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Bento Recipe: Mochi brittle


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Let me say right off that this is actually a failed recipe. When I made it I was trying for baked mochi. You know, soft, sweet, sticky, chewy mochi. Well, that's not what I got! But the hard, crunchy stuff I made was actually pretty good, so here's the recipe if you want to try it yourself:

    What you need:
    2 cups of mochiko
    1 cup of sugar
    1 3/4 cup of water
    1/4 tsp. salt
    Optional: food coloring, cherry syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, et cetera

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray and pour the batter in. Cook for an hour to an hour and 10 minutes, checking to make sure it doesn't brown too much. Take out, cool, and break it out of the cookie sheet in chunks.

(On retrospect, I believe that this was meant to be cooked in a smaller pan, not a big ol' cookie sheet. I'm also suspicious of the long baking time. I'll try this again later and see if I can get better results.)