Matcha-Pistachio-Chocolate Truffles

Matcha-Pistachio-Chocolate Truffles

Recipe credit to Clean Green Eats

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups premium dark chocolate chips (look for dairy-free, minimum 60 percent cacao)
  • ½ cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1⁄3 cup pistachios, shelled and pulsed in a food processor to a fine meal
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder, plus 1 teaspoon for dusting

PREPARATION

  1. Line a pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan, bring 2 to 3 cups of water to a simmer. Create a warm water bath by placing a heatproof glass or stainless-steel bowl over the saucepan of simmering water. Add the chocolate chips and heavy cream to the bowl. Mix well with a spatula to combine as the chocolate melts.

  2. Remove the bowl from the heat and transfer the chocolate mixture to a parchment paper-lined loaf pan or shallow bowl and cool completely to room temperature. Place into the fridge for 90 minutes to solidify.

  3. Using a small melon baller, scoop out the truffle mixture and mold into 1-inch balls. If you don’t have a melon baller, use your hands.

  4. Fill a small bowl with the crushed pistachios, roll the truffles in the pistachios, pressing the nuts gently into the surface. Using a fine-mesh strainer or sifter, dust the truffles with the matcha powder 

  5. Transfer the truffles to paper cupcake liners or a parchment paper–lined tin and refrigerate until ready to serve.