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Homemade Green Tea Pocky
Makes about 20 stick cookies.
12 oz package of vanilla candy melts or 11 oz bag white chocolate chips
1 Tbsp matcha powder
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 package of grissini, cut into 5″ pieces with serrated knife to make 20 sticks
matcha powder for dusting
unsweetened, desiccated coconut flakes
black sesame seeds
coffee sprinkles (I used Cacao Barry Coffee Vermicelli)
large baking sheet fitted with parchment paper
small baking sheet or plate fitted with parchment paper
tall, narrow drinking glass, at least 6″ tall
1. Fill bottom of double boiler with water, making sure the water doesn’t make contact with the base of the top bowl of the double boiler. Bring water to a gentle simmer. Place white chocolate or candy melts in top bowl of double boiler. Using rubber spatula, gently melt the chocolate. In a small bowl, mix matcha powder with 1 tsp of vegetable oil. Add this matcha oil/paste to the melting white chocolate and mix in until you get an evenly green colored dipping chocolate. Remove the bowl of chocolate from heat, and wipe steam off the outside of the bowl with a tea towel.
2. Carefully pour the melted chocolate into the drinking glass to a height of 4″.
3. Dip the cut grissini into the melted chocolate leaving the top 1″ undipped. As you get further along in dipping, you may need to tilt the glass to distribute the chocolate upwards so that you are able to cover all 4″ of each grissini with the chocolate. Gently shake off any excess chocolate, then place the dipped cookie on the small baking sheet or plate fitted with parchment. Let the Pocky stick sit here for about a minute to allow any excess chocolate to pool onto the parchment/paper plate.
4. Transfer the stick to the large parchment lined baking sheet to fully dry. Repeat the dipping process with the remaining grissini. If you use white chocolate, the Pocky take about 1 hour to fully dry/harden. If you use candy melts, they will take about 20 minutes to dry. In a pinch, you can place the dipped cookies in the fridge to speed up the drying process. Homemade Pocky are best eaten within a day or two, as the bread sticks tend to soften with time."