This Fruit Loop Bars Recipe makes easy no bake treats with colorful Froot Loops cereal and gooey marshmallows. Cereal treats are perfect for a quick dessert or after school snacks!
Cereal treats are one of my favorite no-bake desserts and a summer favorite around here. They are super easy to make, and my kids love them! This is such an easy recipe that the hardest part is waiting for the bars to cool before eating!
Froot Loops are one of my kids' favorite cereals, so they love these fruit loop marshmallow treats. This fruit loops bars recipe is a fun addition to my collection of crispy treats recipes.
If you like classic rice krispie treats, try my Apple Jacks Marshmallow Treats, Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats,Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats, Cheerio Bars and more easy desserts in my desserts archives.
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make Froot Loop cereal bars. They should be easy to find in your grocery store.
- Froot Loops Cereal -- or a generic brand
- Marshmallows -- 10 ounces, any size marshmallows
- Butter -- unsalted butter or salted butter will work
- Vanilla extract -- adds flavor
You will also need a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or casserole dish, a large microwaveable bowl or large pot, and a rubber spatula. Non stick cooking spray and extra butter are helpful for greasing the baking pan.
How to Make Froot Loops Bars
I always melt the marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl, but you can do this on the stove top if you like.
Melt the marshmallows and butter starting at 30 seconds. Then, stir with the spatula, and melt in 30-second intervals until marshmallows are melted.
In my microwave, it takes about 1 minute 30 seconds.
Stir in the vanilla extract. Then, add the Froot Loops, and stir the cereal mixture until well blended.
Your arm will get a good workout!
Spray the baking dish with non-stick spray. Then, scoop the gooey marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan.
Let these colorful cereal treats cool for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then, slice them into bars.
Tip -- spray the spatula with non-stick cooking spray so that it doesn't stick to the marshmallow-coated cereal.
How to Store
Store these fun treats in an airtight container at room temperature. They stay fresh for about 1 week, if they last that long! You can freeze marshmallow treats for up to 3 months.
If your house is very warm, you can refrigerate them and allow them to come to room temperature before eating.
For 10 ounces of marshmallows, you can use 6 cups mini marshmallows, about 40 large marshmallows or about 15 jumbo marshmallows. If you have a kitchen scale, you can weigh the marshmallows before using them to be exact.
If you have 12 ounces of marshmallows, use 7 cups cereal.
Spray or butter the pan to make the bars easier to remove. You can also use parchment paper or wax paper to line the pan.
Spray the spatula with non-stick spray so that the cereal doesn't stick.
Garnish these tasty cereal bars with your favorite sprinkles or candy sprinkles for an extra special treat.
You can leave out the vanilla extract if you like.
Fruit Loop Bars Recipe
- 6 cups Froot Loops Cereal or generic brand
- 10 oz marshmallows
- 5 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Melt marshmallows and butter in large microwaveable bowl in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30-second increment until melted
- When marshmallows are melted, stir in the vanilla extract. Stir in the cereal, one cup at a time, and mix well.
- When the cereal is fully mixed with the marshmallows, press gently into a 13 X 9 baking dish, sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
- Allow to cool and firm up for 30 minutes before cutting into squares
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerate if your house is very warm
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you enjoy these rainbow fruit loop treats as much as my family does. The bright colors and sticky marshmallows make these fun treats a family favorite!
If you do make these fruit loop squares, please leave a star rating and/or comment.
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Such a fun and tasty treat! My kids loved this as a snack after getting home from school!
The kids and I made these. What fun and supper easy! Hardest part was waiting for them to set up!