Throw it back to your childhood with these sweet and crunchy Fruity Pebbles Cookies! This cookie combines a creamy sugar cookie base with the fruity crunch of Fruity Pebbles, one of your childhood favorite cereals, for that satisfying bite. Make these for the cereal lovers in your family today!
I think you’re going to like these!
If you’re a cereal lover, and especially if you love eating Fruity Pebbles for breakfast then these fun cookies are for you!
This easy cookie recipe with the fun and colorful Fruity Pebbles cereal inside is Day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies! Happy Baking!
Be sure to check out all of the other days for more amazing cookies!
Day 1 – Copycat Crumbl Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
Day 2 – Linzer Cookies
Day 3 – Chocolate Dipped Orange Cookies
Day 4 – Turtle Tassies
Day 5 – You’re on it!
Day 6 – Brownie Mix Cookies
Day 7 – Cornflake Wreaths
Day 8 – Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Day 9 – Pizzelles
Day 10 – Bourbon Toffee Cookies
Day 11 – Peppermint Gooey Bars
Day 12 – Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints
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Where did Fruity Pebbles cereal come from?
I don’t know about you, but for me, The Flintstones was a childhood classic cartoon. They have a character on that show named Pebbles, so when Post Cereal was looking for a partner for its “Pebbles” cereal, The Flintstones was a natural match! The characters were printed on the box, the name changed from Pebbles Cereal to Fruity Pebbles to allow other variations (such as Cocoa Pebbles), and the rest is history!
Is this cereal hard to find?
It may have been a while since you picked up any sugary cereals at the store. But rest assured, you can still find Fruity Pebbles on the shelf of local grocery stores, and even here on Amazon. (If only the prices were still the same as they were back then!)
Fruity Pebble Cookies Ingredients
Gather the ingredients you’ll need for your cookies.
- Dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, and granulated sugar
- Wet ingredients: cream cheese, unsalted butter (melted), vegetable oil, one large egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Cereal: 1 cup of Fruity Pebbles cereal
How to make this Fruity Pebbles Cookie recipe
To make these cereal cookies, you can mix the dough in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or you can use a hand mixer (or electric mixer). Of course, you can always mix by hand with a wooden spoon! Just make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl when needed.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth and well-combined, about three minutes. Then add the melted butter, vegetable oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. The batter should be smooth and creamy.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Then add the Fruity Pebbles cereal and mix well. Using a large cookie scoop or tablespoon, place cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet about an inch apart.
- Pro tip- you can sprinkle a few extra Fruity Pebbles on top of each cookie ball to add a little bit more crunch and to let that color really shine through!
Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes or until just lightly golden brown. They will spread slightly, but not too much. Allow these colorful cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
How to store leftover Fruity Pebbles cookies
You can store any leftover delicious cookies in an airtight container for up to a week. Let them cool completely to room temperature before storing.
Other Cereal Treats
If you’re a fan of cereal in your desserts, you might want to try one of our other cereal-inspired desserts. This Funfetti Puppy Chow is a sweet snack featuring Rice Chex. This delicious Cranberry Almond Crunch Crumb Cake features the cereal of the same name, or, try these chocolatey No Bake Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies featuring Golden Grahams.
Rice Krispies Treats
We are big fans of Rice Krispies here! You have to try one of these Rice Krispies Treats variations:
- Oreo Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats
- Cinnamon Rice Krispies Treats
- Butterfinger Rice Krispies Treats
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
- S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
- Circus Animal Cookie Rice Krispies Treats
- Lemon Meringue Rice Krispies Treats
- Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats
One bite into these creamy sugar cookies and you’ll enjoy the sweet taste of Fruity Pebbles with a bit of a crunch. Who says you can’t have cereal for dessert? Not me!
Fruity Pebbles Cookies
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
- Preheat oven to 350°F, and line a baking sheet or sheets with a sheet of parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and well combined, about 3 minutes.
- Add the melted butter, vegetable oil, egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Batter should be smooth and creamy.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients until just combined. Add the Fruity Pebbles and mix completely.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, place scoops of dough onto prepared cookie sheet(s) about an inch apart. They will spread slightly, but not too much.
- Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes or until just slightly golden. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
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Comments & Reviews
Lizzie Mcsparren says
I love to bake so I think this is good recipe s for me to join!
Judy C says
I love the look of these cookies, made them for Christmas. But found them to be overly sweet. Has anyone tried to adapt the recipe using less sugar? To me it’s a huge amount of sugar compared to the amount of flour. But so pretty and festive!