Tri-colored Mochi (Baked)

Colorful fun to eat holiday treat

Servings: one 9 × 13 pan

Ingredients:
• 1 pound Mochiko (16 oz box)
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 can coconut milk (12 oz)
• 2 cups water
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• Food color, red and green

Directions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine mochiko, sugar and baking powder.
2. Blend water, coconut milk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients
3. Gradually, mixing thoroughly with whisk or spoon.
4. Remove 2 cups of mixture. Add about 3 drops of green coloring. Stir.
5. Pour into greased 9” x 13” pan.
6. Cover with foil and bake 15 minutes at 350° F.
7. Pour 2 cups white mixture over first layer. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes.
8. Add red coloring to remaining mixture and pour over second layer. Cover and bake 30 minutes.
9. Cool uncovered, preferably overnight. Cover with clean dish cloth.
10. Cut with plastic knife when mochi is totally cooled. Cut into squares and wrap in plastic wrap.