Fun & Fruity Back To School Recipes from Fruity Pebbles
Summer is winding down and it’s almost time for kids to head back to school. There’s so many different things to get ready for when the kids head back to school like shopping for clothes, purchasing school supplies, hair cuts and more. I’ve seen lots of traditions surrounding the return to school, ranging from photos to memory books. The folks at Post Fruity Pebbles sent me some awesome recipes and I wanted to share them with you for your back to school traditions. Start a new tradition and use one or two of these recipes to make a fun meal for your kids leading up to the first day of school. There’s something for dinner, dessert and snack. Check them out below.
Fruity Pebbles Crusted Chicken Tenders with Apricot Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon water
3/4 cup Panko-style bread crumbs
1/4 cup ground Fruity Pebbles Cereal
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 – 1/4 to 1 – 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
Apricot Barbecue Sauce:
1/4 cup apricot jam
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
In shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In third shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, cereal, cheese and cayenne pepper. Lightly season both sides of each chicken tender with salt, coat chicken with flour mixture; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.
In a small bowl, combine apricot jam and barbecue sauce. Serve chicken tenders with dipping sauce.
Makes 6 servings. Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes.
Fruity Pebbles Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers
2 tart green apples (such as Granny Smith)
4 Tablespoons low-fat chunky peanut butter
8 teaspoons Fruity Pebbles cereal
2 teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut
Core apples. Cut each apple crosswise into four, 1/2 inch slices. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter over 4 of the slices; sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons of cereal and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut. Top with remaining apple slices.
4 servings. One apple stacker per serving. Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Fruity Pebbles Cereal Milk Doughnuts
Fruity Pebbles are soaked in cereal milk, which is then used in the doughnut batter. The doughnuts are topped with a cereal milk glaze and sprinkled with Fruity Pebbles.
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons “cereal” milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Fruity Pebbles
For the doughnuts:
Combine milk and Fruity Pebbles in a cereal bowl. Allow to sit for 30 minutes. Strain out milk, measuring 3/4 cup for the doughnuts and reserving the rest for the glaze. (Discard cereal.)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add reserved cereal milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. Beat until just combined. Spoon doughnut batter in a gallon-size plastic zip top bag. Cut off a 1/2 inch piece from one corner. Pipe into each doughnut cup.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing.
For the glaze:
In small bowl, stir together sugar, reserved cereal milk and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze donuts. Sprinkle top with Fruity Pebbles cereal. Serve immediately. Makes 12 doughnuts. One doughnut per serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes