Lucky Charms Rainbow Bars are amazing! I made these with my kids this afternoon, and they were in love!
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 ForkToSpoon.com, this is a great time to start. I have so many recipes for the spring and summer coming up; you will soon be amazed!
Some other great and easy (and delicious) kid-friendly recipes are AIR FRYER COPYCAT DOUBLETREE COOKIES, AIR FRYER COOKIE DOUGH CRESCENT BITES, EASY AND DELICIOUS COOKIE MUG CAKE RECIPE MADE IN MINUTES and of course, homemade donuts, AIR FRYER RASPBERRY LEMON DONUTS.
Lucky Charms Rainbow Bars
If you have never made a cereal bar, let me tell you, there is a whole section in the grocery store dedicated to them. I would have never known, except for my son, who brought me about 10 boxes to buy.
Today’s challenge how to make these Lucky Charms Marshmallow Flavored Bars (the official name)
What Is In Lucky Charms Rainbow Treats?
- Lucky Charms Cereal
- Candy, your child’s or your favorite, I used Mike & Ike’s
How To Make Lucky Charms Rainbow Bars
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 melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix until coated.
Quickly add in 5-ounces of candy and stir gently until mixed in.
Pour cereal mixture into 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!
How To Store Homemade Cereal Bars
The best way to save these is to put them into an air-tight container. I find that I cut them and then store them, and they improve.
Place them into an airtight container and then place them into the refrigerator.
They will last about 2 to 3 days.
Some Pro Tips For Making Homemade Cereal Bars
- Ensure that you spray your baking pan (including the sides); otherwise;, you will find it really hard to remove them.
- Use a sharp, clean knife to cut the bars.
- Let them completely cool in the refrigerator before cutting.
- For added wow effect, drizzle with white or dark chocolate for a bonus.
- If you find that the cereal bars are sticking to the pan, line the pan with parchment paper.
More Kid-Friendly Snack Ideas-
- AIR FRYER OREO BROWNIES
- AIR FRYER DEEP DISH BROWNIES
- INSTANT POT FUNNEL CAKES
- INSTANT POT ANDES MINT CHEESECAKE BITES
- COPYCAT CHILI’S SALSA
Lucky Charms Rainbow Bars
- 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