I visited Taiwan this past summer and part of my adventure I visited Alishan mountain. We stayed over night in a little hotel and there isn't a lot to do on top of a mountain, just some little snack & tea shops and restaurants. It's here where I came across these little nuggets of deliciousness!
First I got 4 on a stick for only $1 but I was so in love that I had to get a box of 30 and yes, I did eat 90% of them.
Soya Bean Powder
3 Tablespoons Roasted Soya Bean Powder
3 Tablespoons Castor Sugar (super fine sugar but not icing sugar)
1. Mix the roasted soya bean powder and sugar in a small bowl and then transfer to a plate for easy rolling of the mochi balls later.
Note: Roasted soya bean powder can be found at any Korean supermarket. If you can’t find roasted soya bean powder, you can also use finely ground roasted peanut powder. It tastes equally good.
Mochi balls ingredients:
1 Cup Glutinous rice flour
1/2 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Oil
Crunchy or Smooth Peanut butter
1. Mix mochi flour, water and oil in a mixing bowl.
2. Knead until smooth and divide the dough into Looney sized balls.
3. Roll them in your hands to make them round and then flatten with your hands and place a tiny bit of peanut butter inside.
Note: If you over fill with peanut butter, the balls will be hard to seal.
After you have all your mochi balls rolled, cook them in boiling water till they float up, that's when they're done and you can just plop them into the soya bean & sugar mixture.