Strolling through the grocery store aisle this morning, I thought, you know, someone needs to invent a popcorn recipe using Lucky Charms, because, let's face it, Lucky Charms is dessert masquerading as breakfast, and I think we can all be adult about it at this point, and eat Lucky Charms whenever we like! (Especially after school, as a snack, with the kids!)
Anyway, I thought I'd check online to see if anyone had a recipe of that sort, and found that I didn't have my phone with me. So I went along all happy to have thought up my own little recipe, and together with Autumn, we came up with the following. Here is my first venture out into the avant-garde world of popcorn recipe creation.
5 cups popcorn popped
5 cups Lucky Charms cereal
3-4 cups square pretzels broken up
1 cup coconut shredded
1/2 cup margarine
16 oz bag mini-marshmallows (Let's just call it two bags as you'll need 2 more extra handfuls unmelted to mix in.)
Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl, adding more or less of certain ingredients until its to your liking. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add 1 bag of marshmallows and stir until melted and combined. Remove from heat. Pour over dry ingredients and mix until evenly coated. Then add 2 handfuls of unmelted marshmallows.
Finally, enjoy by the handful with your lovely children. Then take a nap with them as they lick their sticky fingers. And don't even think about checking Pinterest (like I did, it'll burst your bubble.) Just smile to yourself, and realize that sometimes reinventing the wheel can be really fun and rewarding and tasty.
PS - This recipe is really NOT overly sweet, surprisingly so. If you want more sticky, gooey, sweetness, just go ahead and add that other bag of mallows during the melting phase.