Thank you Fruity Pebbles for partnering with me on this fun treat and activity with my little girl.
One of my favorite phrases this time of year is Merry and Bright. I just picture all the lights and all the colors and all the happy feelings that come with them. I can definitely appreciate the beauty of monochromatic decorations or all winter white, but if you come to my house in December it looks more Santa’s Workshop than elegant. Gimme all the colors!
Another favorite thing about this time of year is being in the kitchen with Caitlin. She’s 4 and so it’s only been in the last few years she’s been old enough to help, but man, she wants to make up for lost time and do all the things!
I combined these two favorite things, color and being in the kitchen with my little girl on this fun treat using one of my childhood (and current!) favorite cereals, Fruity Pebbles. This Snowman Fruity Pebbles Treat is so easy to do and only takes about 20 minutes so it’s just right for a child’s attention span and making some holiday memories together.
Other than the microwave and the knife work, she was so proud she was able to do most of the work herself. Little miss independent…..I wonder where she gets it? Haha! There are only a few ingredients and how fun to stir all those colors in the bowl! Make sure your mixing bowl is microwave safe and use potholders to retrieve it.
- ¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 1 10.5 oz package mini marshmallows
- 1 13 oz box Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- 1 fruit roll snack
- 2 edible baking eyes
- 3 ring shaped gummy snacks
- 1 Tootsie Roll Fruit roll in orange
- 1 piece black string licorice
- 1 gold baking buckle (or can use yellow round chocolate coated candy or candy dot)
- 4 mini chocolate coated candies
- Grease a 9x13 cake pan and set aside.
- Microwave butter in a large microwave safe mixing bowl for about 45 seconds or until butter is completely melted.
- Add marshmallows to mixing bowl and toss to coat with butter.
- Put bowl of butter and marshmallow back in microwave for 90 seconds, stirring halfway through time.
- Remove from microwave and add Fruity Pebbles.
- Mix well until cereal is completely coated.
- Add marshmallow treat mixture to cake pan, press flat using a wooden spoon.
- Let cook completely.
- Using 3 round cookie cutters in descending size beginning with around 5 inches, cut the body and head pieces out of the treat mixture.
- Using a knife carefully cut the snowman's hat out of the remaining treat mixture.
- Place cut outs on a cutting board or serving platter and assemble the snowman (smallest piece on top, middle piece, then large piece on bottom).
- Add the hat to the snowman's head.
- Arrange the fruit roll to look like the snowman's scarf. (I cut mine.)
- Add the gummy candies for the snowman's buttons.
- Cut a piece of the licorice to make the snowman's hat band.
- Add the buckle.
- Add the baking eyes to the snowman's head.
- Using the mini chocolate coated candies, make the snowman's smile.
- Flatten the orange Tootsie Roll and use a knife to cut the shape of a carrot and place it for the snowman's nose.
If you don’t have or have trouble finding circular cookie cutters, you can use biscuit cutters which is what I used. You can get creative and personalize the snow man using different candies for the buttons or face. We used what we had on had.
As I was thinking about what I was going to put the Fruity Pebbles snow man on, I thought about my black cutting board and how cool it would be to make it look like it was snowing! I sifted some powder sugar over the cutting board to make it look like a snowy night.
Then we thought the snow man looked a little lonely and so we grabbed some premade cookies we had. Now the snow man has a Christmas tree and a gingerbread friend.
But why stop there, I thought? I added a holiday cookie moon and then I looked at the leftover Fruity Pebbles treat and thought about the star cookie cutter I had and made a few stars. We may be tooting our own horn here but we thought it turned out pretty cute! And when it was time to eat, it was pretty delicious.
I wish you all things merry and bright this holiday season including this Fruity Pebbles treat snow man. Get in the kitchen and make some holiday memories.
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