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Matcha White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Because one of my favourite things to do is take a classic recipe, and add matcha. The first thing that comes to mind when I think edible gifts, or Valentine’s Day is the gift of chocolate covered strawberries! They’re such an easy to make, decadent-but-still-on-the-healthier-side treat, and I’m personally a big fan of the matcha + strawberry combo (as seen in my Matcha Oatmeal post).
This recipe is definitely a treat, because we’re using vegan white chocolate (oil free option provided), but I think it’s healthy to indulge every once in a while, and this recipe is 75% strawberry and 25% chocolate anyway. Show yourself a little self-love because if we’re being honest, store bought vegan white chocolate is far easier to work with than making your own. I do make my own most of the time, but thought I’d keep this recipe simple.
You also have the option of using regular vegan chocolate, which can be easier to find oil free, but the matcha flavour won’t be quite as pronounced, and the colour of the chocolate will remain, well, chocolate.
Alternatively, you can opt to use vegan yogurt mixed with matcha, which works really well once frozen (example in this fro-yo bark recipe), but doesn’t hold up at room temp and begins to melt. Nonetheless, it’s an absolutely delicious combo as well, and a little more whole food plant based. You can take your pick and I’ll leave the options in the recipe notes!
The process is fairly straightforward, melt the chocolate ingredients, dip the strawberries then set it and forget it. Sprinkles, black sesame seeds, toppings of choice–you can decorate them to look as fancy or as simple as you’d like. I like to keep the tops of my strawberries on, because they act as a little handle to hold the strawberry as you dip, and also when you eat. The most important thing to do is make sure your strawberries are pat completely dry after rinsing. The rest is as easy as it gets!
A different take on a chocolate covered strawberry. Makes for a beautiful gift, or a perfect snack to store in the fridge/freezer when you’re craving a quick bite of something sweet. Dairy free, vegan and gluten free with oil free option.
½ cup vegan white chocolate chips/chunks* see notes for oil free options
1–2 tsp matcha powder
½ tsp coconut oil (optional, but recommended)
sprinkles or black and white sesame seeds for garnish
Wash and pat dry your strawberries.
Using the double boiler or bain-marie method, melt your vegan white chocolate with your coconut oil. You can also use a microwave.
Add your matcha powder, and stir to combine until smooth.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and dip strawberries into chocolate to coat. Before it dries, top with sesame seeds or sprinkles.
Allow to cool completely before enjoying.
You can also make an oil free, vegan white chocolate using this recipe, which I usually follow myself OR alternatively, use an oil free regular vegan chocolate (non white).
For a slightly different and more whole food plant based option, use a vegan yogurt (unsweetened, no added sugar) and mix with matcha. Coat the strawberries and freeze until firm. Yum!
Keywords: matcha, white chocolate, vegan chocolate, gluten free, oil free, valentine's day
Hi there, I’m Remy! Welcome to Veggiekins Blog, home to nourishing vegan + gluten-free recipes and tips to live your best balanced and holistic life. I’m a human on a mission to empower you to be well and be kind to your mind, body and soul with the healing power of plants.
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