Fruity goodness — no, not the healthy kind, but substituting Fruity Pebbles (FP) for Rice Krispies in one of my favorite treats. I came across a recipe for FP cupcakes and I immediately thought, I want those in a bar. These treats are very simple to make and takes maybe 10 minutes. I think it's the perfect time of year for so much color. Spring is finally here and with Easter being just around the corner, you could make these for your kiddos (and adults). You could even mold them into egg shapes.
Growing up, I didn't eat a lot of sugary cereals, and I've continued this habit into my adult life. I aim for cereals with 9 grams of sugar or less and try to stay away from the word enriched. I am very conscious of what I eat. I read the labels on everything I put into my cart. I look at trans fat, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. But sometimes, I want a treat — that's where Fruity Pebbles comes in and the other desserts I make. I just have to eat them in moderation and watch my portions. Another time for treats — I have a serving size portion of sugary cereal after a workout. I've read that high glucose food helps repair your muscles after a workout. Just make sure you are eating a serving size. So if I want a treat, I need to hit the gym first. When I go, I get a little reward for it.
Fruity Pebbles Treats
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 bag mini marshmallows
6 cups Fruity Pebbles
Melt butter in a large pot. Use a spoon to scoop out a small amount of butter, and coat the bottom of a baking sheet. Add marshmallows to pot until fully melted.
Add Fruity Pebbles and mix well. I've found a wooden spoon works best. Pour mixture onto baking sheet. Using back of spoon, spread out evenly until desired thickness is achieved. (Or your hands, but make sure to wash them!) Let cool before devouring. Cut into bars.