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Confetti Squares


A twist on an old favorite, this recipe combines two kinds of sweet cereals with Rice Krispies. These squares are perfect as after-school snacks.

  • Yield: Makes 9


  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups (2 1/2 bags) miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 6 cups Cap'n Crunch cereal
  • 6 cups Froot Loops cereal
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray


  1. Lightly spray a 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan with vegetable-oil cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add salt and marshmallows; stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies, Cap'n Crunch, and Froot Loops, and stir until combined.

  2. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. To prevent sticking, coat your hands with vegetable spray, and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool, about 30 minutes.

  3. Cut into 3-by-3-inch bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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  • lizlovesfabulousfood
    12 OCT, 2013
    I really like how different kinds of cereal are incorporated. I often wonder what to do with leftover cereal and now I have my answer!
  • MS10127928
    17 AUG, 2013
    I get requests to bring these to my nephew's birthday party every year. They are a big hit with the adults as well as the kids.
  • Shannon Sieben
    27 JAN, 2013
    Amber loves these!!!!
  • kirstykirsty
    23 DEC, 2012
    I made this recipe following exact directions, except I used store brand fruit puff/balls instead of Froot Loops and it turned out great! You can definitely squeeze it all into the small pan but it takes a LONG time--go bigger! And add any other cereal! You can probably use whatever cereals you have around the house ( + Rice Krispies).
  • Natalie82
    23 AUG, 2012
    I like the idea of mixing the cereal, but the pan size seems way off. I can't imagine trying to fit 18 cups of cereal into one 9x9" pan.
  • MS10702140
    17 APR, 2011
    What is wrapped around the squares? Wax Paper?
  • graf
    17 APR, 2011
    instead of squares, I shape them with my hands into chicken leg shapes, the smear peanut butter on them and roll into chocolate cereal (the kind that looks like corn flakes) and the look much like fried chicken legs, but taste like Reese's pernut butter cups
  • KitchenDynamite
    12 FEB, 2011
    I used 5 tbs of butter, 1 bag of Mini Marshmallows, 4 cups of Rice Krispies and 2 cups of Fruit Loops and it came out great!
  • Anarie
    8 SEP, 2010
    I actually love this recipe. No it's not sophisticated, but people are really impressed by it. I don't use the Captain Crunch, just Froot Loops and double the Krispies (or generic equivalents.) If you force them into the 9x9, they make a very hefty, solid treat like you might buy at some bakeries. Of course a whole serving this size is too much for a child, but adults love them. They're a huge hit at bake sales or grown-ups' picnics.
  • cyndi710
    6 DEC, 2008
    I saw her make this on a segment on Whatever Martha with her daughter. It does all fit in a 9x9 pan but it is really smushed down. Like everyone else I use a 9x13 and still had some left over. Tasted great, yeah lots os sugar but if it's only once in a while I think that is just fine.