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Matcha Red Bean Energy Balls

Matcha Red Bean Energy Balls are made with just 3 little delicious ingredients: adzuki beans, pecans and Japanese matcha (green tea)
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 14 balls
Calories: 75kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
    ground
  • ½ cup adzuki red bean paste
    fine
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea ceremonial grade preferred but can use culinary grade

Instructions

  • Crush pecans in a food processor (if no food processor then put pecans in a sealed baggie and use a rolling pin or heavy device to crush- be careful not to puncture bag)
  • Add the adzuki red bean paste to the medium ground pecans and stir until incorporated.
  • Take ½ tablespoon scoops and roll into balls using both hands just like you would roll a meatball.
  • Using a sifter, sift a light dusting of matcha green tea on top of each energy ball.
  • Enjoy! itadakimasu

Notes

We bought our Adzuki red bean paste from the market (actually a Kroger store). However you could also make your own at home. Check out Nami’s recipe on How to make Red Bean Paste 
You can exchange the adzuki red bean paste with a date paste if this ingredient is easier for you to find. Both the adzuki red bean paste and the ground dates add sweetness to this treat.
Ceremonial grade matcha is preferred for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade matcha.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg