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Fruity Pebble Pudding Cookies

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Usually I’m really good at writing posts ahead of time. My goal is to have Sunday nights post written by Friday afternoon. Then on Mondays I do Crazy Sweet Tuesday and another post for the week, and so on.

On Friday last week, I was busy with Online BlogCon and preparing for the teachers’ luncheon I’m coordinating for next week, so I got my photos edited…but no content into the post, figuring I’d write some witty, funny, Dorothy-content on Saturday, sure to make you laugh your heads of an shake your head and say “that girl is crazy!”

Yeah. That didn’t happen.

Instead, I spent Saturday doing laundry. Eight hours of laundry. And I still have more than 10 garbage bags zip-tied in my garage. Of more laundry.

Jordan would prefer me not to really discuss what went down on Saturday. So I won’t, but you can probably guess. It involved laundry. And hair.

I’m still dealing with it, and will be for the next week or more.

Sigh.

So will you forgive me for not writing all funny? Can the awesomeness of these cookies speak for themselves?

I made pudding cookies (again). They are my absolute favorite kind of cookie. I still have another version to share with you next week!

I made these for Jordan’s cheerleading squad. So I wanted to make them kid-ified. What’s more kid than Fruity Pebbles? I, for one, love them. I love all sugar cereal. I wondered what they’d be like in a cookie. I googled it, and it’s been done, in cake-mix cookies. So I decided to try them in pudding cookies.

And what the girls didn’t eat? I did. Ohmygodtheyweresogood.

Waaaaaay better than vacuuming for 4 hours. Or doing 1,000,000,000,002 loads of laundry. Or combing. *Shudder*

So make these. You’ll like them. If you don’t, mail them to me. I’ll eat them. :)

Fruity Pebble Pudding Cookies

Fruity Pebble Pudding Cookies

Adapted from Chef in Training

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together baking soda and flour and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the pudding package and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Stir in Fruity Pebbles and white chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop 1” balls and place on your cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.
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90 Responses to “Fruity Pebble Pudding Cookies”

  1. Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground posted on October 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm (#)

    Ewww … laundry. Hate laundry. So sorry about the ‘reason.’ As a 1st grade teacher, I’m just waiting for my turn … BTW – the cookies look gorgeous! Hope your week gets better.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 14th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      I think I’d be staring at all the kids’ heads too much in a first grade class, lol. I know I will now when I’m in Jordan’s classroom!

  2. Kristin posted on October 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm (#)

    Like I NEED another excuse to buy cereal. I’ve gone through like 5 boxes of “healthy” cereal in the last 2 weeks. I do not NEED sugar cereal. I mean, I want it; don’t be needin’ it though.

    I am so sorry for you and Jordan and the laundry and the cleaning and the *shudder* combing.
    Remarkably enough, our school nurse “doesn’t think lice is a big deal”. Good lord, my mother would have quite the argument with her.

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 14th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Tell me about it. They barely last a minute in my house! Oh, I’d have quite the argument too. I just spent $200 on a service and product to get rid of it. Um, that’s a big deal to me!!!

  3. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on October 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm (#)

    Those look like so much fun! I’m sure the girls (of all ages) loved them! I know I would.

  4. Back For Seconds posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm (#)

    Oh no! Poor Jordan. And poor you! Ick.
    These cookies are so fun! Love the colors too!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks! :) We’re recovering :)

  5. Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm (#)

    Those cookies are so fun! I love fruity pebbles and pudding cookies so I know I would love these! So excited for Online BlogCon! Thanks for all your hard work : )

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for joining in! We’re super excited!

  6. Jess posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm (#)

    Thanks Dorothy for stopping by my blog! These cookies look like something my husband would LOVE. I’ll definitely have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing :)

    ~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Jess!

  7. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm (#)

    Poor Jordan–and you! I’m loving these cookies though–the pop of color from the cereal is so pretty! Who could resist these?!?!?

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Not me! I ate waaaay too many!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on October 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm (#)

    Thankfully, among all of the heinous chaos over the weekend, you had pudding cookies. Ugh–I’m so so sorry about all that jazz–for you, and Mel, and Jordan, and yes, even Ginger and barfy Cali. That’s awful :( but you’re a rockin’ woman and this’ll all be over in no time, I’m sure. Just do what I’d do and bury your face in sugary cereal. It always helps.

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks Hayley! You’re such a good friend!

  9. Elle posted on October 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm (#)

    There are few things better than a bowl full of sugary cereal at the end of a stressful day. I’ll have to give these cookies a try…they look delish!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      I hope you like them! :)

  10. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:54 am (#)

    Uuummm I would have to say that is a big deal too!! I’m sorry you are dealing with “that” and the laundry and combing!!! I’m sending virtual hugs your way!!! I love this fun twist on the pudding cookie. The cereal is so fun and colorful!!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn! I think we’re finally coming out the other side. I hope. Fingers crossed. But you never really know? Until the itching starts. Funny, my head always itches when I think about it. :)

  11. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on October 15, 2012 at 5:59 am (#)

    oh no that sounds awful! I am so glad I just shave my kids hair, seriously you poor thing:( But you made cookies and they look great, so that sort of helps.

