Fruity Pebbles Cookies are packed with rainbow colored cereal and are a delightful treat for kids and grownups alike!
(This recipe for Fruity Pebbles Cookies was originally published in July 2013, but has been updated with new photos and content in 2021).
Happy summer! Well, unofficial start of summer anyway. Well, unofficial start of summer during which I also require a jacket... and umbrella. But I really cannot complain as we just had the most gorgeous Memorial Day weekend ever with the sun shining and LOTS of heat (just the way I like it).
It was a little sneak peek of what's to come and I suppose I can handle a little chilly weather and rain midweek if I can look forward to lots more gorgeous summer weekends coming up. I'm so happy about that thought, I feel like I should be throwing confetti.
But instead I'll throw Fruity Pebbles. Because they're more environmentally friendly. Just kidding, they're probably not since all that sugar would likely send the birds into full-on diabetic shock.
And you don't want to clean up all that cereal anyway (especially if you already have an ant issue), so put these Fruity Pebbles in cookies instead. Sure, you could also put them in a bowl of milk, but that's boring. Fruity Pebbles cookies are anything but boring.
Fruity Pebbles Cookies Recipe
I first made these Fruity Pebbles cookies back in 2013 and I can't believe I waited so long to make them again. They're perfect for when you're not in the mood for the typical chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies and are hoping for something a little bit more fun. A little bit fruitier.
Kids will love them! And while many adults may not typically "make" themselves a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal (I always make fun of my husband when he says he's going to "make" a bowl of cereal), eating a Fruity Pebbles cookie or two for dessert is totally acceptable for people of all ages.
The cookies are pretty simple to bake and simply require making a typical cookie batter with a healthy dose of Fruity Pebbles cereal folded in (yes, I said "healthy"). Lots of vanilla, too.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. With mixer on low, gradually mix in the flour mixture until just combined (taking care not to over-mix).
Now it's time to add in the Fruity Pebbles cereal!
And with a wooden spoon, gently stir the cereal in. Then chill dough in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees and 2 line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
Using about 2 Tbsp dough, drop rounded cookie dough on prepared baking sheets. I recommend using a cookie scoop for dropping dough- this is a great set with various sizes (affiliate link).
Bake for about 10-12 minutes until just golden around edges. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
Fruity Pebbles actually smell really delicious while baking. They instantly put me in a cheery mood.
But the best part was taking these Fruity Pebbles cookies out of the oven!
Did you know that I never had Fruity Pebbles as a cereal growing up? I generally wasn't allowed to have sugary cereal and when we were allowed as a super special treat (for dessert; never breakfast), I'd always go for Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Lucky Charms.
But now, as an adult, I absolutely love baking with it. Because it's the prettiest cereal in all the land. I still don't eat it for breakfast, but if I have any leftover after baking up some treats, I'll sometimes have a bowl of it for dessert.
And it just makes me so happy.
Can I Make These Cookies with Cocoa Pebbles?
Yes! You can mix in Cocoa Pebbles instead of Fruity Pebbles if you prefer them. I do think Fruity Pebbles cookies are much prettier than Cocoa Pebbles cookies, but both would be delicious!
Fruity Pebbles cookies make me way happier than any bowl of cereal ever could.
It's not necessarily a summery cereal, but there's something about those bright cheery colors that screams sunshine and summer fun to me. These cookies at a pool party? Yes! These cookies at any summer event? Yes!
But let's be honest; these cookies are even enough to get anyone through a long dark winter.
More Fruity Pebbles Cereal Recipes
I LOVE baking with Fruity Pebbles (and all cereals!) and have a few favorite Fruity Pebbles recipes. Here are some of the best:
- Fruity Pebbles Crepes
- Fruity Granola with Fruity Pebbles
- Fruity Pebbles Meringues
- Fruity Pebbles Greek Yogurt Popsicles
- Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts
- Rainbow Fruity Pebble Cake (from Baking a Moment)
- Fruity Pebbles Cereal Milk Macarons (from Fresh Flavorful)
No matter how old you are, now is the perfect time for a Fruity Pebbles cookie.
What treat should I make with Fruity Pebbles next?
Fruity Pebbles Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ¼ cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
- With mixer on low, gradually mix in the flour mixture until just combined (taking care not to over-mix).
- With a wooden spoon, gently stir in the Fruity Pebbles cereal until just combined.
- Chill dough in refrigerator for about 15 minutes. While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees and 2 line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.
- Using about 2 Tbsp dough at a time, drop rounded cookie dough on prepared baking sheets. I recommend using a cookie scoop for dropping dough- this is a great set with various sizes (affiliate link).
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes until just golden around edges. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
Check out my Fruity Pebbles Cookies Web Story.