Get ready to go back in time to the tasty delight of Lucky Charms Cereal Bars, a magical recreation of the nostalgic favorite. Perfect for a quick snack, a fun dessert or a special treat for kids and adults alike, these bars combine the iconic cereal with gooey marshmallows and white chocolate coating, resulting in a snack that’s both colorful and irresistibly delicious. They really are incredibly addicting!

This Lucky Charms Cereal Bars recipe is a playful twist on traditional cereal bars, elevating a childhood breakfast staple into a delightful treat. The combination of marshmallows and butter creates a sticky, sweet mixture that perfectly binds the colorful cereal, while the white chocolate dip adds a luxurious finish that makes these bars a cut above the rest. The plain pieces of cereal adds both a crunch and a hint of salt, to offset the sweetness. So tasty!

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The Chemistry of Lucky Charms Cereal Bars

The magic of these cereal bars lies in the melt and mix technique. Melting the butter and marshmallows together forms a sticky, sweet binder that, when mixed with cereal, ensures every piece is coated and ready to set into bars. The white chocolate, melted and smoothed over the bars, sets into a firm coating, adding a creamy texture that contrasts delightfully with the crisp cereal.

How do you prevent the marshmallow mixture from hardening too quickly?

Work swiftly after melting the marshmallows and butter, mixing them into the cereal before the mixture cools and begins to set. This ensures an even coating and easy pressing into the desired shape.

Can I substitute the white chocolate?

Absolutely! While white chocolate adds a creamy sweetness, milk or dark chocolate can be used for a richer taste. You can also drizzle the chocolate instead of dipping for a lighter touch.

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How do I cut the bars without them sticking?

Ensure the bars are fully set before cutting. I like to place the bars in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes to set. Use a sharp knife to achieve clean slices.

How should I store the cereal bars?

Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Avoid refrigeration as it can cause the cereal to soften.

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What is in Lucky Charms Cereal Bars?

Lucky Charms Cereal

Provides a colorful, fun base with a variety of textures from the marshmallows and cereal pieces.

Mini Marshmallows

Melt into a sticky, sweet binder that holds the cereal bars together.

Unsalted Butter

Adds richness to the marshmallow mixture, ensuring a smooth blend.

White Chocolate Chips

Create a creamy coating that adds a touch of sweetness and a visually appealing finish.

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Storage Tips

It is best to enjoy these bars within a few days of making them. Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container to maintain their texture and flavor.

Freezing Options

You can freeze them, but it’s best to enjoy them fresh for the optimal texture. If you choose to freeze, wrap the bars individually and store them in an airtight container for up to a month.

Making Ahead

These cereal bars are perfect for making ahead, requiring minimal prep and no baking. They’re an easy, delightful treat that can be quickly assembled and enjoyed by all.

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Why make Lucky Charms Cereal Bars?

These Lucky Charms Cereal Bars are not just a recipe; they’re a ticket back to childhood, offering a taste of nostalgia and the joy of simple pleasures. Whether for a party, a snack, or just because, they’re sure to bring smiles and a bit of magic to your day.

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Lucky Charms Cereal Bars

5 from 1 vote
Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
A magical recreation of these nostalgic cereal bars.

Ingredients 

  • 5 cups Lucky Charm's cereal
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Pour the Lucky Charm cereal into a large bowl
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until they are fully melted and it is smooth.
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Lucky Charm cereal and stir until the cereal is fully coated.
  • Lay the coated cereal on a parchment sheet and place another parchment sheet over the top. Press the cereal treat down until it is the thickness you desire. Remove the top parchment sheet and place the treat in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • While the cereal is setting, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly. Repeat one more time and then stir the chocolate until it is completely melted.
  • Remove the cereal treat from the freezer and cut into rectangle bars.
  • Dip each bar into the melted white chocolate and place them chocolate side down on a parchment paper.
  • You can set the cereal bars at room temperature or you can place them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal Carbohydrates: 37g Protein: 3g Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 108mg Potassium: 88mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 27g Vitamin A: 501IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 93mg Iron: 3mg

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