This mint matcha coconut candy is a tasty and healthy treat. Only a few ingredients to make and 0.3g net carbs for 3 candies!
You might also like this 5 morning matcha recipes post.
This week on Sunday Supper we are featuring healthy green recipes in honor of upcoming St. Patrick’s day. I have a great St. Patrick’s Day memory of my niece. She made a leprechaun trap one year using a shoebox and a little pot of paint that the little fella would accidentally step in and lead her to him later on. She was after the gold. Kids are great, aren’t they?!
Anyway, I had it in my head that I wanted to use matcha green tea for this theme. I started off with a matcha mint biscotti which flopped and so I ended up with this matcha mint coconut candy. It is super simple but it fits the bill: it’s green and it is very healthy! Best of all it only takes few ingredients and it’s low carb as it only has 0.1g net carbs per candy.
Why this is a healthy treat!
I love matcha, which is a ground powder of green tea leaves, and use it whenever I can. The reason being that it’s high in antioxidants, I love tea, and it gives me the right amount of caffeine boost. The matcha I buy is from Steepted Teas. I have been a long time customer and now I sell them! So if you are interested you can check out their line of high quality teas here.
I also used coconut oil and coconut flakes because coconut is a healthy fat and has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
If you follow a keto or very low carb diet I think these could technically be called fat bombs. Fat bombs are tasty little high fat, low carb snacks to keep you in ketosis. They are satiating and help those on a keto diet meet their healthy fat requirements. The Keto Diet Blog has lots of great info and recipes about the keto diet if you are interested.
Mint Matcha Coconut Candy Recipe
- Add the coconut oil, sweetener (I like Swerve) and matcha to a small sauce pan.
- Whisk until well combined and the coconut oil melts.
- Take it off the stove and add the peppermint and vanilla extracts.
- Using a candy mold (like this) sprinkle some of the coconut flakes into each section and then pour the melted coconut mixture on top. If you have extra coconut flakes, sprinkle them on top.
- Carefully place the mold into the freezer for a couple hours.
- Then pop the candies out and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
I hope you like these little matcha fat bombs. They are great for an afternoon pick me up! For more delicious and healthy green recipes, check out my friend’s recipes from the Sunday Supper family below. And thank you Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting this week. Enjoy!
1 candy = 35 cals / 3.6g fat / 3g carbs / 2.9g fiber / 0.1g net carbs
Mint Matcha Coconut Candy (low carb)
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 tablespoon shredded coconut, unsweetened
In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil and then add the matcha and sweetener.
Whisk to combine.
Take off the stove and the extracts.
Add a bit of shredded coconut to each compartments of the mold and the pour in the matcha mixture. If you have extra coconut add it to the candies.
Freeze for about 4 hours or candies have hardened.
Store in a ziplock bag in the freezer.
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