Lucky Charms Magic Bars

Ooey gooey Lucky Charms Magic Bars with a Nilla Wafer crust, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and coconut. The perfect way to catch a leprechaun.

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Growing up, Lucky Charms were a special treat. They fit in the category of “sugar cereal”, something we could have on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and something that we could only eat out of small blue and yellow plastic bowls. Key word: small. Like all kids, I remember loving the marshmallows and not thinking quite as much of the actual cereal….although I would happily suffer through it to get to the sweet, delicious marshmallows left in my bowl at the end.

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Now that I’m all grown up, and could clearly eat Lucky Charms whenever I want to, they don’t hold quite the same appeal as they did during childhood. Go figure! Actually, I’m really not a cereal person at all….which probably explains why I rarely buy it for my family. Let’s be clear – they are NOT happy about this – but it’s hard for me to buy something I don’t care to eat, myself! And….it’s hard for me to buy the kinds they really want. You know, the sugar cereal!

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It should come as no surprise, then, that when I brought a big box of Lucky Charms home recently, my kids went CRAZY! Or, more accurately, my entire family went crazy (husband included). I let them each have one small bowl…..and then told them enough was enough! Funny how the things our parents did kinda stick with us! Of course, I had other reasons for needing to limit their intake…namely, these magic bars!!

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I love making and eating magic bars and I thought that a version made with Lucky Charms would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Not only would Lucky Charms pair deliciously with so many of the classic magic bar ingredients….but if you think about it…..the combination would be the ideal way to catch a leprechaun. Sticky miniature marshmallows, gooey {green} sweetened condensed milk, coconut peaks and valleys, and all the brightly colored marshmallows are sure to attract at least one little fella…right? And even if they don’t, at least you can be guaranteed a magically delicious treat!

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Lucky Charms Magic Bars
 
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Ingredients
  • 1½ c. Nilla Wafer crumbs
  • ½ c. butter, melted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1½ c. Lucky Charms
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1 c. coconut
Instructions
  1. Combine Nilla Wafer crumbs and melted butter; press into bottom of 8x11 inch pan.
  2. Pour green-tinted sweetened condensed milk over crust.
  3. Top with miniature marshmallows, Lucky charms, white chocolate chips, and coconut.
  4. Sprinkle with additional Lucky Charms Marshmallows for a pop of color.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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Comments

  1. says

    My girls would love to try these for certain!!!! They have never had lucky charms but I agree perfect for trying to catch that pesky lephrachan!!!!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      We usually only buy Lucky Charms before St. Patrick’s Day….and good thing, because my kids gobble them up and argue over who has more marshmallows! Headaches!! :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks so much, Jen! My kids are pretty much crazy about them…..anything that gets them some more of those special marshmallows is a winner in their book!! :)

  2. says

    These look amazing! I SO wish we had Lucky Charms here in Australia – I am from the US (married an Aussie) and my dad always sends me Lucky Charms in the mail when I am home sick (and ranch dressing, ha!)…must try these when I get my next box!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Life without Ranch dressing and Lucky Charms……the sacrifices we make for love!! :) What else do you live without over in Australia?

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks, Monet! We shared ours with the neighbor kids….huge hit as an after school snack for sure! :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      I hear you, Jocelyn! Aren’t you almost surprised they haven’t come out with a box of “just marshmallows”??

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      That is FUNNY, Julie! I gotta be honest…..I don’t see the draw to either Rice Krispies OR Cheerios! But to each her own!! šŸ˜‰

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Awesome, Tonia! I’d love to know what else is on your list :) I’m not a huge cereal person, but if I were, I’m sure Lucky Charms would be up there for me, too!

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks so much, Angela! They are definitely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!! So glad you stopped by to say hello….hope you are having a great night! :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      I do think they’d be good without the coconut….you may just want to add more Lucky Charms! Thanks, Laura!

    • Heather Blackburn says

      Ha! I see someone had the same question above. How much more of the Lucky Charms would you add?? another 1/2 cup?

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