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Lucky Charm Treats – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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.

Lucky Charm Bars Supplies

You’ll need:

  • A box of Lucky Charms Cereal
  • A bag of marshmallows
  • Butter
  • 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

melt the butter

Second step: Melt up some butter – I used about 4 tbs.

Add the marshmallows

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!

Melt the mallows

Let them melt and get all gooey and gross looking.

add the charms

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.

spread into pan

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.

Add some sprinkles

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.

Finished lucky charm treats

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!

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