Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’re having a few guests over for the boys this afternoon to enjoy this fun Holiday celebrating everything Irish! Thinking about what to make, I deviated a bit from our theme of pies to create something fun and wonderful for the kiddos this afternoon. Lucky Charms Parfait Desserts!
Basically, it’s a deconstructed cereal with a custard pudding in the middle. So cute and charming and scrumpdillyicious. Here’s how I made these fun desserts.
Lucky Charms Parfait Desserts
1 box of Lucky Charms Cereal
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup of brown sugar
For the pudding I used the same filling as I did for the Peanut Butter Pie last week. It’s so versatile and easy to make. It pairs up nicely with the sugary cereal.
6 glass custard cups
The hardest part was separating the marshmallows from the cereal. I separated enough to make about 4 cups of cereal. In two batches (2 cups a batch) I placed the cereal in a food processor. I used the high setting for about 90 seconds to break down the cereal into a nice crumble flour mixture. Pulsing to finish until you obtain the right consistency.
In a medium bowl, place your crumbles and add 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Mix thoroughly. I used my hands for this mixing.
Melt 1 stick of butter and poured into the crumbled cereal. Using a fork stir the mixture to completely incorporate the butter.
At 350 degrees, toast off the cereal by placing it in a glass casserole pan and bake for 10 minutes to obtain a delicious nutty flavor to your cereal crumbles.
Remove from oven and let cool while you make your filling. Follow the recipe from the Girls Scouts Cookie Crust Peanut Butter Pie for the filling.
Once the filling has cooled slightly. You can begin the assembly of your parfaits.
At the bottom of the custard cups, add about 1 to 1/2 inches of your cereal crumbles. Then carefully add the custard filling over the cereal crumbles making sure that it completely covers the cereal and comes to the sides of your custard cups.
Then I baked another 7 minutes just to finish-off the cooking process. I didn’t add the marshmallows, but found that it didn’t hurt. I don’t think it’s necessary.
Remove from oven and then cool for about 10 minutes before topping with the colorful marshmallows. Wait for at least an hour before serving to your guests!
Enjoy the bake and Happy St. Patty’s Day!