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Matcha-White Chocolate Bark with Raspberries and Coconut
Matcha White-Chocolate Bark with Berries and Coconut PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

You may have heard people talking about matcha—the versatile Japanese green tea that’s chock-full of health benefits. Sure, you could mix the powder into a warming drink, but we’re hooked on this recipe for matcha white-chocolate bark. Topped with berries and coconut, this is the treat we’re reaching for come that 3 p.m. slump.

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Makes about 20 pieces of bark
Start to Finish: 25 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups chopped white chocolate

1½ tablespoons culinary-grade matcha powder

¾ cup freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries

¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Heat about 2 inches of water in a medium pot over medium-low heat until it’s just barely simmering. Place the white chocolate in a medium-size heat-safe bowl.

3. Place the bowl with the chocolate over the simmering water (make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl) and heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is totally melted and smooth. (For an alternative way to melt the chocolate, see the note below.)

4. Stir the matcha into the chocolate until fully combined. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it into a rectangle about ⅛-inch thick (exact dimensions of the rectangle aren’t important—you just want it nice and thin).

5. Crumble the freeze-dried berries evenly over the surface of the chocolate. Do the same with the coconut.

6. Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator and let the chocolate set until firm, 5 to 10 minutes.

7. To serve, break the bark into pieces of any size. The bark will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Note: You can also melt the white chocolate in the microwave. Just be careful, as white chocolate can burn very easily. Start with 20-second bursts and stir the chocolate between each interval. As you get closer to it being melted, reduce to 10-second bursts.

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