Apr 162017


What’s your favorite cereal?  Hands down mine is Cocoa Pebbles and you can be guaranteed that no matter when you walk into my house, there is a box of Cocoa Pebbles handy.  I would literally live on them if I could.

Anyhow, one of my sister’s in law inspired me to get a little creative with my Cocoa Pebbles.  She makes these ah-mazing Fruity Pebbles bars (like Rice Krispie treats, but with Fruity Pebbles instead).  They are seriously awesome, but after a little thought, I decided that I could make something pretty awesome out of my Cocoa Pebbles.  So I did.  I made these awesome Cocoa Pebbles donuts and to say they’re a hit in my house is a complete understatement. As soon as I make them, they’re gone.  Seriously – within 30 minutes.


You’re intrigued, right?  Here’s the recipe:

Cocoa Pebbles Donuts

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 Cups cocoa pebbles cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • White Wilton chocolate melts
  • Sprinkles
  • 1/2 tablespoons butter or non stick cooking spray

You will also need:

  • 9×13 baking pan
  • Decorating bag
  • Circle cookie cutters (Walmart has a great variety pack)

Here’s What you do:
1. Grease the bottom and sides of your baking pan with butter or a non stick cooking spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl, heat your marshmallows and butter for about 45 seconds or until your marshmallows get puffy.
3. Add in your Cocoa pebbles and mix well.


4. Press into the bottom of your pan.


5. Set in freezer for 15 minutes to cool quickly.


6. Now that your Cocoa pebble treats are cooled, begin using your large circle cookie-cutter to cut out “donuts”.


7. Now use your small circle cookie-cutter to cut out the centers of your “donuts”.


8. Heat one cup of your chocolate melts for 3 to 4 minutes on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
9. Pour your melted chocolate into your decorating bag and cut a small tip off the end of the bag.
10. Begin drawing on your frosting with your melted chocolate filled bag.


11. To finish your donuts, top off with sprinkles.




Do you get creative with your cereal?

  92 Responses to “No Bake Cocoa Pebbles Donuts”

  1. Oh boy, those look dangerous! Yummy! Unfortunately we don’t have Peddles cereal here, but next time I’m some place that I can get it, I’ll be trying this out! Thanks.

  2. I want to thank you for making me go off my diet ! I’m so stealing this recipe.

  3. It looks tasty and simple. Now I’m craving sweets haha

  4. Omg drooling! These look so good… I already have so much sugar from Easter but I think I might just try making these too! They seem super tasty.

  5. Okay, yes please. I will be making these with my daughter. They look fantastic.

  6. Cocoa Pebbles has always been one of my favorite cereals. I would love to sample donuts that contain it as an ingredient.

  7. I’m not the best baker but this looks easy enough to try with the kids! Thank you for sharing

  8. OMG, I LOVE this! I have admit, I wouldn’t make them donuts. I love the idea, but I think I wouldn’t be able to wait that long before I ate these!

  9. I am going to achieve Super Mom status after I make these! My kids love Cocoa Pebbles, so they’re going to flip over these.

  10. omg yum. I’m such a rice crispy treats junkie and I always add mini chocolate chips. Now I can do this!! {and add chocolate chips }. This looks awesome. Can’t wait to try

  11. What a creative and delicious recipe to satisfy any sweet tooth. I liked how colorful and bright all your pictures look. Great job!



  12. OMG.. no wonder this donut became hit in your home.. what a delicious treat! I can see these donuts will be hit as well in any kids’ party.

  13. Cocoa Pebbles has always been one of my favorite cereals! It was my mom’s fave too. These treats look delicious and I’m looking forward to trying them.

  14. What a great alternative to deep fried foods! These look delicious and I think I’d swap out Fruity Pebbles instead.

  15. My kids would have loved these when they were younger. They don’t really like sugary cereals anymore, but they love desserts lol. These look like fun!

  16. I love donuts. This sounds like such an creative & delicious recipe to satisfy any sweet tooth.

  17. The preparation seems easy enough for kids to help. It looks like the hardest part would be to resist sampling before it’s all put together.

