|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||26%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These matcha green tea truffles are as beautiful as they are delicious. Matcha green tea powder gives the truffles a light, delicate flavor and a beautiful light green color. We like to dust the tops with a little more matcha powder to increase the flavor and make a bold statement.
1 1/4 teaspoons matcha powder, plus more for decorating
1/2 cup (4 ounces) heavy cream, or whipping cream
1 pound white chocolate, finely chopped, about 2 2/3 cups
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 pinch salt
Confectioners sugar, for rolling truffles
1 1/2 pounds white candy coating
Make the Ganache
Gather the ingredients.
Sift the matcha, using a fine wire mesh sifter, into a small bowl and set aside for now.
Pour the cream into a small saucepan, and place the pan over medium heat.
While the cream warms up, pour the chopped white chocolate into a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, until the chocolate starts to melt.
Heat the cream until it is at a simmer—bubbles should just start appearing on the sides of the pan, but do not bring the cream to a boil.
Once at a simmer, remove the pan from the heat, add the sifted matcha powder, and whisk well until the matcha dissolves.
Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate, and whisk well until the chocolate melts and your mixture is smooth and shiny.
Add the room temperature butter and a pinch of salt, and whisk until they are completely incorporated.
Press a layer of cling wrap on top of the ganache and refrigerate it until it is firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
Rolling the Truffles
To roll the truffles, use a small candy scoop or spoon to form 1-inch balls of ganache.
Dust your hands lightly with confectioners' sugar and roll the truffle between your palms to get it round.
Place the truffle on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper, and continue until you have rolled all the truffles into balls. If the truffles have gotten soft, return them to the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes so they can firm up again.
Melt the white candy coating in a bowl in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.
Using dipping tools or a fork, dip a truffle in the white coating until it's submerged, then remove it from the coating and let the excess drip back into the bowl.
Place it back on the baking sheet, and while the coating is still wet, sift a little matcha over the top so it has a light dusting of powder. Repeat with the remaining truffles.
- For the best taste and texture, serve these truffles at room temperature. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.