Pink Velvet Fruity Pebble Whoopie Pies

Today my husband and I went to the supermarket.

Together.

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.

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Fruity Pebble Buttercream


Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes:

recipe adapted and inspired by The Novice Chef

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Francesca
January 31, 2013 6:01 pm

Lovely. Never made whoopie pies before, orbought fruity pebbles, but these are just so cute xx

March 10, 2012 2:50 pm

Oh I adore your energy and all the wonderful recipe’s you are my angel…I had no idea these existed and now back into creating great baking in my kitchen , thx to you 🙂

Caramel
January 20, 2012 11:02 am

Click Here!Check this out! It is great! Make cupcakes, cookies, candies and tons of other sweet treats! Easy peasy lemon squeeze!

January 20, 2012 10:41 am

I just love your posts, Shelly. You make me laugh EVERY time!!!

PS….that pink batter looks so pretty with your pick mixer. 🙂

January 20, 2012 10:42 am

PINK mixer, not pick. It is a good pick, though.

January 18, 2012 10:25 pm

so I made these tonight b/c I love fruity pebbles and I was sadly disappointed! they look amazing but something about them didn’t leave me wanting more!

Sue
January 18, 2012 12:36 am

The funnest whoopie pies ever!

January 17, 2012 8:51 pm

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 🙂

Heather
January 17, 2012 4:02 pm

Think I’m making these for my son’s class for Valentine’s Day! Wouldn’t that make a cute heart shaped Whoopie Pie??

January 17, 2012 4:02 pm

Those look awesome! What a cute, kid friendly idea. I want about 5 myself (<—is a kid at heart)

*shamefully admits that I like cheese in a can*

January 17, 2012 1:51 pm

i unashamedly love fruity pebbles and rainbows. stellar cookies!

January 17, 2012 10:11 am

These are so incredibly adorable! I love Valentines Day simply because everything is pink, red and heart-shaped and these would be a perfect Valentines treat!

January 17, 2012 9:45 am

ha ha so funny because it is exactly the same thing when I go grocery shopping with my husband. We always end up spending more money and buying things that I NEVER would buy when I go by myself.

January 17, 2012 8:27 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Adorable!

January 17, 2012 2:04 am

Aren’t guys so funny – Whenever I shop with my husband I always find tons of candy in the cart when were checking out! He LOVES fruity pebbles too so when he puts it in our cart next time, I will be sure to make these for him 🙂

January 17, 2012 12:10 am

I will take fruity pebbles anyday over canned cheese!!! These are completely awesome!!! You have my brain working overtime on cereal now:-)

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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