I’m not a beer drinker, especially when it’s green, and I’m not into green clothing for St. Patricks Day because I don’t want to buy a shirt for just one day. But one thing I can appreciate is lucky charms rolled in marshmallows. This recipes for Lucky Charm Treats with extra marshmallows on top is the perfect treat for kids or adult friends. In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret – I like these more than Rice Krispie Treats.
Your kids will love helping you make these or even just to find them waiting after school.
Plus the extra dose of marshmallows on top won’t hurt in your kid’s opinion.
To make this recipe you’ll need two boxes of Lucky Charms. You will use one in it’s entirety for the recipe but the other one you need to just pick the marshmallows out of.
It doesn’t take that long. I sat at the kitchen and chatted with my husband and before I knew it, I had a bowl full of just marshmallows.
I was shocked to find out that there’s only about 2 cups of marshmallows in an 11.5 ounce box of Lucky Charms.
Once you have your cereal ready, melt the marshmallows and butter in the microwave.
Here’s a tip for anytime you work with melting marshmallows: Coat everything you use with butter. I coat all the spatulas, bowls and wax paper I use in a tiny amount of butter. It helps you wash the sticky marshmallow off much easier.
Add one full box of cereal to the marshmallows and stir it all together.
Stir, stir, stir!
Once you have it fully mixed, place it in a deep pan.
You can use a cookie sheet with sides but then you get the bigger squares that are extra skinny. Some people like this style but I like the huge fat squares. That’s why I use a very small pan with high sides. Or if you really like them to be different, try making them in a loaf pan like I did to show off the colors in these Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats.
To get a flat top on your treats, press buttered wax paper over the top a few times.
Now it’s time for all of those extra marshmallows.
Mix a little bit more butter and marshmallows together and coat the top of your treats with the mix. Press the extra marshmallows down into extra layer of melted marshmallow on top.
Isn’t she lovely?
So much yummy fake colorful sugar. It’s so bad that I want it to be right.
Let set for 30 minutes to an hour and then cut into them and pull them apart.
Make these yourself: Recipe for Lucky Charms Treats
- Two boxes of Lucky Charms (11.5 ounces)
- 1/2 stick of butter for main recipe
- 1/8 stick of butter for marshmallow topping
- 1 and 1/4 bags of marshmallows
Melt 1/2 stick of butter and 1 bag of marshmallows in the microwave in a big bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well with a buttered spatula and then microwave more if needed until smooth.
Add one whole box of Lucky Charms to the melted marshmallow and butter mix.
Stir well and place in a baking pan with high sides. Press down the top of it using buttered wax paper.
Pick marshmallows out of one box of Lucky Charms.
In a smaller bowl, melt 1/8 cup butter and 1/4 of a bag of marshmallows. Stir well and then pour on top of lucky charms mix already in the baking pan.
Sprinkle lucky charms marshmallows on top of the melted marshmallow mixture and press them down into it.
Let set for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
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