I love experimenting with different flavor combinations, especially unexpected ones. And especially when it’s a twist on a classic that everyone knows. This green tea and sour cherry Rice Krispie treat is a perfect example of that.
Or I could just be crazy. Boop!
A note about green tea powder – this isn’t the same as just a bag of green tea from your reg’la grocery store. San Diego locals – you can find the matcha green tea powder at Mitsuwa. Innernets, you can find it at your favorite Japanese market or on Amazon.
You can find the dried cherries at Trader Joes. Sometimes you can find them at your reg’la grocery store but make sure you’re buying actual dried cherries, not dried “cherry flavored” craisins. I made that mistake. Ugh. I’m still kicking myself.
Green Tea and Sour Cherry Rice Krispie Treats
makes 1 – 8×8 pan (9 large treats) in 30 minutes
6 cups Rice Krispies (about 1/2 10oz box)
1 stick unsalted butter
1- 10oz bag marshmallows
2 tsp matcha green tea powder (found at Japanese markets and the Amazons)
1/2 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup dried tart cherries, chopped roughly
Butter an 8×8 pan.
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Optional delicious step: take an extra 8-10 minutes here and brown the butter – cook it until it smells nice and nutty (but makes sure you keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn – you’ll have to start over).
Turn heat to low and add in marshmallows. Whisk constantly until marshmallows have most of the marshmallows have melted, then remove the pot from heat. Continue to whisk until the residual heat has melted all the marshmallows. Add in green tea powder, ginger and sea salt and whisk until combined.
Working quickly, use a silicon spatula or a lightly oiled wooden spoon to stir Rice Krispies into marshmallows. Add in chopped cherries. Stir quickly to combine.
Place mixture in prepared 8×8 dish and let cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days (LOL). They won’t last that long.