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Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark (Marshmallow Cereal)

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Magically delicious is what you will find in this Chocolate Lucky Charms bark! This crispy treat is made with white chocolate bark that is rainbow-colored and topped with Lucky Charms kids cereal and festive sprinkles. Break into pieces and nibble on this delicious St. Patrick’s Day chocolate bark dessert.

Chocolate barks topped with lucky charms marshmallows and sprinkles sitting on a white plate.

Chocolate bark is a delicious dessert that is made with melted chocolate, a choice of toppings, and then broken into pieces. This confectioner’s dessert is one that is made often for any and every occasion the entire family will love.

Pair your bark with these decadent Lucky Charms cupcakes that are filled with a surprise. Or try out these Lucky Charm jello shots that can be made with or without alcohol.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe!

  • Indulge in this delicious chocolate dessert that boasts quick and effortless preparation.
  • Ideal for adding a vibrant touch to rainbow-themed parties or St. Patrick’s Lucky Day festivities.
  • Enjoy the flexibility the recipe offers in terms of ingredient selection.

Ingredients For Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark

White chocolate bars, lucky charms marshmallows, gel food coloring, and sprinkles on a white surface.
  • Chocolate – We recommend using Ghirardelli Premium Chocolate, which provides a rich, smooth taste that forms the perfect base for our bark.
  • Marshmallows –  Lucky Charms is a delicious marshmallow breakfast cereal, and the marshmallows are ideal for this recipe, adding a unique texture and a hint of vanilla flavor that pairs wonderfully with the chocolate.
  • Sprinkles – Rainbow-colored sprinkles are not just a decorative touch but also lend a delightful crunch to the bark.
  • Food coloring – Pink and yellow food coloring is used to create visually appealing and festive hues in the white chocolate, further enhancing the dessert’s overall aesthetic appeal.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Chocolate – If you prefer a darker chocolate flavor, feel free to use semi-sweet or dark chocolate instead of white. Alternatively, you can use vegan chocolate to make this recipe vegan-friendly.
  • Marshmallows – If you can’t find Lucky Charms marshmallows, any small-sized colorful marshmallows, such as magical unicorn marshmallows, will work. For a fun twist, try using flavored marshmallows. Avoid chocolate cereal pieces as these would change the balance of the recipe.
  • Sprinkles – Feel free to experiment with different types and colors of sprinkles based on the occasion or your personal preference. For example, use green and orange sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day or pastel-colored ones for Easter.
  • Food coloring – While we’ve suggested pink and yellow, you can use any food coloring of your choice to match your celebration theme. Just be sure to choose colors that will contrast well with your choice of chocolate.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark

Collage of creating white chocolate bark.
  • Break up the white chocolate and put it in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt it on low, stirring every half minute until smooth. Or, use a double boiler to melt it. (Photo 1)
  • Take 2-3 tablespoons of the melted chocolate and put them in two separate bowls. Add a drop of different food coloring to each and mix. (Photo 2)
  • Spread the rest of the white chocolate on a baking sheet with an icing spatula or spoon. (Photo 3)
  • Drop spoonfuls of the colored chocolate on the white chocolate. Use a skewer to mix the colors. (Photo 4)
Collage of decorating white chocolate bark with sprinkles and Lucky Charms marshmallows.
  • Put Lucky Charms marshmallows and sprinkles on top before the chocolate hardens. (Photo 5)
  • Let the chocolate set for 30-45 minutes at room temperature or 15-30 minutes in the fridge.
  • After the chocolate hardens, cut it into bars with a knife or break it up by hand. (Photo 6)
Stacked chocolate barks topped with lucky charms marshmallows and sprinkles.

Expert Tips 

  • Use good quality chocolate: The quality of chocolate you use will directly affect the taste of the bark. So, use high-quality chocolate to get a better taste and texture.
  • Melt the chocolate slowly: When melting the chocolate, make sure to do it slowly and in a low heat setting, stirring regularly. Overheating the chocolate can cause it to become grainy or lumpy.
  • Use parchment paper: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the chocolate from sticking to the pan and making it easier to remove the bark once it’s set.
  • Add inclusions after swirling: If you’re adding toppings like nuts, candies, or dried fruits, add them only after swirling the chocolate so that they adhere well to the melted chocolate and don’t sink to the bottom.
  • Don’t overload the bark: While it’s tempting to add a lot of toppings, don’t overload the bark, as it can become difficult to break apart or cut into neat pieces.
  • Let it cool properly: After adding the toppings, let the bark cool down properly before cutting or breaking into pieces. This will help it set properly and avoid any cracks or breaks.

