I know it has been too long since I posted anything, but the struggle is real. Between the heat, long hours at work, and just feeling kinda drained lately, the creative juices haven’t really been flowing. Then in a sudden spurt of inspiration, a.k.a scrolling through Instagram, I knew what fun thing I wanted to make! Something that would be a little different, and didn’t require heating up my whole kitchen. The inspiration is from one of my very favorite food bloggers to follow on Instagram: Southern Fatty. He always has such great ideas and I find him super funny. So when his Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats popped up, I finally had an idea of something I could make.
Rice Krispie treats were always a huge treat in our house growing up, but we didn’t have them very often. For kids who grew up in a Kosher house, seeing kids at lunch pull out a sweet smelling, light blue wrapped square at lunch could invoke slight pangs of jealousy knowing that your mom would never pack you one in your lunch box. As I mentioned in my post about Passover, that was really the only time of the year that we got marshmallows, but my mom who is a genius realized that marshmallow fluff is in fact Kosher. Just like that, I no longer had to be jealous of kids and their packaged Rice Krispie Treats, because I got homemade!
Although Kosher marshmallows exist (thank you Trader Joe’s) fluff is one of the greatest things that was ever created, in my humble opinion. It also makes Rice Krispie Treats come together in a snap! For this recipe, I actually took the time to separate the Lucky from the Charms. Yes, I do know that you can order a bag of just Lucky Charms marshmallows, but since I wanted to use the cereal part as well, it made more sense for me to just buy a box.
This recipe is a little out of the norm of what I make, but it seemed like a really fun change of pace to finish off an incredibly long week.
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 (7 oz) jar of Marshmallow fluff
- 4 cups Lucky Charms Cereal (without the marshmallows)
- 1 cup Lucky Charms Marshmallows
- Separate the cereal from the marshmallows in a box of Lucky Charms (I promise it doesn’t take as long as you would think).
- Line a 8×8 pan with wax paper.
- On the stove, melt butter on a low heat. Once melted, add the jar of fluff and whisk until smooth.
- Remove from heat and pour the mixture over the cereal. Fold until all the cereal is coated.
- Add the marshmallows and fold to evenly distribute.
- Press the mixture into your lined pan, then put in the fridge until ready to eat.