Classic marshmallow cereal treats made with Lucky Charms for a fun St. Patrick’s Day spin. I made these treats extra thick and chewy by adding more marshmallows and cereal.
I have never really been big on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. If I am being honest, I rarely even remember to wear green. It’s not that I have anything against the holiday, I am just not really a fan of the traditional St. Patrick’s day foods, and what’s a holiday without the food! Corned beef and cabbage aren’t my idea of a tasty holiday treat, but this year I found a St. Patrick’s Day food I can get excited about!
Lucky Charms marshmallow treats!!!
I know what you’re all thinking, that Lucky Charms really have nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day… But, there is a leprechaun on the box, and that was enough to convince me that colorful shamrock marshmallows were Irish enough for me!
I think the last time I made marshmallow cereal treats was in my middle school home economics class, but putting this spin on them has really got me thinking about the other possibilities for fun new flavors to try out. Lemon coconut cereal treats, chocolate peanut butter cereal treats, the possibilities are endless. Plus, they are so quick to make!
- 15 oz. marshmallows (one and a half bags)
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 8 cups lucky charms cereal
- Line a 9x13 pan with tin foil, and generously coat with nonstick spray.
- In a large microwave safe bowl add marshmallows and butter. Microwave in one minute intervals, stirring frequently until all of the butter and marshmallows have melted.
- Add cereal to the marshmallow mixture, and quickly stir to coat all of the cereal evenly.
- Transfer the mixture to the pan, and press down into the edges.
- Let the mixture cool and set before cutting into squares.