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Lucky Charms Krispie Treats

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Looking to add a touch of luck and deliciousness to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Look no further than Lucky Charms Krispie treats! These delightful cereal treats combine the classic marshmallowy goodness of Rice Krispies treats with the colorful and iconic Lucky Charms cereal. The result? A magically delicious treat that will have everyone reaching for seconds.

Lucky Charms treats cut onto squares.

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Why You’ll Love These Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Not only are these Lucky Charms Krispie treats a fun and festive addition to any St. Patrick’s Day spread, but they’re also incredibly easy to make and require minimal ingredients. Plus, who doesn’t love indulging in a childhood favorite breakfast cereal in a whole new way? 

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. I used my favorite Rice Krispie Treats recipe and replaced the Rice Krispies cereal with Lucky Charms. These are so buttery and sweet, they might be one of the best Rice Krispie, I mean Leprechaun Treats I’ve ever eaten!

Ingredients to make Lucky Charms Krispie Treats.
Lucky Charms Treats Ingredients

Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Butter: Adds flavor and binds the cereal together. I like to use salted butter to balance out the sweetness, but unsalted butter will work as well.

Mini Marshmallows: The classic ingredient in Rice Krispie treats, but mini marshmallows are preferred as they melt easier and distribute more evenly.

Lucky Charms Cereal: Our star ingredient! The colorful marshmallow shapes add a fun and festive touch to the treats. Lucky Charms can be found on the breakfast aisle at your local grocery store.

Vanilla Extract: A small amount of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor of the treats.

How To Make Lucky Charms Krispie Treats

[Step 1] Heat the butter and marshmallows (reserve 1 cup of marshmallows for later) in a large skillet over medium heat until both ingredients have melted. Remove the melted marshmallows from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Melted marshmallow and butter in a skillet.
Step One

[Step 2] Add the Lucky Charms cereal to the marshmallow mixture and gently stir with a large spoon until the cereal is coated, being careful not to over mix. 

Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats in a skillet.
Step Two

[Step 3] Add the extra marshmallows and gently fold into the cereal mixture.

Lucky Charms marshmallow treats in a skillet.
Step Three

[Step 4] Pour the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish or jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and spread the cereal to the edges of the pan in an even layer.

A pan of Lucky Charms Cereal Treats.
Step Four

[Step 5} Allow the treats to cool completely, then cut them into squares and serve!

A pan of Lucky Charms Krispie Treats.
Step Five

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats Cut into Squares

Microwave Instructions

  1. Melt the marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 3 minutes, stirring after each minute. Mix in the vanilla.
  2. Pour the mixture over the Lucky Charms in a large mixing bowl and stir to coat the cereal.
  3. Add the Lucky Charms mixture to a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray in an even layer.
  4. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

How to Store Homemade Lucky Charms Treats

These Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats are best served the same day, but may be covered and served a day or two after. You can also individually wrap each Leprechaun Treat square and place them into the freezer.

A Stack of Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats

Helpful Tips & Tricks for Lucky Charm Treats

  • To prevent these easy treats from sticking to your hands while pressing them into the pan, spray your hands with nonstick spray before handling the mixture. 
  • If you want even more Lucky Charms goodness, remove the colorful marshmallows from the remaining cereal and sprinkle on top of the treats before they set.
  • For a fun twist, try adding a few drops of green food coloring to the marshmallow mixture for an extra festive touch.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of cereal or mix-ins for a truly unique treat.
  • For a fun twist, melt a bag of white chocolate chips and drizzle the melted white chocolate over the cooled treats. 
Lucky Charms treats cut onto squares.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular sized marshmallows instead of mini marshmallows?

Yes, but keep in mind that they may take longer to melt and may not distribute as evenly.

Can I make these treats ahead of time?

Absolutely! Just be sure to store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.  If you plan on freezing them, double wrap each treat individually and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Can I use a different type of cereal?

Yes, this recipe is very versatile and can be adapted with your favorite cereal. Just make sure to adjust the amount of marshmallows accordingly.

A Lucky Charms treat over a box of Lucky Charms.

Final Thoughts on Lucky Charms Bars

Lucky Charms Krispie treats are an easy recipe and a fun way to add some luck and sweetness to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. With just a few simple ingredients like gooey marshmallows, and minimal prep time, you can create a magically delicious treat that will delight both kids and adults alike. So go ahead and grab a box of Lucky Charms cereal and get ready to enjoy this playful twist on a classic recipe! 

If you’re looking for another sweet treat to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, try these Thin Mint Truffle Brownies, Shamrock Shake Cookies, Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats!

More Cereal Treat Recipes

Lucky Charm Treats Stacked on a cupcake holder

Leprechaun Treats (Rice Krispie Treats Recipe)

Yield: 15 Treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Passive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Looking to add a touch of luck and deliciousness to your St. Patrick's Day celebrations? Look no further than Lucky Charms Krispie treats! These delightful cereal treats combine the classic marshmallowy goodness of Rice Krispies treats with the colorful and iconic Lucky Charms cereal. The result? A magically delicious treat that will have everyone reaching for seconds. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 16 Ounces Mini Marshmallows, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Cups Lucky Charms Cereal

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter and marshmallows (reserve 1 cup of marshmallows for later) in a large skillet over medium heat until both ingredients have melted. Remove the melted marshmallows from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  2. Add the Lucky Charms cereal to the marshmallow mixture and gently stir with a large spoon until the cereal is coated, being careful not to over mix. 
  3. Add the extra marshmallows and gently fold into the cereal mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish or jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and spread the cereal to the edges of the pan in an even layer.
  5. Allow the treats to cool completely, then cut them into squares and serve!

Notes

You can use Rice Krispies in place of Lucky Charms for the best Rice Krispie Treats ever!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 Treat
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 2g

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