Have you ever tried hojicha? It is a delightful roasted green tea and while I love to drink it, I’ve always thought the flavor would make a great addition to sweets!
Hojicha has such a rich flavor I thought that truffles would make a great combo. Instead of infusing the tea into the truffles I decided to make powder of it.
I used the hojicha gold powder from Hojicha Co. but they also sell a powder if you’d like to skip the crushing!
I crushed the hojicha and walnuts with a mortar and pestle and then mixed it with the chopped chocolate!
Truffles are so easy to make, all you need to do is heat the heavy cream and pour them over the chocolate. After letting the chocolate and heavy cream sit for a few minutes, mix well and refrigerate for several hours until solid.
Once the truffles are solidified, take a tablespoon or whatever size you want your truffles and round them out. You can roll the truffles in whatever topping you’d like. I chose coconut! I thought that coconut and the nutty flavor of the hojicha + walnut flavor would go well together.
These truffles are so rich and delicious!
Make sure to use a real chocolate bar instead of chocolate chips. It is so much easier to get smooth truffles this way!
A fair warning, if you do use nuts these will have a little bit of crunch :)