Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza of 2015!

Before I get to the cookie exchange post, I have to note that today is the last day to get your paypal donations on for my 7th annual Toys for Tots holiday fundraiser and prize giveaway! A $5 donation is all it takes to get you into the prize giveaway going on this year for everyone that's donated. Every $5 is another entry to the giveaway towards the prize of your choice or you can split your entries to multiple things if you want to. Check out the giveaway details and see pictures from the previous 6 years of fundraisers here: Toys for Tots 2015!

I did my first round of toy shopping last weekend. Here's a peek at how that went: 

I'll be doing my next round of shopping and delivering all the toys from both rounds to the Toys for Tots warehouse this weekend. Even if you can only donate $5, that helps! That's one more toy for another kiddo this holiday season. Plus, it gets you an entry to the prize giveaway. Win win!

Okay, on to the EXTRAVAGANZA!

It's time for The Great Online Cookie Exchange Extravaganza of 2015!

This is Jz's SIXTH YEAR hosting the cookie exchange so after you've checked mine out, check out the links that follow to check out the good stuff all of the other participants are putting up today!

I'm not putting up cookies this year, I'm doing something a little different. 

I've made this treat a few times and they've been a hit every time. Most recently at a party last weekend where I made 50 bite sized versions and people were inhaling them. No greater compliment than that when it comes to food.

Fruity Pebbles Treats 


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add vanilla and melted white chocolate, whisk until smooth. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add Fruity Pebbles cereal and mix until combined well. I spray my wooden spoon or spatula with non-stick cooking spray lightly, it keeps everything from sticking as much.

3. Use a spatula or wax paper (again, lightly spray with cooking spray to keep from sticking) evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Let them cool completely before cutting into them. 


This also works well with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Make it the same way but instead of adding in melted white chocolate, I added in two tbsp of caramel syrup and they were fantastic.

Other participants, check them out! 
Bleu (private blog, also posted here)
little monkey (private blog, also posted here)

I'll be around after work today to check out everyone's yummies. :)

Happy Wednesday!


Misty said...

Interesting! My kids love fruity pebbles (okay, so do I) so we will have to give it a try.

blossom said...

thank you....they look so fruity and delicious...

Terpsichore said...

so colorful and fun! :-)

Jz said...

These look like such fun!
But you really got me with the Cinnamon Toast option!
Whoa, baby!! (:taking notes:)

Thanks for playing along again!

Cat said...

The Fruity Pebbles really didn't interest me too much...not one of my favorite cereals but then, like Jz, you got me with the Cinnamon Toast. Love cinnamon in everything so will definitely be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs and blessings...Cat

lindy thomas said...

sounds like a great idea. My grandchildren will enjoy these, thanks for sharing Ashly.
Hugs Lindy

Lilli Clairmont said...

Ah yes, we've made these ... good with cocoa pebbles too! Thanks for sharing! :)