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Edible Lucky Charms Cookie Dough

Edible Lucky Charms cookie dough is the magically delicious dessert of your childhood dreams! This recipe uses heat treated flour to create an edible dough that is both tasty and nostalgic. It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities or any time of year. This treat will please the inner child in anyone! 

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What is edible Lucky Charms cookie dough?

Edible Lucky Charms cookie dough is a super simple cookie dough that is made for eating instead of baking. Edible cookie doughs are perfect for those of us who spend half the time we’re baking with our fingers in the bowl reaching for that dough. This version is totally safe to eat and won’t risk getting you sick. It’s coloured green for the fun spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and loaded with Lucky Charms cereal and marshmallows. This dessert tastes just like childhood and cookie dough dreams. 

What makes edible cookie dough safe to eat? 

Since regular cookie dough is made with eggs and raw flour, there is always a possibility of getting sick if you eat it before it’s baked into cookies. These ingredients could contain bacteria in their raw form that isn’t good for us to consume. The eggs are easily swapped with milk in this edible Lucky Charms cookie dough recipe. As for the flour, heat treating it is the best and easiest way to eliminate any of that bacteria that we don’t want to eat. With these two changes, you have yourself some safe to eat, edible cookie dough!   

How to heat treat flour 

Heat treating flour is actually really easy. Start by heating your oven to 350℉. Then, spread your flour across a lined baking sheet as evenly as possible. Put the baking sheet in the oven for 5-10 minutes. You want to make sure the flour has enough time to eliminate bacteria but isn’t in there so long that it starts to brown. To check if your flour is done, use a candy thermometer to check its temperature. If it is at least 160℉ then your flour has been successfully heat treated! If not, place back in the oven for a few more minutes until it reaches the correct temperature. Let the flour cool completely before using it. 

Green edible Lucky Charms cookie dough on top of wax paper.

How to make edible Lucky Charms cookie dough 

Start by heat treating your flour to make your edible Lucky Charms cookie dough. After it has cooled completely, put ¾ cup of Lucky Charms cereal without the marshmallows into a blender or food processor. Grind the cereal into a fine powder and measure out ¼ cup + 1 tbsp of the cereal flour (it should be around that amount already). Set this aside. 

Add your melted butter and both sugars to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until they are smooth and well combined. You can totally do all of this by hand, you don’t need an electric mixer at all here! Next add the milk, vanilla extract, and green food colouring if desired. I eyeballed the food colouring so there’s no real measurement there, just however much you’re feeling. Mix again until fully combined. Then add your heat treated flour, cereal flour, and salt. Gently mix until just combined. Lastly add the extra cereal and marshmallows and mix one last time. 

What you do after the cookie dough is made is completely up to you. You can keep it in a bowl or small container and eat it straight out of there. Or you could scoop it into balls and store them that way. If you do want to scoop the dough into balls, you may want to chill the dough for a short amount of time before scooping. I find that the dough is a tiny bit sticky right after making it, so chilling it will help make the process easier and less finicky. 

How to store edible Lucky Charms cookie dough 

If you’ve chosen to store the dough as one in a container, you can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. If you’ve chosen to store them as dough balls, you can also keep them in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. But you can also freeze them and take as many out as you’d like whenever you’re ready for them. You would just have to let them defrost a little bit and then they’re ready to eat! You could take the dough balls out in advance and let them thaw in the fridge before you would like to eat them. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. And you’ll have edible Lucky Charms cookie dough ready to go at any time! 

Edible Lucky Charms Cookie Dough

Edible Lucky Charms cookie dough is the magically delicious dessert of your childhood dreams! This recipe uses heat treated flour to create an edible dough that is both tasty and nostalgic. It’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities or any time of year. This treat will please the inner child in anyone! 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, edible cookie dough, edible lucky charms cookie dough, lucky charms, st patricks day
Servings: 8 medium sized dough balls
Author: Gianna

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • green food colouring optional
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour heat treated
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp Lucky Charms cereal flour ¾ cup cereal, no marshmallows
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Lucky Charms cereal
  • ½ cup Lucky Charms marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Place flour on a lined baking sheet and spread evenly.
  • Bake flour for 5-10 minutes until its temperature reaches 160℉. Let cool completely.
  • Add ¾ cup of Lucky Charms cereal to a blender or food processor. Grind into a fine powder and set aside. You should end up with ¼ cup + 1 tbsp of cereal flour.
  • Add melted butter and sugars to a bowl and mix together until smooth and combined.
  • Add milk, vanilla extract, and green food colouring if desired. Mix again until fully combined.
  • Add heat treated flour, cereal flour, and salt. Gently mix until just combined.
  • Add extra cereal and marshmallows and mix again until well distributed.
  • If desired, scoop dough into balls, chill and enjoy!

Try these cereal based desserts next:

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars with Cinnamon Roll Drizzle

Cocoa Pebbles Treats

Froot Loops Pancakes

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