  18. I am huge fan of any recipes that are no bake especially when they look as tasty as this! Plus I love donuts too xx

  19. Oh my goodness these are so clever! I bet they travel a heck of a lot better than donuts too, which is perfect for road trips 🙂

  20. Yeah, my diet is completely shot with this recipe. LOL! OMG, it looks so good!

  21. Brilliant! I can imagine my daughter will devour into this :)…and it must be fun to prepare it with the kids as well 🙂

  22. This looks so simple, and so delicious! I think my daughter would love helping me make this! She has been really into cooking and making food lately!

  23. Well that is one way to use up some cereal. I thought these were actual donuts at first. Wasn’t until I was looking at the photos and reading the directions I found out different.

  24. What a brilliant idea Robin. And the best part (depending on what brand you get) this is all gluten free too!

  25. These sound so amazing! We made Cocoa Pebbles Rice Krispie bars! You should definitely try those too if you have not!

  26. Yay for no bake! I just got a box of cocoa pebbles and this would be a better way of enjoying it. I love how you made it to look like donuts. I may just cut them into bars but I would still top it with that delicious frosting!

  27. These are so cute! My girls and I LOVE rice crispy treats, but this looks like a super fun way to change them up. I’ll be saving this for a summer activity, for sure.

  28. What a fun idea! I admit I’ve never eaten cocoa pebbles so no idea what they taste like. It’s always amazed me what is now available as ‘cereal’, and especially for kids! Most are just sugar in a box.

  29. What a fun and creative way to use cocoa pebbles! We can’t have cocoa pebbles because of food allergies, but I’m totally going to make this with a allergy friendly alternative.

  30. Those were my sister’s favorite growing up! I should totally make these for her to bring back memories of our childhood. She’d love it.

  31. What a crazy and creative way to enjoy Cocoa Pebbles! And you cant go wrong with donuts! My fave cereal is probs Lucky Charms. 🙂

  32. Oh my goodness, these sound fabulous. I love me some cocoa-pepples, and donuts, together must be too good.

  33. My daughter would love something like this. I think we just might have to try it out. Donuts and Coco Pebbles . . . or anything chocolate for that matter.

  34. These are so cute! I love these! I am a big fan of the Cocoa pebbles and fruity ones too but these look amazing and full of amazing chocolate flavor!

  35. Yum! These look so good and very creative to make a donut that way using your favorite cereal!

  36. I love donuts, They are so cute. I would love to make this for my family.

  37. Oh these are sure to be a hit! This is an awesome idea and a great use of cocoa pebbles.

  38. I am a real fan of no bake treats! This is really easy and it’s definitely something that the kids will love. I sure wouldn’t mind making this for them.

  39. These look so yummy! We always have extra cereal left in the box and I never have any good ideas for it – now I do!

  40. That looks super yummy! And I am sure a lot of fun to eat, My sin loves cocoa pebbles

  41. I love cocoa pebbles! These cocoa pebbles donuts sound like a fun treat

  42. What a super cute idea. I never thought to make no bakes into donuts, perfection! I love Fruity Pebbles too 🙂

  43. That’s easy enough to make so it’s a great way to prepare treats for everyone. It’s a nice gift as well for your children’s classmates! I think it’s awesome.

  44. Oh my! This seems so easy to make. Very creative and great for a picnic or trip to the park.

  45. The coco pebbles is a lovely idea! I’m sure the kids would love to help make this as well. I like how easy it is to make!

  46. How cute and fun! I know my kids would love to make these (and of course, eat them!). I haven’t had cocoa pebbles in a long time, this would be a fun project.

  47. I know someone that’s loved cocoa Pebbles for ages. This was a very creative way to use them to make a treat.

  48. Okay this looks really yummy and creative! A nice variation on rice krispies. My kids love cocao pebbles too but love the fruity ones as well.

  49. These look absolutely gorgeous! We don’t have that cereal here but I wish we did.

  50. I love this recipe! I always love treats that are no bake and delicious. I like your idea of cutting them into donut shapes. That’s so cool!

