Rice Krispie treats are so easy to make and are always such a crowd-pleaser especially with kids! For St. Patrick’s Day fun we added Lucky Charms to our traditional recipe (using half Rice Krispies and half Lucky Charms in the recipe found on the cereal box). This is such a simple way to be festive this week. E helped me with the green sprinkles after I had pressed the gooey mixture into the pan and he loves pointing out the marshmallow charms as he devours his treat! We’re hoping they’ll bring us some luck and maybe a leprechaun or two come St. Patricks Day!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 pkg large marshmallows
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 5-6 cups rice krispies
- 4-5 cups lucky charms
- green sprinkles for decorating
Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pot, once melted take off the heat and add the vanilla, stir then add the cereal. Press into a greased or parchment lined 9×13 pan. Wet your hands so the marshmallow doesn’t stick and press the treats evenly down into the pan then add green sprinkles on top! Let cool and set before you slice and share!
I have to admit I don’t buy sugary cereals unless it’s a special occasion. We’re a plain Cheerios and Rice Krispies kind of home. This summer I bought the fun pac of mini cereals for our camping adventure though and what a trip down memory lane that was! Growing up we rarely had sugary cereals either but camping always meant the fun pacs (and usually a fight or two over who got the corn pops!) and so the tradition continues.
I did however indulge and buy a box of Lucky Charms this week to make these treats with my boy…and since the recipe doesn’t use the entire box we have also been snacking on the remainder…aka E picks out the marshmallow charms and I eat the sugary oat pieces! In our house St. Patrick’s Day is like Christmas though and so there are more treats shared than normal! Everything in moderation after all! Only 2 more sleeps until the big day! (I wonder if we’ll be able to trap a leprechaun this year! These treats should help!)