We are beyond thrilled to see so many food companies listening to parents over concerns about artificial ingredients and, like you guys, we do what we can to keep sugar to a minimum at home. But, ultimately, we are believers in moderation, and for us that means having fun with Lucky Charms recipes on St. Patrick’s Day. It just does.

I used to believe that you either love Lucky Charms marshmallows or you don’t. As a kid, my sister eagerly slurped up every last clover and horseshoe, along with my extras. But I have to admit that I’ve come to appreciate an occasional dose of the stuff, especially when used for more than just a bowl of cereal. These Lucky Charms recipes have me thinking that you can fall somewhere between liking them or not—especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Because, come on, tell me these don’t look magically delicious.

Related: More Lucky Charms dessert recipes!

 

If your kids get excited for cupcakes, they’ll flip for these Lucky Charms Cupcakes at Inspired by Charm (above). With boxed cake being one of the main ingredients, this straightforward cupcake recipe would be a great project for little bakers. Forewarning though, the frosting does contain Crisco, so if you’re not a fan, you could always make a basic buttercream frosting and add the Lucky Charms cereal as garnish.

 

 Need an easy Lucky Charms recipe? Pudding mix gives these simple but fun Lucky Charms Cookies a soft texture and sweet taste. | Is This Really My Life

Vanilla pudding mix makes Lucky Charms Cookies at Is This Really My Life not only deliciously soft and sweet, but also super easy to make. And, somehow, I feel like eating Lucky Charms in cookie form is totally acceptable.

 

Whether a mocktail or cocktail, these Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshakes would make the sweetest St. Patrick's Day treat. | How Sweet Eats

I may have to vote for the mocktail version of these Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshakes at How Sweet Eats but, hey, whatever gets you through the day. Vodka decision aside, a milkshake made of Lucky Charms marshmallows, ice cream, and whipped cream would excite even the sweetest of sweet tooths. And if you skip the whipped cream, it’s basically like having a bowl of cereal, right?

 

Lucky Charms recipes don't get easier than this Lucky Charms Popcorn, especially if you get hip to the genius shortcut for getting just marshmallows. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day (or, really, whenever!) | Paper & Stitch

Well, this is brilliant and totally easy: Lucky Charms Marshmallow Popcorn at Paper & Stitch. You probably get the gist, but should hop on over for the link to a brilliant shortcut so that you can mix in just the marshmallows. Or, of course, you can just put the kids to work sorting. What? It’s good math practice!

 

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Squares may be the ultimate Lucky Charms recipe, made entirely of the cereal, butter and more marshmallows! | Serious Eats

We can’t rightly talk cereal recipes without including a version of the classic marshmallow treat. These Lucky Charms Marshmallow Squares at Serious Eats are simple, delicious business. A little butter, a box of cereal, and more marshmallows transform a classic treat into a St. Patrick’s Day special. A favorite kid cereal turned into a favorite kid dessert? I know a certain sister who will be happy.

 

Holy Lucky Charms recipe! These Lucky Charms donuts are the perfect St. Patrick's Day treats—and easy to make with store bought donuts! | Studio DIY

Though I’m not an original fan of Lucky Charms marshmallows, these are a favorite St. Patrick’s Day treat. Maybe because of how easy and cute they are. And also maybe because donuts. Duh. You don’t have to bake (or fry) up donuts from scratch to make these Lucky Charms Donuts, but you do need to make a super simple glaze, so be sure to visit Studio DIY for the easy how-to.

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