White Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats

Take a break from traditional rice krispie treats and make these super gooey Lucky Charms Treats instead. And dip them in white chocolate!

Take a break from traditional rice krispie treats and make these super gooey Lucky Charms Treats instead. And dip them in white chocolate!

I love Lucky Charms.

My favorite breakfast when I was little was either a strawberry toaster strudel, S’mores poptart, cinnamon-sugar donut, or a bowl of Lucky Charms.  Or my mom’s homemade waffles.  I have always liked my sugar, yes. 😉

Breakfast looks a little different these days for me, but there is one thing that will never change: I will always love me Lucky Charms! And it was only a matter of time until I made dessert with them. You will adore these cereal bars!

Ooey-gooey White Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

They are rice krispie treats with a colorful little marshmallow makeover. I also used the MAX amount of marshmallow that I could because let’s face it – I love marshmallow goo.  Who doesn’t?!

Extra marshmallow on top of the actual Lucky Charms marshmallows. Double the marshmallow fun.

Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Look at all of that marshmallow! ↓

No-Bake Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate. Only 4 ingredients needed!

To really make the treats feel special, I dipped the bottoms in melted white chocolate.  They remind me of the packaged Lucky Charms treats you can find at the store.

My treats are not as hard or stale-tasting as the store-bought kind.  And the white chocolate actually tastes like white chocolate.  AND you get more than 6 in a box – my recipe makes 18 extra large bars.  Homemade always wins in my book. 🙂

Lucky Charms Treats

To start, get your Lucky Charms cereal ready.

I used 6 cups of cereal, which will leave you with some leftover in a normal 14 oz box.

Lucky Charms Cereal

Set the cereal aside. Melt 1/2 stick (4 Tablespoons) of butter over low heat.  Add one 10 oz bag of marshmallows PLUS 1 extra cup.  I’m sorry, but I’m making you buy extra marshmallows. Trust me, it is so worth it to add that extra cup.  It will make your bars so sticky, gooey, and full of those glorious stretchy marshmallow strings.

When I’m making any kind of rice krispies treat, I always use more butter (and less cereal) than your typical recipe. The marshmallows are what harden and turn your treats to rocks the next day, so you want to butter them up as much as you can.  When you are melting the two together, be sure to do so on very low heat and constantly stir.  You want the mixture to be very buttery.

Once the marshmallows are melted with the butter, remove from heat, pour the Lucky Charms in and stir it all together, making sure to do so gently – you don’t want to break the cereal.

Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

After it is all stirred together, transfer to a 9×13 baking pan.

Be sure to not press the treats into the pan with force.  That’s what creates a hard cereal treat!  Instead, you want to mold them into the pan’s shape by very, very gently pressing down with a spatula.  I spray the backside of my spatula with non-stick spray for ease.

Allow the treats to set for about 2 hours at room temperature before cutting. I do not refrigerate my treats because that is what makes them rock hard.  Once you have them cut into 18 rectangles (or larger/smaller), dip them into melted white chocolate.

I used 16 ounces of melting white chocolate from Ghirardelli that I found on sale at the store.  You may use ANY kind of white chocolate made for melting, not white chocolate chips.  You could also use candy melts (found at craft stores) or almond bark (found at Walmart, Target, and most grocery stores) for dipping as well.

Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate. Only 4 easy ingredients needed!

Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate. Only 4 ingredients needed!

If dipping isn’t your forte, you could always just add white chocolate chips to the cereal before coating with the melted butter/marshmallow.

The cereal bars aren’t as soft as my rice krispie treats, but that is only because Lucky Charms is a much crunchier cereal.  Think of biting into one of these treats as if you were eating a spoon of Marshmallow Fluff topped with Lucky Charms and white chocolate. Amazing, huh? These are so easy to make and there is NO baking involved. Perfect for any last minute get togethers or parties you may have for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day of the year.

Aren’t they pretty?  And may I add… magically delicious, too.

No-Bake Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

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White Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 squares
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Take a break from traditional rice krispie treats and make these super gooey Lucky Charms Treats instead. And dip them in white chocolate!


Ingredients

  • 6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 10 ounce bag of marshmallows + 1 cup (extra cup is strongly recommended)
  • 16 ounces melting white chocolate* (or almond bark or candy melts)

Instructions

  1. Spray 9×13 baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows until they are just about fully melted into the butter. Some chunks of marshmallow may remain. Add in the Lucky Charms cereal and stir until the cereal is fully coated.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and gently spread out evenly. I sprayed the back of a large spatula with non-stick spray and gently pressed the mixture without packing it down. Allow to set for 2 hours at room temperature before cutting into rectangles or squares, whichever shape/size you prefer.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. Melt the white chocolate according to package instructions. Hold the treat and dip the bottom into white chocolate, making sure to coat it generously. Place treats white chocolate side up on prepared baking sheet. Allow chocolate to set at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Store treats at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Notes

  1. White Chocolate: If you don’t want to dip them into white chocolate, you could add 1 cup of white chocolate chips to the cereal before coating with the melted butter/marshmallow.

