Heaven exists on earth, and we found it in these delicious and festive krispie treats. Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make these yummy treats for my piano students. If you want to see that project, follow me here…
A childhood favorite, I haven’t had Lucky Charms cereal in probably 15 years! Wow. My taste buds reacted like someone who’d been starved for 6 months. I couldn’t get enough. I wasn’t alone, Lady Kathleen and I couldn’t stop eating them by the handful. They really ARE magically delicious.
I used this recipe from Ezra Pound Cake and omitted the extra chocolate and sprinkle garnish. I really liked mixing the two cereals because you get that divine crunchy crispiness of the Rice Krispies and the magically deliciousness marshmallow of the Lucky Charms.
Here’s a great tip from her recipe, “I like to go half Lucky Charms, half Rice Krispies, since the Krispies keep the treats from getting too hard as they set. Also, if you stir in the Krispies first, the mixture has time to cool a little, so you don’t melt your pink hearts, blue moons and green clovers”.
Lucky Charms Treats
To get the best texture, I mix the Lucky Charms with Rice Krispies. The hollow Krispies provide some “give,” so the treats don’t get too hard over time.
Adapted from Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Original Treats™ recipe
Makes 12 squares
- 3 TABLESPOONS BUTTER
- 4 CUPS (10 OUNCES) MINIATURE MARSHMALLOWS
- 3 CUPS RICE KRISPIES CEREAL
- 3 CUPS LUCKY CHARMS CEREAL
- GARNISH: SPRINKLES, MELTED WHITE CHOCOLATE (PREFERABLY BAKER’S PREMIUM WHITE CHOCOLATE)
Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside. Melt butter over low to medium heat in a large saucepan. Add marshmallows, and stir until melted. Take the pan off the heat. Add Rice Krispies, and stir until well coated. Stir in the Lucky Charms. Using a spatula, transfer the cereal mixture to your prepared dish. Coat your hands with nonstick spray, and press down the mixture evenly. While the treats are still warm, add sprinkles, if using. Let the treats cool, and cut into 2-inch squares. Drizzle on melted white chocolate, if using. Store in an airtight container.
These are really great to do with the kids because there’s not much clean up involved… unless you spill a portion of the Rice Krispies cereal when opening the bag (guilty)… and the kids will love the stickiness of the marshmallow mixture. I’ve always loved Rice Krispie treats. I loved making them with my mom for school treat days.
I wonder if you added caramel and salted them… everyone loves the salted sweet flavor! Oh, maybe that’s a crazy idea.