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Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels

Rainbow rice krispie pinwheels

The Classic Rice Krispie Treat gets a makeover with these colorful Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels oozing with buttercream frosting! This is a treat EVERYONE will love!

Rice Krispie Treats…. a treat that just about everybody has had at one point or another. They’re a classic, not to mention versatile! A couple of weeks ago, Ryan and I went out for dinner to our favorite BBQ restaurant where I spotted these beautiful colorful Rice Krispie Treats. It turns out, they were made with Fruity Pebbles. I suppose if they aren’t made with Rice Krispies cereal, you can’t actually call them Rice Krispie treats, but Fruity Pebbles Treats just doesn’t flow like Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats does.

At any rate, I decided I wanted to add them to my never-ending list of recipes to try. And then a couple of days later, I was perusing one of my favorite blogs, Cookies & Cups, and spotted Krispie Treat Pinwheels. What’s that you ask? It’s a Rice Krispie Treat made in a jelly roll pan, slathered with frosting, then rolled up into a log and sliced into pinwheels! It looked beautiful, and I just couldn’t resist combining that idea with the new idea I had to use Fruity Pebbles.

And here we are….

Today’s recipe for Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwhels is such a fun, bright, colorful dessert that everyone, but especially kids will love. And it’s easy, easy, easy!

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You’ll start by preparing Rice Krispie Treats like you normally would by melting a little butter in a large saucepan or stock pot. When the butter is melted, you’ll toss in some mini marshmallows and stir them until those are melted too. Add in a pinch of salt, then remove from heat and stir in 6 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal. Arrange in a greased jelly roll pan (a rimmed baking sheet). Spray your hands with a little cooking spray so that you can use your fingertips to firmly pack down the mixture.

*Side note: I FULLY understand why certain cereals were not allowed in our house growing up. Fruity Pebbles worked FABULOUS as a dessert, but for a nutritious breakfast? I get why my Mama always said no when we’d beg for certain cereals at the grocery store!

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Allow the Rainbow “Rice Krispies” to firm up for about 20 minutes. Then, slather it with about 1 and 1/2 cups to 2 cups of the frosting of your choice. I used Buttercream Frosting from this recipe. Start at the short end of the pan and roll it up.

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Ta-da!!! Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels! Okay, they’re not pinwheels yet. Not until you slice them up! I used a serrated knife to help with this process. I cut pinwheels about one inch wide and was able to get about 10.

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Look how beautiful and colorful they are! The beauty of this is that you can use any frosting that you like! I used buttercream, but cream cheese frosting would also be delicious!

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Looking for a fun, dessert idea for your child’s birthday party? I think you’ve found it! Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels!

Rainbow Rice Krispie Pinwheels

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Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: 3mn
Total Time: 13mn

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 6 cups fruity pebbles
  • 1 and 1/2 cups to 2 cups frosting of choice (I used buttercream!)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter in a large saucepan or stock pot over medium heat. When melted, stir in 4 cups mini marshmallows.
  2. Continue stirring until the marshmallows are melted. Add in 1/8 teaspoon table salt.
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat, then stir in 6 cups Fruity Pebbles. Stir well.
  4. Grease a 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (I used cooking spray), then spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Spray your fingertips with cooking spray and use them to press the mixture into the pan firmly. Allow it to cool for about 25 minutes.
  5. When cool, spread 1 and 1/2 cups to 2 cups frosting over the top. Start at the short end and roll it up tightly. Use a serrated knife to cut the log into pinwheels about one inch thick. You should get around 10-11 pinwheels.

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  1. My kids will love these! Thanks!

  2. HAHA… thanks :) I figured this would go over well with most kids!

  3. How much freakin’ fun are these?! Love it!

  4. That looks so good :-)

  5. hi,

    what exactly are these fruity pebbles?

  6. Tried these the other day for my kids and family and the kids really loved them! Thank you so much for all the great recipes that you share!

  7. I just made these for my 5 year old daughters rainbow themed birthday party and everybody loved them. I rolled them up starting at the longer end so that they would be smaller, and so I could get more from the recipe. HUGE hit.

  8. hi, this might also work with crushed up fruit loops, going to have to give it a go and spoil the grand kids.

  9. Hi,I live in England I’ve never seen fruit pebbles before could u use rice krispies that we have here in England,I’d love my kids to make these,I wounded if u added food colour,would they be the same thanks Emma xx :-)

  10. Jeanette Ewart Lapp

    I actually made these a month or two ago with my daughters. A very fun and pretty recipe to serve.

  11. What if you don’t have a jelly roll pan, could you just roll it out on freezer paper or wax paper?

  12. we have no fruity pebbles here in germany :( …(sorry for my english ;) )

  13. Bad bad snack…. Loaded with artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and GMO’s. Choose fruit kabobs instead :) (sorry to insult your beautiful looking recipe).

  14. Gross! Disgusting neon chemical stew! Yuck! Why not make something that actually tastes good?

    Artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, AND chemical preservatives. This isn’t a treat it’s toxic!

  15. I love scrolling down your facebook page but it makes me so so hungry lol

  16. I bet it would look good with ask the new colored frosting coming out or using food coloring too dye the frosting first. Thanks for the recipe!!

  17. Brenda Shatswell Johnston

    Great for Easter and birthday parties.

  18. Shouldn’t these be called fruity pebble pinwheels?

  19. I’m making these this Saturday with my grand daughter, Rylie who is 10. We’ll have a GREAT time! Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Cocoa Krispies sound better..chocolate!! and chocolate frosting, too!!!

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