fruity pebbles cheesecake tacos

Looking for a dessert that’s as playful as it is delicious? Look no further than Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake Tacos! This whimsical treat combines the beloved flavors of Fruity Pebbles cereal with creamy cheesecake, all nestled in a crunchy taco shell made of—you guessed it—more Fruity Pebbles! Perfect for parties, gatherings, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth cravings, these delightful treats are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.


  • 3 ½ cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 7 oz tub marshmallow creme
  • 1 ½ cup cereal, lightly chopped


  1. Prepare the Cereal Taco Shells:
    • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the Fruity Pebbles, mini marshmallows, and unsalted butter.
    • Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until the marshmallows start to expand.
    • Quickly stir the mixture until all the cereal is evenly coated with the melted marshmallows and butter.
    • While still warm, spoon the mixture into taco shell molds or form small taco shapes by draping over a narrow rolling pin or the handle of a wooden spoon, suspended between two objects.
    • Allow to cool and set until firm, creating your cereal taco shells.
  2. Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, blend the softened cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
    • Fold in the marshmallow creme and then gently mix in the additional chopped cereal for a bit of texture.
  3. Assemble the Cheesecake Tacos:
    • Carefully spoon or pipe the cheesecake filling into the cereal taco shells.
    • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up the filling before serving.
  4. Optional Garnish:
    • Optionally, garnish the tacos with extra Fruity Pebbles or sprinkles for a more festive look.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Serving and Storage Tips:


When ready to serve Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake Tacos, consider adding a touch of flair by arranging them on a colorful platter or serving board. For a festive presentation, sprinkle extra Fruity Pebbles or colorful sprinkles over the top just before serving. These tacos are best enjoyed chilled, so be sure to remove them from the refrigerator just before serving to maintain their delightful texture and flavor.


If you have any leftovers (though they might disappear quickly!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Properly stored, Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake Tacos will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days. However, keep in mind that the cereal taco shells may lose some of their crunchiness over time. To help preserve their texture, you can store the taco shells separately from the cheesecake filling and assemble them just before serving. Simply place the taco shells in a resealable bag or container, and store the cheesecake filling in another container. When ready to enjoy, fill the taco shells with the cheesecake filling and serve immediately for the best taste and texture.


While Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake Tacos are already a playful and delicious dessert option, there are endless ways to customize them to suit your taste preferences or to cater to specific dietary needs. Here are a few variations to consider:

  1. Chocolate Drizzle: For a decadent twist, drizzle melted chocolate over the assembled cheesecake tacos before serving. The combination of chocolate and fruity flavors creates a delightful contrast that chocolate lovers will adore.
  2. Mixed Berry Compote: Elevate the fruity flavors by topping the cheesecake filling with a homemade mixed berry compote. Simply simmer fresh or frozen berries with a bit of sugar and lemon juice until they break down into a thick, syrupy sauce. Spoon the compote over the cheesecake tacos for a burst of sweet-tart flavor.
  3. Nutty Crunch: Add some extra crunch and protein by sprinkling chopped nuts, such as almonds or pecans, over the cheesecake filling before serving. The nutty flavor and texture provide a satisfying contrast to the creamy cheesecake and crunchy cereal shells.
  4. Gluten-Free Option: For those following a gluten-free diet, you can easily adapt this recipe by using gluten-free crispy rice cereal or another gluten-free cereal in place of the Fruity Pebbles. Ensure that all other ingredients, such as the cream cheese and marshmallow creme, are also gluten-free certified.
  5. Vegan Version: To make a vegan-friendly version of these cheesecake tacos, substitute dairy-free alternatives for the cream cheese, butter, and marshmallow creme. There are many vegan cream cheese and marshmallow creme options available at grocery stores, and you can use vegan butter or coconut oil in place of the unsalted butter.
  6. Mini Taco Bites: For a bite-sized version of these cheesecake tacos, use mini taco shell molds or shape the cereal mixture into smaller taco shells. These mini taco bites are perfect for serving at parties or gatherings and make for a fun and portable dessert option


  1. Can I use a different cereal instead of Fruity Pebbles?
    • Absolutely! While Fruity Pebbles add a colorful and fruity flavor to the tacos, you can experiment with other cereals to create unique variations. Try using your favorite cereal for a personalized twist.
  2. Can I make these tacos ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the cereal taco shells and cheesecake filling ahead of time and assemble them just before serving. However, for the best texture and flavor, it’s recommended to assemble the tacos shortly before serving.
  3. Can I freeze Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake Tacos?
    • Freezing may compromise the texture of both the cereal taco shells and the cheesecake filling. It’s best to enjoy these tacos fresh from the refrigerator for optimal taste and texture.
  4. How do I prevent the cereal taco shells from becoming soggy?
    • To maintain the crunchiness of the cereal taco shells, make sure they are fully cooled and set before filling them with the cheesecake mixture. Additionally, avoid storing assembled tacos for an extended period to prevent sogginess.

Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake Tacos are a delightful fusion of childhood nostalgia and sophisticated flavors. With their vibrant colors, crunchy texture, and creamy filling, these tacos are sure to brighten any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself to a fun dessert, these whimsical treats are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. So, whip up a batch today and indulge in a taste of playful decadence!