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      I wish! I thought about it for a second…I told my husband that’s what he should do. He nixed that, so I have to comb him still, ha!

  12. Mindy posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:04 am (#)

    You have my deepest sympathies. Have you heard of the “Fairy Tales” line of hair care? You can get them at Ulta 3 – it’s preventative and I don’t know if it truly works or if it’s more mental but I’m going with it! I actually spray my kids backpacks, jackets and heads every morning before school because I’m still traumatized from an outbreak 2 years ago. (my kids escaped but the fact that their friends didn’t still scars me deep!)
    On a happier note, those cookies look amazing! I will have to pick up a box of FP next time – thanks!
    ON

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      She’s been using tea tree oil shampoo…but this all coincided with her being “independent” and washing her own hair. Um, not anymore! And I’m going to have her use some products too, and put it up! :) Thanks Mindy!

  13. Lara posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:37 am (#)

    Well aren’t those pretty brilliant!! Jumping on the bandwagon :)

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Lara! They are soooo good.

  14. Tonia@TheGunnySack posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:52 am (#)

    What it is about fruity pebbles? They are just yummy! I’ve been using them to make rice krispy bars and they even smell amazing!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      I know! It’s like a drug or something, ha! :)

  15. Nikki @ Chef in Training posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:16 am (#)

    WOW! What a fun version of pudding cookies! My kids would love these! They are so fun and colorful, too! Well done!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Nikki! :) That means a lot coming from you!

  16. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:17 am (#)

    Ok, I am totally digging these! I love Fruity Pebbles, but always feel like I can’t buy them, and am forced to buy more “fiber-filled” cereal because I’m an “adult.” Blah. I want Fruity Pebbles, and I want these cookies!!!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Yeah, I know what you mean! But I’d love to bury my face in a box of kid cereal!

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  18. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on October 15, 2012 at 8:28 am (#)

    Oh not. Not fun at all. Hope you got everything good! UGH. What a nightmare….
    On the brighter side, these cookies look pretty amazing!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks Aimee. I *think* it’s all gone now. But we’re still treating and combing for a few more days. Yuck!

  19. Susan posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:20 am (#)

    What a creative treat for kids–I know my grands would love them!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      I bet they would! :) Jordan did. So did I. Hee hee!

  20. Heather @French Press posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:27 am (#)

    sorry about all the laundry:( that is not a fun way to spend the weekend. BUT…these cookies are C U T E – Stella saw them last night and was seriously drooling!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Heather!! :)

  21. Bobbi posted on October 15, 2012 at 9:48 am (#)

    I love all the colors! Such a great idea!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Bobbi!

  22. Nicole @ Lapetitebaker posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:32 am (#)

    I had lice twice in one year, it was absolute nightmare for my whole entire family. Some of these cookies might have taken the edge off though. They look like a kids dream cookie or anybodies really!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Twice? Man that would suck. I’m praying it doesn’t happen again here! And thanks!

  23. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on October 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm (#)

    Awww, memories:) I remember when my kids were little and we had the same problem (once only, thank goodness)! We loaded about 20 hefty bags (including stuffed animals), loaded the car and took up the whole laundromat! Yuck! Your cookies are on the other end of the spectrum! :)

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks Sue! I hope it’s only once!!!!

  24. Melissa posted on October 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm (#)

    We were right there with you last Halloween day! Not fun! Our school is crazy filled with cooties lately, but my girls are sticking to ponytails.every.day.of.school. These cookies look amazing though.

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      And Jordan will to from now on! WITH product in her hair! :) Thanks Melissa!

      • Melissa replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        And we only wash hair once a week, cooties don’t like dirty greasy hair!

  25. Kristy@ Sweet Treats & More posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm (#)

    Ok these are so fun!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks Kristy!

  26. trish posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm (#)

    holy stinking moly Dorothy!! This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Ha, thanks Trish!

  27. Nicky - pinkrecipebox.com posted on October 16, 2012 at 1:19 am (#)

    These look fantastic! I love the bright splashes of colour the fruity pebbles add to the cookies. :) Great idea, Dorothy.

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks Nicky!

  28. Erin posted on October 16, 2012 at 9:54 am (#)

    Can you make these with Sugar-Free pudding? I’m a diabetic, and I try to cut all the sugar I can, so I can add the Fruity Pebbles ;)

    Thanks!

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 16th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Yes, totally!! :)

  29. Sheryl posted on October 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm (#)

    How cute are these cookies! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing your Fruity Pebbles Pudding Cookies with us at Cast Party Wednesday! ~Sheryl~

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  31. Holley posted on October 17, 2012 at 11:40 am (#)

    These look great! Sorry about the incident…it’s so much work and seems like it will never end! I’m sure these cookies were a bright spot though! They look delicious!

