Green Tea Truffles

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This recipe makes 16 servings
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Both green tea and dark chocolate are packed with antioxidants, making this decadent treat much healthier (when eaten in moderation) than one you might buy in a chocolate shop. Once you master this easy recipe, you can try any of your favorite teas, such as Earl Grey, in place of green.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup(s) half-and-half, fat-free
  • 4 bag tea, green
    decaffeinated
  • 1/2 pounds chocolate, bittersweet
    finely chopped (65% cocoa preferred)
  • 1/4 cup(s) cocoa powder, unsweetened

Instructions

  • 1

    Heat half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium heat. When it comes to a simmer, remove from heat and add tea bags, allow tea to steep 5 minutes.

  • 2

    Gently squeeze bags over half-and-half to extract extra flavor and discard. Return to a simmer and pour over chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place bowl in freezer until set, about 10 minutes, removing and stirring every 2 minutes. Chocolate is ready to roll into truffles when it is no longer a pudding-like consistency and is starting to harden.

  • 3

    Scoop out about 2 teaspoons chocolate mixture and roll in the palms of your hands to form a 1" ball. Repeat with remaining chocolate. Place cocoa powder in a shallow dish. Roll balls in the cocoa powder to coat. Shake off any excess cocoa powder (you will have 2 tablespoons remaining). Serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  • Makes 16, 2 piece servings.
Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories90
  • Total Fat5g
  • Saturated Fat3g
  • Sodium15mg
  • Carbohydrates9g
  • Dietary Fiber1g
  • Protein1g
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