Lucky Charm Treats

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Indulge in some sweet St. Patrick’s Day magic with these easy-to-make Lucky Charm treats! Made with your favorite cereal and marshmallows, these nostalgic sweets are perfect for any celebration. Whip them up in minutes for a last-minute dessert or make a big batch to feed a crowd. 🍀🌈

I was short on time and needed to make a yummy treat for my community band reception. This recipe was easy and quick to put together. Plus, I could make a large amount, which was perfect for satisfying a crowd.

Lucky Charm Treats Ingredients

I picked up a giant 32 oz bag of Lucky Charms from Target- they had a surprising selection. Did you know they have Mini Lucky Charms now? And just the marshmallows! Whaaat?!

I also grabbed a couple of bags of marshmallows so that I could double the recipe.

I prefer the mini ones but you could also use the regular or jumbo marshmallows.

You’ll also need a stick of butter.

Only 3 ingredients? Yep, so easy, right?

Lucky Charm Treats Recipe Options

The recipe on the Rice Crispies box had the stovetop-method recipe, but the marshmallow bag had the microwave version.

I used the microwave method, but am not convinced that it’s better than melting the marshmallows on the stovetop. I think you get a better melt on the stove.

For cooking implements, I used a big glass bowl, a big baking sheet, parchment paper, and a couple of spoons.

I’ll add the video here so you can follow along.


First up, melt the butter. 3 tablespoons for a normal batch, 6 to double. In the microwave heat it for 30 seconds on high then stir. Heat another 10-30 seconds if needed to finish melting.

Then toss those marshmallows in (5 1/2 Cups for normal, 11 Cups to double) and stir to coat them with the melted butter.

Next, microwave your butter-coated marshmallows for 30-45 seconds then stir. You’ll do this 2-3 more times until the marshmallows are all goey and melted.

While heating the marshmallows grease your baking sheet. I used a big sheet (in the video I say half sheet, whoops!) covered with a sheet of parchment paper and greased the parchment with the remaining butter.

Here’s where I mixed things up. On purpose. It worked out fine. 😉

Instead of adding all the cereal to the bowl of melted marshmallows (6 cups for normal batch, 12 to double) I poured a layer of Lucky Charms onto the baking sheet, added all the melted marshmallow then another layer of cereal. Then I mixed it right on the baking sheet.

I mixed small sections of the tray at a time, not the whole thing at once. This made it easier since I was mixing a smaller portion (only a few cups) at a time instead of a giant bowl’s worth.

I added cereal as needed to make sure they all had a nice coating and did use the whole giant bag.

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Then I used the back of my spoons to press and form the treats into the tray. I let it set after that for about an hour.

You can also add sprinkles or white chocolate drizzle to the top before you let them set.

The final step is to cut the Lucky Charm treats to size. You’ll see in the video that I cut pretty big squares and ended up halving most of them.

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So Yummy

I put them in a disposable foil tray since I was bringing them as a treat for the reception after my community band concert.

If you make these treats for a reception, party, or potluck you’ll want to put parchment paper between the layers. They are very sticky and can be difficult to pull apart. (I meant to do this, but totally forgot.)

Everyone seemed to enjoy these and there weren’t many left when I checked out the reception goodies.

They’re a fun new take on a classic treat.

Will you give it a try?

This is a really easy recipe to make when you don’t have much time, or for kids to do. You can swap out the cereal for any other favorite. Get creative and impress everyone at that cookout or bake sale. They don’t need to know how quickly and easily you made this sweet treat. 😉

Have you tried Lucky Charm Treats or another variation on Rice Crispy Treats? Is there another cereal that you’re inspired to try? Let me know in the comments!

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