This month’s Recipe Redux theme is all about tea–bubble tea, flavored teas, baking/cooking with tea. It’s TEA TIME!
I’m always down for a good cup of tea, but I’m partial to green teas. And my favorite variety of green tea of all time? Matcha! There seems to be a Matcha madness going around at the moment. Just read Janet Helm’s post about food trends at the National Restaurant Association show that took place last weekend on her blog, Nutrition Unplugged.
Matcha has a strong, vegetal flavor and when it’s whisked with hot milk, is just absolutely heavenly. Starbucks serves Green Tea Lattes, which are made with Matcha powder, but I would suggest requesting half the amount of simple syrup to spare yourself from a sugar-overload.
Have you tried Matcha or used it in baking? I think this will be my next Matcha mission. For more tea-infused treats, click the blue frog below to see the full collection of Recipe Redux creations!
You can make as many of these guys as your heart desires and add the berries and Matcha to your liking, so there are no exact servings or measurements for this recipe. Just have fun with it!
Green Tea & Goji Grahams
Dark chocolate chips
Dried Goji berries
Matcha Green Tea powder
1. Break or cut the graham crackers squares into halves and chop the dried Goji berries into small pieces. Set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Set up a double boiler by placing a small glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with water. Water should not be touching the bottom of the bowl. Heat water to a simmer, allowing the steam to keep the glass bowl evenly heated.
3. Doing one graham cracker at a time, dip half of the graham into the chocolate and smooth out the chocolate with a spatula. There is no need to coat the underside of the graham.
4. Sprinkle a few Goji berries on the chocolate and set the graham on the parchment paper, allowing chocolate to cool before sprinkling with Matcha powder.
5. Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.