Matcha Rice Crispy Treats

by Erin

Matcha tea may not be the first thing that comes to mind for St. Patrick’s Day, but the color was meant to be! Everyone loves rice crispy treats so why not add some matcha? Naturally green for the holiday!

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I’m seriously slacking in the St. Patrick’s Day recipe department this year. Not to say I don’t have plenty because normally I am all over this holiday, bursting with recipe ideas every year that I unleash them immediately after Valentine’s Day. I don’t know what it is about this holiday that gets my creative juices flowing for recipe development.

Although the same thing happens for Thanksgiving. Apparently I’m not one for very traditional menus O:-).

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Speaking of non-traditional, how about tea flavored rice crispy treats? Matcha is likely not even close to the first thing you think of when someone says St. Patrick’s Day but when you remember it’s green color it makes sense.

I’m not normally one to shy away from food coloring, but it is fun when a food naturally lends itself to being colorful. Granted, adding matcha green tea powder didn’t turn these rice crispy treast as green as my green tea matcha cookies, but there’s definitely a green hue about them without being off-putting. Just to be sure, I drizzled the tops with white and green chocolate candy coating.

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In other news, I feel like I have not provided any recent updates on our new home. Probably because there isn’t any particular thing to talk about, just a lot of little bits of progress here and there.

I’m hoping we can get the garage organized and things that won’t be staying in there put away soon so we can actually park our cars in there before the weather improves and the biggest perk of a garage is gone. The number of days we’ve had to brush snow or scrape ice off our cars parked right outside of it…

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Three years ago: Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Stout Cookies

Five years ago: St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup (2014)

Six years ago: Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Pie

Seven years ago: Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Eight years ago: Apple Harvest Oatmeal


Makes 24


4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

4 cups (10.5 oz. bag) mini marshmallows

2 tsp powdered matcha green tea

6 cups puffed rice cereal

2 oz. white chocolate/bark/candy coating, melted

2 oz. green candy coating, melted


  1. Coat a 9×13-inch pan with nonstick spray, set aside.
  2. In large pot over low heat melt the butter. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the matcha. Add cereal and stir until well coated.
  3. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Using buttered spatula, waxed paper, or greased hands, press mixture evenly.
  4. While the bars are cooling, melt the chocolates.
  5. Drizzle over cooled treats and repeat with green chocolate. Allow to solidify before cutting into squares.

Source: Adapted from my Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.


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Dad March 7, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Never saw green rice crispy treats before!

We are currently in Australia visiting Geoff and Sue Houston in Noosaville. We resume touring Australia Sunday. It is 11AM right now on march 8. I believe it should be 8PM March 7 were you are. New Zealand was wonderful.

spiffycookie March 8, 2019 - 7:38 am

We got your post card the other day, so jealous everything looks great!


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