St. Patricks day is usually a food holiday filled with green and minty flavors, but because we live our own lives it can also be a food holiday filled with gold and lucky charms (insert sunglass wearing emoji)! Today we’re making over a box of brownie mix with malted milk buttercream and lucky charms to give it a step up. This is perfect for a St. Patricks Day but also works for any other gathering where you might be serving robin’s eggs or malt balls. Enjoy!
Malted Lucky Charm Brownies
Makes 16 fairly rich brownies
For the brownies:
1 box of your favorite brownie mix for an 8×8″ pan plus the ingredients to prepare them
1 cup of the actual cereal, not the lucky charm marshmallows
For the Malted Milk Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup malted milk powder
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup lucky charm marshmallows
Prepare the brownies according to the box, mixing in the cup of the crispy cereal before adding to the baking dish and baking. After your brownies are baked, let them cool completely before moving onto the buttercream.
To make the buttercream, beat together the butter for 1 minute to lighten it up a little. Then sift in the powdered sugar and malted milk powder and beat on medium speed for 1 minute more. Add the heavy cream and vanilla then beat for one final minute until the buttercream is light and fluffy.
Spread the buttercream on the cooled brownie, top with the marshmallows and serve.