Breakfast cereals embody a realm of popular culture so embedded in our minds that anyone named Tony runs the risk of having “Tiger” as a nickname. The slogans are part of our collective psyche: “Follow my nose. It always knows;” “I’m coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs!”; “Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids!” You’ll also know Snap, Crackle, and Pop. Chances are you made Rice Krispy treats about the first time you smoked weed and found them magically delicious. I’m assuming that marshmallows and breakfast cereals are low on the hoarding list, and that many of you have kids with not a lot to do. This recipe is as simple as the one you made; they can do it, too.
1 stick unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
2 10-oz bags mini marshmallows, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 cups Lucky Charms
Line a 9 x 13-in pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with softened butter. Set aside 2 cups of the marshmallows. Heat butter to bubbling, add half the marshmallows. Remove from heat, add the rest of the marshmallows and the vanilla. When the marshmallows are melted, add cereal and stir until well-blended but still warm and gooey. Press the mixture into an even layer in the baking pan and cool at room temperature for an hour. Cut into squares, hearts, moons, or clovers.