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.