St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve been waiting for a good excuse to make something with Lucky Charms. Well I found one! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with rainbows and sugary cereal (as it was meant to be, obviously). Much like regular Rice Krispie treats, these Lucky Charms rice crispy treats will bring you back to your childhood with memories of sticky marshmallows and sugary cereal. Sounds amazing, right? Rice Krispie treats were always a favorite of mine. In fact, they’re a weakness of mine at vending machines. Back when I worked in retail and needed some sugar to push me through the day, Rice Krispie treats were my go-to snack choice. Then I started making them myself with extra ingredients (like these white chocolate graham cracker Rice Krispie treats), which were pretty darn good. Now, bring on the marshmallows!
- 2 tbs butter
- 4 cups of marshmallows (large, double recipe for mini marshmallows)
- 6 cups of Lucky Charms cereal
Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove on low heat. Slowly stir in the marshmallows until they’ve melted completely, and pour the mixture over the Lucky Charms, mixing together with a spatula. Move the cereal to a rectangular pan and let sit for a minute to cool slightly before pressing the rice crispy treats down and into the corners. Using your hands or a spatula, press it down as flat as you can and into the corners, and let it cool completely. Cut the cereal into squares with a sharp knife and serve!