Pink Velvet Fruity Pebble Whoopie Pies

Today my husband and I went to the supermarket.


It is always kind of nice going food shopping with him, because it’s something I usually do alone.

Having company to walk down the aisles on a Sunday morning was nice.


The thing about going with him to the store is that we always end up with more junk food than one would think is physically possible.

Ring Dings?  Check.

Frozen Pizzas? Check.

Cheese in a can, “for the kids”?  Check.

*disclaimer ~ I would never in a hundred million years feed my children cheese in a can…but apparently my husband half-owns the kids too…and he insists that they can have canned cheese as a “treat”.  My obvious plea that,  “canned cheese is a punishment, not a treat”, goes completely overlooked 100% of the time.


But here’s the point: when we finally reach the cereal aisle, after our cart is loaded up with my husband’s guilty pleasures, I throw a box of Fruity Pebble cereal in the cart and he says this, “that’s junk food”.

So yeah, I get judged for my Fruity Pebbles and he buys Ring Dings and squeeze cheese with a clear conscience.


It’s a good thing that we don’t go shopping together more often…we would both weigh 700 pounds and probably be divorced.

The end.


I know you all are wondering whatever happened to that box of Fruity Pebbles, right?  Just pretend, ok?


So, a few months ago I came across THESE from the very cute and sweet site, The Novice Chef.

She took a super fancy macaron and brought it down to my level.  She added cereal.  Not just any cereal…Fruity Pebbles.

And she filled her super fancy macarons with Fruity Pebble Buttercream.

I immediately started weeping with joy at the possibilities.


Since I have never really gotten into the whole French Macaron thing I decided to make something a little less scary…a Whoopie Pie.

And because Fruity Pebbles are so colorful and happy, I decided to go with a Pink Velvet Whoopie Pie.

I think I made the right  choice.

FRuity Pebble Whoopie Pies! Made with soft, Pink Velvet cake!

I used THIS recipe for the Whoopie Pies, I just subbed out the orange food coloring with a deep pink…

If you don’t have pink food coloring just use a little bit of red.

I just kept adding the color into the batter until I got the shade of pink that I liked…

Using the technique that I described in the recipe I filled a ziplock bag with the batter and piped it on to my baking sheet…

When they’re baked up they’ll look like this…

While they are cooling go ahead and make your filling…

Crush up some Fruity Pebbles.  You can use a food processor or a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.  Whatever is easiest for you.

Mix up some butter and shortening in your mixer with some powdered sugar and when that is smooth, beat in your crushed Fruity Pebbles…

I filled my Whoopie pies by using a Ziplock bag to pipe the Fruity Pebble Buttercream…

That’s it.

How cute are these?

Thanks Jessica for your divine inspiration!

Recipe for Whoopie Pies can be found HERE, using pink food coloring.


Fruity Pebble Buttercream


  • 1 cup finely crushed Fruity Pebbles (about 2 1/2 cups un-crushed)
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. Cream your butter and shortening together until smooth
  2. On low speed slowly add in your powdered sugar, when incorporated, add your milk and turn speed up to medium and beat until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Turn back to low speed and add in your crushed Fruity Pebbles cereal and mix until incorporated.


recipe adapted and inspired by The Novice Chef

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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  1. Hahaha! So funny! My husband and I went to Whole Foods this weekend, and I’m the one who picked up all the junk food! Vegan Chocolate Chip cookies aren’t junk food though..right? 😉 These are so pretty. The pink dough swirls are DIVINE! Love the Fruity Pebbles idea too 🙂

  2. #1. I have the same measuring cups. We’re cool.

    #2. Don’t you just LOVE your beater blade??!! I love mine. (Again, we’re cool.)

    #3. My husband racks up the grocery bill times, like, 2 when he goes, so even though I love his company, it’s for the best that I go while he is at work.

    And finally, #4. Fruity Pebbles are my very most favorite ever cereal in the world. Ever.

    Thank you for these!!!

  3. Oh my gosh, there is something about reading the words “Fruity Pebble Buttercream” that just makes me want to whip up a batch and eat it by the spoonful. Too bad I’m on a week-long cooking/baking detox due to studying for Finals.

    This will definitely be made as a reward afterwards though. YUM! 😀

  4. I don’t really think it’s possible that these could be any cuter. They are freaking adorable cookies!

    I’m kinda afraid of trying macarons, they look so serious. These totally aren’t serious. THey’re fun and exciting!

    I may have to get my macaron on and try it.

  5. I never grocery shop with my husband. EVER. It’s a rule. Because when I do…he throws stuff in the cart that we will NEVER eat, and argues with me about it.

    Because you know…since he never prepares meals, cleans the cupboards, and is at work when Jon David eats his after school snack, he knows ALL about our household eating habits.

    These whoopie pies are wonderful genius.

  6. These are adorable! If Fruity Pebbles are going to make their way into the cart, this is a darn good way to use them. As for the squeeze cheese, I am with you 100% of the way…I wouldn’t even feed it to my dog.

  7. Given that I already throw tons of needless junk into my shopping cart….maybe it’s a good thing that I don’t have a husband to tempt me into adding MORE. Though I do have YOU and this recipe, which might be just as bad. I saw those macarons on jessica’s blog but I can’t quite get down with macaron-making. Whoopie pies, I can totally handle. Super yum.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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