Matcha Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats

Matcha Green Tea Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats
Matcha Rice Krispie Treats. Photo Credit: © Judy Ung
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 0 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 rice krispies (serves 8-10)
Ratings (5)

Matcha rice krispie treats are marshmallow and rice krispie cereal treats mixed with matcha green tea powder to create a grown-up version of marshmallow rice krispie treats. The matcha powder has caffeine, so I don’t recommend this dessert for children, or those who may be sensitive to caffeine.

The primary ingredient of this recipe is Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal, available for sale throughout most grocery stores in the United States, as well as some international locations. Many other brands of puffed rice cereal are similar to Rice Krispies, and any brand that you can get a hold of will work.

The classic recipe for Rice Krispie marshmallow treats, by Kellogg, is available on their website. I used this recipe as the foundation for making these matcha rice krispie treats and simply added culinary grade matcha powder, which can be found for sale at most Japanese and Asian grocery stores. It is likely also available for sale through online retailers.

What You'll Need

  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10.5-ounce bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 tablespoon culinary grade matcha powder (add less or more to taste; note 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 3 teaspoons)

How to Make It

  1. Spray a 10” by 13” baking dish with canola oil cooking spray to prevent the krispie treats from sticking to the pan.
  2. In a large pot, melt unsalted butter over low to medium heat.
  3. Add marshmallows and gently stir until melted. 
  4. Add matcha powder, mix until incorporated and turn off heat.
  5. Quickly add rice krispies cereal to the melted matcha marshmallows mixture and stir until coated.
  6. Transfer the matcha rice krispies mixture to the coated baking dish, gently and evenly spread out the mixture into the pan and allow it to cool.
  1. Once it’s cool, spray a serrated knife or ceramic knife with canola oil cooking spray and cut the matcha rice krispies into desired size squares.

Recipe Tips:

  1. Substitute Rice Krispies cereal with any puffed rice cereal you can get your hands on.
  2. Adjust the amount of matcha powder used in the recipe depending on how strong you prefer the matcha flavor to be. 1 tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons) yields good flavor and balance between the sweetness of the marshmallows and the bitterness of the matcha powder.
  3. I tend to use butter in my recipes, but any butter substitute such as margarine or other butter substitutes that can be used for baking may be used in this recipe.
  4. While not necessary, I use a large cast iron and enamel coated pot that I spray with cooking oil to prevent sticking and minimize clean up.