Lucky Charms Cereal Bars are amazing! I made these with my kids this afternoon, and they were in love!

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If you are looking for a fun project to do with your kids or a great and easy recipe to start their love of cooking, this may be it.

My kids love these at the grocery store, so I thought, why not teach them how to make a batch? They are so much more affordable than the pre-packaged kind and so much better!

Easy & Delicious are my two keywords for cooking, and if you have not followed along with, this is a great time to start. I have so many recipes for the spring and summer coming up; you will soon be amazed!


Lucky Charms Cereal Bars

Homemade Lucky Charms Treats Recipes

Dive into the whimsical world of childhood nostalgia with this Homemade Lucky Charms Treats Recipe! Perfect for parties, after-school snacks, or a magical dessert option, these treats combine the colorful charm of Lucky Charms cereal with the gooey deliciousness of marshmallows to create a snack that’s not only fun to look at but irresistibly tasty. Whether you’re a kid at heart or looking to delight the little ones in your life, this easy-to-follow recipe promises a batch of sweet, enchanting treats that will disappear as quickly as they’re made. Get ready to sprinkle a little magic into your baking with a recipe that’s sure to bring smiles and a touch of luck to your kitchen! #LuckyCharmsTreats

Today’s challenge is how to make these Lucky Charms Marshmallow Flavored Bars (the official name)

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Ingredients Needed For Homemade Lucky Charms Cereal Bars

Creating Homemade Lucky Charms Cereal Bars is a fun and colorful way to enjoy a classic cereal in a new, delightful form. Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to bring these magical treats to life:

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Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Lucky Charms Cereal: The star of the show, this colorful, marshmallow-filled cereal adds a sweet, nostalgic charm and a crunchy texture to the bars.
  • Mini Marshmallows: Melted marshmallows act as the glue that binds the cereal together into bars, providing a gooey texture and sweet flavor.
  • Butter: Adds richness and helps to smoothly melt the marshmallows, ensuring an even coating for the cereal. It also contributes to the bars’ soft, chewy texture.
  • Candy: Add a festive touch to your cereal bars with candy or sprinkles. Choose colors to fit any theme or occasion, making these treats even more fun and customizable.

How To Make Lucky Charms Treats

Making Lucky Charms Treats is a fun and easy way to create a whimsical snack that’s perfect for any occasion. Here’s a simple guide to whipping up these magical, marshmallowy bars:

How To Make Lucky Charms Treats

Grease a 9×13 pan with butter or cooking spray, then set aside. Add cereal to a large mixing bowl.

Add marshmallows and butter to a large microwavable bowl. Heat on high heat in 30-second increments, mixing well, for a total of 120 seconds or until melted.

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Immediately pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix until coated.

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Quickly add in 5 ounces of candy and stir gently until mixed in.

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Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and press down with a spatula, wooden spoon, or greased hands until even. Top with remaining candy and press them down firmly. Cover and refrigerate for 60 minutes (or freeze for 20 minutes). Cut into serving-size squares and serve!

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Recipe Variations

Lucky Charms Treats are a playful and customizable snack that can be adapted in numerous ways to suit any taste or occasion. Here are some delightful recipe variations to inspire your next batch:

  • Chocolate Lucky Charms Treats: Melt semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips and drizzle over the top of the treats, or mix them directly into the marshmallow mixture for a decadent chocolate twist.
  • Peanut Butter Swirl: Add a dollop of creamy peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture as it melts. Swirl it in for a nutty flavor that pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of the marshmallows and cereal.
  • Rainbow Sprinkle Fun: Mix a generous handful of rainbow sprinkles into the cereal and marshmallow mixture before pressing into the pan. This adds an extra pop of color and fun to each bite.
  • Birthday Cake Flavor: Incorporate a few drops of almond extract or cake batter flavoring into the marshmallow mixture for a treat that tastes like a birthday cake. Top with colorful sprinkles to enhance the festive vibe.
  • S’mores Lucky Charms Treats: Mix in some crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips with the cereal, then top with mini marshmallows. Broil for a minute until the marshmallows are toasted for a s’mores-inspired variation.
  • Unicorn Treats: Use the unicorn marshmallow edition of Lucky Charms for an even more magical treat. Drizzle with white chocolate dyed with pastel food coloring and top with edible glitter or gold sprinkles.
  • Nutty Charm Bars: Add chopped nuts like pecans, almonds, or walnuts for a crunchy texture and rich flavor that contrasts nicely with the soft marshmallows and sweet cereal.
  • Tropical Twist: Stir in dried tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, or coconut flakes into the marshmallow mixture for a sunny, tropical-flavored treat.
  • White Chocolate Raspberry: Melt white chocolate and mix it into the marshmallow mixture. Add freeze-dried raspberries for a tart contrast to the sweetness, creating a beautifully flavored treat with a hint of fruitiness.
  • Matcha Green Tea: Dust the top of the treats with matcha green tea powder for a unique, earthy flavor that adds a beautiful color and a touch of sophistication.

These variations on Lucky Charms Treats allow you to get creative and tailor your treats to specific tastes or themes, making them perfect for any event, celebration, or just as a fun snack to enjoy at home.

