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Fruit Loop Crispy Treats

These Fruit Loop Crispy Treats are a fun and super delicious twist on classic Rice Krispies treats. With their bright colors and fruity flavor, these might just become your new favorite no-bake dessert!

We all love Rice Krispies treats, right? Even us grown-ups! But sometimes it’s fun to change things up a bit. Adding Froot Loops to the buttery, marshmallow-y treats not only adds a rainbow of colors, it adds that delicious fruity flavor that’s pretty hard to beat.

Be careful…these are totally addicting!

Froot Loops have been my favorite cereal since forever! I love them with milk. I love them straight out of the box. And does anybody remember the movie Secret Admirer where Corey Haim put chocolate syrup on his Froot Loops (no milk, just chocolate syrup)? Done it many times and love it!

So, a few days ago, I had lunch with my aunt. When it came time to scope out the desserts, I did a double take. Wait. Was that what I think it was? Oh, yes, it was – a marshmallow treat made with Froot Loops! {swoon}

I restrained myself from grabbing the entire lot of them and making a dang fool out of myself, and took two (they were really small, okay?). Oh. My. Goodness! Where the heck have these things been hiding all my life?

On the way home, I stopped and bought the supplies to make a big old pan of these insanely delicious treats. I need to make up for lost time (and I wanted to share them with you all)!

seven fruit loop crispy treats on a white plate

The treats I had at lunch were made with Froot Loops only, and they were kind of falling apart a little bit, so I decided to add some Rice Krispies to see if that would hold them together better. They did the trick, and the results were sooo delicious!

David and I ate over half the pan after dinner. I am not ashamed. They are that good!

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:

  • Cooking spray
  • Butter
  • Marshmallows (regular sized or mini)
  • Fruit loop cereal (such as Froot Loops or Tootie Fruities)
  • Crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies or Crispy Rice)

HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE FRUIT LOOP CRISPY TREATS:

three images showing steps to make fruit loop crispy treats
three images showing steps to make fruit loop crispy treats
three images showing steps to make fruit loop crispy treats

Just a note: I used a cast iron pot for this recipe, and the enamel has worn down a bit over the years, which is why the bottom is brown. Don’t brown your butter. That color is my pot, not the butter!

You can use regular-sized marshmallows or mini marshmallows for this recipe. The mini marshmallows will melt a little quicker, but that’s the only difference.

Once you put in the cereal, work as quickly as you can to get everything coated and into the baking dish while the mixture is still warm and soft. This will make it easier to spread out and press the mixture down into the dish.

Also, it helps to spray your spatula with a little cooking spray so that the cereal mixture doesn’t stick to it while you are pressing it down into the baking dish.

baking dish containing fruit loop crispy treats

When you are done, your pot will be very sticky with the marshmallow and bits of cereal that are left behind. Just let it soak in some warm soapy water for a few minutes, and it will clean up easily.

I like to cut these into 24 small squares, which is a nice size, especially for the kids, but you could definitely go bigger and cut them into 12 squares. Also, if you want thicker treats (these are about ¾ inch), you could use a smaller pan.

Store any leftover treats at room temperature covered with plastic wrap or in a plastic storage bag or airtight container. They should last for a couple of days.

For longer-term storage, you can freeze them in a freezer bag or airtight freezer container (just make sure you separate any layers with wax paper).

squares of fruit loop crispy treats on a white surface

These Fruit Loop Crispy treats are fun to make with and for the kids (I can’t wait to make them with my nieces), but grown-ups will love them too!

Now, of course, I’m wondering what other cereal would make some yummy treats…Stay tuned!

I hope you try this recipe for Fruit Loop Crispy Treats and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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Fruit Loop Crispy Treats

These Fruit Loop Crispy Treats are a fun and super delicious twist on classic Rice Krispies treats. With their bright colors and fruity flavor, these might just become your new favorite no-bake dessert!
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Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 squares
Estimated Calories: 85

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces marshmallows (regular size or mini)
  • 4 cups fruit loop cereal (such as Froot Loops or Tootie Fruities)
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies or Crispy Rice)

Instructions

  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large pot (you need one large enough to hold all of the ingredients and be able to stir them together), melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the cereals. Stir until all of the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  • Immediately pour the mixture into the baking dish (you want it to still be warm so you can easily spread it into the dish). Spray a spatula with cooking spray. Use the spatula to spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish, and then to lightly press it down to compact it a bit.
  • Allow to cool completely, and then cut into 24 squares (or 12 if you would like bigger squares).

Notes

  • If you would prefer, you can grease the pan with butter instead of the cooking spray. 
  • If you are using regular-sized marshmallows, about 40 marshmallows will equal 10 ounces. 
  • If you would like thicker treats (these are about ¾ inch), use a smaller pan.
  • Store leftovers covered with plastic wrap, in a plastic bag or airtight container. They should last a couple of days at room temperature. You can also freeze them (place in an airtight container, separating any layers with wax paper). Thaw and enjoy.  
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Keith

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Thanks very interesting blog!

Michelle

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Thank you!