St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats - Recipe & Activity for Life Skills Classrooms

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats - Recipe & Activity for Life Skills Classrooms

Embrace the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with a touch of enchantment in your classroom! Today, we're not just cooking; we're creating magical moments with a delightful recipe – Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats. This St. Patrick's Day-themed cooking activity is a golden opportunity for students to practice essential skills, making it the perfect addition to your life skills curriculum. So, let the St. Patrick's Day magic begin as we cook up some delicious memories in the classroom kitchen!

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Servings: 15 Bars

Prep Time: 2 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 12 mins



  • ½ stick of unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) mini marshmallows (or 2 heaping cups of marshmallows)
  • 4 cups Lucky Charms cereal
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
  • 4 - 6 drops green food coloring (optional)


  1. Grease a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter on low heat in a large pot.

  3. Once the butter has melted, stir in the salt, mini marshmallows, & vanilla.

  4. Once the marshmallows have melted, stir in 4 - 6 drops of green food coloring or as many drops as desired for the preferred shade of green. (optional)

  5. Remove the melted marshmallow mixture from heat and gently mix in the Lucky Charms. (Stir gently to avoid crushing the cereal.)

  6. Once the cereal is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture, pour it into your prepared pan and gently press it even. (Avoid pressing too hard!)

  7. Let the treats cool before cutting into squares.

  8. Serve and enjoy!


Classroom Discussion: As we savor the magic of St. Patrick's Day, let's ignite a classroom discussion about balance. Ask your students: Is this a wholesome snack, or is it a magical treat to be savored in moderation? Connect the joy of cooking with essential life skills and foster healthy discussions in your classroom.


Enhance your St. Patrick's Day celebrations with these St. Patrick's Day Recipe Worksheets. Tailored to complement the delightful Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats recipe, these St. Patrick's Day-themed worksheets go the extra mile by featuring four additional student-friendly recipes. Each recipe is designed to be completed in a single class period, offering both enjoyment and valuable educational content for your students.
Patrick's Day in the classroom kitchen is a recipe for both learning and joy. The Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats bring the magic of St. Patrick's Day alive, creating golden memories that will linger long after the last delicious bite. So, let the St. Patrick's Day enchantment unfold in your classroom kitchen!


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