Homemade Lucky Charms Treats Recipe

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The perfect way to celebrate Saint Patricks day with kids – these Homemade Lucky Charms Treats are a great snack kids can make and perfect for school parties!

These fun Lucky Charms treats are no-bake, take just a few simple ingredients, and look party perfect! 

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Lucky Charms Cereal Bars

Have you seen the Lucky Charms Treats they sell in stores? I was a little skeptical when I first saw them.

I figured it would be waaaay to sweet, like I sometimes find storebought Rice Krispy Treats to be, and decided I’d make them at home for the kids- which was a BIG mistake- because these Homemade Lucky Charms Treats are so hard to stop eating!

If you love these treats, be sure to check out my easy no bake cheerios bars treats, too and our White Chocolate Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe!

 lucky charms treats piled on top of each other on a table

How To Make Lucky Charms Treats

To make these cereal bars, you’ll need:

  • Marshmallows: Marshmallows are the key ingredient in Lucky Charms Treats, providing the gooey, sweet base that holds everything together. They melt when heated and create a sticky, stretchy texture that binds the cereal pieces, making it easy to form the treats.
  • Lucky Charms: Lucky Charms cereal is the star of this dish, adding both taste and visual appeal. The combination of crunchy oat cereal pieces and colorful, sweet marshmallow shapes creates a delightful contrast in textures and flavors, making these treats fun and enjoyable for all ages.
  • Butter: Butter adds a rich, creamy flavor and smoothness to the dish, enhancing the overall taste. It also helps with the melting and mixing process, ensuring the marshmallows and cereal are evenly combined and preventing the treats from becoming overly sticky or hard to handle.

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following process:

  • Melt. In a large pot, add butter and begin to melt on medium. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until mallows melt. You may see slight browning- if your mallows aren’t fully melted as the sugar browns, pull them off the stove and continue stirring. They should melt from the heat.
  • Mix. Add lucky charms to pan and stir well to combine.
  • Set. Pour mixture into well greased casserole dish and let cool.
  • Enjoy! When set, cut and enjoy!

Lucky Treats- the perfect no bake snack for St Patricks Day!

Tips to Making Perfect Lucky Charms Treats

I especially loved making these because my kids got to help cook.

They have been patiently learning how to cook things on the stove (I have them stand in a chair, wearing a sweatshirt or something very thick, as well as socks and boots) and I let them try their hands at stirring.

This is a very supervision-heavy task (I do not want any burns), and I am always sure to use deep pots when I let them stir to help prevent hot things from falling out.

I was nervous to let them near the stovetop and get them involved, but ever since I have let them help (with certain things that don’t splatter, etc), they have been much more responsible in the kitchen.

They know that things on the stove are hot and don’t try to grab at anything on or near the stove, and are patient to ask us if they can help.

stacked lucky charms treats picture

Getting your kids involved in cooking helps them respect the possible dangers and become more aware of potential dangers… and this is a great recipe to get them learning, as long as you pay very close attention and think your kids are comfortable following your every instruction.

If you think this might be a bit advanced for them to stand over the stove, you could have them butter the pan you will set the treats in (which my almost two year old was more than happy to do as she’s not stove-ready).

While we waited for these to cool, we ate rainbow quesadillas and made rainbows and leprechauns (printables and recipe coming soon), and talked about all the colors of the rainbow and pots of gold.

It was a blast, and while they didn’t really learn a lot about the actual Saint Patrick, it got them interested in cooking, colors, and the idea of a fun holiday to look forward to.

FAQs

How long do these treats last?

Cereal treats start to harden right away if not tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or an airtight plastic bag to preserve freshness. We recommend enjoying within 2 days for best texture.

Can I dip bars after?

Some people like to dip cereal bars in a bit of chocolate or white chocolate after making them. It gives an extra layer of flavor, and we love to dip in green nonpareils fr Saint Patricks Day!

Other Saint Patricks Day Treats

If you love these fun and delicious cereal bars, check out our Saint Patricks Day Jello Cups that are also a blast to make with kids, our Saint Patricks Day Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe , our easy and fun Shamrock Gummies, and our St. Patricks Day Dipped Oreos that are super fun for a Saint Patricks Day party, plus don’t forget our Skillet Irish Potato Bread that is a delicious savory snack!

You can find the rest of our Saint Patricks Day recipe ideas here.

Homemade Lucky Charms Treats Recipe

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Homemade Lucky Charms Treats

The perfect way to celebrate Saint Patricks day with kids – these Homemade Lucky Charms Treats are a great snack kids can make and perfect for school parties! These fun Lucky Charms treats are no-bake, take just a few simple ingredients, and look party perfect! 
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword cereal bars, desserts, lucky charms, no bake, saint patricks day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 119kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 3 cups marshmallows if using jumbo, make them heaping cups
  • 4 cups Lucky Charms
  • ¼ cup butter salted

Instructions

  • In a large pot, add butter and begin to melt on medium.
  • Add marshmallows and stir constantly until mallows melt.
  • You may see slight browning- if your mallows aren't fully melted as the sugar browns, pull them off the stove and continue stirring. They should melt from the heat.
  • Add lucky charms to pan and stir well to combine.
  • Pour mixture into well greased casserole dish and let cool.
  • When set, cut and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Bette says:

    I love that you’re teaching your little kids to cook. I too allow my young grand daughters to help me with everything I do in the kitchen and they are always excited with our projects, take pride and so enjoy whatever we make. One warning is that if you have girls with long hair, tie their hair back away from their face and hanging down their front. Hair could get mixed into food! Or catch fire if they’re stirring at the burner! We are going to make your Lucky Charm Treats next week. This week we baked delicious easy peasy chocolate brownies from scratch.

  2. gac90 says:

    Wow, this looks so delicious! I cant wait to make them 🙂

  3. amanda says:

    can we freeze them for a month ?

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      Hey Amanda – If you freeze them, I wouldn’t cut them into squares, so less of the bars are open to frostbite/drying out. Make sure you take all the extra air out of whatever bag you use to freeze it in, and let it refrost naturally (probably on the counter, outside of any bag it was frozen in). The only issue that might arise when defrosting is the rice cereal getting soggy from ice crystals – so i’d put it on a cookie cooling rack or something that will let any water drip down from the treats.