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Easy Homemade Fruity Pebbles Cereal Bowls for the Perfect Fruity Pebbles Sundae

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The flavors of cereal with ice cream is sooo delicious!  If you haven’t tried it, now is the PERFECT time with these Fruity Pebbles cereal bowls.  Plus—this Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sundae is 100% gluten free, so enjoy freely!

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Are Fruity Pebbles Gluten-Free?

Yes!!! Both Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles are, in fact, gluten-free

However, seasonal varieties and the ones containing marshmallows may NOT be gluten-free.  Always check the box.  Post is good at labeling.

Ingredients for Fruity Pebbles Cereal Cups

Ingredients for Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sundaes: fruity pebbles, marshmallows, sprinkles, vanilla, butter, cherries

I looove when I can churn out a gluten-free recipe with ingredients from your NORMAL neighborhood grocery store.

The only thing you may not find for these Fruity Pebble cereal bowls at your normal grocery store are gluten-free sprinkles.

I order mine online from Sweets Indeed.  They make such cute varieties and they are totally allergy friendly too (which is great when your family has multiple dietary restrictions). 

Instead, you could also make your own Sanding Sugar. It looks so pretty on top of whipped cream!

To make these cereal bowls, you’ll need:

  • Butter. (or vegan butter for dairy-free)
  • Marshmallows.
  • Fruity Pebbles Cereal. (or any other gluten-free cereal of choice, see below for more ideas)
  • Vanilla Extract. (be sure this is gluten-free! I use Watkins.)
  • Gluten Free Cooking Spray. (can cooking spray have gluten? Heck yes. Many contain flour to ensure baked goods don’t stick… be sure yours does not!)

Lastly, to turn it into a full-blown Fruity Pebbles Sundae you’ll top it with:

  • Your ice cream of choice
  • Any gluten-free toppings of choice (maybe some extra pebbles cereal? 😉)

It’s super simple

Special note: Post is manufacturing Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles Cereal Milk Light Ice Cream.  Although both cereals on their own are gluten-free, this ice cream is NOT. It contains Barley Malt Extract.

Equipment to Make Fruity Pebbles Dessert Bowls

To make these delicious bowls to fill with ice cream, fruit, or other deliciousness, you only need a few things you probably already have on hand:

  • A Dutch oven. (or heavy-bottom large pot. I like this Dutch Oven.)
  • Spatula.
  • Muffin tin. (I think using silicone is easier here, it helps you pop out the cereal bowls in one piece! I use these.)

Ice Cream Cereal Bowl Variations

Not a huge fan of Fruity Pebbles?

I’ll be honest, I’m not either… but they’re my husband’s favorite!

These Fruity Pebbles Cereal Bowls are simply a twist on a traditional rice crispy treat—and just as versatile.

You can totally make these with really any gluten-free cereal. 

I’m a big fan of using Cocoa Pebbles (helloooooo chocolate!), but you could use gluten-free rice cereal, gluten-free cocoa rice cereal. Try it with your favorites.

If the cereal has really big pieces, the texture will definitely change… but the taste should still be on point.

How to Make these Rainbow Cereal Cups

Making these cereal cups is easy and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

Step 1: Combine Cereal Treat Ingredients

First, melt your butter in a Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium-low heat. 

Once melted, add marshmallows, and stir constantly while they melt. 

Remove from heat and add vanilla and your cereal.  Keep stirring, being sure that the cereal doesn’t burn to the bottom.

Stirring Fruity Pebbles into Marshmallows in Dutch Oven

Spray your muffin pan with gluten-free nonstick spray and press the cereal treat mix into the cups. 

Press down on the center of the cups with a spoon to leave an indentation (a groove to add your ice cream–they’re cereal bowls)

Fruity Pebble Cups Chilling in blue muffin tin

Put cereal cups in the fridge to cool and you have your cereal cups! 

Now turn these Fruity Pebbles cereal bowls into the Sundaes of your dreams.🍨

Close Up Fruity Pebble Ice Cream Cups with sprinkles and pink background

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Fruity Pebbles Cereal Cups for Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Sundaes

These easy homemade Fruity Pebbles Cereal Cups are the perfect base for a delicious gluten-free ice cream sundae!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 136 kcal


  • Dutch Oven (or heavy bottom pot)
  • Muffin Tin (I prefer Silicone)
  • spatula


Fruity Pebble Cups

  • tbsp butter (or vegan butter)
  • 5 oz mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ box Fruity Pebbles (about 6-7 cups)
  • nonstick spray (gluten free)

Turn them into Sundaes!

  • 12 scoops gluten-free ice cream
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 12 Maraschino Cherries
  • sprinkles, chocolate chips, other candies


  • Melt the butter in the Dutch oven over medium-low heat.
  • Once melted, add in the marshmallows stirring constantly until smooth and melted. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla and Fruity Pebbles (be sure they don't stick/burn to the bottom.
  • Spray muffin tin with gluten-free nonstick spray and press the cereal treat mix into the cups. Use a spoon or your fingers to press down on the middle to create an indent (the perfect groove for ice cream!)
  • Cool in fridge for 15-20 minutes until firm.
  • Gently remove the cereal bowls from the muffin tin and top with ice cream and desired toppings to make a delicious cereal sundae!


Nutrition facts are automatically calculated based on the cereal cup only.  They will vary depending on ingredient choice and composition of your sundae.
See the full blog post above for:
  • ingredient and equipment suggestions + substitutions,
  • tips,
  • and FAQs
Keyword Cereal, Cereal Treats, Fruity Pebbles, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sundae, Party Food
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