There is a little Irish in all of us, donchaknow?
So, in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day which is on Saturday, I made Lucky Charm Treats (think Rice Krispie Treats with Lucky Charms). I think it works -- the cereal is branded by a leprechaun named “Lucky” who has an Irish accent and is totally yummy.
So I bought a box of Lucky Charms and was suprized to see how the cereal has evolved. “Back in the day” (not really sure what day that was but when I was a kid) the marshmallows and Lucky’s tag line involved ‘pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers”. Apparently (and by that I mean according to Wikipedia) older marshmallows have been phased out periodically. The first shapes to be phased out were the yellow moons and blue diamonds, replaced by yellow/orange pots of gold and blue moons respectively in 1994. In 2006, the assortment had changed to purple horseshoes; red balloons; blue crescent-moons; orange and white shooting stars; yellow and orange pots of gold; pink, yellow, and blue rainbows; two-tone green leprechaun hats; pink hearts (the only shape to survive since the beginning); with the most recent addition being the return of the clovers in 2004. The marshmallows also grew in size in 2004.
Whatever! Lucky Charms are still totally fun and really MAGICALLY DELICIOUS when mixed with marshmallows so I made Lucky Charm Treats.
And here is how I made them.
3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
25 large marshmallows or 2 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
5 cups Lucky Charms cereal
Grease 9x9x2-inch pan.
Melt butter or margarine and marshmallows until smooth, over medium heat in a saucepan. Stirring constantly to ensure they blend well and are smooth.3
Mix in Lucky Charms until well coated. Press into pan with buttered hands.
Cut into squares when cool.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!