‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. Most Asian grocery stores sell it. I bought it from a Daiso store. ‘Kinako’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. These candies are traditionally made with ‘Kinako’ and starch syrup called ‘Mizuame’, which is similar to corn syrup. This is a very old Japanese sweet. You can make it using Honey.


14 to 16 Candies


1/2 cup ‘Kinako’ (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans) *about 50g, plus extra for coating
1 pinch Salt
2 tablespoons Honey

  1. Combine ‘Kinako’, Salt and Honey until smooth and form a firm dough. You may wish to allow the dough to rest in the fridge to firm up.
  2. Roll the dough into a rope about 1cm in diameter. Cut into 2cm pieces.
  3. Place some ‘Kinako’ on a plate, roll the candies to coat.
  4. *Tips: You can add Sugar for extra sweetness, Sesame Seeds or Matcha powder.