No-Bake Lucky Charms Cereal Bar Cutouts

Prep time:  25 Minutes
Total time:  1 Hour 55 Minutes
Servings:  6 cutouts and 16 (1 1/2-inch) balls
Calories per serving:  90

Bring a smile to your kid’s faces with these fun and easy no-bake cereal bar cutouts. Be inspired by the shapes from Lucky Charms™ cereal to create your own marshmallow!

Ingredient List

  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/4  cup butter, cut in pieces
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4  cups miniature marshmallows
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 6  cups Original Lucky Charms Cereal (from 10.5-oz box)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2  tablespoons rainbow candy sprinkles
  • Small check mark in a circle icon  Decorating cookie icing (in 7-oz pouches), assorted colors, as desired
Lucky the Leprechaun

Preparation

  1. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 45 seconds or until almost melted. Add 4 cups marshmallows; stir to coat. Microwave uncovered on High 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until marshmallows are melted.
  2. Add cereal to marshmallow mixture; stir to combine. With sprayed back of spoon, press mixture firmly and evenly in pan. Sprinkle candy sprinkles on top. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Using foil to lift, remove from pan, and peel foil away. Cut cereal mixture into desired shapes with 3- or 4-inch cookie cutters (ideas for shapes include balloon, clover, heart, moon, rainbow and shooting star). Roll remaining scraps into 1 1/2-inch balls. Drizzle cookie icings over tops of shapes. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. Store in single layer in covered container.

Tips

  • Make sure to really compress the cereal bars in pan; that will make them easier to cut. Lining pan with foil makes it easier to do the cutouts.
  • No cookie icing? Try colorful candy melts. In small microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts as directed on package. Place melted candy melts in small resealable freezer plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag; squeeze melted candy melts to drizzle melted candy over shapes. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set.
  • Try your favorite cookie cutter shape for cutting out bars.

Nutrition Information

1 Cutout or 1 Ball Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 85mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 9g); Protein 1g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%;
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 1