Chef Creates a Gourmet Version of Lucky Charms That’s Magically Delicious In a Less Artificial Way

Gourmet Lucky Charms

In her ongoing attempt to create gourmet versions of popular foods, Senior Food Editor and pastry chef Claire Saffitz of the Bon Apétit series Gourmet Makes, attempted to recreate the taste, texture and mouth-feel of the magically delicious Lucky Charms breakfast cereal. While the marshmallows would appear to be the most difficult part of the project, it was actually the “puffing” of the cereal itself that presented as the most challenging.

I tried making Lucky Charms and let’s just say I nailed the marshmallows. The cereal was a different story.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.