These Matcha Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy yet decadent treat that you can whip up in a few minutes. Fresh juicy strawberries get a coating of green tea powder and white chocolate in this delicious combo.
What is matcha?
Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder milled from green tea leaves.
If you're new to matcha, be sure to check out my Beginner's Guide to Matcha.
Why you'll love this recipe
This small-batch recipe is exceedingly easy to make.
The matcha white chocolate strawberries are great as a quick dessert (for date night), or anytime!
Adding a little coconut oil helps give that "snap" in the white chocolate shell (that properly tempered chocolate has), and also helps the chocolate set quickly.
The combination of white chocolate and matcha is classic and delicious.
If you don't like super sweet desserts, adding matcha tea is a great way to tone down the sweetness of the white chocolate.
Ingredients you'll need
- fresh strawberries: washed and patted dry
- white chocolate: chopped; or you can use white chocolate chips or chocolate melts
- coconut oil: adds a little shine to the chocolate; you can use a refined coconut oil if you don't like its flavor
- matcha powder: use the best quality matcha you can find; generally a ceremonial grade matcha powder will yield a better flavor and color
How to choose fresh strawberries
Choose strawberries that are bright red in color and are firm, with green leafy tops. (They don't ripen any further after being picked).
They should have a sweet scent.
Don't pick strawberries that are soft and mushy, or with signs of mold.
Keep strawberries in the fridge until ready to use.
Wash strawberries with lots of cold water to ensure any dirt is removed, and pat dry immediately.
How to make matcha covered strawberries
First, wash and pat dry the strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry.
Add the white chocolate to a small bowl and heat over a double-boiler or in a microwave, in 30-second increments, until completely melted.
Once the white chocolate is melted, stir in the coconut oil and matcha powder until homogenous.
Take a fresh strawberry by the stem/leafy end and dip the strawberry into the matcha chocolate, coating it entirely.
Let any excess chocolate drip off.
Place the matcha coated strawberry onto a small tray lined with parchment paper.
Repeat with the remaining strawberries.
Chill the matcha strawberries in the fridge for 5-10 minutes for the matcha chocolate shell to set.
For additional pizzazz, you can add an additional drizzle of white chocolate or dark chocolate.
How to serve & store
The matcha strawberries are best served on the same day they are made.
Store the matcha strawberries in a cool place, loosely covered with aluminum foil for up to 1 day. Do not use an airtight container.
You can store the matcha covered strawberries uncovered in the fridge for up to 1 day, however, due to the humidity from the fresh strawberry, condensation may appear.
You may want to lay the matcha strawberries onto some paper towel to help absorb any excess condensation, while storing in the fridge.
If you know you can't finish the strawberries within 1-2 days, freeze the matcha covered strawberries in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Leave plenty of space in between the strawberries.
Once the strawberries are frozen solid, you can transfer them into an airtight container to freeze.
Freeze the matcha chocolate covered strawberries for up to 3 months.
To defrost, simply remove from the freezer and place into the fridge about 1 hour prior to enjoying.
It's best not to let the strawberries completely defrost; enjoy them while still cold.
FAQs & expert tips
How to melt the chocolate?
It's important that the chocolate does not come into any contact with water, which will cause it to seize.
Melt the chocolate over gentle heat -- either by using:
- a double boiler: a heatproof bowl over a pot or saucepan of simmering water over the stovetop, or
- microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals.
How can I make them less sweet overall?
Add more matcha powder if you prefer the matcha strawberries less sweet.
Depending on the natural sweetness of the strawberries, you may need to add a little more matcha powder to balance out the sweetness.
You can also use a culinary grade matcha powder, which tends to have a more bitter flavour.
Can I make a larger batch?
You can easily double or triple the recipe to make more.
Other matcha strawberry recipes you may like
Be sure to check out these recipes:
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Matcha Chocolate Covered Strawberries
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 4 large fresh strawberries
- 50 g white chocolate
- 5 g coconut oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon matcha
For key visual process photos, refer to the body of the blog post.
- First, wash and pat dry the strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry.
- Add the white chocolate to a small bowl and heat over a double-boiler or in a microwave, in 30-second increments, until completely melted.
- Once the white chocolate is melted, stir in the coconut oil and matcha powder until homogenous.
- Take a fresh strawberry by the stem/leafy end and dip the strawberry into the matcha chocolate, coating it entirely.
- Let any excess chocolate drip off.
- Place the matcha coated strawberry onto a small tray lined with parchment paper.
- Repeat with the remaining strawberries.
- Chill the matcha strawberries in the fridge for 5-10 minutes for the matcha chocolate shell to set.
- For additional pizzazz, you can add an additional drizzle of white chocolate or dark chocolate.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.