The Luckiest Rice Krispie Treats.
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!
If you want to make something a little more complicated, yet still festive, try these lucky charms cupcakes! Or this one bowl whiskey fudge cake.
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
Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats
- 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 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick spray. You can also use a 9x13 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!
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Those colors though!
34 Comments on “The Luckiest Rice Krispie Treats.”
I love this. Who doesn’t need some unicorn magic in their life right now? <3
thank you maddy! xoxo
I love this idea. The kids would take awhile to pick out all the marshmallows in the cereal box and then we could make it. Thanks!
yes! love that idea stephanie! xo
I needed this today. These are so fun! Your site has been a constant in my days for over 10 years. Thank you for providing us with some happy content. Thank you for continuing to be a light in this world!
thank you so much alex!
I loved the marshmallows in Lucky Charms too, Its soft yet crunchy and melty, Weird but so nostalgic. I have such a love for cereal. The unicorn marshmallow is So cute, I don’t remember them being this brightly colored as a kid. Thanks for the good and Lucky vibes today. Happy Friday. :-)
thank you courtney! xoxo
Most important question – can we get the details on that pink pot????? Also, I’m so bitter that you can buy cereal marshmallows, but they aren’t nearly as cute as the actual ones in Lucky Charms so I keep buying the cereal and forcing other people to eat it (I’ve never liked cereal except occasionally Cinnamon Toast Crunch).
oh my gosh, i couldn’t agree more! the marshmallows-only are so ugly compared to the legit box of cereal – haha!
pink pot is a greenpan!
Hi P.J., i loged in to ask the same question about the pink pot! 💕 Let’s hope for an answer 🤞🏼
hi ana! i responded above to PJ yesterday – the pink pot is by greenpan!
These just scream “kids birthday party”, right? It’s embarrassing to admit, but rice krispie treats are my absolute favorite sweet thing. The coordinating pan is so pretty…never have seen pink/lavender cookware.
Hi! Does anyone know if this can be done with a dairy free butter like an Earth Balance?? Thanks!! I really want to make these!!!
Yes, I’ve done DF rice krispie treats with EB in the past! Works great!
I just bought the Fruit Loops with Marshmallows, those should work. Heh, heh, heh……..I can’t food shop anymore, those will have to do. I have to ask….why was the store all out of toilet paper and flour?
I know it’s not good for paper mache…..
P.S. I just confessed to my oldest that I used to take out 1/2 of the marshmallows of the Lucky Charms cereal before I would give it to her….am I bad?
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“6 to 7 cups crisped rice cereal” — can you use the lucky charms cereal itself, or does that not work too well?
i personally don’t like to use that – it’s not as light and crispy crunchy so you don’t get that nostalgic rice krispie treat feel! but i know people use it with success and like it!
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Maybe if we just throw these treats into the air, they’ll cure the hysteria and we can all live again? 😂🙏🏻❤️💕🎉
Looks like a perfect EASTER treat to me!
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These look amazing! The lucky charms cupcakes are on my list for tomorrow. I will have to get another box of the cereal
To make these too. And I love the pink pot!
Nice and easy recipe that is a nice colorful take on a dessert staple. Thanks for sharing!
I have been making them like this for as long as I can remember. I love the taste of cereal marshmallows.
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Hi there! Do you think if I made these a day ahead of serving, the marshmallows on top would loose their crunch?
How do u watch the video?
Where did you find the marshmallows?