This dark chocolate matcha truffle recipe is perfect combination of Matcha green tea powder and dark chocolate ganache.
This Matcha Truffle Recipe is so easy to make and is a nice twist on the traditional truffle. It makes for a delightful and eye-catching addition to your Afternoon Tea table or your Christmas Tea Party. Plus, you can make them in advance, so you can free up your time for other things.
Serve them with any kind of tea (or even coffee). I recommend white tea, as the milder flavor balances the stronger taste of the chocolate and matcha.
Does chocolate and matcha go well together?
Chocolate and matcha are two flavors that go surprisingly well together. The bitterness of the matcha pairs well with the sweetness of the chocolate, and the two flavors balance each other out nicely. The taste and texture of matcha with chocolate truffles is really unique and delicious!
How to store dark chocolate matcha truffles
Because this matcha truffle recipe has cream in it, you can store the truffles in the refrigerator for up to a week. Place in an air tight container so they don’t take on the flavors of your refrigerator. As they are covered in matcha powder, they won’t stick together, so go ahead and put them in the same container, one on top of the other.
Having said that, I do prefer putting them in individual mini muffin wrappers and laying them flat in a wide container. This way they stay pretty and you can just take out them out and serve them immediately, without having to touch up the presentation.
- 250 g (8-9 oz) of good quality dark chocolate (more than 60% cocoa - do not use melts or chips)
- 175 g (3/4 cups) heavy cream
- 50 g (3 1/2 Tbsp) of fresh unsalted butter
- 50 g (3 Tbsp) of Matcha green tea powder
- In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over low heat until quite hot, then remove from the heat. Do NOT let it boil.
- Pour cream over the finely chopped chocolate, whisk very gently until just combined.
- Let this cool slightly and then stir in the slightly softened butter.
- Let it set at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
- The next day, take this ganache with a teaspoon, form small balls between your hands, then roll them in the Matcha green tea powder.
- Sprinkle with a fine dusting of Matcha right before serving.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container.
Serve in white paper cups for an elegant presentation.
Tip: Right before serving, sprinkle with an extra light dusting of matcha powder.
These dark chocolate matcha truffles are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed by everyone. And this matcha truffle recipe brings you the benefits of dark chocolate and matcha powder, so you can feel good about indulging in them. Enjoy!