You guys. We did something crazy. Well, we’ve done a lot of crazy things, but THESE marshmallow treats…unreal. Rice Krispie treats have always been one of my favorite sweets, but we decided to trash up the ol’ classic in honor of St. Patty’s Day, and it ended up being a great idea.
Nothing says St. Patty’s Day like Lucky Charms, lots of butter, and more marshmallows, amiright? The Irish probably beg to differ. Side note: Ireland is one of my favorite places, and the Irish are some of the nicest people. I visited in 2011 when I was studying abroad, and I definitely didn’t eat any Lucky Charms, but I did learn how to pour a perfect Guinness (Guinness tastes way different and WAY better over there).
You should wash these treats down with a Guinness.
Lexi and I spent all day yesterday in the kitchen baking, cooking, and photographing all the foods. It was one of the best Sundays we’ve had in a while. Life has been pretty crazy lately, which leaves us with less time in the kitchen doing what we love, but we’re finally back on track (we think).
These brown butter lucky charms treats were one of the things we churned out of our tiny kitchen yesterday. Brown butter really kicks it up a notch (thanks for the phrase, Ina), so don’t skip that step. Also, it’s a little tedious picking out the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms cereal, but it’s worth it in the end, and there are worse ways to spend your time.
We hope you have a great St. Patty’s Day and survived the weekend celebrations, especially those of you on Greenville in Dallas!
Also – since this is technically cereal, you should totally have these for breakfast on Tuesday. It only makes sense.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 10 oz. bag marshmallows
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 5-6 C Lucky Charms cereal (tiny marshmallows picked out + reserved)
- Grease a 8 x 8" pan. Pour 5 C of cereal into large bowl.
- In a heavy bottom pot, brown butter over medium-low heat. (To brown butter: slowly melt butter, and stir frequently. The butter will begin to foam, and little brown bits will form at the bottom. Continue stirring until butter is a golden-brown color and smells nutty - remove from heat quickly before burning)
- Once butter is browned, remove from heat, add marshmallows and salt. Stir until marshmallows are melted. (put back over low heat for a few seconds if the pot isn't hot enough to melt the marshmallows)
- Slowly pour marshmallow + butter mixture over cereal, stirring to combine. Add more cereal if needed/wanted. (I used a little less than 6 cups)
- Pour cereal + marshmallow mixture into greased pan. Top with Lucky Charms marshmallows. Let sit until firm - about an hour, or longer.
- Slice into 9 pieces, and enjoy!