Lucky Charms Cupcakes For St. Patrick’s Day

Your little leprechauns will LOVE these adorable Lucky Charms cupcakes this St. Patrick’s Day. They will definitely think these St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes are ‘magically delicious’.

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Another holiday is very quickly creeping up on us, and you know I am all about making holidays and celebrations more fun with food. 😂

And St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse, right?

I love making holidays and family events fun by including my children in my kitchen escapades whenever possible.

Want some St. Patrick’s Day fun OUT of the kitchen too? Download these free gnome coloring pages!

Aren’t these cupcakes so much fun? Colorfully decorated and filled with a Lucky Charms cereal surprise, they’re a special treat that will delight the kid in all of us!

If you (or your kids) are a fan of Lucky Charms, these St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes are a must-have for your St. Patrick’s Day party or family celebration

These fun treats are a great compliment to my St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes!

So gather up the kids and let them help you whip up a batch of fun Lucky Charms cupcakes. I bet they have a few ideas on how to ‘magically’ transform these cupcakes into a gorgeous, tasty treat.

But here’s a secret: the sweet cereal cupcakes don’t actually have your favorite cereal in them – they only have the cereal marshmallows!

If you LOVE special cupcakes as much as we do, try my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes, Easy Rainbow Unicorn Cupcakes, or DIY Speckled Mermaid Cupcakes.

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Ingredients Needed For Lucky Charms Cupcakes Recipe

Lucky Charm cupcakes are super easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand:

  • White Boxed Cake Mix – plus additional ingredients per directions
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Vanilla Frosting – in a piping bag
  • Lucky Charms Marshmallows – the best part! You can use the marshmallows from the box of Lucky Charms or buy the marshmallow bits separately
  • Themed Sprinkles – sprinkles that match the marshmallows or whatever color you wish
  • Gold Edible Glitter
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How To Make Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Here’s how to make these deliciously fun, colorful treats! They really make the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert 😉

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Begin by preparing the white cake mix in a medium bowl according to the instructions on the box. Add food coloring to the white cupcake batter until you reach the desired color of green.

Step 3

Spoon the cupcake mix into a muffin tin. Optional: line your cupcake tin with regular-size muffin cups.

Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box. Allow them to cool completely.

Step 4

Using a teaspoon, carve out a hole in the center of each cupcake going about halfway into the middle of the cupcake.

Step 5

Fill the center of each cupcake with the Lucky Charms Marshmallows.

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Step 6

With the frosting in the piping bag, pipe it onto the top of each cupcake.

Step 7

Finally, sprinkle on the edible glitter and decorations and ENJOY!!! 🙂

Enjoy some coloring fun while eating some yummy cupcakes with these free St. Patrick’s day gnome coloring pages!

Lucky Charms Cupcakes Recipe Notes And Tips

  • Keep in mind that the cake mix will require some additional ingredients, such as eggs and vegetable oil, that are not individually listed on the ingredient list.
  • If you want even more flavor, feel free to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the batter before adding it to the muffin tin.
  • Make sure the cupcakes are completely cool before scooping out the center and adding the marshmallows and frosting the cupcakes. If you frost the cupcakes while they are still warm, the frosting will not hold up well and will melt.
  • Don’t forget the cupcake liners. They will come out of the muffin tin much easier.
  • Lucky Charms Cereal is gluten-free. So use a gluten-free cake mix for yummy cupcakes that are 100% gluten-free.
  • Continue the marshmallow theme to frost cupcakes by using marshmallow fluff to make a homemade marshmallow frosting on top!
  • If you don’t have or don’t want to use a piping bag, simply use a butter knife or the back of a spoon to spread the icing on the top of the cupcake.
  • It will be a little time-consuming to pick the marshmallows out of the cereal, so in the interest of time, it is possible to find the dried marshmallow bits online or in the store.

Variations Of Lucky Charms Cupcakes To Try

  • Add your favorite color or colors of food coloring to the icing. Pipe 2 or 3 colors of icing on the cupcake for a fun rainbow effect.
  • Give the cupcakes a little pop of color by adding food coloring to the batter before baking.
  • Neon food coloring in the icing would be a super fun twist to add to these cupcakes.
  • There are certainly more cake flavors than vanilla so if you prefer chocolate, strawberry, or even lemon, then you use what you like best.

Enjoy some coloring fun while eating some yummy cupcakes with these free St. Patrick’s day gnome coloring pages!


Here are some common questions I see readers ask about our Lucky Charms Cupcakes recipe. If you don’t see your question below, please leave it in the comments so I can answer it!

Can I make the Lucky Charms Cupcakes ahead of time?

You can absolutely make the cupcakes ahead of time but I would recommend waiting to decorate until about 30 – 45 minutes prior to serving.

How long will my cupcakes stay fresh?

Keep any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator. The frosted cupcakes will keep for up to 3 – 4 days in the fridge. I do not recommend storing them at room temperature.

Can I freeze the Lucky Charms Cupcakes?

You can definitely freeze the cupcakes before they are decorated for up to 3 months.

I personally would not freeze them after they have been decorated as it may change the texture and flavor of the icing and decorations.

What type of food coloring should I use?

That is a great question, especially since there are so many different types of food colorings out there to choose from.

I do not have a favorite brand, but I do prefer using a gel. You can use liquid but may have to use a little more of the liquid than a few drops of gel to obtain the same color. Either one will work.

More Delightful Party Desserts To Try

Next time you want to enjoy a bowl of Lucky Charms, try making these cupcakes with your favorite breakfast cereal instead! And if you love these St Patrick’s Day cupcakes, I think you’ll love these other festive ideas too!

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Lucky Charms Cupcakes

Your little leprechauns are going to LOVE these adorable Lucky Charms Cupcakes. They will definitely think they are 'magically delicious'.


  • 1 box white cake mix + additional ingredients per directions
  • Green food coloring
  • Vanilla frosting in piping bag
  • Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • Themed sprinkles
  • Gold edible glitter


  1. Prepare cake mix as per recipe on the box and add green food coloring until desired shade is reached.
  2. Bake cupcakes and cool completely.
  3. Use a spoon to carve out the center of each cupcake.
  4. Fill the opening with Lucky Charms marshmallows.
  5. Pipe frosting on the top of each cupcake.
  6. Sprinkle on gold edible glitter and themed decorations.

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