November 11 is Japan’s Pocky Day but unfortunately I missed it, so to make up for it I am celebrating Pocky day today by sharing a recipe with you on how to make your own homemade Pocky!
If you’re not sure what Pocky is, it’s a very famous and classic Japanese snack that’s a bit like a thin bread/cookie stick coated in chocolate. You can find Pocky basically anywhere in Japan and even in most other countries in the world. However, in Australia they’re a lot more expensive than they are in Japan so to save money and have fun, you can make them yourself by following this easy recipe!
There are a lot of different variations of Pocky nowadays; you can find strawberry flavour, almond coated, matcha flavour, mini Pocky, and many others, and of course the classic plain chocolate. All of them are super delicious but my favourite would have to be the Almond Crush flavour, they’re sooo good! Whenever I’m travelling around Japan I always get Pocky to eat in the car or on the plane, bus, or train because they’re the best little snack to munch on because they’re not messy and they’re easy to eat, plus they taste awesome. So these homemade Pocky could make a great travel snack to take with you on a long car ride or as a snack for school or work.
I always thought Pocky would be hard to make at home but it was actually really easy and I was also able to choose whatever flavours I liked. I decided to make chocolate, white chocolate, matcha, and crushed almond flavour because I thought they would be delicious and also easy. Enjoy making these and coming up with some cool flavour combinations and serve them to your friends at a party or just eat them alone as a snack because who wants to share these.
PDF Version : Pockey process
- 75 g Plain flour
- ½ tbsp Sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 23 g Unsalted butter
- 1 and ½ tbsp Milk
- Preheat the oven to 180c.
- Add all the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse one or two times.
- Add the chopped butter into the food processor and pulse two or three times until it turns into something like bread crumbs
- Add the milk and pulse again.
- Wrap the ball of dough with saran wrap and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll it out between a baking sheet and the wrap until it's about 5mm thick.
- Cut off the excess dough to make a rectangle shape and cut it 5mm apart into thin sticks.
- Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Coat with melted chocolate and other toppings of your choice.