Keywords: lucky charms treats

93 Comments

  1. Marshmallows (and smores poptarts, ughh!) are the things I’ve missed most about being a vegetarian. Way to temp me! I’ve found a few marshmallow replacements, but I dont think there’s a replacement for lucky charms (or smores poptarts… I’ve looked at all of the internet, and there aren’t any decent recipes with fluff. There’s a challenge for you ;-)).

    These pictures look SO amazing though. I’m just going to eat with my eyes this morning, saves calories! lol

  2. These would last about two seconds in my house! My kids are huge Lucky Charm’s eaters. I would be mom of the year in their eyes if I made these for them!

  3. I love that you always take one extra step to put treats into a class of their own! These would have been adorable just as simple cereal bars but dipping them in white chocolate makes them that much more special!

    1. Marshmallows contain gelatin as a main ingredient- gelatin is directly derived from animals, so it is the gelatin component of MMs that render this recipe non-vegetarian (Not that I personally care- I’d walk a path of hot coals if a tray of these delicious treats were at the other end :). More importantly though, just to clarify, it’s not the addition of MMs (and butter) that makes this recipe non V/V….. Lucky Charms cereal, all on its own, contains animal product and is not a vegetarian/vegan food.
      With that being said- I’m off to whip up a batch right now. Everything in moderation, right 🙂
      Thanks so much for this recipe! Your photography is beautiful and this site is full of amazing looking treats, all put together so creatively.

  4. Eek, I LOVE Lucky Charms! And well, every other sugary cereal on that note 🙂 I am drooling over the white chocolate bottoms of these gooey, chewy treats! Those yogurt-dipped treats were always my fave, and this looks fantastic!!

  5. I love me Lucky Charms too!!! And in a ooey gooey marshmallow bar that has been dipped in white chocolate? Oh my! That sounds extra magically delicious!!! I love how pretty they look! Guess I need to pick up a box of cereal this weekend 🙂

  6. I think I will make these with the special edition St. Patty’ Day Lucky Charms and dye the white chocolate green. 🙂

  7. LUCKY CHARMS TREATS?!?!?!?!!?!?! I can’t even speak. My favorite cereal ever!!! When I was little, I used to eat all the cereal part, and save the marshmallows for last. Then I would try to get them to stick to the bottom of my spoon because I was a total freak, and I thought it was cool, and it made them last longer. 😉 I’m totally in love with these!

    1. Yeah girl! Lucky Charms treats! They are my favorite cereal and I am NOT surprised they are your favorite as well. We are so alike! xo

  8. I made these for a class and they were gobbled up super quickly! I got a bunch of compliments too, so crunchy, gooey, and tasty. Definitely making these again so more than the people in my class can enjoy the marshmallow madness.

  9. Hi Sally!
    I just want to start out by saying that I love your blog and am so excited for your cookbook!! These bars look amazing! I was wondering if I could use a microwave to heat up the butter/marshmallows rather than on the stove top? Thanks so much!
    Kate

    1. Hi Kate! Yes, you sure could use the microwave to melt the marshmallow and butter together. Just stir it frequently. Enjoy!

  10. As soon as I came across this recipe, I made them to take with me to the food pantry that I manage, for the volunteers. They are totally addicted to them! Your blog is my favorite one to follow. The commentary that goes along with each recipe, explaining why ingredients are used, makes this blog my favorite to follow. I trust your recipes, knowing that they will turn out great when I bake them, too, just like recipes in Cook’s Illustrated. Those recipes are also tried and tested over and over again until they get the perfect result they are looking for. Thank you, Sally, for such a great blog. I tell everyone where I get my recipes from!

    1. I am so happy to read this comment today. Truly one of the nicest comments I’ve ever received! I am beyond glad that you love following my website. For the recipes, the writing, the style, everything. Thank YOU for being such a great reader!

      PS: I love these lucky charms treats!

      1. Oops sorry I didn’t realise it was stated in the last line of the recipe. Would I have to store it in an airtight container or would it be fine out on the counter?

  11. I made these for St. Patty’s day but dyed the white chocolate green and got the seasonal lucky charms with all green marshmallows and they were a hit!! I seriously could not stop eating them… addicting! 🙂

  12. I made these yesterday. Sooo good! The secret is definitely the extra cup of marshmallows. Thank you, Sally, for this recipe! 🙂

  13. I’ll be making these yummy treats for our neighborhood st. patty’s day party tomorrow! I think I’m going to use green candy melts for the white chocolate to add a little extra fun! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! 

  14. I made these today using the St. Patrick’s Lucky Charms.
    My high school students are going to love them.
    My taste testers (husband & daughter) told me I should make them their own batch!
    Ever recipe I have tried from your site turns out perfectly!
    Thanks for all the science behind the baking!
    Wonderful website!

  15. Sally, I made and brought these into work today for St. Patrick’s Day! It wasn’t event 10 AM when I walked passed a co-worked finishing one. He said they were SO good and that someone would have to hide the plate so he wouldn’t eat them all. 😀 Success! Thank you for sharing.

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