Fruity Pebbles Fudge is like no other fudge you’ve ever had. This rich, creamy white chocolate fudge is filled with delicious, crispy Fruity Pebbles, making a fruity fudge that you’ll want to make again and again.
We don’t know about you, but we love our Fruity Pebbles. We’re big fans. It’s one of those cereals that never seems to get old, no matter how long you’ve been eating it, and it never goes out of style, no matter how old you get. We have two of the biggest sweet teeth out there, and we are unapologetic fans of this sugary cereal.
We also love fudge. There’s just nothing better than a piece of deliciously creamy fudge, no matter what the occasion might be. It’s so rich and sweet. It’s just one of the best dessert items out there.
We love both of these so much that we decided to combine the two and create something truly unique – Fruity Pebbles Fudge.
Favorite Fudge Recipes
Fudge seems to be one of our favorite treats. And it always goes over big for every get together. It’s also a great quick dessert recipe when you just want somethin sweet. Fudge can be made so many ways. I think that’s why we love it so much. Especially this Fruity Pebbles Fudge!
All you need is some chocolate (milk, dark or white) and a few other staple ingredients we always have on hand and fudge is done. coming up with different flavors is easy as pie. Coming up with your favorite fudge recipe sometimes is as simple as throwing a few ingredients together. Viola you have a new recipe!
The Delicious Taste of Commercialism
This Fruity Pebbles fudge is absolutely delicious and so easy to make, but we wouldn’t have it without three key components – fudge, Fruit Pebbles, and commercialism. Commercialism? What? Oh yes, you’ll find out about that when we dig into the history of the cereal. But for now, let’s start with the older of the two primary foods in this recipe – fudge.
The History of Fudge
The exact origin of this sweet treat is still disputed, but most theories revolve around the story of an accident involving a mishap with a batch of caramels. This “fudged” batch of caramels created a sweet block akin to what we now call fudge.
Original fudge recipes required exacting precision. Measurements, cooking times, and constant stirring were absolutely critical to creating early fudge. It was time-intensive labor.
Today’s fudge is far easier to make, as more and more recipes were created for home cooks who didn’t have the time or patience for exact measurements, candy thermometers, and the like.
The History of Fruity Pebbles
Fruity Pebbles are one of the most delicious examples of commercialism and marketing that has ever existed. That’s right, this delicious cereal was 100% pure marketing.
In 1971, Fruity Pebbles Cereal debuted to attract and satisfy young fans of the popular cartoon The Flintstones (1960-1966) and movies that followed. Along with Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles was part of a cereal duo intended solely as a cash grab to capitalize on the popularity of The Flintstones.
The working name for the cereal was Rubble Stones, but Fruity Pebbles was later used to better reflect the product. I’m so glad a corporate office somewhere decided to do a cereal tie-in.
And so, Fruity Pebbles, and their delicious cousin, Cocoa Pebbles, were born. Thank goodness for corporate America. Without them, we’d never have been able to enjoy this delicious, fruity cereal!
Fruity Pebbles Fudge
So what is Fruity Pebbles fudge exactly? We’re glad you asked! Quite simply, it’s one of the best fudge recipes we’ve ever conceived. This white chocolate fudge is a thoroughly decadent, rich, and creamy fudge with delicious Fruity Pebbles cereal mixed right in.
When you combine the two, you get a delicious dose of white chocolate along with a pop of fruity flavor in every bite. It’s not only delicious, but it has an interesting texture, as well, with the crisp cereal combined with the smooth creaminess of the fudge. It’s so, so good. And what’s even better is that it is soooo easy to make, too!
Like most of our fudge recipes, this Fruity Pebbles fudge is made using only a few simple ingredients. It only takes a handful of them to create this rich, creamy treat, and you probably have most, if not all, of them in your kitchen already. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- White Chocolate (Chips, Bark, or Melting)
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
That’s all there is to it! See? There aren’t that many ingredients at all, and if you do any amount of baking, you might not even need to go shopping.
Making the Fruity Pebbles Fudge
You’ll find the full recipe, complete with amounts and more specific instructions, in the recipe card at the end of this post, but to showcase how easy it is to make this fudge, we’ve included the highlights below.
- Microwave the white chocolate until melted.
- Microwave the flour for 1 minute to kill bacteria.
- Mix the butter, sugar, and vanilla, stirring until well combined.
- Add flour to the butter mixture.
- Then add the melted white chocolate and stir well.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk, stirring until well mixed.
- Add the Fruity Pebbles.
- Pour fudge into dish sprayed with cooking spray, sprinkle more Fruity Pebbles on top, and chill.
- Cut into 2×2 inch pieces and enjoy!
See? Nothing to it. You’ll only be using the microwave and doing a little mixing. That’s the entire recipe in a nutshell. It’s super easy.
This delicious Fruity Pebbles fudge may be devoted to the deliciousness that is Fruity Pebbles, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow it exactly. In fact, one of the best parts of this recipe is how easy it is to change things up. You can do a lot with this fudge to make it your own or completely turn it on its head.
Change the Cereal
We used Fruity Pebbles to go with our white chocolate, but you can use many other types of cereal for this recipe. By just changing the cereal and leaving the rest of the recipe as it is, you can still drastically change the outcome, creating completely new fudge varieties. How easy is that? Here are some of our favorite picks.
- Cocoa Pebbles
- Oreo O’s
- Captain Crunch
- Peanut Butter Crunch
- Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries
- Reese’s Cereal
- Flavored Rice Crispies
These are just a few of the cereal varieties that you can use with this fudge. Literally, any sweet cereal will work, so feel free to get creative and have some fun!
Change the Chocolate
This recipe uses white chocolate, but feel free to change it up. Go double chocolate delicious with Cocoa Pebbles and chocolate fudge. Of course, chocolate fudge and any peanut butter cereal are also amazing.
And of course, let’s not forget that white and milk chocolate aren’t the only varieties you can use. Give dark chocolate a try, as well. It makes for an extry rich fudge.
Serving Fruity Pebbles Fudge
Serving this fudge is super easy. Just put out a try with those delicious little squares on them, and watch them disappear! This fudge is perfect for any occasion, from a weeknight dessert to potlucks or other special occasions.
With those pretty colors, this fudge is a great addition to any holiday table. The colors are perfect for Easter or Christmas, in particular, two holidays that are heavy on bright colors.
Storing Fruity Pebbles Fudge
You can store this fudge in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. As long as you keep it in an air-tight container, it should last very well.
For longer storage, you can freeze this fudge for up to three months. Simply wrap the fudge in cling wrap to reduce air exposure, and then place the pieces in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or a heavy-duty freezer bag.
Before we go, we wanted to highlight a few of the important points for this recipe. There aren’t many, but they’re worth remembering.
Why do I have to microwave the flour?
It’s important to microwave the flour to kill any bacteria that may be present. You won’t be baking this fudge, so microwaving the flour makes the recipe safer to eat.
Can I use different cereal or chocolate?
Of course! That’s the best part of this recipe. You can do almost anything at all with it. Any kind of sweet cereal works, and the chocolate base is fantastic in white, milk, or dark chocolate.
How long will this fudge last?
This fudge will keep well in the fridge for up to three weeks and in the freezer for up to three months.
Try this Fruity Pebbles Fudge for Yourself
One bite of the Fruity Pebbles fudge will have you hooked for life. This recipe is so rich, creamy, sweet, and easy that you’ll find yourself making it more than you might think. With such a delicious flavor and such simple steps to create it, there’s never a bad time to make it.
Give this recipe a try, and both you and your family will be so glad you did.
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