Chocolate Coated Kaki no Tane Rice Crackers
Also known as Kameda Crisps or Kakipi, Kaki no Tane is a classic Japanese rice cracker associated with the persimmon seed due to its orange color and the name “Kaki no Tane (柿の種)” literally meaning persimmon seed in Japanese.
It is a little bit spicy, savory rice cracker baked without using oil, flavored main with soy sauce, and its reddish-orange color comes from red chili pepper and food colorings.
The snack Kaki no Tane is available in many varieties at supermarkets in Japan and the popular flavors include wasabi and ume, and some are coated with chocolate.
Chocolate-Coated Kaki no Tane
Speaking of chocolate-coated Kaki no Tane, milk chocolate cream is most often used as a coating, but various flavors of chocolate, such as strawberry and Hojicha roasted green tea, are also used for the snack.
In fact, the trail mix I picked up this time is made up of milk-chocolate-coated and strawberry-chocolate-coated Kaki no Tane rice crackers, together with dried banana chips, roasted almonds, and dried cranberries.
When Kaki no Tane is coated in chocolate, the mild sweet cacao flavor of the coating mostly offsets the heat and saltiness of the snack itself. Additionally, since the crunchiness of the rice cracker is perfectly left, Kaki no Tane pairs very well with chocolate.
Chocolate Kaki no Tane Recipe
It might be difficult to get these chocolate-coated Kaki no Tane rice crackers outside of Japan, but don’t you want to try the great combination?
Actually, it is very easy to make chocolate-coated Kaki no Tane. A simple way: Purchase regular Kaki no Tane and coat the rice crackers with melted chocolate as follows.
- Break a bar of milk chocolate into small pieces and microwave until melted
- Put Kaki no Tane rice crackers into the chocolate sauce and coat well
- Cool the pieces in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating solidifies
If you are interested in this Japanese treat recipe, let’s try combining Kaki no Tane rice crackers with various flavors of chocolate, and find your favorite combinations!