Honey Kinako Candy

This is very old fashioned candy that I grew up with.  Many people in my generation might not even know or might not like it even they know, but I really love it maybe because I grew up with my grand parents in my house.  Anyway I think this is very healty dessert, and my kids love it!

Honey Kinako Candy
4 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 cup + for kneading kinako

Add honey brown sugar and water in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat until all the ingredients are dissolved and started boiling.  Add kinako and mix well.

Spread kinako out on a kneading surface and kinako honey mixture out on top.   Knead it together with your hands, adding more kinako if necessary.

Cut the dough into quarters, and then divide each quarter into four pieces. Roll each piece into a long, 1/2 inch wide rope.

Cut the rope into one inch size. Sprinkle more kinako if you would like.


I am originally from Japan and have been living in the US for about 20 years. Over the past 20 years I have traveled to many different parts of the world, seen different cultures, and tasted all kinds of interesting food. In between I studied anthropology, art and interior design. I currently live outside Boston and I teach cooking in continuing education programs and at home. I also take on freelance interior design projects. I hope you enjoy the blog! Yoko

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