Fruit Loop Cereal Bars

Froot Loop Cereal Bars are a fun fruity twist for marshmallow cereal treats. Easy no-bake rainbow snacks kids will want to make (and eat) all summer long!

If there is an easier go-to Snack Recipe than Rice Krispie Treats, we haven’t found it yet. No matter what kind of cereal you use, these chewy marshmallow treats are always a winner with kids of all ages!

Fruit Loop Cereal Bars in baking dish

FROOT LOOP CEREAL BARS

Follow your nose, and sweet tooth, to tasty colorful summer treats that may or may not break some of the rules. We’d love to say these treats are packed with natural fruit flavors, but there’s a reason they are called Froot Loops and not Fruit Loops. Sugary Froot Loops aren’t the healthiest cereal, but it’s fun to indulge occasionally. Plus you can always be good next time with healthy Granola Bars.

Froot Loops are actually one of the best cereals to make marshmallow treats with. The buttery marshmallow coating mellows out the sweetness so the berry flavoring stands out. Froot Loop Cereal Bars are great for making ahead of time too! The crunchy rings get soft and chewy, yet hold their shape and bright colors, even after days at room temperature.

These bars are so easy to make, you can take a break and let the kids or non-cook parent take over. Melting marshmallows on the stove gives you better control so you don’t overheat them, but you can always let kids use the microwave instead. Just make sure to stir every few seconds and oven mitts when handling a hot bowl.

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Froot Loop Cereal Bars are a fun treat that are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. The rainbow loops are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day treats or as a colorful snack at birthday parties and potlucks. Unlike regular Rice Krispies, these bars aren’t gluten free but you can always swap the Froot Loops for a brand that is!

The only thing that would make these colorful Froot Loop Cereal Bars even more exciting is sprinkles! You can mix large sprinkles in with the cereal or over the top of your bars in the pan, pressing gently so they stick. Drizzle Froot Loop Cereal Bars with White Chocolate Ganache before adding the sprinkles so they really pop out.

 

Fruit Loop Cereal Bars in stack

VARIATIONS ON FROOT LOOP CEREAL BARS

  • Cereal: Other colorful “fruity” cereals to try are Trix, Very Berry Cheerios, Apple Jacks, or Berry Froot Loops. Be on the look out for limited edition flavors around the holidays too!
  • Marshmallows: Mix the cereal in with the melted marshmallows, wait a couple minutes, then stir in 1 cup mini rainbow marshmallows or ¼ cup mallow bits. Waiting keeps the marshmallows from completely melting. You could also use Froot Loops with Marshmallow Bits!
  • Sprinkles: Use any sprinkles you like either as a topping or mixed in with the Froot Loops. If you mix rainbow jimmes (long sprinkles) with the cereal, they may melt a bit but they will still be fun and tasty!
  • White Chocolate: Dip Froot Loop Cereal Bars halfway in white chocolate then add sprinkles for an easy party treat. Flavor your white chocolate with strawberry extract, or other fruit flavors, to make it even more tasty.
  • Cake Batter: Microwave ¾ cup white cake mix for 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds, to bake off raw flour. Stir cake mix into marshmallow mixture before adding cereal for Birthday Cake Cereal Bars. 
  • Cereal Milk Glaze: Combine ¾ cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and 3 tablespoons skim milk powder to make the Cereal Milk Glaze on store bought cereal bars.

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HOW TO STORE FROOT LOOP CEREAL BARS

  • Serve: Cool Froot Loop Cereal Bars for at least one hour before cutting to serve. If the room temperature is too hot to set bars, place in a pantry or refrigerate until set.
  • Store: For best taste and softness, store Froot Loop Cereal Bars covered in plastic wrap at room temperature. If you do refrigerate, bring to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Freeze: Froot Loop Cereal Bars can be frozen in a sealed container for up to 1 month. Store already cut for easy snacking and leave at room temperature until thawed.

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Froot Loop Cereal Bars

Froot Loop Cereal Bars are a fun fruity twist for marshmallow cereal treats. Easy no-bake rainbow snacks kids will want to make (and eat) all summer long!
Yield 16 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 7 cups Froot Loops Cereal

Instructions

  • Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Add butter to a large pot on medium low until melted then mix in the marshmallows until they are just melted (do not let this sit while melted for too long or the bars will be brittle).
  • Add in the Froot Loops and mix well until combined.
  • Gently press the cereal mixture into the baking pan and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Fruit Loop Cereal Bars

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. For the variation section, you have white cake mix. Are you just literally only microwaving the mix right out of the bag with nothing added? So plain mix? Just want to be sure as it sounds quirky but seems like it would be delicious! Will you clarify for me so that I get it right?

    Thanks for this awesome, cute, tasty recipe!

    1. Yes, you’ll just be microwaving the mix to bake off the raw flour which will kill off any bacteria. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Oh wow, my kids loved these cereal bars so much as they are into fruit loops! Making these cereal bars is an excellent idea! It was so much fun making them with my kids.

  3. These were such a delicious treat, the kids adored them. I love how easy and quick they were to make, perfect for any day.