Matcha Rice Krispy Recipe

Matcha Rice Krispy Recipe

There's something comforting about the snap, crackle, and pop of Rice Krispies as they're stirred into a gooey marshmallow mixture. Add the distinctive flavor of matcha, and you've turned a childhood treat into a sophisticated, adult-friendly snack!

Matcha Rice Krispy Treats are easy to make and offer a unique twist on a classic. Whether you're a matcha fan or just looking for a fun and easy dessert to impress at your next gathering, this recipe promises delicious results. Here's how to make these delightful treats.

Matcha Rice Krispy

NB: Our spelling of Rice Krispy may differ from other spellings for copyright reasons. 



  • 3 cups Rice Krispy cereal: The perfect base for our marshmallow and matcha mixture.
  • 2 ½ cups marshmallows: This will add the necessary sweetness and gooey texture.
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter: For melting the marshmallows and adding richness.
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract: A hint of vanilla enhances the overall flavor.
  • ½ tablespoon of Matcha: This gives our treats a vibrant green color and distinctive tea flavor.
Matcha Rice Krispy Ingredients



Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Before you start, measure and prepare all your ingredients. This will make the process smoother and ensure you don't burn your marshmallows while scrambling for the matcha powder. 

Do not feel overwhelmed by this recipe and the cooking process. This is a simple recipe for matcha beginners

Step 2: Melt Butter and Marshmallows

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over very low heat. Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and stir continuously until completely melted. The low heat is crucial to avoid burning the marshmallows and butter.

Step 3: Add Vanilla and Matcha

Once your marshmallows are melted and smooth, stir in the vanilla extract and matcha powder until the mixture is uniformly colored. If you're a matcha lover, feel free to adjust the amount to taste, but remember that matcha can be quite potent. 

Step 4: Mix with Rice Krispies

Transfer the marshmallow mixture to a large bowl containing the Rice Krispy cereal. Mix well with a spatula (preferably silicone to handle the stickiness) until all the cereal is evenly coated with your green marshmallow mixture.

Step 5: Set in Pan

Scoop the mixture into a baking pan lined with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray. Spread the mixture evenly, pressing down with the back of your spatula to compact it into the pan. Once cooled, this will help form neat, tight bars. 

Cooking matcha rice krispy treats

Step 6: Cool and Cut

Allow the pan to sit at room temperature until the mixture is fully set. Depending on your room temperature, this could take about 30 minutes to an hour. Once set, lift the entire sheet from the pan using the edges of the parchment paper as handles, then cut into squares or rectangles.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

Your Matcha Rice Krispy treats are ready to be served! These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days, though they are best enjoyed when fresh.



Whether you're preparing for a party, a snack for the kids, or simply indulging in a little treat for yourself, these Matcha Rice Krispy treats are sure to delight you. Easy to make and irresistibly tasty, they offer a perfect blend of nostalgia and gourmet flavor. Experiment by adding more ingredients like sweets or chocolate chips/sprinkles.  

Matcha Rice Krispy treats are not only a delight to the taste buds but also a breeze to prepare. You can have these treats ready in no time, which is ideal for those last-minute guests who pop by out of nowhere. 

Matcha Rice Krispy treats pair perfectly with a cup of matcha, so save some matcha powder for later! If you need more matcha, you know where to find it. ;)

We hope you enjoy crafting this quick and easy treat, which will impress with its unique flavor and eye-catching appeal!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use regular butter instead of unsalted butter?

Yes, you can use regular salted butter if you don't have unsalted butter. However, unsalted butter is recommended to control the saltiness of the final product better, as matcha pairs better with a sweeter profile.

How do I store Matcha Rice Krispy treats?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They are best consumed within 2-3 days to enjoy their maximum freshness and texture.

Can I add other ingredients to this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to add white chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit to give your treats extra texture and flavor. Mix these with the Rice Krispies before combining them with the marshmallow mixture.

Why do I need to melt the marshmallows on low heat?

Melting the marshmallows on low heat is crucial to avoid burning them. High heat can cause the marshmallows to turn brown and create a bitter flavor, which would overpower the delicate taste of the matcha.

Is there a vegan alternative for this recipe?

Plant-based marshmallows and butter can be used to make vegan Matcha Rice Krispy treats. Ensure that the Rice Krispies are also vegan, as some brands may contain vitamin D3 derived from animal sources.

How do I make sure my treats are cut evenly?

Let the mixture cool completely in the pan before cutting to ensure evenly cut treats. Use a sharp knife and press down firmly to make clean cuts. You can also lightly grease the knife with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Can these treats be frozen for longer storage?

Yes, you can freeze these treats for up to a month. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in a zip-top bag or airtight container. Thaw them at room temperature for about an hour before serving.

These answers help you create perfect Matcha Rice Krispy treats and handle any variations or storage questions. Enjoy your baking!

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TL;DR: Matcha Rice Krispy Recipe 

  • Ingredients Needed: Rice Krispy cereal, marshmallows, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and matcha.
  • Steps to Make: Melt butter and marshmallows, mix in vanilla and matcha, combine with cereal, set in a pan, cool, and cut into squares.
  • Cooking Tip: Use low heat to melt marshmallows to avoid burning.
  • Customization: Add extras like white chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit for added flavor and texture.
  • Storage: Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days.
  • Vegan Options: Use plant-based marshmallows and butter for a vegan version.
  • Freezing: Freeze for up to a month for longer storage.


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