One of the best parts of any holiday is the food. As special days throughout the year when the only diet plan we adhere to is "eat-whatever-makes-you-happy," the holidays are generally filled with festive and delicious eats. We look forward to making (and consuming) a number of beloved dishes and desserts. When we think of St. Patrick's Day, most of us immediately picture corned beef and cabbage — but don't worry if you're not a fan of brined beef brisket and boiled cabbage. There are a few sweet ways to celebrate this holiday, too.Lucky Charms cereal — invented in the early 1960s by a General Mills product developer with the good Irish name of John Holahan? Cereal is well-suited to cooking and baking (it’s perfect for adding both sweetness and crunch) and Lucky Charms cereal is dotted with colorful marshmallow bits — including bright green four-leaf clovers.
The great thing about making treats with Lucky Charms is that there is no limit to what you can create. Sprinkle the marshmallow bits around the edges of a fluffy cream pie or fold them into cookie dough. Layer the cereal with pistachio pudding to make a festive St. Patrick’s Day trifle or fold it into softened ice cream before sandwiching it between cookies for a twist on the classic ice cream sandwich. If you’re feeling really creative, you could even use Lucky Charms for savory cooking; crushed up cereal makes a delicious and crunchy coating for breaded fish or chicken, for example.
Whatever you create with your Lucky Charms cereal, it’s bound to be delicious. In case you need a few ideas to get you started, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite easy-to-make desserts. Read on for the recipes.
Lucky Charms Chocolate Bark
Lucky Charms Rainbow Dessert Pizza
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.