Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats – Like Rice Krispie Treats but made with Lucky Charms cereal. Colorful marshmallows make these easy treats magically delicious!
Love marshmallow treats? Try our scotcheroos for a cornflake, peanut butter, and marshmallow dessert! Of course you could always make a gooey batch of Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats too if you’re craving a nutty treat.
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Why this Recipe Works
Did you know you can make Rice Krispie Treats with different kinds of cereal? This easy recipe has a lucky twist!
I’ve shared plenty of delicious Rice Krispie Treats recipes on the blog. Today’s treat bars uses Lucky Charms cereal instead of puffed rice.
A box of lucky charms has the perfect balance of toasted oats and marshmallow bites. You’ll love the way the rainbow, unicorn and clover shaped marshmallows add color to a plain cereal treat.
- This no-bake recipe requires only four ingredients.
- Mini marshmallows are melted with butter, then mixed with the lucky charms. You fold even more marshmallows into the batter before letting them set.
- Lucky Charms Treat Bars look party ready with all that bright color.
- Texture! You’ll love the soft crunch from the cereal and the pillowy sweet marshmallows in each bite!
If you love marshmallows, Lucky Charms Treats are a must try. They’re a hit with kids but adults will love them too!
- Lucky charms cereal. I used original lucky charms. The chocolate or honey flavors would be delicious in these treats too.
- Marshmallows. 9 cups of mini marshmallows are needed for today’s gooey recipe! (swap this out for homemade marshmallows instead)
- Butter. I use salted butter for my treats..but unsalted works great too!
- Vanilla extract. Use my homemade vanilla extract for best results!
Lucky Charms Treats are just as easy to make as their rice krispie counterpart.
- Melt butter in a sauce pan and add in mini marshmallows.
- When the marshmallows are melted, stir in vanilla extract and the cereal. Then fold in another cup of mini marshmallows.
- Press the mixture into a parchment lined baking pan and let them set until firm. Slice and enjoy.
Note: Lucky charms are crunchier than rice krispie treats. So if you’re expecting a softer treat, this is not it. These bars are THICK. If you want thinner bars, use a 13×9 pan instead!
Tips and Tricks
- Use fresh ingredients. If your marshmallows and cereal are stale, your treats will taste stale too. (This isn’t the time to use that forgotten bag opened bag of marshmallows at the back of your pantry!)
- Don’t press too hard. When adding the treats to the pan, use a light touch. The harder you press, the harder your Lucky Charms Treats will be.
- Prevent Sticking. If your treats are sticking to your hands when you press them, dip your fingers into water first.
To make this recipe, you’ll need one 16 ounce bag (or about 9 cups) of mini marshmallows.
Store the treats in an airtight container at room temperature. You do not need to chill these bars.
Yes, this recipe is gluten free! Just double check the label on your marshmallows. Most, but not all brands, are gluten free.
I have not tested these treat bars with the green special edition lucky charms. That said, I think the green color might melt into the bars so you can’t see the colorful charms quite as well. It should still taste good though!
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Recipe
- No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
- Dirt Cake
- Fruity Pebbles Treats
- Sopapilla Cheesecake
Lucky Charms Treats
- 6 Tablespoons salted butter
- 1 bag mini marshmallows, divided 16oz
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 7 cups Lucky Charms cereal
- Line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add in all but one cup of the mini marshmallows. Reduce heat to low and stir continuously until marshmallows are completely melted.
- Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Add in the cereal and the remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows, folding gently.
- Pour into prepared baking dish. Use your fingers (dipped in water) to gently press the treats into the pan. Allow to set one hour.
- Use my homemade vanilla extract for best results!
- How Many Marshmalows? One 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows is approximately 9 cups.
- Use fresh ingredients. If you use stale marshmallows and stale cereal, the result will be stale treats.
- STORAGE: Store lucky charms cereal treats in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Do not press these bars TOO firmly in pan.
Every day is your lucky day when Lucky Charms Treats are on the menu. Easy, no bake, festive and delicious!