• Cathy Lundblad, From Scratch Baking

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Treats


You don’t have to be Irish to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. How do you celebrate? Do you catch leprechauns with the kids? Do you bake Irish Soda Bread? I can’t think of a better way to get into the spirit of any holiday than with baking something sweet.


For this St. Patrick’s Day, get the kids involved, especially the kiddos who are “bored” and have them make up a tasty Lucky Charms treat.


Kitchen Safety

Even though this recipe is a no-bake one, teaching and keeping kids safe in the kitchen is important, especially when using the stove. And while washing your hands isn’t new, it is good to always wash your hands before cooking or baking anything. So is tying loose hair back and having your feet covered (you wouldn’t want anything sharp or hot falling onto those little tootsies. Be sure to always supervise young bakers when baking together in the kitchen.


Lucky Charms No-Bake Treats

Ingredients

-3 tbsp butter

-1 bag (16 ounces) of marshmallows

-1 tsp vanilla

-5 cups Lucky Charms cereal

Kitchen Tools Needed

-Spatula (spray with cooking spray to keep mixture from sticking)

-8x8 or 9x13 pan, sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper

-Large bowl

-Medium-sized pot

Directions


1. Place the cereal into a large bowl and set aside.

2. Put the butter and marshmallows into a pot and melt on the stove. Remove from heat once melted.

3. Stir in the vanilla.

4. Pour the melted mixture onto the cereal.

5. Using your spatula coated with cooking spray, stir the cereal mixture together.

6. Pour the mixture into a pan.

7. Take a sheet of parchment or wax paper and place on top of the mixture. Push down to flatten into the pan.

8. When treats are firm, cut into squares and enjoy.


If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional to bake for St. Patrick’s Day, then check out my recipe for Irish Soda Bread Muffins. Whatever you choose to make, have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!




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