These charming little beauties are absolutely delectable and bursting with antioxidants.
Now this is how you do chocolates! These deliciously sweet, sugar-free matcha chocolates combine incredible flavors to create an addictive (but guilt-free!) treat.
These make a fantastic homemade gift for a friend, or hey—maybe they’re just for you! Either way, they pair perfectly with a cup of matcha tea.
The raw cacao butter is packed with heart-healthy omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids, and of course the matcha green tea powder has all sorts of health benefits. (Did you know that one serving of matcha delivers the same benefits as 10 cups of regular green tea? Whoa.)
Matcha powder boosts metabolism and helps your body burns calories faster; it makes your immune system stronger and detoxifies your body of heavy metals and chemical toxins; it regulates your blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, and it has anti-aging properties for your skin. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory and contains a high level of easily-absorbable dietary fiber.
Matcha tea powder is also absolutely stuffed with antioxidants which help prevent conditions such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease, and some cancers.
Besides this, matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid that lifts your mood and enhances your concentration, cognition, memory, and focus. It also calms your mind while keeping you alert, providing a “relaxed energy”. It’s an eye-opening pick-me-up that won’t make you crash later.
So try these lovely matcha chocolates out, and fall in love! They’re easy, scrumptious, pretty, and sugar-free!
Sugar-Free Matcha Chocolates RecipePublished: 2017-05-30
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 5 tablespoons raw cacao butter
- 1 tablespoon powdered Swerve
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
- A small handful of chopped pumpkin seeds
- Warm the cacao butter in a bowl sitting in hot water until it’s turned to liquid.
- Stir in all the milk, powdered Swerve, vanilla powder, and matcha powder until well-combined, and then pour into a silicone mold.
- Place in your freezer for 5 minutes.
- Press the chopped pumpkin seeds on the slightly-set chocolate tops.
- Return the tray to the freezer, and leave for another 20 minutes until the chocolates are set.
Matcha tea powder is perfect for baking because it’s a powder. To learn how to make all sorts of incredible baked goods and drinks using matcha powder, download our recipe book or visit our Epic Matcha blog!