Peanut-Covered Mochi Dessert

Peanut-Covered Mochi Dessert
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Peanut Mochi
Jane Bruce
Peanut Mochi

Mochi is oftentimes loved or hated, but for those who love the sweet, sticky treat, this recipe with ground peanuts makes a surprisingly light dessert.

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4
Servings
378
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

You can buy pre-ground peanut powder at local specialty markets. You can also use ground sesame instead of peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  sweet rice flour
  • 2  Tablespoons  plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2  Cup  peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1/4  Cup  warm water
  • 1/2  Cup  unsalted peanuts, roasted and ground into powder
  • 3  Tablespoons  white sugar, or to taste

Directions

In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, cornstarch, and water. Stir until smooth.

Microwave on intervals of 20-30 seconds, mixing in between cooking times, until the mochi is slightly transparent throughout (about 5-6 times). It does not have to be even.

In a plastic sandwich bag, rub the oil inside and place the mochi within. Knead with hands until the mochi absorbs most of the oil. Let cool.

Mix together ground peanuts and sugar. Place mochi into the mixture, and using 2 chopsticks, cut the mochi into bite-sized pieces, coating with peanuts. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
30µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
65mg
7%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
202mg
13%
Water
46g
2%

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