Of all my favorite things in the world, I would probably list green tea somewhere near the very top of that list. A couple of weeks ago, one of my lovely roommates (also my baking partner here at college) sent me a photo of a recipe titled “green tea frappucino bars”. I think I might have already talked about my green tea obsession with my Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies, but in the case that you didn’t know how much I love green tea, I’ll tell you again just how much green tea rocks my world.
Telling me that my favorite Starbucks drink can be infused into a literal dessert bar is something that makes my entire day. I will almost always order green tea ice cream or gelato at every ice cream shop, without fail. Having my roommate bring me back green tea flavored desserts from Japan makes my heart melt with joy. Also thought I would like to mention that in a request for some matcha powder from Japan, my roommate’s grandma decided to drive 40 minutes to get me some high-quality matcha powder. Bless her beautiful, sweet heart. I’m so in love.
And here, my friends, is one of the best desserts I have ever tried. Make it, enjoy it, and fall in love.
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-2 tbsp matcha powder, adjust to taste
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup marshmallows
Mix butter and sugar until smooth.
Add in egg and vanilla.
Mix in salt, flour, and matcha powder until batter is light green.
Fold in white chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Bake at 350 °F for 20-25 minutes.
Recipe adapted from here.
Oh how beautiful this green is.
These bars have just the right amount of chewiness, and the little marshmallows throughout the batter are just divine once they’ve gone through the oven.
My idea of heaven in a bite. Let these cool for a bit so you get a perfectly chewy bar.
There’s no stopping me when it comes to these bars. I made these for a housewarming dinner and probably ate at least 5 bars. The entire thing then proceeded to get devoured. Well, what are you waiting for?
Bon appétit! ♥