Froot Loop Treats

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Froot Loop Treats are an easy and fun-to-make recipe. With ooey gooey marshmallows and fruity cereal, these treats are a colorful take on the classic rice krispie treats. 

If you love making homemade gooey cereal treats, be sure to try our easy Indoor S’mores, made with golden grahams cereal! Or give our layered Neapolitan Krispie Treats a try next.

Froot loop treats stacked on a white serving plate.

Why Froot Loop Treats Work 

Making these Froot Loop Treats is a fun way to spend quality time with your little ones. Made using 4 simple ingredients, they take less than 10 minutes to put together.

Using our favorite rice krispies treat recipe as a starting point, you’re going to love these treats.

Here are a few reasons you’ll want to get started on making these treats ASAP:

  • Nostalgia Max. This recipe is a quick trip down memory lane. Whether it’s the memory of fussing over breakfast as a kid or having rice krispie treats as an afternoon snack. It truly brings back an ocean of memories.
  • Colorful and fun. These are any-occasion treats for kids, but they’re especially great for making a colorful spread at birthday parties. They’re also a good fit for school lunches, and participatory holiday gifting. 
  • No bake. You don’t need an oven, candy thermometer, or any special skills to make this yummy treat.

Froot loops are a delicious base for this treat. But for more unique options, try our cheerio bars, lucky charms bars, and fruity pebbles treats for more delicious flavors.

Ingredient Notes 

Ingredients needed to make froot loop treats.
  • Salted Butter – Salted butter helps balance the sweetness of the cereal and marshmallows. You can use unsalted butter but remember to add some extra kosher salt to maintain the balance.
  • Mini Marshmallows – You’ll need about 8-9 cups of marshmallows (16-ounce bag). You can swap it out for a 16-ounce bag of regular-sized marshmallows too. Or use my recipe for homemade marshmallows.
  • Vanilla Extract – It ties the whole recipe together. Make sure you use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor. Our homemade vanilla extract is perfect here.
  • Froot Loops Cereal – The cereal’s bright color makes these treats extra fun. You can use other cereals if you want. 

Easy Instructions 

Step by step photos showing how to make froot loops.
  1. Prepare the mixture. Melt butter in a pan and add the marshmallows. Mix on low heat until the marshmallows melt. Then add vanilla, cereal, and the remaining marshmallows. Mix until combined. 
  2. Let it set. Pour the mixture into a prepped baking tin. Flatten the surface with your fingers. Let it set. 
Froot loop treats on a white serving plate, cut into bars.

Tips and Tricks 

  • Use fresh cereal. Make sure you use fresh cereal. Stale cereal can really spoil the treats, and your effort will go to waste. 
  • Make it in the microwave. Heat all but one cup of marshmallows with butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 60 seconds. Stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Fold in cereal and remaining marshmallows, then pour in the prepared dish. Make sure you keep an eye on the marshmallows while microwaving. 
  • Don’t pack the cereal too tightly. Ideally, the cereal should be loosely packed. Don’t press too hard while setting the mixture in the pan. Densely packed treats will turn out tough and make them hard to take a bite off. 
  • Don’t overheat the marshmallows. Overheating the marshmallows caramelizes the sugar in them. This makes the treats crunchy and hard instead of light and stretchy.
  • Let it cool before cutting. Cutting them while they’re still warm can be a very messy affair. Allowing the cereal treats to cool down before cutting helps get neat pieces with clean edges.
Large square of Froot Loop treats.

Recipe FAQs

How do I store Froot Loop Treats?

Store the cooled and portioned Froot Loop treats in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. 

Can I use other breakfast cereals?

Absolutely. These treats can be made with any breakfast cereal you like, from Fruity Pebbles, Rice Krispies, and Cocoa Krispie Treats to Lucky Charms, Apple Jacks, and Cheerios. The options are endless. 

Can I freeze these Froot Loop Treats?

We prefer NOT to freeze these treats as it changes their texture when defrosting. Got leftovers? Find a friend or family member to share with!

How do I neatly portion the treats?

Patience is key. Let the treats cool down completely before you even think about portioning them. Then cut using a sharp knife or serrated knife (bread knife) for neat pieces with clean edges.

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By: Aimee
Froot Loop Treats are an easy and fun-to-make recipe. With ooey gooey marshmallows and fruity cereal, these treats are a colorful take on the classic rice krispie treats. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients 

  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows, divided 16 ounce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Froot Loops cereal
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Instructions 

  • Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add in all but 1 cup of the mini marshmallows.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Add cereal and remaining marshmallows until combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Press GENTLY with your fingertips. Allow to set.

Notes

  • Marshmallows. You’ll need about 8-9 cups of marshmallows (16 ounce bag). You can swap it out for a 16 ounce bag of regular sized marshmallows too. Or use our homemade marshmallows.
  • Be sure to use FRESH ingredients. Stale cereal and old marshmallows will result in stale cereal bars.
  • Do not pack the treats into the pan, instead, press gently.
  • Microwave. In a microwave safe bowl, heat all but one cup of marshmallows with butter for 60 seconds. Stir and heat an additional 30 seconds. Fold in cereal and remaining marshmallows, then pour in prepared dish.
  • Store treats in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar, Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 94mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g
Course: Rice Krispie Treats
Cuisine: American
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