Whether you are Irish or not, something is so magical about St. Patrick’s Day.
Now, I know the real deal isn’t all about leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of a rainbow.
But, those things are so magical to think about. (Alright, it’s only magical if you go with the fun loving, silly, friendly leprechaun and not the super creepy horror movie one. I choose the happy one!)
St. Patrick’s Day is for fun and games, and of course cute treats! Really, I find any holiday (ie excuse) to make a sweet treat, and this holiday does not disappoint. I mean, really there is a cereal made for this holiday and just begging to be made into all sorts of things!
I whipped up these bars in about 15 minutes. They will disappear in about he same amount of time too!
Better yet make it an event! Tip over some chairs (silly clumsy leprechaun), sprinkle some green glitter (it can be vacuumed up!) and lead a trail to a big plate of these treats. When the kids walk in after school, tell them a pesky (and sweet) leprechaun came in and left them a plate of treats! Add some chocolate gold coins on the side and you have a magical (and sweet) afternoon!
- 6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
- 1 package mini marshmallows (10 oz bag)
- 1/4 cup butter
- extra cereal marshmallows for garnish (if desired)
- Grease a 9x13 baking pan with butter, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large pot melt the butter and marshmallows.
- Remove from heat. Add in the cereal and stir until combined.
- Pour cereal mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down firmly with a buttered spoon or buttered hands.
- Sprinkle with extra marshmallows if desired.
- Let cool and cute into squares.
- They actually sell just the marshmallows from the cereal online! That's what I used to garnish the tops of the bars. However, you can just pick out marshmallows from the cereal for garnish, or not garnish it at all. Totally optional!
- Also, a tip when cutting these cereal bars, as well as other bar treats like cookies, brownies, rice krispie treats...use a greased pizza cutter! It glides right through without all the crumbly mess that a knife causes! You are welcome!