Frosted Lucky Charms™ Magic Gems Cereal Bars

Prep time: 
20 Minutes
Total time: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
16
Calories per serving: 
240

Add some magic to traditional cereal treat bars with these Lucky Charms™ Magic Gems Cereal bars topped with frosting, marshmallows and candy sprinkles. Whether you’re making them for a fun afternoon activity or for a celebration, everyone is sure to love these easy, no-bake bars.

 

Ingredient List

Bars

  • 6 Cups Lucky Charms™ Magic Gems Cereal
  • 1/4 cups butter, cut in pieces
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows

Toppings

  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • Red and blue food colors
  • 1/3 cup marshmallows from Lucky Charms™ Magic Gems Cereal
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow candy sprinkles

Preparation

  1. Line 9-inch square pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Spray large bowl with cooking spray. Add 6 cups cereal to the bowl.
  2. Spray medium microwavable bowl with cooking spray. Add butter and marshmallows. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Pour hot marshmallow mixture over cereal; stir until cereal is coated. Press firmly in pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, stir frosting and food colors to desired purple color. With offset metal spatula, spread frosting evenly over fully cooled cereal bars. Top with 1/3 cup marshmallows from cereal, and candy sprinkles.
  4. Lift bars from pan; discard foil. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in airtight container.

Tips

  • Be sure to really compress cereal bars in pan; that will make them easier to cut. Swap candy sprinkles for gold or rainbow decorating sugar for a unique look. Lining your pan with foil helps for removing bars from pan to cut, and makes for easy cleanup. To make purple food color, mix 1 drop blue food color and 2 to 3 drops red food color with frosting until well combined.

Nutrition Information

16 servings (1 bar each)

1 Bar Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 180mg; Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 28g); Protein 1g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 6%; Iron 8%;
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 3