Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats

For my roommate Chloe’s 23rd birthday, she requested something different than a cake.  

Cake pops are all the rage, and this hybrid of the fruity pebble cake & a rice krispies treat was an instant hit.




Because fruity pebbles are already so sweet, I thought it would be a bit much to coat that sugary cereal in more sugar from the marshmallows.  What I ended up doing was following the recipe for Rice Krispies Treats found on the marshmallow bag, and substituted half of the rice krispies for fruity pebbles.

Needless to say these were a big hit at the party.  I’m shocked at how quickly they vanished.  I definitely should have made 2 batches.

These are made the same way as you would any other rice krispies treats.  You start off making the marshmallow/butter goo & then toss in the cereal.


Use a mini muffin pan to help maintain the shape of the pops so they can properly set without falling apart. Be sure to keep a bowl of water near for when your hands get too sticky from forming the pops.




Rainbow Rice Krispies Treat Pops
Recipe TypeDesserts
Cuisine: American
Author: U. Kiano Moju
Serves: 40 cake pops
Cake pops are all the rage, and this hybrid of the fruity pebble cake & a rice krispy treat is an instant birthday party hit.
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 cups fruitty pebbles
  • 1 bag jumbo marshmallows (40 marshmallows)
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 jar creme cheese icing
  • 40 cake pop sticks
  1. Measure out the cereals into a large mixing bowl
  2. In a large microwave safe proof bowl melt the butter in the microwave for 45 seconds, or until melted
  3. Add in the bag of marshmallows, coating with the butter
  4. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave for an addition 45sec-1 min until its a smooth sauce
  5. Immediately pour over the cereal, mixing well until all the cereal is coated
  6. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Prepare the mini muffin pans by spraying with non stick baking spray.
  7. Shape the mix into 1.5 in balls and place into each muffin slot. Tip: Keep a bowl of water near for when your hands get too sticky
  8. Microwave the frosting for 15-20 seconds until runny & drizzle over each ball. You may not use all the icing
  9. Insert the sticks in each ball, let sit for at least 20 minutes so they can set.




Kiano Moju


Founder of Culinary Inspo. Kiano is a California raised foodie with a big travel bug and even bigger appetite to explore the world's food and cultures.

  1. Also, make sure you remove them from the fridge and let the treats come back to room temp before eating them, they soften up a lot as they warm up. As for the colours, I used wilton gel colours which are very bright, if you use liquid colouring you will have to add quite a bit before it is bright enough. I hope that helps!

  2. This is the first time my son will be able to celebrate his birthday in school. His teacher advised of individual treats where by he/she doesn’t need to cut it and avoid nuts. Just finished making these for my son to share with his classmates. Ratio of marshmallows to Rice Krispies/fruity pebbles came out surprisingly too wet. Maybe I don’t remember since I haven’t made Rice Krispies since I was in grade school. Unless it is because the humidity is unusually high here. We’re waiting for a hurricane. Mixture is tasty, though. I’m just waiting for the pops to set then I’ll be bagging them. I’ll probably bag it upside down (on pre-cut parchment paper … no cupcake liners.) Thank you for posting this recipe.

    1. I’ve found with rice krispies treats, the overly fluffy/wet mixtures tend to be the best when they have set. Cereal is super dry, so once the krispies are set it should be a perfect consistency. Hence the use of the mini cupcake tins to help hold them together while they set. If you don’t have the mini tin, I would suggest next time pressing it into a square/rectangle lined baking dish. Press it down with a rubber spatula so it’s really packed in there. Then you can cut them into individual squares once it as set (1 wait at least an hour) and pop some sticks in them as well! Hope this helps

      Kiano x

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