I’m a Lucky Charms fanatic. From the sweet pastel-colored marshmallow shapes to even the crunchy pieces of oat that everyone else seems to hate, I love it all. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to make a bunch of different desserts with my all-time favorite cereal. Make these lucky treats for a fun St. Patty’s get-together with friends, or simply as a relaxing activity to wind down.
Lucky Charms Cookies (yields a dozen cookies)
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 cup Lucky Charms cereal (no marshmallows)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp cornstarch
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and butter. Add the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the Lucky Charms cereal without marshmallows to blender. Blend until the cereal is fine powder.
- Add flour, cornstarch and salt to the processed cereal mixture and mix. Fold in the marshmallows. Refrigerate dough for two to three hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Scoop dough onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Surprisingly, these cookies didn’t turn out too sweet, which I appreciated while making and trying the other sugar-filled desserts. It had more of a biscuit flavor. That combined with the Lucky Charms Marshmallows made for a really mellow but still delicious cookie. Quick tip: take out the cookies a little before 12 minutes! They can burn really easily.
Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats (yields 16 treats)
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 4 cups plain marshmallows
- 5 cups Lucky Charms cereal
- Spray an 8×8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Fully melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and mix.
- Microwave the butter and marshmallows in 30-second intervals until marshmallows are fully melted.
- Pour in Lucky Charms Cereal and stir well to fully coat.
- Press firmly into greased pan and leave in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving
This St. Patty’s day treat was my personal favorite. This would be a great staple for kids or for anyone who loves rice krispy treats. It was super sticky when making it, but definitely worth it. The additional crunch from the crispy oat cereal combined really well with the sticky marshmallow whip to make a perfect sweet treat.
Lucky Charms Milkshake: yields 4 shakes
- 1 cup of milk
- ⅔ cup Lucky Charms cereal (no marshmallows)
- 1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream
- Green food coloring (optional)
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
- Pour the milk into a container. Crush the Lucky Charms cereal and add it to the milk to steep for 30 minutes. Drain the milk and discard the cereal.
- Mix the Lucky Charms marshmallows in a blender until they have a fine crumb consistency. Add vanilla ice cream, milk, vanilla extract and green food coloring. Blend until combined.
- Pour the shake into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional marshmallows.
I was pleasantly surprised by this shake! I didn’t think it would taste like Lucky Charms very much at all from just the cereal powder and flavored milk. However, it provided just the right flavor. I like how it was subtle since it was being added to the already sweet vanilla ice cream. This is great for anyone who needs a quick sweet-tooth fix without a lot of effort.