Sesame-Matcha Bark- Green Chocolate

I meant to get this one online before St. Patrick’s Day this year — Green Chocolate — but my mother came to town and I went on vacation and things fell into a new prioritization scheme as they should.

Extremely strong green tea flavor, and, many friends who sampled this remarked, “very interesting.” Not sure it a “gotta have it” snack food-dessert, but it is more a fancy addition to a table of chichipoopoo eats.

Sesame-Matcha Bark

Adapted from Food and Wine

1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil, plus more for greasing

One 12-ounce bag bittersweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

1 tablespoon matcha powder

Two 12-ounce bags white chocolate chips (4 cups)

1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang. In a medium bowl, microwave 1 1/2 cups of the bittersweet chocolate chips in 30-second bursts until just melted; stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of bittersweet chocolate until melted. Spread in an even layer in the prepared baking pan.

In a small bowl, whisk the matcha powder with the 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil. In a large bowl, microwave 3 1/2 cups of the white chocolate chips in 30-second bursts until just melted; stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining ½ cup of white chocolate until melted.

Mix 1/2 cup of the melted white chocolate with the matcha until no streaks remain. Scatter large spoonfuls of the matcha chocolate and the white chocolate over the dark chocolate layer and, working quickly, use a small spatula to decoratively swirl the matcha chocolate with the white chocolate. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Let stand at room temperature until firm, 2 hours. Remove the bark from the pan, cut into pieces and serve

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