Gluten-free Vegan Lucky Charms? This recipe came to me in a dream.

Gluten-free Vegan Lucky Charms - Fork & Beans

I swear to the G. I was literally deep in slumber when I remembered hearing a voice telling me to use my Marshmallow hearts recipe to make Lucky Charms. It woke me up immediately and left me wide awake until morning came, excited to test it out. Like, really? I’m dreaming about recipes now? Does this mean that I have officially crossed a kitchen rite of passage of some sort? Before I know it, I will be thinking about food development in the bathroom. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s been happening for a while now. I’ve been baptized into the knighthood of baking already, whatever that means. All I do know is that I can not escape thinking, breathing, and {now} dreaming about making food. If ever I’m accused of having an affair on Greg, it will be with baking.

{And yes, they are now baptizing knights. Fact}.

Gluten-free Vegan Lucky Charms - Fork & Beans

It took several attempts, and granted, I still haven’t perfected that crunchy marshmallow texture {though BraveTart looks like she has!} but I am in love with the entire look of this cereal.

Gluten-free Vegan Lucky Charms - Fork & Beans

LUCKY CHARMS RECIPE

Gluten, egg, and dairy free

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 bag of Dandies vegan marshmallows
  • 1 Tb water
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • Pink, orange, blue, and green food coloring
  • fondant mini cutters
  • Natural Path Whole O’s Cereal {it’s gluten free AND oh-so yummy!}

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat Dandies in the microwave with the water in a bowl for 2 minutes. Stop after 1 minute and stir; each 30 seconds after, stop and stir until marshmallows are melted and smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar and starch in 1/2 c. at a time and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. At about 1 c. you might have to start using your hands to mix in sugar (You want a dough to form and not be sticky). Knead dough in bowl. Seperate into 4 equal pieces:
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring in 4 of the separate dough balls. You probably might want to wear gloves at this point.
  4. Combine food coloring into the dough by kneading it initially, then twisting it in half (like you are ringing the water out of a cloth) multiple times until color is smooth and uniform. Repeat for each ball of color.
  5. With a rolling pin, gently roll out dough, each color ball at a time, until 1/2″ thick. Cut out shapes per color. For the rainbow color: Take a small piece from each 4 colors and roll together between both hands until webbed with color.
  6. Leave marshmallow cut-outs to sit out for a couple of days to harden OR dehydrate for several hours {not sure to amount of time because I am yet to be a part of the lucky members club who have a dehydrator. One day!}

Gluten-free Vegan Lucky Charms - Fork & Beans

These things are plumped with sugar. Tons of sugar. Makes you realize what the fat cats are actually putting into processed foods in order to make them taste good, which is why this is a once-in-a-lifetime recipe. Make it once in your life…and that is all you will ever need to do.

Gluten-free Vegan Lucky Charms - Fork & Beans

Pink hearts, blue diamonds, orange stars, green clovers, and rainbow-colored rainbows. The only thing missing is a big ol’ splash of green non-dairy milk.