They’re Magically Delicious!
I will admit I didn’t love lucky charms as a kid.
That’s probably not a surprise to you since I always talk about how I hated most foods until the age of 20…but I will stick up for myself and say that it was my Mom’s fault…kind of…
My Mom was very strict about what we ate when we were little, especially things that had sugar (ironic since she was an amazing baker even then…and maybe why I love sweets so much now??).
We had specific rules about the breakfast foods we were allowed to eat. During the week we were only allowed to have Chex cereal…yes, plain Chex. And sometimes Kix. And on a good day my brother and I would sprinkle Equal packets that we stole from the cabinet onto our cereal to sweeten it a bit.
Then on Saturdays we had “junk food cereal day”. And I only liked Honey-Comb Cereal, so that’s all I ate.
Sundays were our “donut day” and I only ever ate a cake donut with chocolate frosting, if I at anything at all because I was not a morning person and was always shoved out the door for church which meant I never had time to eat breakfast. Which was fine with me because I made a strong point as a child to hate breakfast. My how times have changed! Now I live for breakfast foods.
Let’s get back to cereal…
My brother was a big fan of Cocoa Puffs and Count Chocula…I stuck to the basic Honey-Comb until about the age of 14…at which time I became OBSESSED with cereal. It was literally the only food I wanted to eat. Day and night. I would go through boxes a week (just ask my Mom).
My favorites were, in no particular order, Trix, Reeses Puffs, Honey Bunches of Oats, Oh’s, Oreo O’s, and on rare occasions I would have Fruity Pebbles…but they got too mushy too fast so I stuck with Trix.
In college I lived on a weekly diet of microwave popcorn and Honey Bunches of Oats…super healthy.
I am so sad that cereal is so loaded with sugar (even the healthy cereal) because I would still have it for every meal if I could! I now have it for dinner or sometimes a late night snack on special occasions.
My Dad has a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats every night before bed. It is his ritual and I’m pretty sure it is where I get my passion for cereal…although Frosted Mini Wheats are at the bottom of my cereal list (and the top of Mikey’s).
So with all that being said…I had a box of Lucky Charms (which I now love and could devour an entire box of) and they were burning a hole in my cabinet. Meaning, I wanted to fill our largest bowl with the entire box and a gallon of milk and eat it all while I watched The Bachelorette.
But I didn’t. Instead, I made these marshmallow Lucky Charm treats…and they were amazing. They are basically Lucky Charms on crack. Ten times the marshmallow goodness and so sweet from the white chocolate glaze. One is enough…but 5 are better.
They are super quick and easy to make and you could cut them into any fun shape you like. If I was a craftier person I would have cut them into the shapes of the marshmallows (rainbows, pots of gold, 4 leaf clovers, red ballons, etc) and then dipped the bottoms in the same color chocolate. If you have more time/patience you should do that and then send me some pictures!
Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats
6 Cups Lucky Charms Cereal
1/2 Stick Butter (4 Tablespoons)
10 Ounce Bag Marshmallows Plus 1 Cup Marshmallows (Or Marshmallow Fluff)
1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
(Or 1 bag of marshmallows and about 4 1/2 cups cereal)
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted.
Once melted, add Lucky Charms cereal and stir until well coated.
Spray a 9×13 pan with baking spray press treats into pan (I only used about 1/2 the pan, I wanted my treats to be a bit thicker.
Let cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted in intervals of 20 seconds.
Remove bars from the refrigerator and cut into squares (or any shape you want).
Drizzle melted chocolate over treats or dip treats into white chocolate. Let chocolate harden and serve!