9 St. Patrick's Day Treats You Can Make with Lucky Charms Cereal
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.
When it comes to holiday desserts, making them festive is a must; St. Patrick's Day sweets are no exception. What easier way could there be to whip up a quick shamrock-themed treat than to use 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
There’s no better way to celebrate a holiday than with chocolate, and making chocolate bark is fun and easy. You may want to make a double batch of this marshmallow- and cereal-topped chocolate bark; it’s so delicious that it won’t last long! Click here for the recipe.
Lucky Charms Rainbow Dessert Pizza
This recipe may require a bit of work, but it’s well worth your time and effort. The results are as beautiful as they are delicious. Click here for the recipe.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.