Why yes, I am making lucky charms krispie treats!
I’m putting on my slightly wonky, embarrassed emoji face. Because we’re doing this today.
With everything going on in our world right now, I figured a little throwback, simple, trashed up rice krispie treat would do the trick for Saint Patrick’s Day… that we will probably all spend at home! While I photographed this recipe weeks ago in anticipation for the holiday, its retro vibe is giving me all the feels for one of my favorite childhood treats.
Honestly, right now I’m in constant not-trying-to-panic mode. As someone who has had major anxiety over sickness and my loved ones getting sick since I was a child, I’m trying not to freak out. So we’re staying home and I’ll be cooking up a storm with what I can – mostly to distract myself and feed everyone delicious food and hopefully give you a few minutes to take your mind off everything.
I’ll be doing what I do right here everyday, so please stop in and chat!
Big time question for you. How do you feel about the marshmallows?
I know some people looooaaathe them. The crisp, crunch, almost like styrofoam. Eddie has a severe aversion to styrofoam (it’s funny) so he can’t even IMAGINE eating the marshmallows.
But I’m the odd one out and love the texture. While I’ve never really cared to eat a bowl of Lucky Charms with milk, I DO want to crunch on a few marshmallows here and there.
So, this is kind of my dream. Crisp, chewy, marshmallowy rice krispie treats studded with lucky charms marshmallows AND topped with them.
Also, side note – the marshmallows today are so ridiculous and outrageous! When I was a kid, they looked nothing like this.
If you want to make a fun, embarrassingly easy treat at home, I’ve got you. We all need a little nostalgia right now!
And if you want to pretend that we can make lucky charms halfway decent, there’s this cereal milk chia pudding too.
Look at that crispy crunchiness.
The rainbows are definitely my favorite!
This is obviously a treat you can make ahead of time. One you can slice and package up for someone too.
Oh and you can also make a larger pan, I just happen to like really thick rice krispie treats. So I go with a square pan.
The texture freak in me can’t help it.
While it’s not some wild and crazy new recipe, Max absolutely LOVED doing this and thought it was so fun. It’s such a simple and festive way to get a quick treat out for Saint Patrick’s Day!
Lucky Charms Krispie Treats
Yield: 12 to 16 squares
These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here’s a little festive twist for Saint Patrick’s Day.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 10- ounce bag of mini marshmallows
- 6 to 7 cups crisped rice cereal
- 2 cups lucky charms marshmallows (or as many as you can find in the bag!
Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick spray. You can also use a 9×13 inch baking dish, the squares just won’t be as thick!
In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter is melted and even a little browned, stir in the mini marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is creamy and the marshmallows have melted.
Turn off the heat and fold in the rice krispies. Completely mix until all the rice cereal is mixed in. Stir in 1 cup of the lucky charms marshmallows and fold them in for a few minutes. Press the mixture into the dish. I like to press it down with a piece of parchment paper so it gets super smooth on top and it doesn’t stick to the spoon. Then I press the remaining lucky charm marshmallows into the top! Let them set for about an hour. Slice into squares and serve!
Those colors though!