With St. Patrick’s day on Saturday, I wanted to create a fun and super easy treat you can whip up in less than 15 minutes. These Lucky Charms Rice Krispies squares are such a fun twist on the traditional Rice Krispies Squares.. although I’d definitely be happy with either.
Growing up, we never made Rice Krispies treats, my parents would buy the ready packaged squares which I loved because they’re soft and pillowy.. ahh I’m drooling! I wanted to make these squares deliciously gooey and easy to pull apart.
All you need are Lucky Charms, Rice Krispies, marshmallows, butter and vanilla extract. I decided to mix both cereals to the mix since the Lucky Charms is a denser cereal, the Rice Krispies help to lighten up the mix. I also toss in extra marshmallows at the end to add even more gooey goodness to the mix.
I had so much fun making these Lucky Charms Rice Krispies treats and am totally going to try and make them with other kinds of cereal. How good would these be with Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Frosted Flakes! Haha, let me know if you try this recipe!
Lucky Charms Rice Krispies Squares
These Lucky Charms Rice Krispies treats are a fun twist and perfect for St. Patty's day!
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter
- 50 large marshmallows
- 1/2 bag mini marshmallows
- 3 cups Lucky Charms
- 5 cups Rice Krispies
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
In a large pot/dutch oven on medium heat, melt the butter and add the large marshmallows. Stir until all the marshmallows have melted. Add the vanilla extract.
While the marshmallows are melting, measure out the Lucky Charms and quickly sift through the cereal to separate the colourful marshmallows. You can leave them if you want but the Lucky Charms marshmallows will melt and distort their shape.
It's okay if you don't get them all. Mix the Rice Krispies with the Lucky Charms.
Pour the cereal mix into the melted marshmallows and mix until the cereal is fully coated in the marshmallows.
Throw in the mini marshmallows and fold them into the mix. Next toss in the Lucky Charms marshmallows and mix until it's evenly distributed throughout.
Transfer the mixture to the pre-lined pan and lightly press the Rice Krispies in. Try not to pack it too firmly into the pan. You want the squares to pull apart easily.
Let the Rice Krispies cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares. Enjoy!