Does The Rice-Krispie Treat EVER get old? There’s just something so nostalgic about this crunchy, sugary treat that will bring anyone back to elementary school, so here’s a St. Patrick’s Day version to send with your own little one to school!
This recipe is from our St. Patty’s Day green lunch, but it’s delicious any time of the year! If you want to add a little extra green punch, add some food coloring to the marshmallow mixture just before you mix in the cereal, or drizzle some green frosting on top once you’ve cut them into squares.
Did you know that both these cereals are gluten-free? Although they might be packed with sugars, rest a little easier knowing that if your child has a gluten sensitivity their tummy will be happy with this treat! Here’s an interesting article on the difference between American and European wheat production if you’re interested in the topic – even if you and your little ones are NOT gluten sensitive.
Here’s a little secret if you have a problem with little fingers plucking out the yummy marshmallows from their cereal – it’s not so easy when the whole “bowl” is covered in sticky, tacky, melted marshmallow to cement it together! Plus, they won’t even care to pick out the ‘mallows because this whole treat is just delectable.
Lucky Charms Bar Recipe
- 6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
- 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 6 Tbs. butter
- 20 oz mini marshmallows (about 8 cups)
In a large pot, melt butter and turn heat to low. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir until melted. Stir in both cereals and coat with the marshmallow mixture. Coat a 9×13″ baking dish liberally with butter or non-stick spray and turn mixture into the pan. Lightly press down to make the top even. Cut into small squares with a large kitchen knife.