Matcha (Green Tea) Truffles

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Chocolate on the inside and covered with matcha green tea on the outside, these matcha truffles are easy to make and completely adorable.

Matcha truffles

Matcha Truffles

So rich and creamy, these matcha truffles made from Japanese green tea powder are the perfect little chocolate treat.

Intense flavors from the raspberry and outer coating of matcha go perfectly with the smooth and rich matcha green tea white chocolate.

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Matcha white chocolate

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What We Used to Make These Matcha Truffles

Matcha chocolate

How to Make Matcha Truffles, Step-by-Step

In a saucepan, warm heavy cream and butter on low heat just so the butter can melt. Add salt.

Green tea chocolates

Slowly add the warm cream mixture to the sifted matcha and whisk or stir until there aren’t any clumps. Set aside.

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Matcha white chocolate

Rough chop the white chocolate and put into a large stainless steel or glass bowl.

Matcha chocolate

Put about four cups of water in a pot to boil.

After the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and place the bowl of chocolate on the pot for the chocolate to melt slowly. Stir occasionally with a spatula.

Matcha truffles

Once the chocolate has melted completely, take the bowl off the pot and pour in the matcha cream into the chocolate. Mix well.

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Green tea truffles

If the chocolate starts to separate or look grainy (see photo above), add in a tablespoon of hot water and the chocolate mixture/ganache will come back together. Add another tablespoon of water if needed.

Matcha truffles

The photo above shows what the ganache should look like.

How to make matcha truffles

Pour the ganache into a piping bag or a plastic storage bag. Queenie uses a large mug to hold the piping bag to hold it upright while pouring.

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Matcha chocolate truffles

Pipe the ganache into silicone molds. This recipe makes about 20 cubes with each ice cube tray.

Matcha chocolate truffles

To get a smooth and even surface, scrape off the top of the mold using a dough scraper.

Matcha green tea truffles

Put the silicone molds into the fridge for about 4-5 hours to solidify the ganache.

How to make matcha chocolate

Once solidified, carefully pop the cubes of ganache out of the molds.

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Green tea chocolate

Sift some matcha on a plate and coat each cube of ganache. Crush some freeze-dried raspberries on the same plate and sprinkle on top.

Matcha truffles

Matcha truffles

Matcha (Green Tea) Truffles

Author: Jee Choe
These matcha truffles are easy to make and completely adorable.
4.9 from 9 votes
Course Tea Recipes
Yield25 truffles

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 10 oz white chocolate we used bulk white chocolate from WholeFoods
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon of hot water if needed
  • 3/4 teaspoon matcha + more for coating
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freeze dried raspberries

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • In a saucepan, warm the heavy cream and butter on low heat just so the butter can melt. Add salt.
  • Slowly add the warm cream mixture to the matcha and whisk or stir until there aren't any clumps. It'll also help if you sift the matcha first. Set aside.
  • Rough chop the white chocolate and put into a large stainless steel or glass bowl.
  • Put about four cups of water in a pot to boil. After the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and place the bowl of chocolate on the pot for the chocolate to melt slowly. Stir occasionally with a spatula.
  • Once the chocolate has melted completely, take the bowl off the pot and pour in the matcha cream into the chocolate. Mix well.
  • If the chocolate starts to separate or look grainy, add in a tablespoon of hot water and the chocolate mixture/ganache will come back together. Add another tablespoon of water if needed.
  • Pour the ganache into a piping bag or a plastic storage bag. Pipe the ganache into silicone molds. To get a smooth and even surface, scrape off the top of the mold with a dough scraper.
  • Put the molds into the fridge for about 4-5 hours to solidify. Once solidified, carefully pop the cubes of ganache out of the molds.
  • Sift some matcha on a plate and coat each cube of ganache. Crush some freeze-dried raspberries on the same plate and sprinkle on top.
  • Keep it refrigerated. It melts easily.

NOTES

Recipe by Queenie Fok for Oh, How Civilized
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31 thoughts on “Matcha (Green Tea) Truffles”

  1. Hi Anjo, thanks so much for the compliments! Unfortunately I can't take all the credit since this recipe was created by my friend Queenie. I'll let her know how much you love it! She also had the brilliant idea to use the freeze-dried raspberries.

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  2. Yay!! I'm always so happy to see when someone uses a scale. I mean, enough with just the cup measurements, am I right?!

    Now about you!! Your photos are brilliant. This recipe…totally rocking. I don't see freeze dried raspberries used very often. Kudos for this post!

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  3. Hi K, frozen strawberries might be a bit of problem since it'll get wet as it sits on the matcha powder. I think it'll get messy pretty quickly.

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  4. So am going to try to make these and with white chocolate. I will wait for the after Valentine's Day chocolate sale* since I prefer darker chocolates. Is there any chance that these can be delivered?

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  5. Hi Purabi, go ahead and give them a try. The hardest part is waiting for truffle to solidify.

    Hi MJ, happy you found my blog! Hope you enjoy making it!

    Hi cooking.eating.carousing, the matcha is subtle when it's mixed with the white chocolate, but strong when it's used to powder the truffle.

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  6. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog via Foodgawker… I love green tea. These look so yummy and beautifully presented too. I'm definitely going to try this.

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  7. Wow. That's too pretty to eat ! *sigh.. If only I could taste this now ! And just by looking at these photos it made me relax after a long busy day at work. 🙂

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