Monday, March 17, 2014

Big G Retro Cereals...and a Great Chocolate Cupcake Recipe! #CerealThrowback #Spon #PlatefullCoOp

Did you know Lucky Charms turns 50 this year? I really don't remember its debut, but I do remember how I loved that cereal. There was a ritual for me every Saturday....cartoons and Lucky Charms. After all, they were Magically Delicious!

I can't think of anyone who doesn't have a favorite cereal and many of them are having big birthdays this year. In fact, you can go Retro with some of your favorite Big G cereals exclusively at Target this month. For a limited time only, you can celebrate "A Delicious Debut" of classic breakfast cereal favorites featuring their original packaging from their first public appearance: Cheerios--1945, Lucky Charms--1964, Honey Nut Cheerios--1979, Cinnamon Toast Crunch--1984, and Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs--1994. How fun is this?!!

To help you celebrate, Target is offering its shoppers some great savings. Just visit for more information.

For me, a package of Lucky Charms came just at the right time...on St. Patrick's Day! I felt I had to celebrate by decorating my chocolate cupcakes with some Lucky Charm marshmallows. They were so cute...and were such a hit at work. As popular as these were with adults, think of how the kids would love them.

Make sure you put the marshmallows on right before serving or they will get soggy. They will still taste great, however.

Decorating these cupcakes can't get any easier....simply pipe some frosting on your favorite cupcake recipe and put a few Lucky Charm marshmallows on top. Need a good Chocolate Cupcake recipe? Of course I'll share...

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes


1 egg
2/3 c. vegetable oil
1 c. buttermilk
2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa (I like to use the Hershey's Dark Chocolate for this)
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 c. hot coffee


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with liners.

Combine egg, oil and buttermilk. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Combine the egg mixture and the flour mixture, mixing well. Slowly mix in hot coffee.
Fill the cupcakes pans about half full of batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool on wire rack;  Frost when cooled. Makes about 30 cupcakes.

Which Big G Retro Cereal is your favorite?

Disclosure: General Mills provided me with the information and with product so that I could write this post.

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