Lucky Charms Bites make one tasty St. Patrick’s Day treat. Made with just 3 ingredients and crunch and color from Lucky Charms cereal.
WARNING. This is NOT a low-sugar recipe. If that bothers you then just click out of this post. But if you believe a little sugar here and there is good for the soul, then, by all means, continue on reading! Besides, these Lucky Charm Bites are about as dangerous for kids as a Guinness is for adults on St. Patrick’s Day. And by dangerous I mean delicious!
I never realized how much guilt was associated with motherhood until having children. I realize this is a dramatic transition to the main point of this post, Lucky Charms Bites, but hear me out. I’m going to focus on the toddler stage here for a minute because that’s what I’m in the “thick” of. In a Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram-worthy world I often feel like I’m not doing enough with my toddlers, specifically in the arts and crafts realm of activities. The reason? Guys, I don’t consider myself a creative person [except in the kitchen], and the mess? Eh the mess with crafting makes me a little nutty too. When the kids want to play a game of soccer or basketball I’m the first one to designate teams. When they want to bring out the glue, paint, and scissors, well I run for the hills.
A friend and I were discussing this conundrum at the gym, sharing likes and dislikes when it comes to toddler mommying, and she gave me this great idea: put my dislikes about crafting aside when it’s holiday time and do ONE themed craft for each holiday. Hence why my trio and I made these Lucky Charms Bites.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t deprive my children of coloring, Play Dough, or other craft-like activities during the week. I just don’t go out of my way to prompt elaborate arts and crafts that the kids are often making in school. And if you have a preschooler you KNOW they come home with multiple projects every week.
So, as you’ve probably guessed, these Lucky Charms Bites were our St. Patrick’s Day activity this year. When General Mills sent me a box of their new Lucky Charms cereal [new because of the magical unicorn marshmallows now in every box], I wanted to create a fun and tasty craft- not an ad, just a fun treat! I honestly had to do something quick with the box of cereal because the kids would keep asking for a bowl [picking out the marshmallows], and while I’m not opposed to a bowl of Lucky Charms here and there, the Lucky Charms Bites are easier for me to patrol portion control.
So, here you have it. Our St. Patrick’s Day 2018 activity for the year. Lucky Charms Bites! Think they’ll become a tradition?! You betcha!
- 5 cups Lucky Charms Cereal
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Reduce heat to low and stir in Lucky Charms cereal.
- Remove pot from heat. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop mixture and roll into individual balls, placing on non-stick baking sheet.
- Allow to set at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Who else is doing a little edible crafting this St. Patrick’s Day?!