matcha chocolate recipe

Matcha Chocolate Recipe | Oh, What The Heck Is Matcha?

What the heck is matcha? It’s popping up EVERYWHERE so of course we had to give it a go. And of course, we used it to make matcha chocolate because… chocolate.

But first… what is matcha?

Our friends over at Matcha Maiden told us all about this super amazing food. Matcha is 100% pure green tea leaves stone ground into a fine powder with crazy cool health benefits. Super interesting right? Instead of just steeping the green tea leaves and chucking them in the bin… you actually consume it!

Health benefits of matcha.

Matcha has 137 times the antioxidants of green tea! #amazing! It’s also said to improve focus, provide higher energy levels, boost your metabolism and immunity. 

Yes, it has caffeine but way less than coffee AND because it has theanine (an amino acid) it actually gives you a calming affect. No coffee jitters or anxiety… yes please! In fact Buddhist monks use matcha during meditation!  

matcha chocolate recipe

What do you do with matcha? Great question.

Matcha is vers-a-tile… you can make way more than just sugar free matcha chocolate (however we highly recommend this!). Simply add to smoothies for an extra dose of good stuff, it goes perfectly in raw cakes (it makes a beautiful vibrant green colour!). Matcha lattes. Matcha bliss balls. Matcha chia puddings. Should we go on?

The only thing you need to remember is that matcha is super concentrated so you don’t need a lot (trust us on this…). Just 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per serve. If you add too much the taste will be too bitter and strong…  as you get used to the flavour feel free to up the matcha-anti!

So how do you feel about matcha? Tried it? Love it? Let us know!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla              

matcha chocolate recipe                                                                                                                                                                            

matcha chocolate
Serves 5
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Stuff you need
  1. 100g cacao butter
  2. 2 tbs. raw cacao powder
  3. 1 tbs. honey (optional)
  4. 1 tsp. matcha powder
  5. 1 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
  6. pinch of salt
Now what
  1. In a double boiler melt the cacao butter.
  2. Slowly add the honey (optional) while continually stirring with a whisk. Be sure not to heat too high.
  3. Take off the heat and add the matcha powder, vanilla and salt, whisk until smooth.
  4. Half fill 12 chocolate moulds and place in to the freezer for 10 minutes
  5. Add the cacao powder to the remaining mixture and whisk until smooth.
  6. Fill the rest of the chocolate moulds with chocolate mix and place back in to the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn out and enjoy!
Merrymaker tip
  1. We're having a break from natural sweetener! But do feel free to add a tablespoon of honey like we suggested 🙂
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 Looking f0r more low fructose sweet treat recipes? You should check out this Salted Caramel Slice recipe! We even made a video showing you juts how EASY it is to whip up! 

Comments 12

  1. I have been really interested in matcha and it’s great to read how versatile it is! And that’s certainly one great thing about living in Australia, these kind of ingredients are everywhere!! Been really fab to see this – made settling in a lot easier knowing I can get so many of my favourite things just from my local supermarket!

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  2. What did you sprinkle in the molds to get that lovely peppered look on top of the matcha?

    What kind of molds did you use, silicone? How do you get the chocolate to come out of the mold so easily and perfectly?

    Thanks for the cool recipe, I will let you know how it goes.

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  3. Hi

    Where can you purchase from? Close to Weston Creek? And .. how does gluten free flours (Aldi is selling now) work in Paleo ?

    Thanks

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      Hey Libby! You can get Matcha from any health food store. We don’t use gluten free flour as it has grains in it (maybe rice?) we use almond meal and coconut flour, both can be bought from Coles and Woollies and Supa Barn… not sure about Aldi. xx

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  4. These look amazing! I’m thinking I might try it with some super green powder instead of matcha just for now as I have a huge tub of it at home I’m working my way through before I stock up on anything else. Any thoughts on this? I’m assuming it might be similar quantities and still great health benefits 🙂

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  5. Hi there! I’m a little confused: did you mean to write, in step 3, that you add the Matcha to HALF of the mixture? (the other half to be retained for later use with the cacao powder?)

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