Fruity Pebbles Meringues

Fruity Pebbles Meringues

June 1, 2015

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Oof it’s Monday again. How the heck does this keep happening?? The weekends go by so freaking fast; I don’t even understand. I actually had the most productive weekend basically ever, but even without sitting down or lallygagging practically at all, I still didn’t get everything done on my to-do list. I’m a big advocate for the three day weekend. I really think we need one day to hang out with friends and family, one day to run errands and catch up on household chores, and one day to relax and get ready for the coming week. Who’s with me?? And where can we bring this argument?

Well, if nothing else, I’m hoping this recipe will bring a little color and happiness into your Monday (it definitely doesn’t help that it’s pouring rain and chilly here in Boston!) I have been meringue and pavlova obsessed lately. I’m also kind of obsessed with Fruity Pebbles. Not so much because I like eating them in bowls of milk for breakfast, but more because I love the way they bring color to baked goods.

I thought I had the best idea in the world to make Fruity Pebbles pavlovas… And then I Googled it and realized it’s already been done. And not only has it been done, but it’s been done by Christina Tosi in Milk Bar Life. I still really, really wanted to make them. So I grabbed her recipe for Fruity Pebbles Meringues and whipped them up. Yes, I WHIPPED them up. Both literally and figuratively. The egg whites are whipped in a mixer and these are so quick and easy to prep, you won’t even believe it.

Fruity-Pebbles

Egg whites are my new favorite things. There are only 4 ingredients in this dessert (one of which is salt!), which I think is pretty crazy when you see the end product. You’ll start by heating the oven to 200 degrees. Yup, just 200. Then in the large bowl of a stand mixer using whisk attachment, beat 4 cold egg whites on high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in 1/4 t salt and whisk for about 1 minute, until salt is dispersed and egg white are beginning to stiffen. Then add in 1 1/2 C confectioners’ sugar and beat until egg whites are glossy and stiff peaks are formed, about 3 more minutes. Here are some beautiful stiff peaks for your reference:

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Gently fold in Fruity Pebbles cereal until dispersed.

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You can already start to see how pretty they’re going to be! 

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Drop tablespoons of mixture about 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. I actually tried to pipe the meringues like the recipe suggests, but quickly realized that unless I crushed the cereal, the Fruity Pebbles weren’t going to fit through any pastry tip. Once they were on the cookie sheet, I crumbled some more Fruity Pebbles on top.

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Bake at 200 degrees for about 3 hours, until meringues are completely dry and beginning to crack. Rotate the trays halfway through. And keep your eye on them; you don’t want the meringues getting dark!

Ooh lala.

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In the ridiculously long three hours that the meringues are baking, you should make the raspberry ganache. It will need time to cool, so make sure to do it ahead of time. It’s also quick and easy to make! The ganache isn’t absolutely integral to this recipe, but I think it makes for a nice little dipping sauce and adds to the fun of these. Also, it’s really, really easy to make. Only 3 ingredients in this one!

Place 4 oz. finely chopped white chocolate in a medium-sized bowl. Then, in a small saucepan, stir together 1/2 C heavy cream and 4 oz. puréed raspberries. Over medium heat, bring just to a boil. Pour cream and raspberries over white chocolate and let sit for a minute. Then, stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Cool completely. 

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So, were those three hours of waiting for the meringues to bake worth it? OMG yes. I could eat these all day.

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They’re basically a big bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal in crunchy cookie form. But like, a super light cookie. I know I’m not the only one absolutely obsessed with the consistency of meringues, right?? I’m pretty sure I’d eat plain meringues just for the mouthfeel (UGH I hate when people use that word, but it’s just so true in this instance).

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And I just love how these look! They’re basically white fluffy clouds with rainbow mixed in. Does it get any better than that??

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I have to admit this was actually my second batch of the Fruity Pebbles Meringues. With the first batch, I let the egg whites get a bit too warm and they ended up spreading too much. I also didn’t sprinkle crushed Fruity Pebbles over the top before baking, so they weren’t nearly as pretty as these ones.

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I guess we should talk about the ganache? As I mentioned early, totally not necessary, but incredibly welcome. Think of it as the best condiment in the world. The meringues are delicious on their own, but dunking them in raspberry white chocolate ganache takes them to a different level.

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If I had the chance to re-do my wedding, I would most definitely make a meringue bar. It would feature all different kinds of meringues with a rainbow of dipping sauces. Although, considering I barely even had time to LOOK at the candy bar at my wedding, perhaps this would be better for me to suggest for someone else’s wedding… Then I could just hang out at the table all night long.

