This super easy-to-make Lucky Charms Bark is a bright and cheery way to have some magical fun! The tasty combination of white chocolate and Lucky Charms marshmallows is a sugary-sweet rainbow candy that's perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any day!!
Lucky Charms Bark Recipe
I know I'm not the only one who grew up kinda crazy about Lucky Charms brand cereal. Sugary oat cereal that's packed with tiny, colorful marshmallow things. I mean, who doesn't love these as a kid?!
Then nostalgia kicks in and it's fun to just sit down and enjoy a big bowl of childhood memories. Or make them into some fun treats!
My daughter certainly isn't complaining about enjoying what's left of the box! I made the rest into a couple of St. Patrick's Day or rainbow-themed recipes like this Lucky Charms Bark and my Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats!
What You'll Need
Other than a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, a bowl, and a spatula, you'll need just three ingredients to make this fun and festive bark!
- White Chocolate - a good quality white chocolate bar like Ghirardelli is recommended for making white chocolate bark. However, I have used the generic brands with equal success. When sharing your bark with kids, they don't discriminate!
- Lucky Charms Marshmallows - you can buy the special edition Lucky Charms marshmallows, and Kraft or Jet-Puffed also offers the 'marshmallows only' option that makes projects like this one so much easier! However, all you need is a box of Lucky Charms and a few minutes to pick out your marshmallows.
- Food Coloring - use candy coloring or liquid food coloring ( optional ). The gel food coloring doesn't work to color your white chocolate beautifully.
- Sprinkles - are also completely optional, but super fun! I used a mixture of nonpareils, sugar pearls, and sprinkles for my Lucky Charms Bark.
How To Make White Chocolate Bark
In just minutes, your Lucky Charms bark will be made and cooling. So get ready to enjoy this St. Paddy's Day-themed treat!
- Chop your white chocolate baking bars into chunks that are roughly the same size ( they'll melt more consistently this way ).
Stovetop: Use a double boiler method to heat your white chocolate. Place a heat-safe bowl over about an inch of water in a saucepan. Heat over medium and stir the chocolate until it is fully melted.
Microwave: Heat the white chocolate on high for 30 seconds then stir. Continue heating in 15 - 20 second intervals, stirring between each heating, and continue until the chocolate is fully melted.
- If you're going to color a portion of the white chocolate, pour only the first ¾ of the melted white chocolate onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Otherwise, pour it all. Spread the melted chocolate out into a rectangle shape.
- Color the remaining portion with liquid food coloring, use 1 - 2 drops depending on your desired color. Mix, then pour over the base layer of chocolate.
- Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together and give your Lucky Charms bark some texture if desired.
- Place the Lucky Charms marshmallows over the top of the bark.
- ( Optional ) Add sprinkles to finish the festive look.
Lucky Charms Bark
- 12 oz white chocolate (good quality chocolate is recommended)
- 1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
- sprinkles (optional)
- liquid food coloring (optional)
- Chop the white chocolate into roughly similar size small chunks so that it melts best. Use a double boiler or the microwave to melt. Stovetop (double boiler): place a heat safe bowl over a saucepan with about 1 inch of water. Heat over medium and stir the white chocolate until melted.Microwave: place the white chocolate chunks into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue heating in 15-20 second increments, stirring between each heating until the chocolate is melted.
- Pour roughly ¾ of the melted white chocolate out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Use your spatula to spread into a rectangle.
- Add a drop or two of liquid food coloring (if desired) to the remaining ¼ portion of the melted white chocolate. Spread on top of the base layer.
- Swirl the melted white chocolate to give it texture, you can also dip your toothpick in coloring to add lines of bright contrast.
- Place the Lucky Charms marshmallows evenly over the top of the melted white chocolate.
- (Optional) Add sprinkles and let the bark set to cool at room temperature for 45 minutes to an hour. Placing the bark into the refrigerator is useful during warm weather. Break or cut apart to serve.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!