Lucky Cereal Treats

Over the weekend my sister helped me make these cute and delicious Lucky Cereal Treats. I made these with my mom as a little girl and thought it would be fun to carry on the tradition. I always loved Saint Patrick’s Day. Everything was magically GREEN! Little did I know the secret was green food coloring.



Lucky Cereal Treats

Author Jennifer Grooms


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 drops of green gel food coloring
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • Clover cookie cutter
  • Heart cookie cutter
  • ½ cup green candy melts
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • Gold sprinkles


  1. Coat a baking sheet generously with butter and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted.
  3. Lower heat. Once marshmallow mixture has melted, add vanilla and fold. Add food coloring and stir until marshmallow mix is completely colored.
  4. Remove from heat (your marshmallows should have a stretchy, gooey consistency) and fold in rice cereal.
  5. Place mixture into your buttered baking sheet and spread evenly. Lay a piece of parchment across the cereal treats and use a rolling pin to create an even top (these cereal treats are thinner than most). Using your cookie cutters, cut out your desired shapes (and enjoy the scraps!) Place on a separate baking sheet (lined with parchment paper).
  6. Microwave candy melts and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Dip a portion of each cereal treat into candy melts and place on lined baking sheet. Top off with gold sprinkles.

  7. Enjoy your oh-so-luck cereal treats!