What do you do with Charm Pops, a bag of marshmallows and Fruity Pebbles cereal?
Make Fruity Pebble Treat Pops!
That's what we did.
This is how it went....
This is the perfect treat to make with kids. It's fun and easy.
I was trying to follow one of my New Years Resolutions of organizing the kitchen pantry when I saw a half eaten bag of Charm lollipops and immediately tossed it into the throw-out-of-house-quickly bin only because I was following another resolution of eating less sugar, but I changed my mind due to the overwhelming feeling of not wanting to waste something perfectly good.
As I organized the excessive amount of cereal boxes we had and didn't need half of, I was thinking the Fruity Pebbles cereal could be put to good use by making them into treats for the kids. When I looked at the Charm Pops sitting in the throw out bin, a bright idea came to mind...what if I combined the two into one treat, then I would have one less box of cereal to organize and one bag of half eaten Charm Pops used with no waste. Thus, Fruity Pebble Treat Pops were born in my mind! I'm a little crazy but I knew it would be fun for Sophia since she likes to cook rather than color.
I only had 4 cups of Fruity Pebbles cereal left in the box, so that's what we used.
I used 3 Tablespoons of butter.
4 cups of marshmallows.
Make the Fruity Pebble Treats similar to Rice Crispy Treats; melt the butter in a sauce pan , stir in the marshmallows and melt until creamy, then stir in the cereal until combined evenly. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking and spread mixture to cool slightly.
Let the treat mixture cool slightly until it can be hand formed around the lollipop, once cooled shape into ball the size you like.
I had small sized Charm Pops, so I formed the cereal mixture proportionally.
These treats are perfect for kids...sweet, fruity and colorful.
Servings: 21 small lollipops
4 Cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
4 Cups Marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
21 Charm Pop (lollipops)
Melt butter in a sauce pan, stir in the marshmallows and melt until creamy, then stir in the cereal until combined evenly. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking and spread the mixture onto tray to cool slightly (about 5 minutes). Once slightly cooled, wrap and form cereal mixture around Charm pops and set on cookie sheet until fully cooled. Add ribbon around neck of lollipop stick for a decorative look.