Lucky Charm Treats

LAST UPDATED: Feb 25, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Feb 25, 2021 | By:

Lucky Charm Treats are an easy 10 minute no bake dessert or snack made with just 3 ingredients! These sweet and buttery treats are soft and chewy packed with a crunch and colorful marshmallows!

Lucky Charm Treats are a fun twist on classic rice Krispy treats, made with lucky charms and extra marshmallow goodness! With just one bite, you’ll realize you’ve struck gold at the end of the rainbow!

3 lucky charms treats on white surface

While Lucky Charm Treats are the ultimate snack or dessert all year, they’re especially fun and festive to serve for St. Patrick’s Day! You can serve them in bar form or cut them into shamrocks, gold pots, rainbows and more!

They’re completely amazing as-is or you can dip them in white or green chocolate! These treats are gluten-free and dairy-free making them suitable for a crowd!

Just like rice krispy treats, they come together quickly and easily! It takes less than 10 minutes to whip up a delicious batch. Even better, you don’t have to wait because they’re no-bake!

3 st patricks day treats in shamrock shapes on marble surface

Why You’ll Love These Treats

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Fun
  • No Bake
  • Marshmallowy
  • Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients to Make Lucky Charms Bars

marshmallows butter and lucky charms on marble surface
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted. If you are using unsalted butter, I recommend adding ¼ teaspoon salt to the marshmallow mixture.
  • Marshmallows – Miniature marshmallows melt beautifully, but you can use large marshmallows as well.
  • Lucky Charms – The classic coral serves as the foundation and its colorful marshmallows make it fun and festive!

Variations

Add Chocolate – Dip half of each treat or fill the bottom of the baking dish with white or green colored chocolate. This makes them like the store-bought Lucky Charms Bars!

Add Sprinkles – Make them even more festive by adding sprinkles! Sprinkle on top just after pressing or fold in.

Cut into Shapes – Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut them into shapes. Butter or spray with non-stick spray and press.

How to Make Lucky Charms Treats

  1. Prep – Grease or butter 9×9 baking dish.
  2. Make Marshmallow Mixture – In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir frequently until smooth, watching carefully.
  3. Fold in Cereal – Quickly and carefully fold in cereal.
  4. Press – Press mixture into baking dish. Butter the back of a large spoon or your hands and press to smooth. I like to leave mine a bit loose for softer, chewier treats, but you can really pack them in, too for maximum crunch! lucky charms bars pressed into gold pan
  5. Allow to Cool – Allow to cool before cutting and serving. spatula removing lucky charm treats from pan

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Dip them in white chocolate dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms bars or cut into shamrocks using a greased cookie cutter.

lucky charm bar being cut with a shamrock cookie cutter
marshmallow treat with lucky charms in shamrock shape

Tips

  • Be Prepared – This recipe is incredibly quick, so measure your ingredients and have them ready.
  • Carefully Stir – Prevent Lucky Charms marshmallows from breaking or melting by stirring gently and quickly.
  • Don’t Over Mix – This will limit the Lucky Charm marshmallows from excessively bleeding color into the treats.
  • Press Gently – This will prevent cereal and marshmallows from breaking.
  • Decorate – Press Marshmallows on top for an extra dose of fun.
  • Double It – Want thick treats? Simply double the recipe and double the fun! You can also double this recipe for a 9×13.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Store cooled treats in an airtight container using wax paper sheets in between to prevent from sticking or individually wrapped in plastic wrap up to 3 days. Wrapping individually keeps them super soft, yet crunchy.
  • Freeze – Store in an airtight container up to 6 weeks.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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lucky charms treats cut into squares

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Lucky Charm Treats

Author: Julie Blanner
In a single bite you'll be feeling the luck 'o the Irish with these delicious, easy no bake marshmallow treats made with just 3 ingredients!
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 728 kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Cake Pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter can use unsalted and add ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 7 cups marshmallows miniature preferred, 10.5 ounce bag
  • 5 cups Lucky Charms cereal

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9×9 inch pan with butter or spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.
  • When butter is completely melted, add marshmallows, stirring frequently and watching carefully.
  • When marshmallows have melted, remove from heat. Quickly and gently fold in cereal.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Using the back of a buttered spatula, spoon or your hands, gently press into pan. Pack to your preference. I lightly pack for soft, chewy treats.
  • Allow to cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Tips

  • Be Prepared 
  • Carefully Stir
  • Don’t Over Mix
  • Gently Press 

Options and Variations

For thick treats or for a 9×13 pan, double the recipe.
Use Cookie Cutters
Dip in Chocolate
Add Sprinkles

How To Store

Store at room temperature up to 3 days individually wrapped in plastic wrap for best results or in an airtight container. 
Freeze cooled treats in an airtight container up to 6 weeks. Bring to room temperature to enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories:728kcalCarbohydrates:166gProtein:5gFat:9gSaturated Fat:5gTrans Fat:1gCholesterol:20mgSodium:343mgPotassium:56mgFiber:1gSugar:113gVitamin A:798IUVitamin C:5mgCalcium:95mgIron:5mg
5 from 3 votes
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