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Pocky is a Japanese treat, essentially a biscuit-pretzel stick coated with chocolate. If you know any otakus you've probably seen it. Pocky can be found at almost any Asian grocery store and most supermarkets, and prices differ across the country and with type. The cheapest I have ever heard of was 77 cents for one 75 g chocolate pack, the highest 6 dollars for the same thing up north.

Japan has almost unlimited flavors but North Americans can usually only find Chocolate, strawberry, banana, almond, and white chocolate. Some others they make in Japan are Apple Cream Custard, Almond, Berry Chocolate, Blueberry, Coconut Milk, Grape, Green Apple, Green Tea, Honey, Mango, Melon and 'Men's Pocky' which is Dark Chocolate and what we're making, with walnuts to boot!

Step 1: Recipe

The recipe is simple;

2 cups Flour
1/4 cups Brown Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 Cup Water
Dash of Salt
3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Crushed Nuts (I used walnuts)

1. Add dry ingredients, mix.
2. Add butter, add half of the water and begin mixing. Drizzle on more water as needed.
3. Break into balls of dough, you'll have several.
4. Kneed each ball slightly then roll with both hands to desired length and thinness. Any cracks in the dough will make it break after cooking so keep working till it looks good. Rounder ends look nicer then pointed ones and do not burn.
5. Place on a backing sheet, sprayed with Pam and put in the oven at 400 F.
6. Cook for 10 - 15 minutes, checking the bottom to make sure they don't burn. Yields about two dozen. Four of mine didn't make it, two broke in half, one was eaten right out of the oven and another dipped in chocolate. Make more then you'll need.

Step 2: Chocolate

While cooking, mix the chocolate and 1/4th to 1/2 of a cup of crushed walnuts in a small bowl. Using a microwave in 30 second bursts start melting it. Stir every thirty seconds or less and remember to take the spoon out in between nukings. (Otherwise you'll kill your microwave) It'll take two minutes or so to fully melt. Small chunks will remain becuase of the nuts so stiring it rapidly and seeing how it spreads on the inside of the bowl is the easiest way to tell if there done. Put it aside, and be careful it's hot.

Remove the pocky sticks once there golden brown and toss them aside to cool, I only waited till I could touch them to take a bite. The hotter they are the more doughy they taste so stick on in the freezer to find out how it'll taste normally.

Line a plate or backing sheet with a strip of tinfoil, parchment paper or cling wrap.
Use a big spoon and pick up a scoop of chocolate, roll the sticks in this until you reach nearly the bottom. This is easiest when the chocolate is very hot or has less nuts in it, otherwise you can scoop it on top and spread it around so it's fully covered. For extra nuttiness, pour the remainder of the nuts you bought on a small plate and roll the chocolate covered pocky in that. Stick them in the fridge or freezer to cool and wait, in a short while you will have extra thick nutty men's pocky!
I'll definitely be trying this soon :) Where I live, if I want Pocky or any meiji brand candy/cookies, I have to either drive an hour and a half or order it online O_o Thanks much for the recipe, now if I could just learn how to make ramune... :P
This reminds me of the new years mr.bean from a couple years back.
When do you add the egg yolk??? This says that you need one, but never says where to use it. Do I mix it in or brush it on to brown them or what?
I've made this recipe several times since it was first posted. I'm currently in the middle of making a batch to send out to friends and family for the holidays.<br><br>One suggestion I would give is that if you use baking parchment to line your cookie sheet, you don't need the Pam or other cooking spray. I always double the recipe, since you need to make a lot of these, they go fast!
When do you put in the egg yolk? With the butter and water?
oh wow! i'll be doing this very soon<br />pocky is crazy expensive here only 1 store has it and they know it. it's like 2 bucks for one of the regular choco pocky boxes [one pack!] the strawberry ones [the good strawberry with the chunky stuff not just the flavored choco] are insane at 4 bucks for 4 packs of 6 sticks. stupid canada ;]<br />
&nbsp;Agreed.
wow, its $1.08 USD at wal-mart here (ohio). just come on down here over Lake Erie!<br />
I think it is time to sing the pocky song - circa 2005 - as sung by morning masumi pocky, pocky pocky, pocky. pocky, po -ky - ky 'click click click click" pocky, pocky pocky, pocky. pocky, po -ky - ky
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But seriously though nice 'ible. I live in LA where Pocky can be found en masse almost everywhere for less than a buck, but this is a good recipe in a pinch. Nice job!
My man pocky has enough nuts thank you very much. :D
Pocky! Yay! Thanks for the information n_n I love Japan n_n
Watashi wa pokki daisuke desu
awesome~ I always wanted to make those thick pocky~ gonna try this! Thanks~ XD
I'm going to make this. What time era is pocky from?
1960's. its fairly new. not from Edo Period if thats what you were thinking.
I googled it a while back. You're right.
I might try this some time!
It would probably be wrong to just dip them and eat them. But I suspect that's what would happen.
you can never have too much Pocky especially when you can make it on your own great instructable i think i will make some when i get the chance
I'm kind of surprised there have been no comments on this yet.<br/><br/>Great recipe. While it doesn't taste *exactly* like commercial Pocky, I'd say it's closer than home-made vs store-bought chocolate chip cookies come out. Much as I like the usual commercial Pocky, I actually like this a little better.<br/><br/>I did mine slightly different. Dark chocolate isn't as popular in my household, so I used milk chocolate. I doubled your recipe. I used whole eggs instead of yolks. I toasted the walnuts before crushing them, and also I did some without nuts to see how close the Pocky fans here felt the recipe came out. <br/><br/>It got a definite &quot;thumbs up&quot; here. Great job, Embers. I rated it at 4.5 stars.<br/>

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