Another super simple cupcake idea for you all! Be sure that you enjoy eating Lucky Charms for breakfast, because you’ll have plenty of extra cereal after you make these. I think most of you will agree with me: the best part about Lucky Charms is the marshmallows! Did you know that you can buy JUST the marshmallows in bulk? [And I’m talking IN BULK…. 95 lbs to be exact]
Lucky Charms were developed in the early 60s by General Mills. One of their employees decided to mix Cheerios and bits of Brach’s circus peanuts — and after years of development and modifying, Lucky Charms were born. Here’s some more Lucky Charm trivia for you, courtesy of Wikipedia.
- The original cereal contained pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers.
- Blue diamonds were introduced in 1975, purple horseshoes in 1984, red balloons in 1989, rainbows in 1992, pots of gold in 1994, leprechaun hats in 1996, orange shooting stars in 1998 (other colors of shooting stars were added in 2011), and an hourglass in 2008.
- Older marshmallow shapes were gradually phased out; the pink heart is the only shape to survive since the beginning.
- Limited edition marshmallows were also added over the years — including a whale in 1986, pine trees in 1990, a red balloon with a gold star in 1991, and a sparkling rainbow in 2000.
I’ve always loved the rainbows the best!
Lucky Charm Cupcakes
1 box cake mix (plus required oil, eggs)
1 tub store-bought frosting (flavor is up to you)
1 box Lucky Charms
1. Bake cupcakes according to box directions and allow to cool completely.
2. Frost cupcakes and cover in Lucky Charms cereal.
Makes 24 cupcakes.