Pocky is the perfect snack food; the Japanese treat brings together crunchy cookie sticks and a creamy, sweetened coating. While today’s Pocky comes in all kinds of variations—from cookies and cream to green tea—Food52 channels the 1966 original in this chocolate-dipped Pocky recipe.
What are you waiting for? Go get your Japanophile on, and step up your snacking game while you’re at it.
Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Pocky
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup bread flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons water at room temperature
- 9 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
All ingredients for the biscuits should be mixed at room temperature with a wooden spoon.
While mixing the biscuit batter, preheat the oven to 300° F.
In order to make the sticks exactly the right size, use a pastry bag with a #7 plain round tip.
The recipe should yield approximately 90 individual sticks.
Each stick should be dipped in the chocolate sauce so it’s approximately halfway covered.
Now you can play the “Pocky game”: Two people bite each end of the pocky, and eat towards each other, then make out when their lips met. Like Lady and the Tramp—only with Pocky.
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This article and recipe originally appeared on Food52.