Make a dessert to remember with our Matcha Cream Cheese Treats. Blending the smoothness of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, the crunch of pecans and bright green tea flavor into a ball of deliciousness, Matcha-Cream Cheese Treats are a great way to add a touch of sophistication to any event.
Beat 4 oz. cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, mixing well after each addition. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled.
Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough into 24 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball.
Place 1 ball in each of 24 mini muffin pan cups. Press onto bottoms and up sides of cups to form shells.
Bake 20 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 5 min. Remove shells from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
Beat remaining cream cheese and butter in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Combine sugar and tea powder. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture, mixing well after each addition. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with desired decorating tip.
Place 1 nut in each pastry cup. Pipe cream cheese mixture over nuts.
How to Toast Nuts
Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. MICROWAVE METHOD: Place up to 1 cup of nuts in a shallow microwaveable dish. Microwave on HIGH until fragrant and crisp, stirring every 30 sec. STOVETOP METHOD: Place nuts in ungreased skillet. Cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. OVEN METHOD: Spread nuts in single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
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Don't have a pastry bag and tip? No worries! Instead spoon the cream cheese mixture into a resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag, then use to pipe the cream cheese mixture into the pastry cups as directed.
Sprinkle lightly with additional powdered sugar and/or nonpareils before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.