Originally posted July 07, 2011

roasted brown rice crispy treats

roasted brown rice crispy treats by joanie

This recipe is a play on Rice Krispies® Treats (with a K!), but instead of using cereal, I use iri genmai, which is the roasted brown rice used to make Japanese tea. I added black sesame seeds to sweeten it a little, too. These things are tasty: nutty and not too sweet. I originally only used only iri genmai, and they were hearty. Really hearty. Like Grape Nuts hearty. But I just discovered puffed millet--100% millet and no added anything--and it was the lightness I needed to balance the roasted brown rice. These things are now perfect!

You can find iri genmai at Asian markets in the tea section. I bought my puffed millet online but you could probably find it in a hippy grocery store.


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 4 cups puffed millet
  • 2 cups iri genmai (roasted brown rice, about 5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup black sesame seeds
24 rectangles


Use the butter to grease up an 8" baking pan.

Toss the rest of the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows. Stir occasionally to help them melt.

Meanwhile, combine the puffed millet, iri genmai, and sesame seeds. Quickly fold in the melted marshmallows and stir until well combined.

Transfer to the baking pan. Lay a piece of wax paper on top, and then press down to flatten and even out the rice-marshmallow.

Set aside to fully cool.

Cut into delicious shapes.

1 hour


  • commented almost 6 years ago

    This looks fantastic!

  • commented over 8 years ago

    The rice comes already roasted so there's nothing to cook. Easy!

  • commented over 8 years ago

    Is the rice supposed to be cooked before hand? I know that seems like a lame question but maybe the hot corn syrup mixture cooks it? I don't know. You tell me!

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