Have you ever looked for Matcha Chocolate Chips at the store? Look no further. Make them at home with 2 simple ingredients.
This post first appeared on Sift & Simmer in June 2017. Updated March 2021.
Is there such a thing?
The other day, I was thinking about chocolate chips.
There’s dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, but were there matcha chocolate chips?
A quick Google search led to matcha cookies with dark chocolate chips.
But no matcha chocolate chips on the market.
What is matcha?
If you’re new to matcha, it is a finely ground green tea from Japan. I use this ingredient in a lot of my baking.
Just 2 ingredients
It’s just white chocolate and matcha powder! How simple is that?
And because there are only 2 ingredients in this recipe, the quality of the ingredients is important.
Choose a quality white chocolate and premium matcha powder.
How to make the chocolate chips
It’s not hard, but it does take some patience.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt the white chocolate in a bowl (I used a microwave and heated the chocolate in 20-second increments).
Stir in the matcha powder until combined.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a thin piping tip.
Squeeze the chocolate mixture in tiny dollops mimicking chocolate chips and repeat until all the mixture is used up. (You’ll need some arm endurance).
Place the tray into the fridge or freezer and there you have it — easy, homemade matcha “chips.”
Can I increase or decrease the amount of matcha in the chips?
Yes, you can increase or decrease the amount depending on your preference.
Note: not all matcha brands are created equal, and there may be flavour differences between grades in the same brand.
Variations and substitutions
For a change in flavour, try adding a hojicha powder in place of the matcha.
How to use the Matcha Chocolate Chips
Add them into baked goods, brownies or into cookies.
Sprinkle them on top of ice cream or anything that requires a hit of matcha or chocolate.
How to store the chocolate chips
Store the chocolate chips in an airtight container in a cool location, away from light and heat.
You can store the chocolate chips in the fridge, if you live in a warm climate.
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Personally, I love how the matcha’s natural earthiness balances the white chocolate’s sweetness, so the chips don’t taste too sweet overall.
Let me know if you try out this recipe — tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment/rating below!
Homemade Matcha Chocolate Chips
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 50 g good quality white chocolate chopped into small pieces
- 8 g high-grade culinary matcha sifted
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the chopped white chocolate into a heat-safe glass bowl. Microwave on medium heat in 20 second increments until completely melted.
- Add in matcha powder and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Prepare a piping bag fitted with a thin round pastry tip, about ⅛" in diameter. Place the bag into a tall glass jar and fold the excess bag over the lip of the jar so the bag stands upright.
- Transfer the mixture into the piping bag with a spatula.
- Squeeze out any excess air and steadily pipe small mounds onto the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Work quickly so that the chocolate doesn't firm up and harden.
- Place the baking tray in a cool place, or in the refrigerator until completely cool and firm.
- Release the matcha chocolate chips by gently tugging the parchment paper and store in an airtight container away from heat.
- Use in recipes in place of chocolate chips, such as my Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies.