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Green Tea Flavored Chocolate Balls

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It's a simple recipe to make green tea flavored chocolate balls, using white chocolate. The sweetness of white chocolate is well-balanced by the bitterness of green tea powder.

Yield: Makes 12 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Matcha (green tea powder)
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • matcha green tea powder for coating

Preparation:

  1. Put finely chopped white chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Put 2 tsp of green tea powder in a small bowl.
  3. Pour warm milk over green tea powder and stir well. Set aside.
  4. Pour heavy cream in a small pan and heat on medium heat.
  5. Stop the heat before cream starts to boil and stir in the green tea and milk mixture.
  6. Pour the cream mixture over white chocolate. Melt the chocolate, stirring well.
  7. Cool the chocolate mixture for about one hour in the room temperature.
  8. Scoop the chocolate into about 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on a sheet of aluminium foil.
  9. Cool them in the refrigerator for about one hour, or until firm.
  10. Round chocolate balls by hands and coat with green tea powder on a tray.
  11. Cool green tea chocolate balls until firm.

User Reviews

 4 out of 5
, Member Neil147a

I love these sweets, they're the more affordable solution for my occasional green tea chocolate cravings. The contrast between the bitterness of the tea and the sweetness of the white chocolate is delicious. I've made them twice now and brought them along to gatherings with friends and while at first there is some wariness at their unusual appearance the noises of appreciation and hands reaching out for a second sweetie soon followed. Though I must point out that I've made these sweets twice now and each time there has been a weird stage where the chocolate and the vegetable fat they must put into the chocolate bars (And I use good quality chocolate - Green & Blacks) separates and you have to drain it away and the remaining chocolate is very greasy until it cools. But patience and some kitchen towel soon fixes this

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