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Peanut-Covered Mochi Dessert

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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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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving478
Total Fat37g57%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated3g15%
Protein6g12%
Carbs32g11%
Vitamin B60.1mg7.5%
Vitamin E8mg38%
Calcium19mg2%
Fiber2g8%
Folate (food)45µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)45µg11%
Iron0.9mg5.2%
Magnesium38mg9%
Monounsaturated25gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg14%
Phosphorus89mg13%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium144mg4%
Sodium4mgN/A
Sugars, added9gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.6%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc0.8mg5.1%