Peanut-Covered Mochi Dessert

Peanut-Covered Mochi Dessert
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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. Click here to see more peanut recipes. Click here to see 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in a Microwave
Peanut Mochi
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon 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 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste
  1. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, cornstarch, and water. Stir until smooth.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.