I love Fruity Pebbles.  I always wanted them as a kid, but didn't often get them ... I mean, they're pure sugar, what responsible parent would let their kids eat that?  :-)  Instead I had Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, or Apple Cinnamon Cheerios ... because they're not all sugar or something.  Back to the Fruity Pebbles!  I had a recent renewed obsession with them.  It started a few years ago when I arrived at my office one morning.  The cleaning crew shampooed the carpets over night and the residual smell was eerily similar to Fruity Pebbles.  I sat at work all day craving them and stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up a box.  I promptly had two bowls of the stuff for dinner but was quickly reminded of how soon the colorful flakes turned to mush in milk.  I also grew up loving Rice Crispy Treats (what American kid didn't?).  I know this isn't a new combination, but it was to me - I turned my Fruity Pebbles into Fruity Pebble Treats.  It's really quite a simple process and I was chowing down on these less than an hour after I started - cooling time is non-negotiable.

Fruity Pebble Treats
1/4 cup butter
10 oz bag of marshmallows
6 cups Fruity Pebbles

1. Grease a 9x13 pan with butter or cooking spray.
2. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
3. Add marshmallows to melted butter.  Stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted.
4. Add Fruity Pebbles to the marshmallow mixture and fold into marshmallow mixture.  The mix will stick together and be difficult to stir, just keep stirring and folding until the Fruity Pebbles are fairly evenly coated.
5. Turn Fruity Pebbles out of the pot, into the 9x13 pan and lightly press into the pan with a lightly greased spoon or spatula.  You can also do this with your fingers, but you'll need to grease your fingers first or the marshmallow will stick to you.
6. Let cool for about an hour before cutting and serving.  If it is hot and humid, it may take longer to set.
7. These can be cut into individual serving sizes (sadly, 9"x13" isn't a proper serving size) and wrapped in wax paper to keep them from sticking to each other.  Store in an air-tight container.

I quite like these with a large glass of milk.  It's all the sweet, crunchy deliciousness of Fruity Pebbles, without getting soggy in the bowl.  The great thing about this recipe is that you can add any breakfast cereal to this to make it your favorite treat.

Left Overs!
Why do you have left overs?  Eat and share them now! 

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