I don’t know about you, but when I think St. Patrick’s Day treats, I immediately think of Lucky Charms! And with St. Paddy’s Day right around the corner, I knew I HAD to make something fun!
Feeling festive, I decided to try this recipe and I (and my family) loved them! Just like any old rice crispy treat recipe, this recipe is SO simple! Almost too simple if you ask me! haha I could make them and eat them any day of the week! My little trick to make these treats the perfect amount of salty and sweet is to use salted butter rather than unsalted. You could also use unsalted butter and add in some sea salt at the end if you prefer to do it that way. Either way, I highly suggest adding a little bit of salt to these sweet little treats!
Charmed Treat Pops
– One Box of Lucky Charms
– 10oz Bag of Mini Marshmallows
– 3 Tablespoons of Salted Butter
– White Chocolate Melts
– Parchment Paper
– Large Pan
– Cooking Spray
– Baking Dish/Pan
– Popsicle Sticks
*If you want your treats to look just like mine, remove some of the Lucky Charms marshmallows from the box prior to starting the cooking process and set aside to top the treats when complete*
1.) Melt butter down in a large pan on low heat.
2.) Add marshmallows to melted butter and stir until marshmallows have completely melted as well.
3.) Remove pan from heat and combine the entire box of Lucky Charms in with the melted marshmallows. Stir until all of the cereal is well coated. Mix in sprinkles as well to add a little more color.
4.) Spray cooking spray on a dish/baking pan of your choice (I used a square muffin pan so that all my treats would be the same thickness and shape) and scoop cereal-marshmallow mix in. Press mixture down evenly with buttered/greased spatula or spoon.
5.) Place dish/baking pan in refrigerator to cool and solidify the mixture.
6.) Once treats have completely cooled and are not sticky to the touch, take the mixture out of the fridge and cut into cubes.
7.) Take your popsicle sticks and press them through the “bottom” of your Lucky Charms treats. Each treat will have one stick. Set aside.
8.) Melt your white chocolate in the microwave or on the stove and dip the treat into the chocolate. Use the popsicle stick as the handle to dip your treat “top” first.
9.) Once the top of the treat has been covered in white chocolate, sit treat on parchment paper and sprinkle the left over Lucky Charms marshmallows on top of the chocolate. Allow chocolate to harden completely before serving.
One thing I have learned is that kids LOVE when you put the popsicle stick in these treats! They become portable! And since kids are always on the go, it’s the perfect treat!! Be careful though, they may want to carry around a treat in both hands! 😉 You may want to as well!
If you love this Lucky Charms recipe, be sure to check out the Lucky Charms Cake I made a few years back!