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The Luckiest Rice Krispie Treats.

Why yes, I am making lucky charms krispie treats! I’m putting on my slightly wonky, embarrassed emoji face. Because we’re doing this today. With everything going on in our world right now, I figured a little throwback, simple, trashed up rice krispie treat would do the trick for Saint Patrick’s Day… that we will probably […]

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Why yes, I am making lucky charms krispie treats!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

I’m putting on my slightly wonky, embarrassed emoji face. Because we’re doing this today.

lucky charms marshmallows

With everything going on in our world right now, I figured a little throwback, simple, trashed up rice krispie treat would do the trick for Saint Patrick’s Day… that we will probably all spend at home! While I photographed this recipe weeks ago in anticipation for the holiday, its retro vibe is giving me all the feels for one of my favorite childhood treats. 

Honestly, right now I’m in constant not-trying-to-panic mode. As someone who has had major anxiety over sickness and my loved ones getting sick since I was a child, I’m trying not to freak out. So we’re staying home and I’ll be cooking up a storm with what I can – mostly to distract myself and feed everyone delicious food and hopefully give you a few minutes to take your mind off everything.

I’ll be doing what I do right here everyday, so please stop in and chat! 

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Now!

Big time question for you. How do you feel about the marshmallows?

I know some people looooaaathe them. The crisp, crunch, almost like styrofoam. Eddie has a severe aversion to styrofoam (it’s funny) so he can’t even IMAGINE eating the marshmallows. 

But I’m the odd one out and love the texture. While I’ve never really cared to eat a bowl of Lucky Charms with milk, I DO want to crunch on a few marshmallows here and there.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

So, this is kind of my dream. Crisp, chewy, marshmallowy rice krispie treats studded with lucky charms marshmallows AND topped with them.

Also, side note – the marshmallows today are so ridiculous and outrageous! When I was a kid, they looked nothing like this. 

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

If you want to make a fun, embarrassingly easy treat at home, I’ve got you. We all need a little nostalgia right now! 

 If you want to make something a little more complicated, yet still festive, try these lucky charms cupcakes! Or this one bowl whiskey fudge cake

And if you want to pretend that we can make lucky charms halfway decent, there’s this cereal milk chia pudding too. 

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Look at that crispy crunchiness.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

The rainbows are definitely my favorite!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

This is obviously a treat you can make ahead of time. One you can slice and package up for someone too.

Oh and you can also make a larger pan, I just happen to like really thick rice krispie treats. So I go with a square pan.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

The texture freak in me can’t help it.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

While it’s not some wild and crazy new recipe, Max absolutely LOVED doing this and thought it was so fun. It’s such a simple and festive way to get a quick treat out for Saint Patrick’s Day!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Lucky Charms Krispie Treats

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Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 squares
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 10- ounce bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 to 7 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 2 cups lucky charms marshmallows (or as many as you can find in the bag!

Instructions

  • Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick spray. You can also use a 9x13 inch baking dish, the squares just won't be as thick!
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter is melted and even a little browned, stir in the mini marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is creamy and the marshmallows have melted.
  • Turn off the heat and fold in the rice krispies. Completely mix until all the rice cereal is mixed in. Stir in 1 cup of the lucky charms marshmallows and fold them in for a few minutes. Press the mixture into the dish. I like to press it down with a piece of parchment paper so it gets super smooth on top and it doesn't stick to the spoon. Then I press the remaining lucky charm marshmallows into the top! Let them set for about an hour. Slice into squares and serve!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Those colors though!

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Salted Pretzel S’mores Crunch Bars.

Your weekend called! They asked for s’mores bars. It’s Friday eve and if you know me, you know that I love a Thursday. The anticipation of the weekend is so real. And we get to experience it weekly! Make a treat because it’s time to celebrate. S’mores are not just a summer thing for me. […]

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Your weekend called! They asked for s’mores bars.

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

It’s Friday eve and if you know me, you know that I love a Thursday. The anticipation of the weekend is so real. And we get to experience it weekly!

Make a treat because it’s time to celebrate.

chocolate and marshmallow

S’mores are not just a summer thing for me. Heck, I will make one over the grill in January! I love how they carry into fall (hello bonfires) and the chillier months too. However! They tend to get so much more love in summer… and we should put an end to that.

salted rice krispie chocolate bars

So here we are with one month of summer left and I need all things s’mores. These bars are a cross between rice krispie treats and fudge. They sort of remind me of the rice krispie topping on the most popular brownies EVER or these nutella crunch brownies. They are chewy and gooey like rice krispie treats because the chocolate holds everything together. But they are crunchy and dense and super rich and delicious. 

And filled with SALTED PRETZELS!!

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

I couldn’t care less about pretzels. At least, most of the time. My kids are both obsessed with pretzels. Like, beg for pretzels every single day obsessed. It’s crazy to me! 

Sure, I like pretzels on or in certain things, but just plain pretzels? They don’t do it for me.

That means that I have tons of pretzels around all the time and that I’m not tempted by my kids’ snacks. However, it also means I can steal said pretzels intended for their snacks and throw them in s’mores bars to make a crazy delicious dessert.

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

These are dangerous. Oooooh!

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

These bars are crunchy, chocolatey and marshmallowy. I LIVE for them.

Oh oh and they are basically no-bake bars!

Here’s how I did the marshmallow layer to toast the top: refrigerate the bars for a hot minute and then once they are cold, top with alllll the mini marshmallows. Set the pan under the broiler for 1 to 2 more (hot?) minutes and allow the marshmallows to get all bubbly and brown. This toasts and slightly melts the marshmallows without melting the chocolate from the bars. It’s awesome.

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

Seriously just LOOK at that crunchy center!

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

S’mores Bars

Salted Pretzel S’mores Bars

These indulgent s’mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, (finely chopped)
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups salted mini pretzel twists, (some crushed, some not)
  • 6 ounces mini marshmallows
  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until the butter and marshmallows are melted and smooth. Stir in the chocolate until smooth. If necessary, you can microwave one more time, but you don’t want the chocolate to seize, so try to stir for a few minutes until it melts. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold the cereal and pretzels in with a large spatula. This will take a few minutes because it’s super sticky and you don’t want to totally crush all the cereal. Make sure it’s all coated evenly. Press the mixture in the lined baking dish and even out the top with a spatula. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  4. Remove the bars from the fridge and immediately cover the top with mini marshmallows. Heat the broiler in your over to high. Set the bars under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, watching the entire time, until they are golden and bubbly. Remove the dish from the oven. Use a sharp knife to cut the bars into squares. Some of the marshmallow might be gooey but slowly and gently slice through it. Serve the bars immediately!

slightly adapted from good housekeeping autumn magazine

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

These bars are my life coach.

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