Raw chocolate matcha macaroons

Raw Chocolate Matcha Macaroons Recipe

November 11, 2015 in Dessert / Tea Recipe

I find that there is always a need for sweets that can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes. Especially with the holidays around the corner, quick, yet fabulous desserts are most welcome. That is why a dessert that requires no baking at all is number one in my books and it’s even better if it incorporates tea, too.

I don’t have to tell you that this year has been all about that powdered green tea, matcha. But, in case you aren’t tired of hearing about it just yet, here’s one more matcha infused recipe to create. As you may know from my previous posts on the powdered green tea, the highest quality of matcha is used for ceremonial purposes and prepared traditionally and this reflects its name. Other grades of matcha are available such as culinary or cooking, which is a lower quality and more affordable. It is not a grade you would want to prepare traditionally though – as the name states, using it as an ingredient for cooking and baking is its main purpose. In this recipe, I used an organic culinary matcha so you do not need the more expensive ceremonial grade.

This recipe has two parts. But, don’t let that intimidate you. While I have seen matcha macaroons before, I just had to recreate my own and drizzle mine with another favourite sweet – chocolate! Of course, we’re making that from scratch with coconut oil, cacao powder and a sweetener. Both parts, the macaroons and the chocolate, are quite simple (the hardest part is waiting for the drizzled chocolate to harden) and deliciously rewarding. Any chocolate you have left over can be used to make my Raw Chocolate Bark recipe.

Raw Chocolate Matcha Macaroons
Yields 12
Using an organic culinary grade matcha, these matcha macaroons are the perfect quick treat, especially when drizzled with raw chocolate.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
For the Chocolate
  1. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  2. 1 tablespoon raw honey
  3. 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
For the Macaroons
  1. 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  2. 2 tablespoons raw honey
  3. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1 teaspoon matcha
For the Chocolate
  1. In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the coconut oil and allow it to melt.
  2. Slowly whisk the raw honey into the melted coconut oil.
  3. When both items are evenly melted and a consistency has reached, remove from heat and scoop in the cacao powder and mix until smooth.
  4. Set aside the raw chocolate until the macaroons are prepared. You can place it in the fridge for a few minutes to cool, just be sure to check on it so it does not harden.
For the Macaroons
  1. In a food processor or blender, add the unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, raw honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pulse until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Sprinkle in the matcha green tea powder and process until the mixture is evenly a beautiful green colour.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and form a small ball from the dough with your hands. Place on a tray with parchment paper.
  4. Drizzle the raw chocolate prepared earlier over top of each macaroon. If you notice the chocolate is too runny, allow it to set in the fridge a little longer prior to.
  5. Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens. Feel free to also store them in an airtight container in the fridge afterwards as well. Enjoy!
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  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness November 13, 2015 at 10:45 am

    WOW! These look amazing. I love macaroons. Love love love ’em. I love the power punch of nutrients here. Great recipe!

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio November 13, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Thanks! Matcha and chocolate pair so nice together. I would love to hear your thoughts if you give them a try.

  • Christine | Vermilion Roots November 13, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    This is such a treat, and full of healthy ingredients too.

  • Flavia November 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    These look so good.. Never thought of using tea like this before. I wonder if I could substitute the honey for agave and make it vegan though…

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio November 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Flavia,
      I haven’t tried agave in this recipe but I think that would be a great substitution to make it vegan as I have tried it before for just the raw chocolate. I’d be curious to hear how it goes if you try it that way though :)

  • Miriam November 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Great post! Such an unusual and pretty recipe!

  • Voyager November 13, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Wow looks so yummmm :)

  • Marleen November 14, 2015 at 12:24 am

    This look really good, cant wait to try these out for myself

  • Angela @ Dangtravelers November 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    These look delicious! I’ve never seen or heard of anything like it, but will definitely add the recipe to my collection!

  • Agatha November 16, 2015 at 7:17 am

    These look so yummy – matcha and chocolate go VERY well together!

  • Lisa Martens November 16, 2015 at 9:54 am

    You are so right about needing something quick to whip up during the Holiday season. These look and sound amazing. I pinned them so I can try them soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio November 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

      So happy to hear that, Lisa. I do hope you enjoy them when you get around to making them :)

  • Karen November 29, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Definitely will be making them so I am pinning them. Thanks for healthy snacks.

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio November 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks for pinning, Karen! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do when you get around to making them :)

  • Tess November 30, 2015 at 11:27 am

    These look SO tasty! And I have all the ingredients at home already… definitely going to try making these tonight! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio November 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      I would love to know your thoughts on them after you tried them yourself.

  • Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction December 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I love macaroons, and this healthy version looks so scrumptious!

  • Suzanne Spiegoski April 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Looks great! But what could I use as a substitute for the cocunut flakes?

    xo,
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannespiegoski.com

  • LizCasteel April 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    These look amazing! I’m beyond thrilled they are GF as well! Thanks for sharing!

  • Bree April 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    LOVE that you’ve taken one of my favourite treats and turned it into something healthy! I’m definitely trying this out!

  • Joce April 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    These sound so good! I have some matcha powder in my cupboard that needs to be put to good use! I love all the tea inspired recipes. I have a tea loving family so I will be sharing your site with them!

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio April 13, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Hi Joce,
      Thanks so much for sharing. So happy to hear you come from a tea loving family. Happy steeping and sipping :)

  • Dave April 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    They look wonderful, and the match chocolate combination sounds delicious!

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio April 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Matcha and chocolate were made for each other, that’s for sure!

  • Kerisha Deans April 11, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Foodie here! One of my new favorite food blogs!

  • Carrie April 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Love no bake healthy snacks and these look great. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

  • Anshula April 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    This looks looks so good! I wouldn’t mind that it takes essentially two parts…it seems delicious!!

    • Lu Ann Pannunzio April 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

      That’s the spirit! Two very quick and fun parts :)

  • Bree Hogan April 12, 2016 at 4:22 am

    These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to whip them up in my kitchen. Thanks!

  • Rica@ Yoga Mat Monkey April 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Yes, please! This just got pinned and I’m looking forward to making it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Ann April 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I love that I can have macaroons without the guilt lol. these look super yummy!

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