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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mochi

Do you want to spice things up in the kitchen? If you said YES, then you're to try Jo's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mochi recipe. You'll thank us later. Enjoy!

This delicious recipe is from our friends on Instagram @foodawaits_!

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 Small Strawberries
  • 3/4 Cups of Semi -Sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Mochi
  • 1 Cup Sweet Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Few tablespoons of Cornstarch for your working surface

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            INSTRUCTIONS

            Directions For the Chocolate Covered Strawberries
            1. Prepare your strawberries by washing, hulling, and drying them.
            2. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler (or in the microwave if you prefer!)
            3. Dip strawberries in a thin layer of chocolate until covered, and set aside on parchment paper.
            4. Once all strawberries are covered, leave in refrigerator to cool and set for 2 hours.
            For the Mochi
            1. Combine Sweet Rice Flour, Sugar, Salt, and water in a glass bowl.
            2. Stir to ensure there's no lumps remaining.
            3. Heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes (depending on power level)
            4. Remove from microwave and stir (use a silicone spatula to reduce the stickiness!)
            5. Heat in microwave again for another 2-3 minutes.
            6. Remove from microwave and stir one last time.
            Putting it Together
            1. While allowing your mochi mixture to cool a bit, sprinkle Cornstarch on your working surface to ensure it's well covered.
            2. Once mochi mixture is cooled to a comfortable temperature, use your spatula to place a generous chunk of mochi onto your working surface.
            3. Coat your hands with cornstarch and begin flattening the mochi into a circular disc.
            4. Place the strawberry in the middle, and wrap the surrounding mochi by pinching the sides.
            5. Repeat the process and you've got yourself a tray of delicious treats!
            Additional Tips
            • I recommend using smaller strawberries so they're easier to handle and wrap.
            • Allow your mochi to cool a bit before handling so you don't burn your hands, and also to prevent it from melting the chocolate covered strawberries.
            • Keep the chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge and work in small batches to prevent melting.
            • Don't be afraid to use a lot of cornstarch, it really helps everything become less sticky and easier to work with.
            • I found that it's best to lower your microwave power level to 50% for the mochi mixture - but feel free to experiment and see what works best for you.
            Check out the process video on foodawaits_'s Instagram for additional help on the wrapping process!

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