I remember my mom making these once when I was a kid.
And I’m not sure if it was a stroke of genius…or simply that she ran out of Rice Krispies. But if you’re into totally sugary treats, one of these definitely hits the spot.
They’re your basic Rice Krispie Treats on steroids. And you can really use any type of cereal….Cocoa Puffs, Trix, even Bran flakes or Chex. But using a sugary cereal like Froot Loops makes them quite tasty and colorful. And since I was making these for a youth group activity at our church, fun and bright was perfect.
They take 5 minutes to make, in your microwave (or you can use a saucepan on the stove).
NOTE: I doubled the recipe to fill one large jelly roll pan (cookie sheet).
FRUIT LOOP TREATS
1/4 cup butter (1/2 a stick)
1 package small marshmallows (or about 6 cups)
8 cups of cereal
• Microwave the marshmallows and butter in a large bowl for 2 minutes till melted and stir it up. Some of the butter may not mix-in all the way. No worries.
• Pour in the cereal and mix
• Spread it on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or butter. Spray a little on your hands to help spread it around without getting sticky goo all over you.
• Refrigerate till ready to serve
Cut them up. (A little bit goes a long way. So small squares are great).
Freeze any leftovers in a zippered bag for the next summer party.