Look Choop is a delicious Thai dessert. This sweet candy is made of mung bean paste. The paste is colored and shaped to look like fruits, vegetables and other cute shapes. It is literally an eye candy because of its shiny glaze made of agar.
Make sure that you make them as miniature as you can because if they are too big, they do not hold their shape. Skewer the candy on a toothpick so that you can paint and dip them easily. It is a fun recipe that you can prepare with kids.
For the miniature fruits:
200 grams yellow beans
150 grams sugar
1 teaspoon salt
100 ml coconut milk
For the glaze:
5 grams agar gelatin
150 ml water
50 grams sugar
Soak the beans in cold water for 2 hours up to overnight. Remove the skin. Boil it for 45 minutes or until the beans are soft. Drain. Mash the beans.
In a saucepan under low heat, combine the beans, sugar and coconut milk. Mix well. Cook until the mixture is dry. Stir occasionally.
Scoop 2-3 teaspoons of the mung bean paste and shape them into fruits or vegetables. Skewer the candies on a toothpick and place them upright on a foam base or Styrofoam.
In a pot over medium heat, prepare the glaze by combining the agar gelatine, water and sugar. Let it boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens.
You can now start painting the bean candies using food coloring. Once you are done and the paint is dry, dip them into the jelly 3 times. Repeat the process for all the candies. Place them back on the foam base and let them dry. You can retouch the shapes and colors as you wish.
Photo Courtesy Of: Â Thai Jasmine (Keep Smiling.g..g.g :-))