I’m not sure if its just me but I feel as though celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is more geared towards adults. Aside from the pretty watercolor and glitter spackled rainbows and shamrocks there isn’t much child participation. A few years ago I spent St. Patty’s at a gorgeous cabin on Lake Peppin. It was a family-focused weekend as the little ones tagged along. My old roommate Emiley (Mighty Miley) and I were charged with finding kid-friendly things to incorporate into the weekend. As I searched through Pinterest very little caught my attention. That is until I saw the Lucky Charm Bars by thebakingchocolatess.com. My version is almost identical with the addition of more marshmallows and sans sprinkles. The only reason I didn’t use sprinkles was because I couldn’t find any as pretty as the ones she used. The treats were such a success I made them for family dinner when I got home…the fact that my sister decided to set the entire Tupperware, treats and all on fire is a whole other story…
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 10 oz plus 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 Cups Lucky Charms Cereal (Oats & Marshmallows)
- 1 Cup Lucky Charms Marshmellows Only
- Rainbow Sprinkles
- Butter/Spray a 9×13 pan
- In a large glass bowl mix Lucky Charm cereal and Lucky Charm marshmallows together.
- Melt butter on low heat in a large non stick pot
- Add one 10oz package of marshmallows and stir keeping on low heat until they are melted into the butter. Then add in the last 2 cups and let them melt partially.
- Add the melted marshmallows to the glass bowl with the the Lucky Charms mix and stir until the cereal is fully coated.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread out around evenly with large spatula sprayed with non-stick spray or you can use butter.
- Press mixture down into pan evenly. (Don't over press, they become too compacted and hard).
- Add sprinkles immediately and press into treats.
- Let treats sit for 2 hours or so and cut into preferred sizes and shapes.
- Store in an airt-tight container