Lucky Charms is adding a 'magical' new marshmallow to the mix — and people are freaking out

Lucky Charms just added a new marshmallow to the mix. 

On Monday, the General Mills brand announced that it was adding a unicorn-shaped marshmallow to the cereal.

According to the company, this is the first time in 10 years that Lucky Charms has added a new permanent marshmallow. 

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Fruity Pebbles Cereal Bowl Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg. (10-1/2 oz.) miniature marshmallows (6 cups)
  • 1 pkg. (13 oz.) Fruity Pebbles Cereal (about 8-1/2 cups)

Directions

  1. Line 2-1/2- to 3-qt. bowl with foil, extending foil about 2 inches beyond edge of bowl. Lightly grease foil; set aside.
  2. Place butter in 4-qt. microwaveable bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Microwave on high 45 sec. or until butter is melted. Add marshmallows; stir to coat. Microwave 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 sec. Microwave an additional 4 min., stirring after 2 min. Add cereal; mix well.
  3. Place cereal mixture in foil-lined bowl; press firmly onto bottom and up side of bowl to form thick shell. Let stand in cool dry place at least 4 hours or overnight until firm. Remove cereal shell from bowl, using foil handles. Carefully peel off foil. Fill shell as desired. Makes 24 servings.

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The new marshmallow reveal follows news that Lucky Charms is pulling the hourglass marshmallow from the mix. 

Customers seemed happy to replace the hourglass with the unicorn. Social media exploded with celebration over the new marshmallow. 

According to Lucky Charms' Facebook, the unicorn marshmallow will begin showing up in cereal boxes across the US in March. 

Unicorns have been a particularly trendy symbol in the culinary space over the last year. In 2017, Starbucks' color-changing Unicorn Frappuccino quickly went viral, bringing the sparkly and colorful style to the mainstream. 

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