Tiffany and Reese test their luck with cereal!
Lucky Charm Cereal Bars
My niece, Reese, and I spend a lot of time together. She's my best friend and we also fight like cats and dogs. You would never guess she is only seven, considering she acts twenty-seven.
She informed me that I needed to write she is "a funny little girl and she likes to swim." I'm not sure why swimming was on her mind since it's currently snowing outside! LOL.
In my mind, she is hilarious! I am constantly recording her dancing, singing, and doing all sorts of stuff. We laugh non-stop, aggravate each other and make masterpieces!
We like to eat and make things for the holidays, hence the reason we chose these Lucky Charm Cereal Bars for our first DIY experiment. Of course they didn't look anything like the finished product on the computer, but we sure ate them all!
It's hard for me to refrain when it's her turn to help (I like things to be perfect), but I'm getting better and the main thing is we have fun!
You will need:
• 4 tablespoons butter
• 1 package marshmallows 10.5 oz, plus 2 cups more. (We bought two bags)
• 5 cups of Lucky Charms
• Rainbow Sprinkles
1. Butter a 9x13 pan
2. Take a large non-stick saucepan and melt butter on low heat. (I'm not sure any pan would be able to resist this stickiness!)
3. Add 1 package of marshmallow and stir keeping on low heat until they are melted into the butter. Then add in the last two cups and let them melt partially.
4. Pour in the cereal and stir until fully coated.
5. Pour mixture into your buttered pan and spread out evenly with large spatula sprayed with non-stick spray or butter. (This is a must do! Coat the spatula!)
6. Press mixture down into pan evenly. Don't press too firmly, they become compacted and hard.
7. Let treats sit for 2 hours or so and cut into squares.
How did it go?
We followed these directions precisely... A few things I would recommend changing are: use marshmallow cream if you can, or at least mini marshmallows. We used the regular sized ones and it was a mess! Literally, it looked like we had spiderwebs swirling around us.
Also, do not refrigerate. I repeat, DO NOT REFRIGERATE. This mistake caused us to need a hammer and chisel to break a piece of cereal bar off, since it set up like concrete. Wow, that was a disaster!
After we let them soften a bit out of the refrigerator, we were able to pull them apart like putty. LOL. Ours did not turn out nearly as pretty or presentable as the picture showed, but they tasted good and the whole pan was devoured!
All in all, I would say we semi "nailed it," considering the marshmallow also had to be chiseled out of the pan. I am likely to buy pre-made cereal bars from the store next time! LOL. Good luck on your attempt!