“Follow your nose. It always knows. The flavor of fruit! Wherever it grows!” In truth the scrumptious, psychedelic colored O’s that make up Froot Loops don’t actually coincide with the jingle fruits “orange, lemon and cherry.” Sorry to burst your breakfast bubble, but according to Kellogg’s, all of those lip smacking loops are the same flavor…who knew?
If you’ve just fainted into your cereal bowl, you’re not alone. We’ve all been misled by those tempting lime green, orange, purple, yellow and red loops thinking they are orange, lemon and cherry flavored, when, in fact, they are all the same flavor. What is that flavor anyway? “Froot,” which according to Wikipedia, stems from “a blend of fruit flavors.” Is nothing sacred? Next thing you know they’ll be telling us that Cap’n Crunch isn’t really a captain. 😉
Captain Crunch and Froot Loop Marshmallow Krispy Treats
Makes 12 squares
3 cups Captain Crunch Cereal
3 cups Froot Loops Cereal
4 cups Miniature Marshmallows (or about 40 large marshmallows, 10 ounce package)
3 tablespoons Butter
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Add cereal in a large bowl and set aside. Place marshmallows in a medium size glass or ceramic microwaveable bowl. Place butter in the bowl with marshmallows. Heat in microwave for approximately 3 minutes or until butter melts.
Stir marshmallows and butter together until smooth. Add marshmallow mixture to the bowl of cereal and gently stir all ingredients until cereal is coated. Spray a casserole dish or pan (13 x 9 x 2”) with non-stick cooking spray and then add the marshmallow and cereal mixture.
Use a buttered spatula, wax paper, or add water to your hands to gently press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool and cut into squares. Optional, but pretty: dip the Krispy squares in colored candy topping.