Looking for a last-minute Easter treat for a classroom party or family get-together? These Fruity Pebbles Easter Egg Treats are shaped like real eggs, and super-easy to make. Because the cereal is so colourful, there’s no need for food colouring or sprinkles or icing. They’re gorgeous, easy and delicious!
Have I ever told you about the time that I made Fruity Pebbles marshmallow treats for my family, and how I ate the entire batch before they ever laid eyes on them?
I was about 13, and home alone for a whole Saturday. Feeling quite grown up, I thought I’d be all domesticated, and bake a nice treat to surprise my parents and my brother. I use the word bake loosely, because the only thing I knew how to “bake” back then was Rice Krispie squares.
As I gathered my ingredients, I opened the cereal cupboard, and GASP, there in front of me, sat a brand new box of Fruity Pebbles.
Now, Fruity Pebbles were a big deal at our house because they were rarely available in Canada back then. When I spotted the red box tucked in amongst our regular cereals, an idea struck me. I could use Fruity Pebbles for my squares instead of Rice Krispies!
Using our normal recipe for Rice Krispie bars, I swapped out the cereal and they turned out beautifully. The melted marshmallows made the Fruity Pebbles look like glossy little gemstones.
I cut out a big, gooey square to see if they tasted as good as they looked.
Oh my word.
One bite, and I was in heaven. They were divine. My family would love them. They would be so proud of me.
And then, I ate a second… and a third…
And try as I might to resist them, I came back to that pan again and again that day, until every last square was gone.
Soooo… I didn’t exactly make my family proud that day. They were actually quite ticked that I’d used up most of the coveted cereal in one go. I’ve never forgotten those Fruity Pebbles bars though, and how yummy they were.
Fast-forward a few decades.
Yesterday, I was wracking my brain for a last-minute Easter treat to make for the kids this weekend. I had my mind set on Rice Krispy treats because they’d be quick and easy, but I wanted to make them special for the holiday.
Dang! I didn’t have coloured sugar and sprinkles to make them look all Easter-y.
And then, I remembered those glorious Fruity Pebble treats from my youth. Bright, colourful and delicious.
Fruity Pebbles Easter Egg Treats it is, my friends.
You don’t need food colouring or anything fancy to make these simple Easter treats; just mini-marshmallows, vanilla, butter, and a big ol’ box of Fruity Pebbles. You won’t need a mold either although you can serve your treats in colourful plastic eggs for a festive look.
This recipe is so quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for a last-minute treat for a class party or an Easter get-together with family.
Let’s get down to business, and you’ll have them made in no time.
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Ingredients for Fruity Pebbles Easter Egg Treats:
Makes approx 20 eggs. Printable recipe below.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 6 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
- extra butter to keep your hands from getting sticky
Making your Fruity Pebble and Marshmallow mixture:
To start, melt your butter in a large pot over low heat.
Toss in your mini-marshmallows, and stir them around while they’re melting.
When the marshmallows are completely melted and gooey, remove your pan from the heat, and add vanilla and Fruity Pebbles.
Give those a good stir until everything is well-mixed.
Shaping your eggs:
Butter up your fingers, and scoop a heaping spoonful of the mixture into your hand. Squeeze it, roll it and shape it like an egg, pressing and pinching here and there to get it just right.
You’ll want to use a good amount of pressure when you’re compressing the egg – enough that it won’t fall apart, but not so much that you completely crush the cereal.
Repeat with the rest of the mixture, buttering your hands again when things get sticky.
I used a plastic Easter egg to gauge the size of the first few eggs. I made them small to fit inside of the plastic eggs so I could serve some that way.
I tucked a few more into colourful egg cups, and the rest, I nestled in a bright bowl.
What do you think? Aren’t they gorgeous?
You can’t beat an easy-to-make, last-minute treat that looks this good.
And for the record, I used some restraint and did NOT eat them all before my family laid eyes on them this time.
Just one. Or two… Or was it three…
Looking for the perfect dessert to serve at your family’s Easter dinner? Try our:
- 1/4 cup vanilla
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 6 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal
Melt butter in large pot over low heat
Add marshmallows and stir until melted
Remove from heat and add vanilla
Add Fruity Pebbles and stir well to combine
With lightly buttered hands, roll and firmly squeeze a small amount of the mixture to form an egg shape