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I have a crazy, crazy busy week coming up and I honestly think it’s going to make it a whole lot easier to know that I have a Tupperware of these waiting for me in the fridge. Obviously these are not low calorie, but they’re super duper low fat… Which could be dangerous. It also just occurred to me that both egg whites and Fruity Pebbles are acceptable breakfasts, so yeah….

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I hope you like meringues and pavlova, because these Fruity Pebbles meringues will not be the last time you see whipped egg white show up on my blog. Same goes for Fruity Pebbles. If you want more rainbow colored Fruity Pebbles recipes, check out these:

Fruity Pebbles Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Fruity Pebbles Cookies
Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts

Have you made meringues or pavlova before?

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Fruity Pebbles Meringues
 
These stunningly colorful treats are super easy to make and will impress a crowd. Simply whip up egg whites, add Fruity Pebbles, and bake!
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Adapted from: Milk Bar Life
Makes: about 24 mini meringues
Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites, cold
  • ¼ t kosher salt
  • 1½ C confectioners' sugar
  • 2 C Fruity Pebbles
Raspberry Ganache:
  • 4 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ C heavy cream
  • 4 oz. fresh raspberry purée
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees
  2. In the large bowl of a stand mixer using whisk attachment, beat egg whites on high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in salt and whisk for about 1 minute, until salt is dispersed and egg white are beginning to stiffen.
  4. Add confectioners' sugar and beat until egg whites are glossy and stiff peaks are formed, about 3 more minutes.
  5. Gently fold in Fruity Pebbles cereal until dispersed.
  6. Drop tablespoons of mixture about 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 200 degrees for about 3 hours, until meringues are completely dry and beginning to crack. Rotate trays halfway through.
  8. Let cool completely on pan.
  9. Serve with raspberry ganache for dipping.
Raspberry Ganache:
  1. Place finely chopped white chocolate in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, stir together heavy cream and raspberries. Over medium heat, bring just to a boil.
  3. Pour cream and raspberries over white chocolate and let sit for a minute. Then, stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  4. Cool completely.

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22 Responses to "Fruity Pebbles Meringues"

  1. I think this is just about the best meringue ever, Sues! You just can’t beat fruity pebbles! I think I would eat this by the spoonful, it looks so good!

  2. I have never made meringues before but love love this genius idea with fruity pebbles!! BEST EVER!

  3. ive never had a meringue before but OH MY these look delicious!!

  4. Pam says:

    My kids would absolutely LOVE these!

  5. Fruity Pebbles are one of my cereal weaknesses. These fluffy, chewy meringues would get devoured in this house. They’re so fun!

  6. Oh my gosh I bet these taste amazing! And I love how colorful they are, too!

  7. These are too pretty! I’ve never made my own meringue or pavlova but I’ve certainly eaten my share.

  8. These meringues are so pretty and fun! I love the fruity pebbles! So creative!

  9. Gah, I know, stupid Mondays, how does that always happen lol. These little fruity pebbles meringes make it all better though, so creative!

  10. Ok, this is too fun!! I love treats like this!!

  11. These are so dang cute! Such a creative idea to add fruity pebbles :). I’ve never made meringues before, but these seem like a great place to start!

  12. I was never crazy about cereal when I was little, but I always loved fruity pebbles (and frosted flakes)! These little meringues are so fun and I am sure they taste amazing!

  13. what great fun for kiddies parties! And I agree, a three day weekend would be grand 🙂

  14. I have never made meringues before but now I want to. Love how these look! I think I could eat the whole bowl of raspberry ganache.

  15. what a cute meringue! i’ll have to try these 🙂

  16. Odetta says:

    Just lovely! And so delicious looking.

  17. Juliana says:

    I love the colors of the meringue…these are indeed “happy” ones…and they sure will bring lots of smiles…
    Have a great day Sues 🙂

  18. Mir says:

    I think these are the cutest meringues I have ever seen. The thing is, I love meringues, but those few ingredients can be scary. They’re so temperamental. Yours look absolutely perfect!

  19. Joanne says:

    I love that you channeled Christina Tosi with these. Her recipes are always so fun…and these fruity pebble meringues definitely put a smile on my face!

  20. Justine says:

    Woww these are beautiful!

  21. Susan says:

    What a cute idea for big kids and little kids alike 🙂 The white chocolate/raspberry sauce sounds like a perfect dip for them.

  22. Oh, these look so lovely! 🙂

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