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18 January, 2018

Matcha Pistachio Truffles

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Here’s another delicious recipe that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. These yummy matcha truffles are raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

They are made with some of my favorite healthy ingredients: matcha powder, pistachios, coconut, dark chocolate and cashew butter. However, the recipe is very flexible and it can be adjusted to your liking (or, to the preferences of the person with whom you are going to share these treats). You can use any type of nuts or nut butter. You can replace the nuts with desiccated coconut or vice versa. Also, you can use white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. It’s up to you!

Matcha Pistachio Truffles

I recently started using matcha or finely ground green tea in my desserts, and I still don’t put too much of it, because it can be quite overpowering. However, it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Some of the benefits of consuming matcha include detoxification, energy, a boost of the immune system, and prevention of various diseases. It also gives your food a vibrant green color.

I decided not to cover all the truffles in chocolate and rolled a few in ground pistachios instead. I think this made them look prettier and more varied. I’m not going to lie, though: everybody at home liked the chocolate ones better. We just love chocolate, and what’s Valentine’s Day without it?

 

Matcha Pistachio Truffles

Yield: 10

Serving Size: 10

Matcha Pistachio Truffles

Ingredients

½ cup pistachios

¼ cup desiccated coconut

4 tablespoon cashew butter

1 tablespoon coconut oil

½ teaspoon matcha powder

3 tablespoons maple syrup

Vanilla extract – optional

For the chocolate glaze:

40 grams (1.4 oz) dark chocolate

1 teaspoon coconut oil – optional

Instructions

Grind the pistachios in your food processor or blender.

Optional: Keep a few tablespoons of the ground nuts aside for decoration or for rolling the truffles.

Add the rest of the ingredients and process until everything is well combined.

If the mixture feels too soft, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes until you can roll balls out of it easily.

Shape the balls and put them in the fridge for a few hours.

Once the truffles have hardened up, melt the chocolate and add the coconut oil.

Dip the truffles into the chocolate and sprinkle the ground pistachios you saved for decoration.

Put the truffles in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened up.

Enjoy!

http://www.myhealthydessert.com/recipes/matcha-pistachio-truffles/

 

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11 thoughts on : Matcha Pistachio Truffles

  • January 18, 2018 at 4:03 am

    These sound yummy and I have pistachios to use up pinned to make at the weekend 🙂

    • January 19, 2018 at 3:13 am

      Thank you so much, Carol! Let me know how they turned out if you decide to make them! 🙂

  • Sara Russell
    January 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    These look divinely beautiful and tasty!

    • January 19, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Thank you so much, Sara! 🙂

  • January 19, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Oh, my.. they look so delicious! Really enjoyed reading and watching at the pics 🙂 thanks for giving me an idea what to make on Valentines

    • January 19, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Thank you so much, Ivana! Let me know how they turned out if you decide to make them! 🙂

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  • January 19, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Hey thanks for sharing the lovely dessert recipe. I will soon try it. i hope you will also like my blog indiatourfood.com

    • January 20, 2018 at 3:29 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Ruth
    January 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    These look so yummy! Pinning so I can try them later!

    • January 20, 2018 at 3:29 am

      Thank you so much, Ruth! Let me know if you make them! 🙂

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