Brace yourselves, cereal fans. Lucky Charms is getting a brand new marshmallow.
General Mills announced Monday that magical unicorn marshmallows will be added to the colorful cereal come March. Replacing the hourglass 'mallow (or what some claim is a "pot of gold"), it's the first permanent marshmallow to be added to the iconic cereal in over ten years.
Explained Josh DeWitt, the marketing manager behind Lucky Charms: "Our goal is to not only create a cereal that families and cereal fans will love and enjoy, but to inspire magical possibilities and help spark imagination and fun no matter what the age."
Line 2-1/2- to 3-qt. bowl with foil, extending foil about 2 inches beyond edge of bowl. Lightly grease foil; set aside.
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.
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.