Mini Chocolate, Matcha & Nut Butter Cups

Matcha is wealthy in highly effective antioxidant catechins, and along with bitter darkish chocolate, creates a sirtuin-stimulating superbomb dessert. These tiny, bite-sized matcha nut butter cups look beautiful on the plate and can preserve within the fridge for round 5 days – not that you simply’ll have any left as a result of they’re not possible to withstand. 


280g (10oz) plain darkish chocolate (minimal 70 per cent cocoa), or a dairy-free model, damaged into bits

2 teaspoons coconut oil

120g (4¼oz) almond or macadamia nut butter

½–1 teaspoon natural matcha powder, plus additional for sprinkling

2 tablespoons coconut or nut milk (almond, cashew)

1 teaspoon agave syrup, to style sea salt


Place 24 mini cupcake circumstances on a tray. 

Put a pan over medium warmth with a bit of water within the backside and produce it to a simmer. Place a glass bowl over the pan, making certain the water doesn’t contact the underside of it. Add the chocolate and coconut oil and allow them to soften, giving them a mild stir once in a while. When totally melted, take away from the warmth.

Utilizing a teaspoon, fill the underside third of every mini cupcake case with a few of the melted chocolate combination (you’ll use the remainder later). Then put them within the freezer for 10 minutes. 

Place the nut butter, matcha, milk and a squeeze of agave syrup in a blender and blitz till easy. Style and add extra agave syrup for those who really feel it wants it. 

Take away the mini circumstances from the freezer and add 2 teaspoons of the matcha combination to every one, urgent them down as you go so the tops are easy. Freeze once more for an additional 5 minutes. 

If the remaining chocolate has began to harden, simply gently soften it once more utilizing the identical methodology as above.

Take the cupcake circumstances out of the freezer and use a teaspoon to fill them as much as the highest with the remaining chocolate. Freeze once more for 20 minutes.

Serve straight from the freezer (or retailer within the fridge) with a sprinkling of matcha and salt on each. 

Taken from 2 Weeks to a Youthful You by Gabriela Peacock is printed by Kyle Books, priced £25. Meals images: Kate Whitaker (Life-style images: Kate Martin