But I recently saw a version Lucky Charms pie on the Internet, and although it looked beautiful, it also looked like too many steps. Especially when I know most people want easy, fast, and with as few ingredients to buy as possible…so I made up my own version!
You can watch me make the pie on Charlotte Today below…
Speaking of ingredients, you only need FIVE!!!
- Lucky Charms cereal (regular, chocolate, or the st. patricks day version)
- 1 stick of butter, melted…for the 2 cups of ground cereal
- Granulated sugar (1/3 cup) …for the 2 cups of ground cereal
- Pudding (instant vanilla or chocolate)…I used one large box and one small box
- Milk (for the pudding)…if you use a big and small box, you’ll need 5 cups
The most fun part of this pie for me, was using the cereal part of the Lucky Charms as the “crust” of the pie, and the marshmallows become the topping! We’re so used to using graham crackers or crushed cookies (like Oreos or shortbread) as the crust of pies, but in this case, using the cereal is so smart!
Step 1: Start by separating the cereal from the marshmallows (great job for the kiddos). I used the bigger box of Lucky Charms, and after separating everything, there is enough cereal for two pie crusts, but only enough marshmallows for one pie (unless you skimp on them, which I wouldn’t) 😉
Step 2: Grind up the cereal into a fine crumb in a food processor (it will make about 4-5 cups once ground). Take out half of the amount to use for another crust! Then add in the melted butter and sugar until it combines, and once you squeeze it, it stays together.
Step 3: Put mixture in the pie pan, and press it into the bottom, and up the sides. Pop in fridge once done to let the crust chill and harden a bit.
Step 4: Make the instant pudding according to the directions, and then tint it green if you’d like! Add five drops and then add more, one at a time, until you’ve reached the desired color! If you use the chocolate pudding, obviously, there’s no need to tint it! Put it in the pie crust right away!
Step 5: Put the marshmallows all over the top, and pop back in the fridge! Serve within a couple of hours!
#Protip If you want to serve more than four hours out (or the next day), wait to put the marshmallows on until just before serving!
Now, as much as I’m a Lucky Charms purist, and LOVE the regular box, around St. Patrick’s Day, they release these two boxes…
And the chocolate cereal would make an amazing crust in itself too! So please feel free to do the exact same idea, but sub either one of these boxes for the regular one. I would also switch out the puddings from vanilla to chocolate with any of the varieties of cereal! Do whatever makes you happiest.
And if you are gluten free, use any of your favorite gluten free cereals, do the same process as above! The only edit would be if you use an unsweetened cereal, like a regular Cheerios, add 2 more tablespoons of sugar!
After all, I yearn to make this magically delicious for everyone!
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