Ready for the cutest Frankenstein treats for Halloween? These matcha rice crispy treats aren't just cute they're super delicious and not too sweet!
Matcha Rice Crispy Treats
Rice crispy treats, or rice krispies treats, are a classic kids' snack! My recipe gets a Japanese twist with the addition of matcha!
The matcha adds natural green color and tones down the sweetness. Because let's be honest, rice crispy treats are pretty darn sweet! This is why it's the perfect vessel for the earthy matcha and bitter dark chocolate!
You can serve these Frankenstein matcha rice crispy treats at your Halloween party! Give them to your kids to hand out to their friends! Or, you can package each one individually and hand them out to trick or treaters!
Ingredients Needed To Make Matcha Rice Crispy Treats
Here are the ingredients you need to make these Frankenstein rice crispy treats!
- Rice krispies or puffed rice. You can use either, but rice krispies will produce a cleaner looking surface, because each piece of rice cereal is smaller than puffed rice. That said, puffed rice
- Marshmallows. You can use either regular or vegan marshmallows. Just make sure they're not stale, because stale marshmallows make hard rice crispy treats!
- Butter. Choose salted butter if possible, and definitely not butter spread in tubs, as those are softer than butter sticks. Both dairy and dairy-free butter sticks work!
- Matcha powder. It's the main flavor of these matcha rice crispy treats, so choose a good one!
- Chocolate. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, use what you like! Or what's sitting in your pantry.
- Candy eyes. If you can't find candy eyes in your local store, you can make your own! I made mine by taking a white chocolate chip and painting on the iris using some melted chocolate and a thin paintbrush. Goes without saying, but use a brand new paintbrush or one that you only use with food!
Which Matcha Powder To Use
There are so many brands and types of matcha powders out there, so it's hard to know which one to choose! My suggestion is always to buy the best quality you can afford!
My favorite matcha powder is the Ceremonial Matcha by ENSŌ. Their Everyday Matcha is also delicious, but the sweet fragrance and flavor are addicting! I also appreciate that it's not crazy expensive like some other brands ($70 for a tin of matcha? No thank you).
You can use the code AIMADEITFORYOU at check out, or use this link, to get 15% off your first purchase! Although this is the first time doing a sponsored post for ENSŌ, I've been using their matcha because of their quality! Check out my matcha cupcakes, matcha financiers, and my Christmas tree cookies!
Which Chocolate Should I Use?
Although I used non-dairy dark chocolate chips, you can choose any other chocolate chips or chocolate bar you like! If you choose to use chocolate bars, make sure to chop them up before melting them.
You can melt chocolate in the fridge by placing the chocolate in a bowl and heat it in the microwave in 20 to 30-second increments.
Tips For Frankenstein Matcha Rice Crispy Success
- Use water to flatten the surface! Rice crispy treats are super sticky when they're hot, so wet your fingers with some water when you fit it into your 8-inch square pan.
- Chill it! Don't rush the chilling process! Let the rice crispy treats come to room temperature on your kitchen counter (mine took about an hour), and chill it in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Oil up your knife! It's important to have a very sharp knife, but it's also important to coat the blade with oil so the rice crispy treats don't stick to the knife.
Are Rice Crispy Treats Gluten-Free?
Yes! All the ingredients used to make these matcha rice crispy treats are naturally gluten-free. However, some companies may process these ingredients in the same facility as they process their wheat products, so make sure that the packaging for all your ingredients clearly states that it's gluten-free.
Can I make them vegan?
Yes! Just use vegan butter, vegan marshmallows, and vegan chocolate!
More Matcha Desserts To Try!
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Frankenstein Matcha Rice Crispy Treats
- 1 stick (113g) vegan butter
- 5½ cups (283g) mini marshmallows
- 4½ cups (77g) puffed rice
- ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon (8g) matcha powder
- 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips, melted
- 24 candy eyes
- Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large pot, heat the butter on medium heat. Once the butter melts, add the marshmallows and stir. As it starts to melt, add salt and matcha and stir.
- Turn the heat off and add the puffed rice. Stir until all the puffed rice is coated in the matcha mixture. Pour it into the prepared pan and press it into the pan.
- Once it cools down to room temperature, chill it in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Cut the matcha rice crispy treats into 12 pieces. Dip the tops of each piece in melted chocolate, and set it on parchment paper to let it set. Use a little melted chocolate to glue on the candy eyes. Pour the leftover chocolate into a resealable bag and snip a little bit off the corner and pipe on some mouths and eyebrows.
Disclosure – Thank you to ENSŌ for sponsoring this post! I love their matcha powders and I’m so excited to be working with them! Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own!