Wouldn’t these pocky breadsticks dipped in white chocolate make the most delicious favors for your wedding guests? See the full tutorial below on how to recreate these at home with the most simple of ingredients.
Pocky Breadsticks Dipped in White Chocolate, Cardamom and Orange Zest
1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cardamom
candied orange zest (recipe follows)
In a double boiler, combine white chocolate and cardamom, stirring until completely melted. Dip breadsticks into chocolate, leaving 3 inches from the bottom. Lie sticks on waxed or parchment paper and sprinkle immediately with candied orange zest. Cool at room temperature until chocolate is hardened.
Candied Orange Zest
1 cup sugar, divided
¾ cup water
Using a cheese grater or microplane, zest the orange and reserve the peels. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir ¾ cup sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 2 minutes. Add orange zest and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ¼ cup sugar to a small bowl. Using a slotted spoon, remove zest from syrup and transfer to bowl, tossing to coat. Let cool at room temperature for an hour before using.