able to spend tons of time outside and time with Ben’s parents and grandma. Kids slept well, I enjoyed some champagne and even got a tiny tan. I call all that a major vacation success — despite the ER visit.

Now we’re home and it’s back to business. We should be closing on our house this week (Eeeeeeee!!!!) and then things will get really interesting as we’ll have to prep our condo, list it and hopefully sell it asap.

I’m glad I don’t have any of these bars in the house because I’d totally eat the whole pan out of nervousness about the house stuff. Maybe I should make some for open houses. The only problem is there would be none left for the people viewing the house.

That’s my Etch-a-Sketch version of our new house, btw. This is the kind of thing you spend your time on when you’re on vacation with kids. I remember the days when we’d just lounge on the boat working on our tans. Sometimes we’d drive it out to the sunken island and toss the frisbee around — never setting down the ice cold beer in the other hand. And of course I was in a bikini with no stretch marks.

But drawing on the Etch-a-Sketch and going to the ER is way better. Okay…maybe not those things but having kids is the best. Despite the lack of bikinis and beer.

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Fruity Pebbles No-Bake Bars

Yield: about 20 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

These fun treats are an easy twist on the classic rice crispy treats -- your kids (and adults, too!) will love these fruity pebbles no-bake bars.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional to grease the pan
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 6 cups fruity crisp rice cereal (or Fruity Pebbles)

Directions:

  1. Butter a 9x13 pan with butter.
  2. In a large, deep pan (nonstick prefered), melt butter and 6 cups mini marshmallows over low heat until completely melted (no lumps of marshmallows remain).
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in fruity crisp rice cereal and 2 cups mini marshmallows. Continue to stir until all cereal and marshmallows are coated with marshmallow/butter combination. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Spray hands lightly with nonstick baking spray (or coat with butter) and press mixture gently into pan. Let cool completely before cutting into squares with a sharp knife.

 

Verdict: Love these tasty and fun bars.
Husband’s take: He loved these!
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: So easy!

Fruity Pebbles no bake bars nutritional label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

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19 comments

  1. So EXCITING about the house!! YAY girl!
    I am glad you had a good vacay (despite the ER visit) The pics on IG looked awesome! You totally deserve it.
    And, my hubs is going to DIE over these bars. He eats cereal everyday…and even turns down my fancy dinners for a bowl of the stuff, so he will be alll ova these! Pinned!

  2. Oh no about the ER! N reminds me of Jacob that age..we thought he just liked to see the inside of out of town hospitals for a couple years!
    Glad you had a great vacation! Good luck with the move!

  3. Ah congrats / good luck with the house this week!!! And I’m so happy that E is ok. Hopefully everything was much more relaxing after that while you were away.

  4. Congrats on the house! But bummer about the ER visit. 🙁 So glad the little man is OK. And ummmm I want about a dozen of these for dessert today. And pretty much every day hereafter.

  5. yummy–thanks for using real butter. makes a huge difference. IMO.

    sorry about your son. my older two boys have been to the ER many times. The youngest–knock on wood–hasn’t been, yet. It happens. Hopefully, there will never be a serious injury.

  6. Congrats on the house and on that EtchaSketch version of it. Awesome! Not so awesome on the ER visit. Sorry to hear about that but glad you were able to enjoy vacation anyway. My husband loves all kid approved cereals and we will love these. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love no-bake desserts to beat the summer heat and anytime I can eat cereal throughout the day, count me in!

  8. these look fantastic! love this idea!

  9. So cute, childhood treats are the best! Wishing we had Fruity Pebble cereal in Australia but because I can substitute an alternative… 🙂

  10. yay! Im so excited for you guys and a new house! Thats the best!! Glad you got to enjoy your vacation..and there is nothing wrong with a beer in one hand and a kid on the other hip 😉
    Love these bars! Two of my most favorite things combined. When I was pregnant, I ate a box of fruity pebbles ever three days, it was crazy. These are awesome!

  11. oh my god these definitely bring back some childhood nostalgia! love it.. if only i was a kid again! thanks for sharing another great post + recipe Rachel.

  12. Glad your little guy is ok! How exciting about the new house!! These fruity pebble treats looks so fun, I totally vote that you make some for open houses (and hide a batch for yourself)!

  13. Yikes, sorry to hear about the ER but yay, congrats on the house! These look so fun and colorful! My lil guy would gobble these up in no time 🙂

  14. First off I have to make these bars asap! Secondly, I had now idea you were so talented with an etch a sketch- impressive! And three, I’m sorry to say ER visits come with boys and usually lots of them. Glad he’s okay!

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  16. I currently have 4 different friends vacationing in Michigan!! Seems to be the place to be! But… I can guarantee that none of them have these bars. I also know of a certain 18 year old boy living in my house who could probably polish off a batch of these beauties in one sitting. #love

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  18. are they treats good?, and are they hard to make

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