Lucky Cereal Bars
Have you ever made Lucky Cereal Bars? They are Lucky Charms® Cereal with butter, mini marshmallows, and a little vanilla. They are easy to make and fun to serve to family and friends. These are crunchy, buttery, and coated with gooey marshmallows!
We’ve all made Rice Krispie treats and these are so similar, and they make the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day. I love holidays and all the fun things we can do to celebrate the day. Yes, for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at our home I make green bread and green jello. Of course, we do the usual corned beef and cabbage as well.
This is one of the easiest desserts you will ever make. You can melt the butter and marshmallows on the stove or in the microwave. You just stir and you have a magical piece of art right in front of you with all the colors. Let it set up for an hour and put your feet up and enjoy the sweetness.
These make a great after-school snack for the kids and grandkids. Plus, it’s one more way to teach others how to follow a recipe. This is breakfast cereal, so you can eat these for breakfast, right? Yes, you can, that’s what grandma said.
I love all holidays, including Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Groundhog Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, etc. You get the picture. Life is good when we have time with family and friends.
I try to tie in my recipes with the holiday being celebrated. You can really do some fun things with different colors, ingredients, and decorations to make the holiday special using foods. In case you missed this post, Easter Rice Krispie Treats
Lucky Cereal Bars
Items You Need In The Kitchen:
- Large Microwaveable Glass Bowl
- Measuring Cups
- I used a Pie Pan today
- 9-inch Square Pan
Lucky Cereal Bars
Gather the four ingredients and you’re ready to make this easy and fun recipe. Next, butter or line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper. Using the parchment paper makes for easier cleanup.
Measure the ingredients
Melt the butter with the marshmallows, set one cup of the marshmallows aside. Add the vanilla, stir constantly.
Add the Lucky Charms® and stir until covered evenly.
Now, stir in the one cup of mini marshmallows that were set aside.
Scoop the mixture into the pan you are using. Butter your fingers to keep the mixture from sticking. I like to save several Lucky Charm® colored pieces for the top. This is when I put a few pieces of the Lucky Charms® on top.
Lucky Cereal Bars Recipe
- 7 cups Lucky Charms® Cereal
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 16 -ounces package of mini marshmallows (set aside one cup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The first step is to butter or line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper. Melt the butter with the marshmallows, set one cup of the marshmallows aside. Add the vanilla, stir constantly. Add the Lucky Charms® and stir until covered evenly. Now, stir in the one cup of mini marshmallows that were set aside. Scoop the mixture into the pan you are using. Butter your fingers to keep the mixture from sticking. I like to save several Lucky Charm® colored pieces for the top. This is when I put a few pieces of the Lucky Charms® on top. Let the mixture set up for about an hour. Cut as desired.
How do I store these after making them?
I leave them in the original pan and cover it with plastic wrap. I expect them to be gobbled up in short order!
How long can I store these?
If properly wrapped with plastic wrap, they are good for up to 3 days.
Why did my treats get hard?
Sometimes it’s the high heat when you melt the marshmallows. Melt them slowly with the butter and you will have soft and chewy treats.
Why are mine rubbery?
You may have used too much butter. No worries, cut back next time on the amount of butter.
Why didn’t my marshmallows melt?
They may be old marshmallows causing them to dry out, and since they aren’t as fresh as could react differently.
When did Lucky Charms® become a cereal?
I quote Wikipedia, Lucky Charms was created in 1964 by the product developer John Holahan. General Mills management challenged a team of product developers to use the available manufacturing capacity from either of General Mills’ two principal cereal products—Wheaties or Cheerios—and do something unique.
Sometimes, I need a break from the news, and when I’m in the kitchen I’m happy! Please let me know if you make these, I love to hear from you. May God Bless this world, Linda
13 thoughts on “Lucky Cereal Bars”
These are adorable! Yum!
Hi Heidi, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend! These are so fun to make! Linda
These sounds like something that are good and so pretty. When I worked at the Nursing home we had a
snack cart we sent around for the residents (if staff would stay out of it) anyway I would mix up
Rice Krispy treats and add in chocolate and peanut butter, It is so easy to redo this recipe into anything you
like. Like you said different holiday’s you can add different things. Some company makes a red, white and blue
cereal I think around the 4th of July. That would be nice too. Great idea
Hi June, oh you took such good care of the people in the nursing homes!!!! I can almost picture the snack cart! Now, I need to add some people butter and chocolate into Rice Krispies!! Now I need to do some red white and blue ones!! I love that idea!! Linda
June, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend!!! Linda
You say to put 1 cup of marshmallows aside but you never do anything with them. Am I missing something?
Hi Judy, thanks for catching that! I have the instructions with pictures showing “Now, stir in the one cup of mini marshmallows that were set aside” but forgot to add it to the recipe card. Thank you!!! I fixed the recipe card. Linda
My grandsons will love these, if I can sneak them past their mother who is always on the anti-sugar hunt!!!
Hi Chris, oh I love your comment! Thank you for the 5 stars, my friend. I think right now we need to have some fun with our family and friends. I got the giggles over the anti-sugar hunt!! Love it! Linda
It’s important to know, I love my kids, I just always seem to pick the wrong treats. I try to always respect that they are the parents, and they set the rules…….maybe if I followed their rules, I would be thin!!
Hi Chris, I hear you on following the grandkids’ parents. But sometimes we want to make treats with the grandkids. I would be thin too if I didn’t make so many yummy treats. But the smiles on the grandkids tell it all. They love making stuff with grandma. It’s all about memories, right? Linda. P.S. Yes, we need to be respectful to the parents.
My family does not like Lucky Charms but I bet that I could make these with any of the cereals my family does like.
Thanks for the Recipe
Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! We don’t buy Lucky Charms either. This is the only recipe I make with them. We buy other cereals but not Lucky Charms! Only for St. Patrick’s Day! Linda