Froot Loops Cereal Treats will bring out the child in anyone who pulls apart one of the ooey, gooey, fruity, marshmallowy, treat bars. The colorful little loops of fruity goodness are entirely coated in sticky marshmallows making these treats super fun to eat.
Did you grow up eating Froot Loops cereal? How about Rice Krispie Treats?
Imagine blending these childhood favorites together to create these crispy, crunchy, chewy, Froot Loops Cereal Treats.
It has been so much fun creating crispy treats using different cereals. Have you tried our Fruity Pebbles Rice Crispy Treats, Cocoa Krispie Treats, or our S'mores Rice Krispie Treats made using Golden Grahams Cereal?
We are just beginning to create all these fun cereal treat recipes, and I can't wait to try out every kid's cereal on the grocery store shelf.
Unlike a traditional marshmallow treat, that is made using small crisp rice cereal, these treats made using Froot Loops have much fewer cereal pieces to blend with the marshmallows, so you really see the gooey marshmallows when you look at these bars.
The bright colors poke through the glossy white strands of marshmallow but the bars do appear to be really, seriously coated in marshmallow, and they are!
These are probably the gooiest treats I have made so far.
Go ahead and pull apart one of the bars. It will stretch pretty far before breaking.
These bars are so brightly colored that they would make a great dessert for a Birthday Party, St. Patrick's Day, or Easter. They are so easy to make though that they also make a perfect after school treat.
How to make Froot Loops Cereal Treats
- 4 tablespoons of European-style salted butter (this will give you the absolute best flavor)
- 10 ounces Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (store brand marshmallows might be even stickier, so you may need to add more cereal if you use store brand marshmallows)
- Froot Loops Cereal
- 8-inch or 9-inch pan (well-buttered or sprayed with non-stick baking spray)
- Melt 4 tablespoons of European-style salted butter with 10 ounces of Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows.
- Pour it over 6 cups of Fruit Loops Cereal and stir until incorporated.
- Gently press into a well-buttered 8-inch or 9-inch pan square pan.
- Combine the butter and marshmallows in a saucepan and heat on low heat, stirring often, until about 75% of the marshmallows are melted.
- Remove the pan from the heat and continue to stir, smashing the marshmallows using a rubber spatula or the back of a wooden spoon, until the marshmallows completely melt and become smooth.
- Stir in the Froot Loops Cereal.
- Pour into a well-buttered 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.
- Allow to cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into rectangles or squares.
- Combine the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat on high power for 1 minute then remove and stir until the melted butter blends with the marshmallows.
- Keep stirring until the marshmallows melt.
- If needed, reheat for 15-second increments, stirring after each, until the marshmallows are fully melted.
- Stir in the Froot Loops Cereal then spread into a well-buttered 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.
- Give the cereal treats time to cool before cutting.
- Do not overheat your marshmallows.
- If marshmallows get too hot, the sugar will begin to caramelize, thereby making your treats hard and crunchy instead of gooey.
Can I make these cereal treats ahead?
- This recipe produces sweet, sticky, cereal treats that will stay fresh for 2-3 days if stored in an airtight container set at room temperature.
- They really are best eaten the day they are made!
- If you wrap the treats well in non-stick tin foil then place in a zip-top bag you may freeze the treats for up to a month. To thaw set the treats on your counter for at least 1 hour before un-wrapping the treats.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make a pan of these Froot Loops Cereal Treats...
If you love kid's cereal you might also like these fun cereal-based desserts:
Froot Loops Marshmallow Treats Recipe
Froot Loops Cereal Treats
- 4 tablespoons European-style Salted Butter
- 10 ounces marshmallows
- 6 cups Froot Loops Cereal
- Begin melting the butter in a medium-large saucepan set over low heat.
- Toss in the marshmallows and stir occasionally until about 75% of the marshmallows have melted.
- Remove the pan from the heat and continuously stir, smashing the marshmallows, allowing them to melt until smooth.
- Pour the cereal into a well buttered large bowl and pour the marshmallows over top.
- Toss to coat evenly.
- Gently press into a well buttered 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.
- Let cool for about an hour before cutting into 16 squares.
- Heat the butter and marshmallows on high power, in a large mixing bowl, for 1 minute.
- Remove and stir.
- If needed, heat for additional 15 second increments, stirring vigorously after each, until melted and smooth.
- Pour over cereal, mix to combine, spread into pan, and allow to cool before cutting.
If you love colorful cereal treats, be sure to check out these other rice krispie treat recipes that are perfect for a party...
Cake Batter Funfetti Rice Krispie Treats
Fruity Pebbles Rice Crispy Treats
My kids thought these were so much fun. I personally thought they were a bit too sweet, but that's alright because the kids loved them.
Froot Loops has been my favorite cereal since childhood. These treats are now my favorite too.
I'm glad you liked these Froot Loop treats!
Cannot imagine that anyone has not tried froot loops. They are one of my kids favorite cereals and they loved these treats. Thanks for the very helpful instructions.
I know, right? They are one of my childhood favorites. I'm glad you liked the recipe too.
Would it be possible to add some powdered milk to these bars for some added nutrients, without adversely effecting the flavor or texture?
I think that would be fine. I would stir the milk into the melted marshmallows before coating the cereal. Let me know how it turns out!
I made these to surprise my son for his birthday breakfast. He thought it was the best birthday breakfast ever. I know I won't win any mom of the year awards for giving my kids cereal treats for breakfast but it made him so happy that it was totally worth it.
I'm sure your son would give you the mom of the year award and that's what counts! I'm glad he enjoyed his birthday treat.
This is such a fun idea! I love the colors.
I love the idea of using such colorful cereal to make cereal treats.
Just made them! So quick and easy xx
My kids loved these treats!
I always loved Froot Loops as a kid so I thought I'd give these a try. I give them two thumbs up!
Yay! That's great.
My kids were so happy I made them these treats and I love anything that's easy to make that makes them smile! Thanks for the recipe.
These were the perfect snack for a snow day. My kids had so much fun making and eating them.
Sweet! I have loved Froot Loops Cereal since I was a young girl and still love them. They made very sweet but very yummy treats.
This recipe had the perfect amount of cereal and marshmallows. Thanks for the tip about using European-style butter. It really made a big difference. The flavor was great!
How fun! My kids helped me make a batch of these treats. We used the microwave and they turned out great. I love the helpful tip about not melting the marshmallows for too long. Thanks!