  32. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on October 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm (#)

    These are so colorful and fun looking!!! They remind me a fun summer day!

  33. BeckyCharms posted on October 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm (#)

    I just Pinned these.. they look so YUMM! Fruity Pebbles anything, I’m IN!

  34. angie posted on October 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm (#)

    these sound awesomely delicious love that they have so much tastefullness in them

    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  35. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor posted on October 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm (#)

    So fun, creative & delicious, Dorothy! So happy you linked up with us at Mop It Up Monday!! You’re one of the features today! http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/10/the-tuesday-ten-thursday-edition.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  37. Allyson @ All Our Days posted on October 19, 2012 at 5:08 am (#)

    These look so yummy! Of course I could only make them when there was somewhere to take them, otherwise I’d probably eat the entire batch :)

    We’d love for you to share this post at our Finished Friday Linky.

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  39. Marie posted on October 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm (#)

    These actually sound super yum. I love me some Fruity Pebbles!!

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  41. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:36 am (#)

    So these are breakfast food, right? :)

    So sorry about the hair problem :S Times like that, you’ve gotta wish you had 4 or 5 washers instead of 1.

    • crazyforcrust replied on October 27th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Totally. About the washers and the breakfast food. :)

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  43. Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#)

    OK….I’m a little itchy after reading that post! Yikes! Sorry you had to deal with that! Buuut those cookies do look yummy! I’m sure my kiddos would gobble them up. :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 6th, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Hee hee sorry! I still itch when I think about it. :) I also still taste these – they are my favorite flavor!!

  44. Holly Lefevre posted on February 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm (#)

    Fruity pebbles…cocoa pebbles – a childhood favorite! And in cookies…delicious!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 7th, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Oh my gosh, cocoa pebbles. And just like that BOOM! new idea… :)

  45. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am (#)

    Uh-oh…sounds like a real hair-raising time at your place! Poor Jordan and poor mom! If it makes you feel better, my washing machine has been broken for over a week (and had four service calls that can’t figure out what’s wrong with it)…so we’re in laundry “fun”, too. Bleh.

    But, a plate of these would totally take away anyone’s troubles!! They look awesome!! And I’ve said it before…I ADORE a good pudding cookie with all I have. ;)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 8th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Me too! These are my favorites!

  46. Kim~madeinaday posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm (#)

    My daughter saw these over my shoulder on Fb and went bananas! I would love it if you would link these up at this weeks linky! I am so trying these~
    Kim

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 8th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      I hope you enjoy them! They are my favorite flavor pudding cookie.

  47. Jill posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:53 am (#)

    Do you think these would be just as delicious without the white chocolate chips? I’m not a fan of white chocolate but I LOVE cookies and I LOVE Fruity Pebbles. :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      I’m sure they would! The batter and the Fruity Pebbles are totally sweet enough! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  50. Kari R posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:06 am (#)

    I know I’m a little late to the “party”, but I found this recipe on Pinterest as I was searching for a fun cookie to bake with my 5 year old! After getting all the ingredients together, she did the rest and the cookies were delish and so fun!!

    I’m still scarred from my encounter when I was in elementary and my mom had to comb my hair that was to the middle of my back and curly. That was no fun. Seeing as how my oldest just started Kinder and has my curly hair I hope we somehow miss any of that nightmare! But, I do have a trick my mammaw, a school nurse and RN of many many years has passed along to my mom and aunt, educators for years, and the teachers she worked with. Her recommendation was buy a bottle of regular baby shampoo and a bottle of liquid campho phenique. Pour out some of the shampoo and pour in the bottle of campho phenique. Shake it up real good and wash your hair with it once a month she said, but when I worked with kids daily I washed with it once a week to be on the safe side. Not sure if its more peace of mind, but I never had a run in and we had a few breakouts while I was working and I was always excluded. I’m sorry you had to deal with that mess!! But…thanks for the amazing cookie recipe! It will become a favorite and a keeper in our house :)

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 2nd, 2013 at 7:27 am

      That’s a great tip Kari! I’ve been making sure she uses Tea Tree Oil Shampoo ever since! :) And I spray her backpack and sweaters, lol.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the cookies! Those are my favorites!

  51. Julie posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:42 am (#)

    Just saw this recipe on Pinterest too, can’t wait to try it! I went through having to deal with fleas twice and that’s almost as horrible as lice. My question is, how many cookies does a batch make? Thank you!

    • Dorothy Kern replied on September 13th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Julie! Ugh, fleas. Had those when I was a kid – YUCK. It makes about 2 1/2 dozen if I remember correctly! Sorry, back then I was so bad at writing down yield. I’m trying to get better at it. :)

  52. Carla posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:58 am (#)

    Made these last night. Doubled the serving size and ended up with over 7 dozen cookies. Everyone on my floor was tickled to receive a bag of these rainbow treats! They look beautiful, I wish I could attach a picture.

    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 12th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      I’m glad you liked them! They are my favorite pudding cookies, hands down. Who knew Fruity Pebbles would be so good in cookies??!!

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