aka the happiest food on the internet right now. How could these NOT make you smile???
Honesty time, I didn’t really eat Lucky Charms growing up. My sugar cereal of choice was Fruit Loops or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. But now, as a semi-adult, I kinda dig those pots of gold. I picked up a box at the end of February with the intention of making these treats for you, buuuut between Jesse and I, we ate 90% of the box before they made it to this recipe. oops.
Anyways, here’s another recipe made, shot and written with just my left hand. Not sure why thats significant?…. check out this post. I think it turned out pretty well! I couldn’t help but smile the whole time I was whipping these up…the colors are fantastic and marshmallow treats are super nostalgic 90s kid food. Cereal + marshmallows = dream team snack duo. Add in some white chocolate and sprinkles, and BOO YA BABY!
I whipped these up in a relatively small pan for marshmallow treats because I wanted them THICK (think bakery style you were meant to split with your siblings) without making 5000 treats. So I opted for a loaf pan. You could use a 9×13 pan and get thinner treats, if you like. Also, fair warning, these are sweet..real sweet. But what do you expect when you mix sugar cereal and marshmallows?
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
what you’ll need
6 cups lucky charms cereal
4 cups mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
2 ounces white chocolate
1/2 cup marshmallows, reserved from cereal for topping
rainbow sprinkles, for sprinkling
how to whip it up
Line a 5×9 linch pan with parchment, I lined just the bottom and ends of the pan to just lift the bars out.
In a large microwave safe bowl (or a large pot on the stovetop), melt together butter and marshmallows. If using the microwave, zap for 1 minute, stir then zap for another minute. If using the stovetop, use a medium low heat and stir constantly until melted. I opted for the microwave because it seemed safer using only one hand.
Once marshmallows are melted, stir in cereal. Push into parchment lined pan. I covered the top with a little plastic wrap to avoid getting super sticky, and then used my hand to press the cereal into the pan. Remove plastic wrap.
Melt the white chocolate (in microwave 30 seconds, stir, another 30 seconds), and then drizzle over treats. Sprinkle top with reserved lucky charm marshmallows and sprinkles. You may want to gently press the marshmallows into the top so they stick. Let chill in fridge until chocolate is set. Cut into large squares, enjoy!