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April 26, 2011

Cereal Treat Easter Eggs!



I'm not gonna lie, I felt like a proud food blogger this past weekend because I made two kinds of Easter-themed treats! And both were ever so simple to make! The first are these Cereal Treat Easter Eggs. They are a different take on the classic rice krispie treat, except using Fruity Pebbles. And I must admit, I thought they tasted better than regular rice krispie treats! Why doesn't EVERYONE make them like this? I dunno, but I'm gonna! They are so purty and colorful, perfect for Easter! 

I recommend using a larger pot so that there is plenty of room to add all of the marshmallows and still room to stir. I used a smaller pot and the butter was at the bottom browning away and somewhat burning the marshmallows on the bottom. And it was hard to stir. So some of them turned out being made with more of a brown butter, but the taste was still great! I love the taste of brown butter in a dessert, so really it wasn't a bad thing! Besides making a few of the eggs look a bit dirty instead of bright and colorful. I will definitely be making these more often! I was so sad that it only made about 7 (I had enough for another half an egg but there was no point trying to shape that into an egg so I just ate it. Warm. Oh my deliciousness!). Next time I will up the amount so that I can have enough to take into both my and PJ's work.

Yay for natural light! I am beginning to become a natural light freak. I am always talking about natural light this, natural light that. PJ is becoming a tad annoyed. I'm always nagging, "We need to cook early so I can get my natural light!" or "Let's open our windows so I can see that natural light, it makes me feel better and the day seem cheerier!" It really does make things better, my attitude AND my photography, see... look at my photos! They are improving  : ) I literally took my plate on the porch and took a picture outside. My kitchen doesn't get good light, so a food blogger's gotta do what a food blogger's gotta do, ya know?


Cereal Treat Easter Eggs



Cereal Treat Easter Eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 oz bag of marshmallows
  • 5 cups Fruity Pebbles
  • plastic Easter eggs, for shaping
In a large pot, melt butter on low-medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Pour in the cereal and mix.

Spray plastic eggs with cooking spray. Spoon the cereal mixture into the bottom half of the egg and then close to form shape. Wait at least 10 seconds for cereal to take the shape of the egg.

*You can use one or two plastic eggs to shape the cereal mixture. I used 6 because that's what came in a package and so I could shape more at one time. You can also use vertical or horizontally split plastic eggs. I used horizontal and spooned the mixture into the bottom part of the egg and closed it off with the top part of the plastic egg.

Printable Recipe


So I know Easter is over, but please make these next Easter.... mmmmk? And they don't have to be in the shape of Easter eggs. You can make these babies just for any ole occasion... just make them in squares like rice krispie treats! And of course you can use any cereal you like. But I'd go with the Fruity Pebbles if I were you.

Looking for more Easter treats? How about these Easter Egg Nests? Kids and adults alike will love 'em!

I am linking up to:
Recipe Swap Sundays


Don't Fruity Pebbles make you feel like a kid again?  :)


Peace, and bacon grease!


21 comments:

Cassie said...

How pretty are those?! Bookmarking this one for next year!

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www.you-made-that.com said...

Hey Desi, thanks for linking this recipe up to YMT. I know my kids would love them especially how colorful they are.

Desi said...

@ Cassie - I know, aren't they so purty? And that's the bad part about posting recipes after the holiday has passed, my readers can't make them until next year :(

@ You-Made-That - They are perfect for kids, though I don't have any. Ok, maybe my fiancee :)

Mo 'Betta said...

You're right, these are so cute and colorful for Easter! and my kids would be thrilled since I never buy Fruity Pebbles. (I know, I'm a mean mama!) Saving this for next year!

Lauren said...

These look awesome. I'll probably wait till next Easter but definitley holding onto this recipe.

Tracy said...

Wow! Fun idea - thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

I love these! They are perfect for every holiday :)

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Fruity Pebbles are so good. I love to eat them for a snack. I would imagine they make great marshmallow treats.

Tree said...

Ooo.. we've been wanting to try these! Fruity Pebbles and marshmallow treats.. the perfect combo! :) Thanks for linking up for TT this week!

Sarah said...

My jaw DROPPED when I saw this! EGGS FROM FRUIT PEBBLES! How GENIUS! Thanks for sharing - definitely going to try when I get home from college!

Rachel said...

My kids LOVE when I make fruity pebble treats! ;-) Your eggs are ADORABLE!

Natural light is heavenly and a food blogger's best friend. My kitchen gets TERRIBLE light, too

Jenn said...

Those are awesome Desi!! I LOVE fruity pepples and cocoa pepples too!! I bet those would make good egg treats too :)
Oh natural light... I only seem to get that on the weekends. By the time I get dinner to the table on the week nights it's already 8pm!! I wish someone would pay me to stay home and blog all day!

Desi said...

@ Mo 'Betta - This would be the perfect occasion to let your kids have Fruity Pebbles for once :)

@ Lauren - Hope you enjoy them next year!

@ Tracy - It would have been more fun if I hadn't kinda burned it, and had a bigger pot. But they turned out cute so that's all that mattered!

@ Stephanie - Yes, you can do a different twist each holiday, switching up the cereal if needed.

@ Permanent Posies - I forgot how much I liked Fruity Pebbles until I had these! I have a bit left, I will have to snack on them!

@ Tree - Let me know if you try them!

@ Sarah - That's what I thought when I saw them - GENIUS!

@ Rachel - I am getting better and natural light is a MUST, but I still can't get those pics accepted on foodgawker :( Gotta keep practicin, I guess!

Desi said...

@ Jenn - Yes cocoa pebbles would work great too! I'm gonna use them next year during super bowl to make footballs :) And I always had problems getting natural light! During the week is almost impossible, even though it is staying light later, but we still eat dinner late sometimes during the week! I made these on Sunday during the day so I had all the natural light I needed :) And yes, I SOOOOO wanna be paid to stay home and blog all day! Or I would love to be a stay at home mom so I could get more accomplished with my blog and also have more accessibility to the daylight!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Very colorful Easter treat. Thank you for participating at Joy of Desserts. :-)
http://joyofdesserts.blogspot.com/

KY said...

Oh wow, YUM!! My fiance absolutely loves Fruity Pebbles (yep, he's turning 27 this year...) I am for sure bookmarking this recipe and surprising him with these next week! Thanks for sharing xoxo

Desi said...

@ Joy - Welcome, thanks for stopping by!

@ KY - You are a great fiancee! And your fiancee is a smart one :)

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Wow! I clicked over on a different post and liked what I saw so I started nosing around...then I saw my recipe! Yay! I'm so honored that you tried them!! Weren't they yummy?! ♥- Katrina

Desi said...

@ Katrina - These were the bomb. We LOVED LOVED LOVED them! You are pretty much a genius for coming up with this idea! :)

Spicie Foodie said...

Thanks for participating in April's YBR :) This is such a cute idea.