These matcha gourmet candies are colorfully displayed with strawberry and pistachio sprinkles. So delicious, they melt in your mouth blending the flavors of matcha, strawberry, and coconut. Pistachios add a finishing ‘crunch’ making the perfect texture with the creamy matcha coconut. Delightfully different!
16 oz. organic unsweetened coconut flakes
¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
2 tbsp. xylitol
½ tbsp. culinary Foodies Matcha for baking and beverages
25 drops strawberry medicine flower extract
¼ cup raw organic pistachios (chopped into small pieces)
¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries (pieces and powder)
This will liquefy, but since it is coconut, it will be slightly gritty. It won’t be as silky as chocolate. Take one candy bar mold, an egg mold, and another mold with all different shapes. Gently sprinkle the pistachio pieces and strawberry chunks and powder into the molds. Set some strawberry powder and pistachios pieces aside for later use. (If you buy a bag of freeze-dried strawberries at Trader Joes, there will be plenty if you need it. I also get my pistachios at Trader Joes.)
If you need more spinkle, chop extra if needed. Pour the candy from the stone grinder into a condiment squeeze bottle. Place the molds on plates. Squeeze the candy into the molds. Do not overfill the molds.
Place the plates into the refrigerator uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove the molds from the refrigerator. Take a latex glove to remove the candy from the molds. Touching the candy with your hands will remove the sheen from the surface of the candy. Take the remaining strawberry powder and pistachio pieces and sprinkle each piece of candy with the mixture. If there is some left over, sprinkle it on the plate itself.
Let this candy melt in your mouth to enjoy the flavor to its fullest.
Will last 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
Special Thank You to Kelly Lowes, Raw Gourmet La Vie
Recipe and Photos
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Premier Wonder Grinder
Recommended for small batch candy confections. Please note: this grinder cost approx $200 on sale at Amazon. Chef Kelly Lowes uses a stone-grinder that costs about $500 plus. If you are a serious candy maker, you may wish to invest more. This Wonder Grinder has received overall positive reviews for making small batches and may be a viable option for those wishing to spend a little less.
*Stone grinders are used to grind tea leaves into matcha powder as well. Large industrial grinders are used in Japan. The grinder featured in the picture, is very similar to the early days in Japan where tea leaves were ground by hand.