These Lucky Charms Bars Are Magically Delicious
2024/03/05

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It's a fact that  are one of the most loved . I remember eating them when I was a little girl and they're still as popular as ever. But these, my friends, are Rice Krispies Treats with a twist! Remember Lucky Charms? That sugary cereal filled with those little colorful marshmallows? Grab a few boxes. They are the star of the show here.

As with any Rice Krispies Treat, you have to act fast once the marshmallows are incorporated. It's gets sticky quite quickly, so stir it up and spread it in the pan in a hurry. I've found using my hands is the easiest way to press the mixture into the pan, but try this tip before you touch the gooey mixture: Wet your hands or lightly spritz them with nonstick cooking spray.

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This will keep the cereal and marshmallow from sticking to your hands! 

What's in Lucky Charms bars?

They're a dessert bar made with Lucky Charms cereal. There's plenty of butter and marshmallows to help the cereal stick together, along with a little vanilla extract for flavor and salt to break through some of the sweetness. The cereal bars are cut and dipped in a bright green coating, then topped with shiny gold sprinkles—it's one of the cutest little  ever!

How many boxes of Lucky Charms do you need?

This recipe calls for 9 cups of Lucky Charms. That means you'll need two (10.5-ounce) boxes of cereal or 1 (18.

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6-ounce) family size box. Either way, there will be some leftover cereal. Have it for a St. Patrick's Day breakfast!

Nonstick cooking spray

1/2 c.

salted butter

2

(10-oz.) bags mini marshmallows

1 tsp.

vanilla extract

1/4 tsp.

kosher salt

9 c.

Lucky Charms cereal, 1/2 cup marshmallows reserved for topping

10 oz.

white or green candy coating wafers

Gold sprinkles

Step  1 Lightly coat a metal 13-by-9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, making sure to leave an overhang for easy removal later. Lightly spray the parchment with nonstick cooking spray. Step  2 Place a large, heavy-bottomed pot over low heat; lightly spray the inside of the pot with nonstick cooking spray.

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(This will help with getting the marshmallow and cereal mixture out of the pot.) Add the butter, letting it melt completely before adding the marshmallows to the pot. Make sure to stir every so often until the marshmallows are melted. The mixture should be completely smooth at this point. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Once the salt has melted into the marshmallow, remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the cereal, 3 cups at time. This helps to make sure the marshmallow and cereal are thoroughly combined. Step  3 Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Lightly coat your hands with nonstick cooking spray to help keep the mixture from sticking to your hands while pressing it into an even layer.

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Let the treats cool completely, at least 30 minutes. Step  4 Once cool, gently pull on the overhanging parchment to lift out the whole treat. Place on a cutting board and cut into 2 1/2-by-3-inch bars. Set them aside on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Step  5 Meanwhile, melt the wafers in a small, heatproof bowl set over a pot of almost simmering water, stirring every so often, until smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and dip each rectangle into the candy coating diagonally, letting the excess coating drip off. Return the dipped bars to the prepared sheet pan.  Step  6 While the candy coating is still wet, decorate with a few of the reserved marshmallows and sprinkles. Once all are dipped and decorated, set aside until the coating is completely set. Serve immediately.

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