Sunday, February 5, 2012
Be My Valentine: Fruity Pebble Style
I have a tendency to gravitate toward sugary things - even in the cereal sense. While I love some plain chex or cornflakes, my heart belongs to lucky charms, cinnamon toast crunch, cocoa krispies and fruity pebbles. I try to only give in every once in a while, but love the colors and sugary goodness that these all bring to the table.
Valentines Day is the perfect time to use bright colors and heart shaped cookie cutters. These would be really easy to throw together for a child's friends or teachers, too. Caution: these are like a sugar explosion in your mouth! You probably won't be able to eat more than 1 at a time without needing a break, but they are super yummy and cute.
Fruity Pebbles Bars (from The Novice Chef - if you haven't, you must check out her blog. Great photography and recipes!)
4 tablespoons butter
10 oz marshmallows
6 cups Fruity Pebbles
white chocolate, for dipping
Grease a 9x13 inch backing dish. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. When melted, add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
Add cereal and mix well. Pour contents into baking dish and spread evenly. When cooled, cut into squares, or use a cookie cutter to make a shape of your choice.
Heat chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at half power in 30 second intervals, or according to package, stirring after each interval until chocolate fully melts. Dip top into white chocolate and sprinkle with extra fruity pebbles if you wish.