Campfire Mochi Sandwiches

Are you looking for an alternative to s’mores? Here’s something that I think is even better than s’mores, and it also happens to be dairy-free, gluten-free, and corn-free! The awesome thing about this dessert is that you can stuff them with anything you want—personally, I love dark chocolate and peanut butter with jam. This is my favorite campfire treat! Mochi, originally from Japan, is sweet rice that has been pounded and dried into shapes. You can get mochi at any Asian grocery store or possibly in the international section in your local store. Sometimes it is in the refrigerated section, so check there if you don’t see it in the aisles.
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Amber Kelley


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Carefully cut a slit in the side of the mochi, creating a pocket, and stuff with your favorite toppings.
  4. 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.