Snacks,  Squares

These Lucky Charm Squares Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

I loved Rice Krispie Squares as a kid, mom made them all the time for us. It is such a simple treat to make and they taste so good! Even today I still like Rice Krispie squares.

I decided to make a twist on those treats I love so much! I have made them with Honey Combs, and Fruit Loops but my favourite is to make them with Lucky Charms.

Here are some Tips and Tricks to making these squares.

  • Line the pan with parchment paper. This way you don’t have to worry about extra butter on your fingertips, or the other extreme of your bars sticking to the pan.
  • Use fresh marshmallows. They make all the difference. Don’t grab that bag that’s been in your pantry for months thinking it will be fine since you are melting them. Trust me, it won’t be okay.
  • Add vanilla extract. It makes a huge difference in the flavour.
  • Toss in some extra marshmallows with your cereal. This adds a whole dimension of chewiness!
  • Do not press these bars into your pan firmly. Using your fingertips, GENTLY press them in just until they are spread out. The harder you pack them in, the harder they are when it’s time to eat them!
  • The trick to pressing them in your pan without sticking to your hands is to run your fingers in water, shake off the excess, and press.
  • Store in an airtight container for two days. Mine don’t ever last that long, but maybe yours will.

I hope you enjoy these squares as much as I do! If you make them with a different type of cereal let me know.

Ingredients

1/2 cup salted butter

600 grams marshmallows (this was about a bag and a half)

2 tsp vanilla extract

9 cups Lucky Charm Cereal (or any cereal you like)

Directions

Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add in the marshmallows. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until completely melted.

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Add the cereal.

Pour into the prepared baking dish. Press gently with your fingertips just until completely spread out (the harder you pack them in, the harder they are to eat).

Allow setting, about 1 hour.

Lucky Charm Squares

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter salted
  • 600 grams marshmallows this was about a bag and a half
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 cups Lucky Charm Cereal or any cereal you like

Instructions

  • Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add in the marshmallows. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Add the cereal.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish. Press gently with your fingertips just until completely spread out (the harder you pack them in, the harder they are to eat).
  • Allow to set, about 1 hour. 

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