These matcha green tea truffles are plain and simple; really realllllly really good. I mean, it’s the kind of good, where you pop 5 or so in your mouth before you even realize what you’re doing, kind of good.
I lovelovelove cooking/baking with matcha, as most of you probably know from my no-bake green tea cheesecake recipe. That, and my mini cheesecakes with milk + dark chocolate ganache recipe are the 2 most popular posts on here by FAR! You guys LOVE your cheesecake it seems?
If so, you have found the right place. Because SO DO I, MY FRIENDS. We’re all in good company.
Anyways. I have a bad habit of treating matcha powder like powdered gold.
In that, it’s so beautiful and precious. (Thankfully, it’s nowhere near AS expensive as gold.) I marvel at its lusciousness.
So, I did a little research a while ago to make sure I was buying the best bang-for-your-buck brand and type of matcha, because I’m a frugal little lady. I’ve included my picks down below!
My first few attempts to buy this stuff involved heading over to my local Asian grocery stores (all of them, I’m talking Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.) but omg! The pure version of this stuff was soo hard to find. Eventually, I realized DOH!
I should’ve just ordered it off Amazon since I buy everything there anyways. (It sounds like I’m being paid to say this but I’m not! LOL!) I’ve included a few of my favorite/the-most-popular-on-Amazon brands for matcha down below! I used/use the first one, the Jade Leaf brand. My fave!
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By the way, if you’re looking for some quality matcha in tea bag form, check out Republic of Tea’s organic SuperGreen Tea! My personal favorite is the Organic Serenity SuperGreen! It has chamomile and lavender, which help to make it soothing and calming.
Click here for a couple awesome coupons that Republic of Tea was kind enough to offer us!
These matcha green tea truffles are rich, delicate, and sweeeeet!
P.S. The longer/staler they sit in a fridge, covered for freshness of course, the less sweet the white chocolate becomes and the stronger the green tea flavor comes through in each truffle!
- 8 oz (about 1⅓ cup) white chocolate, finely chopped
- 2½ tsp matcha
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1 tsp powdered sugar
- Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set aside.
- In a saucepan over low heat, heat the cream and butter. Sift in the matcha powder and salt. Heat until the mixture just comes to a small boil and the powder has thoroughly incorporated.
- Pour the hot cream mixture over the white chocolate and stir until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate has melted.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, (preferably overnight) or until the chocolate has firmed.
- In a small bowl, combine the 1 tsp matcha and 1 tsp powdered sugar.
- Using a teaspoon, shape the chocolate into balls. (If you’re having trouble, lightly powder your hands with the matcha powdered sugar mix and very quickly work it into balls with your fingers!)
- Roll each ball in the matcha powdered sugar mixture. (You might have to re-roll upon serving if the powder melts into the truffles.) Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!!