St. Paddy’s Day is one of my very favorite holidays. Or rather, let me rephrase that: My hometown St. Paddy’s Day Parade is one of my very favorite holidays, topped only by Christmas. I originate from the Scranton, PA area and let’s just say this – “Parade Day” (as we call it – it’s so important we don’t even need to specify. Everyone just knows) is a big freaking deal. That said, our sacred day was actually Saturday annnnnddddd I was a bad girl and didn’t bring my camera with me.
Boooooooo bad blogger.
So to make up for the lack of personal photos, here’s a tutorial for Lucky Charm Treats!
First, gather your supplies.
- A box of Lucky Charms Cereal
- A bag of marshmallows
- A big rectangular baking tray of some sort – I used my lasagna pan because I don’t own any cake pans
- A spatula of some sort for stirring and spreading
Second step: Melt up some butter – I used about 4 tbs.
Third: Once the butter is all melted, add in your marshmallows and begin stirring. I used about 2/3 of the bag. I started off measuring cup by cup but then said “screw this” and dumped them all in. Sipping a Guinness while cooking makes me impatient I guess – look, I didn’t even wait for the butter to be totally melted! Just goes to show you, these are easy to make – loooootttsss of wiggle room in the instructions!
Let them melt and get all gooey and gross looking.
Then, take the pot off the heat and add the lucky charms! I started out measuring, aiming for about 6 cups but pffffff. Who needs that. So I just dumped them in as I stirred until it looked relatively right. The cereal should be coated with the marshmallow goo – but not saturated.
Once all the cereal is coated, (and try not to over-stir or else the Lucky Charms marshmallows will start to melt too and the colors will run together into a muddled brown mess) dump it into your greased pan and use your spatula to flatten it all out into the corners in a nice even layer. This is far harder to do than with Rice Krispies – be patient.
Then, just for shits and giggles and because there’s no such thing as too much sugar, add some sprinkles. It’s a good idea. Trust me.
Let them cool (as eager as you may be, you really do need to do this – just ask my burnt finger), and then enjoy your Lucky Charms Treats!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!