After I purchased a pound of Lucky charms marshmallows on a whim, I had to figure out something to do with them. A Lucky Charms Marshmallow muddy buddies recipe seemed like a natural fit and are great for St. Patricks Day treats or Unicorn Party snacks!
The ingredients are pretty simple, and made just like every other muddy buddy recipe you have ever cooked up. With the exception of that you will have to go out and buy a pound of freeze dried marshmallows on a whim, too. And for those of you who have concern, these marshmallow muddy buddies are gluten-free!
How to make lucky charms marshmallow muddy buddies recipe
You can use whatever color sprinkles or M&Ms is in this that you would like (or I can get your hands on.) In March, we are fortunate that Easter is around the same time and pastel colored M&Ms look pretty with the pastel-ish Lucky Charms marshmallows (buy Lucky Charms Marshmallows here).
Shamrock sprinkles are available just about all year round at Michaels in their cake section; keep an eye out for them!
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Muddy Buddies Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour15 minutes
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter
1 cup almond butter
1 cup marshmallow fluff
4 cups Chex cereal
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows only
1 cup pastel M&Ms
Use a medium microwave safe bowl to heat the white chocolate chips and butter for 1 minute. Stir the chips and heat another 15 seconds. Stir and microwave for 15 seconds at a time until the white chocolate chips are melted and thoroughly combined with the butter.
Add the almond butter and marshmallow fluff to the melted chocolate and combine. If the mixutre is too thick to stir, pop it back in the microwave for another 15 seconds.
Place your Chex cereal in a large mixing bowl. Pour the marshmallow-chocolate mixture over the Chex and gently fold together. Eventually the cereal will form individual pieces again instead of massive clumps.
Once this happens, pour 3 cups of powdered sugar in the mixing bowl to coat the cereal. If your powdereed sugar doesn't go far enough, add another cup of sugar. (In my experience, 4 cups was a bit too much sweet, but you do what you like!)
Spread the marshmallow Chex on a piece of parchment or wax paper and allow to cool for an hour.
Sprinkle your Lucky Charms marshmallows, M&Ms and shamrock sprinkles across the muddy buddies to make a magical mixture.
Store finished marshmallow muddy buddies in a sealed container.
This muddy buddies recipe is easy enough to make with your kids. They may need a little help with melting the chocolate, but everything else is pretty much dump and stir! And get creative with the mix-ins. Try some rainbow sprinkles or sixlets, or maybe a few white chocolate covered pretzels or yogurt covered raisins. There are lots of ways to make this recipe all your own.
As for what to do with the rest of that pound of Lucky Charms Marshmallows? I have an idea or two for that as well. Print off a few of these free printable St. Patrick’s Day tags from this post and make some super cute party favors or classroom favors for any of your little (or big!) friends. They’ll love it!
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.