Posted by: gargupie | January 20, 2011

Matcha Rice Krispies Treats

Quick! Need a fast and easy snack to treat colleagues. What to do???

Luckily, rice krispies cereal was on sales, but to give it an Asian twist, I added match powder (green tea powder) to the mix.

Melt 4 cups of mini marshmallows over a double boiler (or melt them by placing a pot over a boiling pot of water so you do not burn the marshmallows).  Then mix in 5 cups of rice krispies until every kernel is covered with sticky, gluey goodness. 🙂  Finally, mix in 2 tablespoons of matcha powder.  Transfer everything into a container and let cool for an hour before cutting. Store leftovers (if there is any) in an air-tight container.

Matcha is a finely-milled Japanese green tea powder. It is best known in traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a popular ingredients in Japanese confectionery (wagashi).  Nutritionally, matcha is high in antioxidants and is said to boost metabolism. Does not that justify the consumption of this treat? 🙂

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Responses

  1. Awesome! I’ve also thought about using green tea in a recipe recently. 😀 How did you make them?

  2. I’ve updated the post with the recipe. 🙂

    • Thank you! Marshmallows, that sounds funny! I’d never have imagined you could use them for cookies! 😯

      • Really? I guess it’s an American treat then. 🙂

  3. I really love your Asian twist on this classic! Sounds like a great new use for matcha. 🙂

    • Thanks Faith. I love match anything. It’s great in dessert!

  4. Interesting twist on rice krispy treats! Yum!

    • Thanks! Just trying to be original 🙂

  5. […] this. ~ Kim's fancy marshmallow rice crispy bites with green tea powder […]


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