A Rice Krispie Treat with a Lucky Charms twist, we are making Lucky Charms Cereal Bars and they are full of those cute and colorful marshmallows that we all love. And for today's recipe, we are dipping these bars in white chocolate to make them even more festive.
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Indulge in the irresistible combination of creamy, smooth white chocolate and crunchy, sweetened cereal bits with these Lucky Charm marshmallow bars. With every bite, you'll taste a satisfying crunch followed by the rich and creamy taste of chocolate.
Whether you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or just want to make an easy treat for the kids, or the whole family, these treats make a fun and delicious dessert.
Can we talk about marshmallows?
You need a bag of good old-fashioned marshmallows to make these gooey treats, but seriously if you eat Lucky Charms cereal, you know the box is full of all kinds of marshmallows in fun shapes.
Did you know there are eight different marshmallows that are called Marbits? Which is your favorite, shooting stars, clovers, hearts, moons, unicorns, rainbows, horseshoes, or red balloons? For me, it's gotta be the rainbow!
So that you know, you can buy just the Lucky Charms marshmallows. I have done this to add to other desserts, and it just doesn't hurt to have some extra marshmallows to snack on.
💟Why you will love these crispy treats
- They are no-bake treats
- Kid-friendly, no matter what age the kid is
- Four simple ingredients
- These cereal treats are perfect for sharing at potlucks, parties, or a simple afternoon snack. They make a great portable snack for hikes or a picnic. Don't forget to tuck a square into your kid's lunchbox.
- This is an easy recipe that takes minutes to make. Really, in 15 minutes, you will have a fun treat.
You need four ingredients
- 1 Box of General Mills Lucky Charms Cereal, or you can use another brand; just look in the cereal aisle
- Marshmallows - use mini or regular marshmallows - they both melt the same, and they both come in 10-ounce bags.
- White chocolate or almond bark
How to make Lucky Charm Bars: Step by Step
You will need some equipment
- Large saucepan
- Parchment paper
- Large spoon or spatula
- 9x13 pan
Step 1. Line the baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Make sure the paper extends over the sides of the pan so you can easily pull the bars out.
Step 2. This is optional, but I like adding marshmallows on top of the bars once they are in the pan to show off their shapes and colors. So pull out about a ¼ cup of marshmallows from the cereal.
Step 3. Add the butter to a large pot, and melt it over medium heat on the stovetop. Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and constantly stir until melted and smooth. Remove the pan from the heat.
Step 4. Pour the Lucky Charms cereal into the marshmallows and stir well until fully incorporated.
Step 5. Pour mixture into the prepared 9x13 pan. Spread the mixture into an even layer using a greased spoon or spatula. Scatter the remaining marshmallows you pulled out from the cereal and gently press them into the top of the bars so they stick to them.
When working with melted marshmallows or marshmallow cream, spray your spoon or spatula with cooking spray to keep the marshmallow from sticking.
Step 6. Let the bars cool down and set (about 30 minutes to an hour.) Pull the bars out of the pan by lifting up the parchment paper. Place the whole sheet of bars on a cutting board, turn it upside down, remove the parchment paper, then turn it back over and cut the bars into even pieces.
Step 7. Add the white chocolate to a medium-sized bowl and melt in the microwave at 30-second increments, stirring between every 30-second increment. Continue until fully melted.
Step 8. Dip the bottoms of the bars into the chocolate, making sure to come up the sides of the bars just a bit so you can see it from the sides of the bars. Set the bars on a piece of wax paper, and let sit until the white chocolate coating has hardened.
Step 9. Set the bars on a platter and enjoy these delicious, crispy treats. Place any leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days, or set them back into the pan and cover them with plastic wrap.
More Fun and Tasty Treats
If you love Rice Krispies treats, try these fruity Strawberry Rice Krispies that are fruity, gooey, and full of strawberry flavor.
And we love yummy things dipped in chocolate like these Chocolate Ice Cream Bites.
We make this Christmas Crunch Snack Mix for the holidays, but you can easily change out the colors of M&M's and the sprinkles for any holiday or party.
Yes, they freeze very well. You can freeze the cut bars by placing them in an airtight container or wrapping them individually. You can also keep the bars in the dish and cover them with plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to three months. Let thaw on the counter for a half hour before eating.
You can, one 7-ounce jar of marshmallow cream equals about 2 ½ cups of mini marshmallows.
More delicious no-bake desserts
Lucky Charms Bars
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- Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper but let the paper come up above the pan so you can easily pull the bars out of the pan,. and grease it with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pull out about ¼ cup of the marshmallows from the cereal. You will add this to the top of the bars.
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted and smooth. Remove the pan from heat.
- Add Lucky Charms cereal to the melted marshmallows and stir well until fully incorporated.
- Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan. Spread the mixture into an even layer using a greased spoon or spatula. Scatter the remaining marshmallows over the cereal gently pressing them into the top of the bars.
- Let the bars cool down and set (about 30 minutes to an hour.) Pull bars out of the pan by lifting up the parchment paper, then cut the bars into even pieces.
- If using a white chocolate bar, break the bar up into smaller pieces. Do the same if you are using almond bark, this will help the chocolate melt more evenly. Add the chocolate to a medium-sized microwavable bowl.
- Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring between every 30 second increment. Continue until fully melted.Dip the bottoms of the bars into the chocolate, making sure to come up the sides of the bars just a bit so you can see it from the sides of the bars, then sit the bars on a sheet of wax paper to harden.
- Store the bars in an airtight container for up to five days. Or freeze for later.
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