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.


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

Adapted from Chef in Training


  • 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


  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.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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 : )

  6. 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 @

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!!

    • 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. 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.

  12. 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!

    • 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. Well aren’t those pretty brilliant!! Jumping on the bandwagon 🙂

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!!!!

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

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

  20. 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!

  21. I love all the colors! Such a great idea!

  22. 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!

  23. 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! 🙂

  24. 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 These cookies look amazing though.

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

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

  27. 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 😉


  28. 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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  30. 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!

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

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

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

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  34. So fun, creative & delicious, Dorothy! So happy you linked up with us at Mop It Up Monday!! You’re one of the features today!


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

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  40. 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.

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  42. 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. 🙂

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

  44. 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. 😉

  45. 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~

  46. 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. 🙂

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  49. 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 🙂

    • 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!

  50. 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!

    • 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. 🙂

  51. 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.

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  54. So, I made these cookies following the recipe and I had some trouble. Does the butter have to be melted? The outside of them burnt before the inside was done and it is baffling me!! I even tried pushing them flat instead of balls and they are still burnt on the outside and raw on the inside.

    • Do you have an oven thermometer to check the oven temp? It’s possible your oven is too hot and is cooking them too fast on the outside. Try reducing the oven temperature. I started with softened butter, not melted. Did you chill your dough at all? Sometimes that happens if the dough is too cold. But I’d try reducing the oven temp!

      • Thank you for your reply. My husband suggested the dough was maybe too dry so I wanted to add a liquid that didn’t take away the flavor. So, I doubled the vanilla, added 1/4 cup of milk, and mixed until the milk was “absorbed” and these cookies turned out amazing!!!! I think I had too much flour.

      • Yay! I’m glad you saved them. Great to know those fixes work!

  55. How many dozen do you think about 1 batch of dough makes

  56. Ok I think I had a little trouble with these.. Mine came out tasteing like baking soda!! And some of the fruity pebbles we hard. Should have not out a tablespoon of baking soda and crunched up the fruity pebbles? However, I did enjoy making these and would love to try it again! Please help!! 

  57. I didn’t have vanilla pudding so used Cheesecake, and I emptied the whole bag of white chips in the recipe… and my granddaughter bragged on Facebook that these were her new favorite cookie ever!!!
    Can’t do any better than that, right? I want to try choc next time. Great recipe thank you!!!

  58. How many does it make 

  59. Making these now but concerned that the recipes indicates to cream the butter with the sugarS yet only granulated sugar is called for in the ingredients. 🙁

  60. Hello, I’m using this recipe for an informative “How To” speech, & I would like use the correct source for citation. Can you tell me who, or which website, this recipe offically originated from? If not, can you give me the date & date this recipe was posted to this website? Pleas and thank you! 🙂

  61. How much exactly is 1 1/2 sticks of butter?

  62. Hi there! Can’t wait to try this tomorrow! Just wanted to double check on using the type of butter. Normally I always use unsalted but since you didn’t list salt as an ingredient i just grabbed unstated. Still safe? Thanks!

  63. I just discovered this recipe and would like to make them for a bake sale our church camp will be having Memorial weekend. Do these freeze ok (If I don’t eat them all up my self before hand)?

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