Matcha Dark Chocolate Truffles
You must have heard of matcha already as it is now popular all over the world. Maybe you have tried sipping a matcha tea or a match-flavored smoothie. For sure, you have tasted a distinct flavor, which is quite bitter, yet umami. Yes. Umami can be the best word for a matcha-flavored drink.
But aside from being umami, matcha was made popular for a great number of health benefits. So with its umami flavor and health benefits, matcha should be something not to miss. In this recipe, we coat some dark chocolate truffles with matcha, and behold! It is a perfect combination.
If you look at the ingredients and instructions, you can easily know that this recipe is so simple to prepare. Indeed, with only five ingredients and three basic steps, it is quite unbelievable to come up with a very delectable dessert.
Of course, you may have had chocolate muffles as desserts in the past. But this one is not just a ball of supreme chocolatey sweetness but it has a distinct taste that you may want more balls to gobble. The distinct bitterness of matcha can really make chocolate truffles to a higher level. For sure, your family will love these chocolate truffles dearly!
12 oz. of chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
¾ cup of heavy cream
½ tsp. of matcha powder plus matcha to coat
unsalted chopped pistachios to coat
- In a medium heat-proof mixing bowl, place chocolate and vanilla and set aside.
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, heat cream and swirl occasionally until steaming hot and simmering along the edges. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until all the chocolate is melted or for about 3 minutes. Whisk in ½ teaspoon of matcha powder. Refrigerate until firm or about 2 to 4 hours. You can leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon portion of the chocolate mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the remaining matcha or pistachios. Refrigerate until serving.
- Matcha dark chocolate truffles should be stored in your fridge until you are serving them. Be sure that you coated all your truffles adequately with crushed pistachio and matcha powder before storing them in one container. This will prevent the truffles to stick with each other.
Always make sure that the chocolate is smooth before refrigerating it. You may continue heating it over a gentle heat in a double broiler but you should constantly whisk it to avoid burning. You can also transfer it to the microwave and heat it for 30 seconds. Whisk it every time until you get the desired smoothness.
This recipe may be just about adding matcha to your dark chocolate truffle, but the difference it makes is just so amazing. A dark chocolate truffle at its best, really.