Storing Tips 

Store any of the bark in a sealed container or bag at room temperature. If your home or area is warm, then you can refrigerate the bark to prevent it from melting. But it stores best at room temperature. Store for up to two weeks.

Place any chocolate bark you don’t plan to eat right away in the freezer in a sealed container for 2-3 months. Then thaw on the counter for about an hour or two until thawed. Or you can eat frozen.

What To Serve With Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark

This dessert can be served up after a feast or for a mid-day snack. This key lime pie also fits the St. Patrick’s Day theme and will be nice and tart and help balance out the sweetness of the chocolate. Or sip on this homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream!

Chocolate barks topped with lucky charms marshmallows and sprinkles sitting on and off a white plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use any type of chocolate for chocolate bark?

Yes, you can use any type of chocolate for making chocolate bark, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. Each type of chocolate will have a different flavor and texture, so choose the one you prefer. You can also use chocolate chips or chocolate bars, but make sure to use high-quality chocolate for the best results.

Can I make chocolate bark in advance?

Go right ahead and make this chocolate bark with Lucky Charms marshmallows a day or two in advance if you want. Just make it up, and then store it in an airtight container until you are ready to serve it up. This is a wonderful make-ahead dessert.

Are the marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal the same as regular marshmallows?

While they may seem similar, the marshmallows in delicious breakfast cereal are actually dehydrated marshmallows. They have a slightly different texture and flavor compared to regular marshmallows, and they soften slightly when exposed to moisture.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

While the main ingredients, like chocolate and marshmallows, are naturally gluten-free, some brands and variations of these ingredients might contain gluten. Also, Lucky Charms marshmallows are made from cereal that contains oats, and cross-contamination could occur during manufacturing. Always check the labels if you’re catering to a gluten-free diet.

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“Our grandkids loved making this treat with me and, of course, eating it”! Thank you. – Colleen

White plate with chocolate barks topped with lucky charms marshmallows and sprinkles.
5 from 12 votes

Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark (Marshmallow Cereal)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Magically delicious is what you will find in this Chocolate Lucky Charms bark! This crispy treat is made with white chocolate bark that is rainbow-colored and topped with Lucky Charms kids cereal and festive sprinkles. Break into pieces and nibble on this delicious St. Patrick’s Day chocolate bark dessert.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Break up the white chocolate and put it in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt it on low, stirring every half minute until smooth. Or, use a double boiler to melt it.
    4- 4 oz Ghirardelli premium white chocolate bars
  • Take 2-3 tablespoons of the melted chocolate and put them in two separate bowls. Add a drop of different food coloring to each and mix.
    Gel food coloring
  • Spread the rest of the white chocolate on a baking sheet with an icing spatula or spoon.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the colored chocolate on the white chocolate. Use a skewer to mix the colors.
  • Put Lucky Charms marshmallows and sprinkles on top before the chocolate hardens.
    ¾ cup Lucky Charms marshmallows,Assorted sprinkles
  • Let the chocolate set for 30-45 minutes at room temperature or 15-30 minutes in the fridge.
  • After the chocolate hardens, cut it into bars with a knife or break it up by hand.

Notes

  • Use good quality chocolate: The quality of chocolate you use will directly affect the taste of the bark. So, use high-quality chocolate to get a better taste and texture.
  • Melt the chocolate slowly: When melting the chocolate, make sure to do it slowly and in a low heat setting, stirring regularly. Overheating the chocolate can cause it to become grainy or lumpy.
  • Use parchment paper: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the chocolate from sticking to the pan and making it easier to remove the bark once it’s set.
  • Add inclusions after swirling: If you’re adding toppings like nuts, candies, or dried fruits, add them only after swirling the chocolate so that they adhere well to the melted chocolate and don’t sink to the bottom.
  • Don’t overload the bark: While it’s tempting to add a lot of toppings, don’t overload the bark, as it can become difficult to break apart or cut into neat pieces.
  • Let it cool properly: After adding the toppings, let the bark cool down properly before cutting or breaking into pieces. This will help it set properly and avoid any cracks or breaks.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 120kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 9g (3%) Protein: 2g (4%) Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 7mg Potassium: 135mg (4%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 7IU Calcium: 14mg (1%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was such a fun and festive treat that does not disappoint! Was simple and delicious; exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth, indeed!

  2. 5 stars
    I made your Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark, and it was a total hit! The combination of smooth chocolate with the crunchy, marshmallow cereal was both fun and delicious. It’s a creative and easy way to transform a classic cereal into a delightful treat. Perfect for sharing or a little self-indulgence. Thanks for this fantastic and playful recipe!

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