Sticky rice balls with peanuts are easy and fun to make and the perfect snack or dessert! Sweet, chewy, and generously coated with ground peanuts and toasted sesame seeds, they’re seriously addictive!
Every time I shop for ingredients at our neighborhood Asian supermarket, I always pick up a pack or two of sticky rice balls with peanuts, or what they call Tong But Luck in Cantonese, to go. I love snacking on these glutinous balls and can’t resist popping one after the other; they rarely make it home.
Sweet, chewy, and generously coated with ground peanuts and toasted sesame seeds, they’re ridiculously addictive!
Fortunately, I can satisfy my cravings without an inconvenient drive to the store as they are so easy to make and take just a few minutes to pull together.
Similar to our Filipino palitaw, they’re made by combining glutinous rice flour with water to form a dough, which is then shaped into balls and cooked in boiling water until they float. Instead of grated coconut, however, Tong But Luck are coated with ground peanuts for a delightful crunch and aroma.
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