Matcha Candy Experiment!

ChocoMatcha. 

I did a little experiment this past weekend and I wanted to share it with you! I created these chocolates with matcha but I wanted them to be greener so I added white chocolate. I wanted to keep the semi sweet since I'm not the biggest white chocolate fan. The chocolates didn't turn out any greener but they were delicious!

What you'll need: 

  • 1 package mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup light whipping cream (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons matcha ( I used Simply Matcha)
  • Wooden candy sticks
  • Heart Candy Mold

Instructions

1) Melt the butter! I would use a double boiler, I just put water in a pot, boil it and put a pan with the butter on top. 

2) Place the chocolate chips into the pan and mix it around until it's all melted

3) Add the white chocolate chips to the mix and let them melt. I kept the white chocolate chips a little lumpy, you'll see why later.

4) Sift your matcha into the chocolate and mix it completley. 

5) Using a spoon fill your heart silicone molds with chocolate

6) Put it in the freezer for 5 -10 minutes

7) Place the wooden sticks into each mold

8) Keep in freezer for an hour or two

9) ENJOY!

YUM!

I didn't let the white chocolate chips melt all the way so there would be chunks in each heart!

Although these aren't green like matcha, they are certainly delicious and the matcha flavor comes through! 

Next, I'll fight my dislike of white chocolate and use only white chocolate so they will be green! Give this simple recipe a try and let me know how you like it!

Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Matcha-ddicated.

I'm back at it again feeding your matcha addiction with these matcha white chocolate chip cookies! 

As the weather gets cooler, my urge to bake grows. I love to fill the house with warm and yummy smells. Because of it's powder form, matcha has been the easiest tea to bake with so far. It's extremely versatile and can be worked into almost any recipe! Here is the recipe I found. I've pasted it below as well with my personal modifications. 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon green tea powder from The Tea Spot
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips 
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  1. Heat oven to 350 and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl (flour, matcha, baking soda and salt)
  3. Cream the butter and sugar, feel free to use a hand mixer
  4. Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla
  5. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet mix
  6. Fold in white chocolate chips. NOTE: I used a whole bag which made the cookies very sweet. You may want to use less than a bag. 
  7. Make balls with 1 tablespoon of batter and place on baking sheet several inches apart
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, let cool on sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to wire rack
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Toppers made by PaperlyPress

These cookies are so simple and aren't dominated by the matcha taste. They turn out a fun greenish tint and the white chocolate chips pair well with the matcha.

Have you ever made a sweet with matcha? What is your fav?!