  51. These Cocoa Pebbles no bake donuts look delicious. We have all loved Fruity Pebbles ever since I can remember so I am going to have to make these for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  52. These Cocoa Pebbles no bake donuts look delicious. We have all loved Fruity Pebbles ever since I can remember so I am going to have to make these for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  53. OMG! Kids will love these.
    Thank you so so much for this awesome idea.

  54. These look so delicious and I can’t believe they are no bake. I hate baking in the summer so these will be perfect!

  55. I just love the sound of ‘no bake’. IT just makes me happy cus even though I love baking, I sometimes get tired of the time or cleaning

  56. I’m definitely sure my nephew would love this! This is really creative plus it’s really easy to make. I will definitely try this!

  57. Those would be great for a fun slumber party breakfast! Surprise all the girls!

  58. These are adorable!! They’ll be adorable for a kid’s party or just a yummy treat!! So easy too!

  59. Those do look so delicious. My youngest two love Cocoa Pebbles (and my oldest does too, but he refrains from sugar most days). he didn’t get that from me 😉

  60. ooo these look so yummy! Can’t beat donuts and I love homemade recipe options. Need to give these a try!

  61. Yum!!! These look so delicious and easy to make. My youngest loves her some Cocoa Pebbles. She would love these.

  62. These looks so yummy! Love cocoa pebbles and this combination is so bom! Mouthwatering! I need to make some today.

  63. These look dangerous! LOL! My daughter and husband would love them! I’ll have to share the recipe with my DIL that loves to cook!

  64. I would have never thought of doing something like this with Cocoa Pebbles. My husband would surely enjoy them – I’m more of a Fruit Pebbles gal myself!

  65. This look SO good!! Love those fun sprinkles on top!!

  66. This look SO good!! Love those fun sprinkles on top!!

  67. I’ve actually never had cocoa pebbles, but I do love anything chocolate. These donuts looks so fun to make and eat.

  68. You had me at no bake so I think I can handle this. My kids love Pebbles so I want to give this a try when we can all make them together.

  69. My kids are obsessed with this cereal. This is such a clever idea and I think they would love it!

  70. These look so delicious. I love cocoa pebbles, but lucky charms are my favorite (obviously). I want to try this dessert out!

  71. These look so delicious. I love cocoa pebbles, but lucky charms are my favorite (obviously). I want to try this dessert out!

  72. These look absolutely delicious and can not wait to try out the recipe

  73. Omg, I need these in my life! Pinning for later!

  74. Look so delicious! I love no baked desserts, cocoa pebbles cereal is so tasty!

  75. Oh wow! These look delicious and the fact that they look like donuts make them even more delicious

  76. These look delish! They’re super cute and would work with a lot of cereal now that I think about it!

  77. Ah, that sounds interesting. I do like Cocoa Pebbles. I have never thought about making them into a doughnut though. That’s pretty cool.

  78. Wow! Those look soo good and soo pretty! I bet they taste really good!

  79. They look good! I wonder if I’ll be able to try them out this weekend since I’m planning to bake some cupcakes for a friend. Love the photos.

  80. Now this is beyond genius! You turned cereal into a donut that is crazy and i wanna try it!!

  81. This looks like a recipe the grandkids would enjoy helping me make. I love unique recipes because I know they haven’t fixed it with their mom so it’s more special.

  82. This would instantly bring me back to my childhood! I love cocoa pebbles! These would be fun to make with the kids.

  83. I haven’t had cocoa pebbles in YEARS! This looks delicious, and perhaps it is time for me to introduce my kids to them 🙂

  84. These look super easy to make, and fun! I have a doughnut mold, so I’d use that.

  85. I just think it’s cool that you made this yourself. I’ve never made a donut before. & it came out really good.

  86. I just think it’s cool that you made this yourself. I’ve never made a donut before. & it came out really good.

  87. These are super cute! My kids would love to be able to make these for a snack.

  88. You had me at no bake! These look delicious!

  89. I’m very intrigued! I’m creating a donughnut wall for breakfast for my daughter’s 14th birthday and these will be on it! I can’t wait to try it!

  90. These are really cool! I would love to do this with my other cereals. Or maybe fruity pebbles too!

  91. Well, those look like they would certainly the spot when you’re wanting a sweet treat!