I made these ages ago. Ages ago! My A.D.D. dictates that I never have any blog posts “in the pipeline”. This isn’t because I’m some sort of nerd (although really, I am the nerdiest nerd of them all) or I’m kiasu and I don’t wanna lose this pretend game I have in my head. It’s because if I don’t blog about something within days of it happening, I forget all about it.

Like I almost forgot these gorgeously green little matcha truffles.

I remember the exact day that I made these. It was Good Friday, the day that we were supposed to go to Oxford, but Panu was sick so we stayed home and I made truffles. Saturday rolled around and I still hadn’t blogged them. Sunday we went to Oxford.

Monday I got sick. I was sick for a week.

And then I got better and was all excited about going to Hong Kong and then matcha truffles? What matcha truffles?

You see what I mean?

Anyway, last night I was all cuddled up on the couch with my netbook just browsing through some photos and I stumbled upon these photos of the matcha truffles.

And far be it for me to not share them with you! These are quirky and delicious, not the least because while you’re making them, it looks like you’ve got a whole production line of green dinosaur poos going on:

Made from three simple ingredients… (oh ok, cream cheese too)…

… these are seriously easy to throw together. With the bitter bite of the matcha powder, they feel a little more “grown up” than lemon truffles but honestly? I think I’m gonna make them both next time because I actually think black and white truffles would totally complement each other :)

Enjoy!

matcha truffles
200 grams chocolate biscuits (I used chocolate digestives)
125 grams cream cheese
300 grams milk or dark chocolate (I used Green & Blacks 34% cocoa milk chocolate)
50 grams unsalted butter
2 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder (or to taste)
  1. Crush the biscuits using a processor, mortar or clean hands into a fine sandy texture.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese with the matcha powder under combined.
  3. Add the cream mixture to the crushed biscuits and mix well together to form a thicker, dough like texture. It might feel a little dry, but should be at a consistency where it’ll stick together if you press it.
  4. Roll half tablespoon amounts of the mixture into little balls and place on a plate. Set aside or in the fridge to cool and harden.
  5. Put the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Keep stirring until melted and smooth. Note: I don’t add all 50 grams of butter at one go. I add about 1/4 of the butter, and as you heat the chocolate it might become thick again, then add a little more butter.
  6. Take each little ball and drop it into the melted chocolate. Using two rubber spatulas, roll the ball between the spatulas until it is coated with white chocolate. Drop onto a parchment lined tray.
  7. Once all the balls are coated, refrigerate them until hardened.
Makes 18-20 truffles, but I made them smaller this time and got 26.

15 Thoughts on “matcha truffles and green dinosaur poos

  1. These were so scrummy I ate all of em in a night and a little into the next day. GOSH! You shd have given this greedy pig more. ;) So very yummy. WIll have to make these soon. Get better soon Catty. U keep falling ill, which means eat more oranges and matcha for vit C ;) x

  2. I love that you just “throw these together”. Talented and looks delicious!

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  4. I can never resist your matcha creations, even if they do look, er, unusual, pre-chocolate.I, too, usually blog about what strikes me at that particular time, which is not very often and therefore explains the long stretches between posts. I should look through my photos for inspiration as well!

  5. You are seriously the matcha expert and queen! Bows….

  6. diva: Oh yeh! I totally forgot I gave you some! No one else got any ;) I hope I get better soon – a bit sick of being sick these days.

    jenny: LOL seriously, I am a crap cook/baker, all of my recipes are easy! :D

    Tangled Noodle: haha “unusual”? Just say dinosaur poo :P Yes I’m like you – I blog whatever’s happening at the time and if time passes and I haven’t blogged it, it won’t ever happen! Except these cos I love ‘em :)

    penny: hehe I {heart} matcha!

  7. Ahahahaha, she said POOS!

  8. These look very tasty – and i love the colour. While i don’t have any matcha, I do have sencha. Goodie. You are bad for my waistline, but good for my sanity ;-)

  9. On the contrary, my OCD means that I always have at least one post in the pipeline!

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  11. I am OCD so I always have a spare post hanging around – glad you rescued this one though it looks fab

  12. I’ve been planning to make matcha truffles for ages but was unsure how much match powder to add. I like to sound of your recipe, although I’m not too sure about the cream cheese. But thanks for reminding me & providing qty of powder. Will make a variation soon and let you know how they turn out.

  13. Mr Noodles & Gourmet Chick: Hahaha seems like most people have OCD, but I’m the opposite.. totally ADD and need to post on the fly!

    Debs: Ahhh cool, glad I could help jog your memory! Let me know how yours goes and what you use instead of cream cheese!

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