Easy Matcha Bark--sugar free & keto options


Chocolate Bark is the perfect Holiday treat, but This White Chocolate Matcha Bark is truly something special. First of all, it's simply gorgeous, but with its sugar free option, it's so healthy, you'll feel great gifting and eating it during the holidays and you'll want to make it year round as well.

Who wouldn't want to serve and give (and receive) this lovely matcha bark during the holiday season? It's a sweet, crunchy easy snack that will be loved by all.

hand holding piece of matcha bark

Of course you can make it using regular white chocolate, but it's easily done either vegan or low-carb, or both, making it a super healthy treat that you can make during the holiday season for guilt-free snacking and healthier gifting.

No need to gain a bunch of weight or have sugar crashes over the holidays anymore.

Healthy eating can be easy and delicious and you don't need to eat a bunch of sugar to enjoy the holidays!

What Is Matcha?

"Matcha" literally means "powdered tea" in Japanese. Matcha tea is special since it is made by mixing the powder into water, instead of brewing it like traditional teas.

However, the matcha plant (Camellia sinensis) is also special since it's grown mainly in Japan and is grown in the shade for three weeks and contains high amounts of chlorophyll.

It is a traditional tea that was consumed by Monks to improve mental clarity. It has caffeine, but also is rich in l-theanine for a calming effect.

Benefits of Matcha

In this post on the benefits of matcha, you can read a lot more information, but basically, matcha is:

  • high in antioxidants
  • calming
  • helps with focus
  • high in fiber
  • removes toxins
  • aids in burning calories
  • increases energy
  • and more

See? This matcha bark is much more than a pretty sweet treat. It's pretty good for you too!

How To Make This Bark

Making this white chocolate matcha bark couldn't be easier and you only need five ingredients!

  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. 
  • Break the white chocolate into pieces. Place in a medium glass bowl, add the oil (Photos 1 & 2)
  • Place on top of a double boiler and heat over simmering water until melted. 
  • Alternatively, you can place the oil and chocolate in the microwave and cook for 90 seconds.  Heat for 30 seconds at a time (stirring after every 30 second period) until it's completely melted.
  • Add the matcha powder and stir to combine (Photo 3)
  • Using a spatula, spread the chocolate mixture onto the parchment (Photo 4)
  • Wait about 5 minutes for the chocolate to cool.
  • Sprinkle with coconut and cranberries (Photos 5 & 6)
  • Place in the fridge for approximately an hour or until hardened. Remove from fridge and break the bark into large pieces

I personally don't use my microwave for health reasons, but I left the option there for those of you who prefer to use yours.

hand holding matcha bark

Recipe Notes and Substitutions

The amount of white chocolate in the recipe is 10.5 ounces which is also 300 grams.

As written, the recipe is sugar free and keto, but not dairy free. For a dairy free and keto bark, use these White Chocolate Chips as the base.

For a keto bark that has dairy, use these White Chocolate Chips.

For a vegan bark that isn't low carb, this bar is great.

Avoiding caffeine? Try this decaf matcha powder.

For AIP, use my White Chocolate Chips recipe using an on plan sweetener like honey or maple syrup or coconut sugar.

matcha bark wrapped in raffia
a piece of matcha bark

Matcha White Chocolate Bark

This Matcha White Chocolate Bark is the perfect festive and healthy twist on traditional chocolate bark. Great for gifting with sugar free, vegan, and keto options for healthy snacking year round.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Sugar-Free, THM:S, Vegan
Keyword: matcha bark
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Waiting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. 
  • Break the white chocolate into a medium glass bowl Add the coconut oil. 
  • Place on top of a double boiler and heat over simmering water until melted. 
  • Alternatively, place oil and chocolate in the microwave and cook for 90 seconds. Heat for 30 seconds at a time (stirring after every 30 second period) until it's completely melted.
  • Once chocolate is melted, add matcha powder and stir to combine.
  • Using a spatula, spread the chocolate mixture onto the parchment.
  • Cool at room temperature for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle grated coconut and cranberries on top while the bark is still very soft.
  • Place in the fridge for an hour, or until completely firm. Remove from fridge and break the bark into large pieces as desired.

Notes

  • This bark can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or you can freeze it for up to 3 months; longer if frozen in freezer containers with air removed.

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is merely an approximation. Optional ingredients are not included and when there is an alternative, the primary ingredient is typically used. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts since they have been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.


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