Recipe: Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Ganache

I’m a sucker for festive foods for any kind of holiday! As a lover of Rice Krispie treats and chocolate, I decided it would be fun to make these magically delicious treats!

I’m sure I’m not the first to make Rice Krispie treats with Lucky Charms, but I decided to make them my own by mixing the two cereals instead of using just the Lucky Charms, I think this gave them a little bit more crunch for the final product. I also did a simple, but decadent chocolate ganache on top. If you know me, then you know I can’t finish a meal without chocolate!

Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • Marshmallows (I used the whole bag of jumbo marshmallows. I recommend using about 2 bags of mini ones for the purpose of melting them faster.)
  • Butter (1/4 cup)
  • Lucky Charms cereal (about 2 cups) (I also pulled out some extra marshmallows from the cereal, since I wanted a lot of them in there!)
  • Rice Krispies cereal (about 2 cups)
  • For the Ganache: Heavy cream or Half and Half (1 cup) and semi sweet baking chocolate or chips (about 2 cups)

 Step 1: Melt your butter in the pan. As soon as the butter is melted, dump marshmallows in pot and stir continuously until fully melted. (You’re going to want to use the largest pot you have so that there’s room to stir in the cereal.)

Step 2: Take melted marshmallows off of the heat, and stir in Lucky Charms and Rice Krispies. You’re going to want to keep stirring until it is all combined and not let it sit. The longer it sits, the harder it becomes to stir. It’s a workout in itself stirring it right away! Be sure to stir as gently as possible to not crush the cereal.

 Step 3: Transfer the mixture to a properly greased baking pan. To get it in the pan without making a big, sticky mess: Spray a spatula with Pam to get it out of the bowl and smear your hands with butter to press it into the pan. If you don’t do this, you’ll have a doozy of a time trying to get it off of your hands and into the pan!

Step 4: Set your Lucky Charms treats aside and begin making your chocolate ganache by mixing in your heavy cream and chocolate chips. Keep stirring chocolate in, letting it melt, and seeing if the ganache is thick enough.

 Step 5: Once it’s thick enough, pour over top of your Lucky Charms treats and put in the fridge to let cool.

 Step 6: Take them out of the fridge and slice em up! Once you’ve removed them from the fridge, you don’t need to put them back in, just keep them covered in foil or tupperware.

I decided to add some green sprinkles on top to make them even more festive and fun! Some shamrock or rainbow shaped sprinkles would be super cute on these too!

Have you made Rice Krispie treats before?? Do you find them insanely hard to stir too? I will admit, the final product is totally worth it, though!

 

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