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Pro Tips

Creating the perfect batch of Lucky Charms Cereal Bars involves more than just following a recipe—it’s about mastering a few tricks of the trade. Here are some pro tips to ensure your cereal bars turn out delightfully gooey, colorful, and delicious every time:

  • Use Fresh Marshmallows: For the gooey, stretchy texture that’s essential for cereal bars, make sure your marshmallows aren’t stale. Fresh marshmallows melt more smoothly and evenly.
  • Low Heat is Key: When melting your butter and marshmallows, use low heat to prevent burning. A slow melt ensures a smooth, even mixture that coats the cereal perfectly.
  • Reserve Some Marshmallows: Add some whole mini marshmallows to the mix after the marshmallows have melted for extra pockets of gooey sweetness throughout your bars.
  • Don’t Crush the Cereal: When mixing the cereal with the marshmallow mixture, fold gently to avoid crushing the cereal. Keeping the Lucky Charms intact adds to the visual appeal and texture.
  • Butter Your Hands: Before pressing the mixture into the pan, lightly butter your hands. This prevents sticking and makes it easier to get an even, compact layer without the mess.
  • Cool Completely Before Cutting: Let the bars cool and set completely before attempting to cut them. This patience pays off with clean cuts and intact bars.
  • Use a Sharp Knife: A sharp knife will help you cut through the bars more easily. For even cleaner cuts, run the knife under hot water and dry it between cuts.
  • Add a Flavor Boost: A splash of vanilla extract added to the melted marshmallow mixture can enhance the overall flavor of your cereal bars, adding depth to the sweetness.
  • Get Creative with Toppings: Don’t hesitate to drizzle melted chocolate, peanut butter, or a glaze over the top of the cooled bars for added flavor and a decorative touch.
  • Customize Your Bars: Feel free to mix in additional ingredients like nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit for customized bars that cater to your taste preferences.
  • Store Properly: Keep your Lucky Charms Cereal Bars in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain their best texture and flavor. They can become hard if refrigerated.

By keeping these pro tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making the best Lucky Charms Cereal Bars that are not only a treat to eat but also a feast for the eyes. Perfect for any occasion, these bars are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

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Can I use old marshmallows for my cereal bars? While you can technically use old marshmallows, fresh ones melt better and provide a smoother, gooier texture. Old marshmallows may result in a harder, less appealing texture.

Why did my cereal bars turn out hard? Hard cereal bars are often the result of overcooking the marshmallow mixture or pressing the mixture into the pan too firmly. Remember to melt the marshmallows on low heat and gently press the mixture into your pan.

Can I make these bars without butter? Butter can be substituted with margarine or coconut oil for a similar effect. However, omitting fat entirely might affect the flavor and texture, making the bars less rich and more sticky.

How long do these cereal bars last? When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, Lucky Charms Cereal Bars can last up to a week. Avoid refrigeration, as it can make them hard.

Are these cereal bars gluten-free? Lucky Charms cereal is marketed as gluten-free, but it’s essential to check all your ingredients, especially marshmallows and any add-ins, to ensure they’re all gluten-free if you’re catering to a gluten-free diet.

Can I add chocolate or other mix-ins to the bars? Absolutely! Feel free to add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit to the mixture. If using chocolate, consider adding it after the mixture has cooled slightly to prevent it from melting completely.

How do I prevent the mixture from sticking to my hands when pressing it into the pan? Lightly greasing your hands with butter or spraying them with cooking spray will prevent the sticky marshmallow mixture from adhering to your skin.

Can I make these bars in advance? Yes, you can make Lucky Charms Cereal Bars 1-2 days in advance. Just ensure they’re stored properly in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Is it necessary to toast the cereal before making the bars? Toasting the cereal isn’t a requirement, but doing so can enhance the flavor and texture, giving the bars a slightly crunchier texture.

How can I make my cereal bars more festive for holidays? Customize your bars with themed sprinkles, food coloring, or use holiday editions of Lucky Charms cereal to fit special occasions. These small touches can make your treats even more special.

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Homemade Lucky Charms Treats

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Homemade Lucky Charms Treats — Such a fun and delicious treat for the entire family. Today, I made a Lucky Charms Rainbow Cereal Bars batch with them, and they had a blast. A great and easy, fun family project!


  • 5 cups Lucky Charms Cereal
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted butter, cubed
  • 10 ounces chewy fruit candy, divided


  • Grease a 9×13 pan with butter or cooking spray, then set aside.
  • Add cereal to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add marshmallows and butter to a large microwavable bowl. Heat on high heat in 30-second increments mixing well, for a total of 120 seconds or until melted.
  • Immediately pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix until coated.
  • Quickly add in 5 ounces of candy and stir gently until mixed in.
  • Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and press down with a spatula, wooden spoon, or greased hands until even.
  • Top with remaining candy and press them down firmly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 60 minutes (or freeze for 20 minutes)
  • Cut into serving-size squares and serve!


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cooking Spray
  • Lasagna Pan


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 314mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 810IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 5mg

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