July 10, 2016

Miso Cracker Jack Bars

I'm off to Japan for a work conference. I'm so excited to be back in that country! When I was in 5th grade, I spent 1 month in Nagoya, Japan as an exchange student where I got to live with a Japanese family and experience Japan. Things have changed a lot since that trip where I mainly just walked around with a disposable camera taking pictures of castles.

Now, I love to experience a culture through its food. That got me thinking about what I could do to make a dessert that celebrated and united America and Japan. Long story short, I came up with these: Miso Cracker Jacker Bars. 

Some of my taste testers say this is one of the best and most unique desserts they've ever had. The miso adds a savory saltiness that balances out the sugary sweetness of the marshmallows and buttery cracker jack. By the way, Cracker Jack is a classic American snack made of toffee coated buttery popcorn mixed with peanuts. Now are you getting it? It's basically a rice crispy marshmallow bar with cracker jacks instead + miso.