Some days I wonder how I got so old all of a sudden. I am a wife, a mother, I have a mortgage, I do my own taxes, I’ve started noticing wrinkles around my eyes when I smile, and staying up past 10:00pm sounds like torture.
Case in point…I used to spend St. Patty’s Day in college drinking green beer and going to “Kegs and Eggs” before class. This year I have a dentist appointment scheduled that day. A freaking dentist appointment. There is nothing more than I hate than going to the dentist. But, alas, I am an adult and need to do adult things like get my teeth cleaned. Even if it is on St. Patrick’s Day.
I guess that doesn’t mean I can’t have any fun that day, so a festive treat will be in order. (After I leave the dentist, of course.) These are a twist on the classic rice crispy treat, using Lucky Charms instead of rice crispies. Which of course means, double the marshmallows! If you really wanted to go wild, you could even dye the marshmallows green to make them even more festive.
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 16 ounces marshmallows
- 6 cups Lucky Charm cereal
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Add in the marshmallows, and return to the microwave. Cook for 1 minute, stir the marshmallows and butter together then return to the microwave to cook for another minute, or until the marshmallows are completely smooth and melted.
- Add in the cereal, and stir until evenly coated. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan and gently press down. (A piece of greased wax paper works well for this.)
- Allow to cool for 20 minutes and then cut into squares.