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Matcha Holiday Bark

Looking to make a fun holiday treat or a last minute gift? Holiday Matcha Bark to the rescue! 

Photo of a bag of Sencha Naturals Everyday Organic Matcha green tea powder on the left, and pieces of green Holiday Bark dessert treats on the right, topped with cranberries and white coconut strips, all on a white background

 This easy 2-ingredient recipe (plus toppings!) is your new holiday go-to. We use white chocolate chips as the base, providing a sweetness and color to complement the vibrant green of our Organic matcha powder. We top it all off with red and white fruits to signify the holiday season, for a bright & cheery treat you’ll make year after year.

Photo of several pieces of green tea Holiday Bark dessert treats, topped with cranberries and white coconut strips, surrounded by a few decorative pine cones, a small green teapot, a small bowl containing matcha green tea powder, a silver butter knife, and two white Christmas globes, all on a white background

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS: Matcha Holiday Bark

Total Prep Time: About 10 minutes (plus 30 to cool)

Servings: 12-16

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bag white chocolate chips (10-12 ounces)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sencha Naturals Organic Matcha Powder
  • Toppings: dried cranberries, goji berries, coconut flakes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Lay out parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. In the microwave or stove-top double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, stirring continuously until well melted and no clumps remain (see notes).
  3. Turn the heat off (or remove from microwave), and pour a few tablespoons of melted white chocolate into a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Using a hand-sifter or small sieve, sift matcha powder into the melted chocolate and stir until thoroughly combined. (The sifter helps to prevent clumping.)
  5. Pour the matcha chocolate mixture onto the parchment paper and spread out with a spatula to desired thickness.
  6. Pour the remaining white chocolate on top of the spread, and use a toothpick to create a marbled swirl design.
  7. Top with dried cranberries, goji berries, and coconut flakes (the colors mimic red & green holiday colors, as well as snow!). Place in freezer to set for about 30 mins. Slice into bark pieces and enjoy!

NOTES:

  • DIY Double Boiler: Fill the bottom of a saucepan with water (about 1 inch), bring to a boil, and rest a larger glass/metal bowl on top, not touching the water, but trapping in steam. Melt the chocolate chips in the bowl, stirring constantly.
  • Chocolate chips: Only white chocolate is recommended to obtain green bark, as milk or dark chocolates will create a muddy color.
  • Matcha: Use 1 teaspoon for a lighter green color, or 2 teaspoons for a more vibrant color and more savory green tea flavor.
  • Add-Ons: Feel free to add dried cherries or small bits of nuts (roasted almonds, walnuts) onto your bark.
  • Gifts: If giving as a gift, insert bark pieces into holiday tins, or wrap in individual plastic baggies tied with festive ribbon.
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    Photo of a stack of pieces of green tea Holiday Bark dessert treats topped with cranberries and white coconut strips, all on a white background

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