Are you looking for an alternative to campfire s’mores? Here’s something that I think is even better than s’mores, and it also happens to be dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-free! Mochi is sweet rice that has been pounded and dried into shapes and it is originally from Japan! You can stuff them with anything you want – and I’m trying them with some quinoa dark chocolate, peanut butter, and jam! I think this is my new favorite campfire treat 😀
Here is the brand of organic mochi we used in the video. We found it at our local natural grocery store. http://www.grainaissance.com/mochi
For those of you who are curious – I went on an elimination diet since my sister was doing it to see what was causing her stomach aches. I wanted to support her, but I also wanted to see how it would make me feel. I didn’t eat corn, soy, dairy, gluten, peanuts, sugar, or eggs for awhile, and then reintroduced them into my diet one by one. It was hard, but I felt great and my acne totally went away! Turns out dairy and corn make me break out! So now I really try to avoid dairy and corn. It’s amazing how much your food affects your body and mood.
Anyway, thank you for watching!
– Amber 🙂
Campfire Mochi Sandwiches
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Dried mochi cut into squares (I cut mine into 2-inch/5 cm squares; some come already cut)
- Your favorite stuffing such as nut butter, jelly, or high-quality dark chocolate
Spray the inside of your grill basket or grate placed over the campfire with nonstick cooking spray. Place several mochi in the basket or on the grate.
Roast the mochi, taking care not to burn it, until it’s crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Be patient! It should take 5 to 7 minutes.
Carefully cut a slit in the side of the mochi, creating a pocket, and stuff with your favorite toppings.
Let the stuffing heat up and melt (a minute or so). This also allows the mochi to cool a bit so you can pick it up to eat it.
Hi Amber!!! It’s Mia. First of all, thank you so much for this awesome recipe!!! Secondly, I was wondering if you know of any other places besides htp://www.grainaissance.com/mochi that I could buy mochi (in stores). Finally, how long were you on the elimination diet for and did you stop eating all those things at once or did you slowly eliminate them from your diet??? So are you eliminating corn and dairy from your regular diet,(all the time)??? Anyways, when you get a chance, I would love to hear from you!!!! Thanks again!!!! From Mia Scott:)
Hi Mia! Thank you for watching! I know that you can get mochi at PCC and probably another natural market or asian market. I was doing my elimination diet for about a month and I slowly added the foods in. I try to not eat corn, dairy and soy all the time. Thank you for asking! 🙂
Hi Amber!!! I was super excited to hear back from you!!! Do you happen to know where PCC is located??? Anyways, I am planning to go on the elimination diet in a few weeks and I was wondering if you could give me a list of foods that you ate while you were on the diet???(I would really appreciate it)!!!! Thank you so much Amber!!!!! From Mia Scott!:)
Hi Mia! PCC is in a few different places so I would look it up online and find the closet one to you/ that is so cool that you are doing the elimination diet! I basically lived off of fruits,veggies and meats. A lot of my recipes will work for the elimination diet so you can check that out. Good luck! 🙂
Hi Amber! I loved your video & recipe for the mochi smores. I have sensitivities to gluten, dairy, corn, bell peppers & beans so this was perfect for me. Do you have other videos & recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks that might work with my food “lifestyle”? Thx.
Hello, amber, I have your recipe book and these mochis seem yummy I’m planning on making them.I wanna here your personal rating on it, also I think you signed my recipe book.I love cooking and baking and you’re my inspiration