Do you love Pocky? I am a big fan since I was little and I’ve tried many of their available flavors. Pocky is a Japanese snack. It’s a slightly sweet pretzel/biscuit stick covered with different chocolate or flavoring coatings. The most popular ones are chocolate, strawberry, and matcha, etc. As you can see from the picture below, which I took from the supermarket shelves. This market always have these three basic flavors available.
You might wonder why I made my own when they already have the packaged ones available, right? As you can see from the packages, the strawberry and matcha Pocky are made with artificial flavorings (and colorings, since there’s no REAL ingredient in them). That’s enough reason for me to make my own! Plus, they are actually quite fun to make. My kids had a blast in the kitchen as we dip away….
For these Homemade Strawberry Pocky, I used freeze dried strawberries along with melted white chocolate to create the coating. The freeze dried strawberries give these pocky a lovely hue of pink and a wonderful tartness that contrast wonderfully with the sweetness from the white chocolate.
Click on the video below to see how I (I should say we) made them!
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As you can see, I sprinkled some of the pocky with extra freeze dried strawberries powder before the chocolate dried. The extra sprinkle on top simply added some extra tartness and deepened the flavors even further. You can also sprinkle toasted white sesame seeds, or decorative sprinkles to make them more festive. But I love these just the way they are. I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and I’m sure you’re going to love them!
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Homemade Strawberry Pocky:
1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries (plus more for sprinkle, optional)
6 ounce white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
6 packages of Pretz Roast Biscuit Sticks
Place the freeze dried strawberries in a ziploc bag. Seal the bag and crush with a rolling pin until the strawberries turn into powder. Set aside. Or, you can do this in a small food processor.
Place white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a heat proof bowl over 1-inch of simmering water. Stir until chocolate is smooth and melted. Remove from heat and add the strawberry powder into the melted chocolate. Stir until fully incorporated.
Transfer the strawberry chocolate into a tall shot glass (4-inch tall). Dip the Pretz Roast Biscuit Sticks into the strawberry chocolate. Place on parchment paper to dry, about 30 minutes. You can also sprinkle on more strawberry powder before they dry. Enjoy, or store in an air tight container.
They stay fresh and crispy for at least one week. Mine never last longer than a week and they all went into happy tummies!