Poi Kulolo Krisps
Poi kulolo krisps were created by mistake one day when I was trying to make a kulolo type fruit leather made with poi. The result was these delicious poi kulolo krisps. They are a cross between brittle, milk candy with flavors of coconut, macadmia nuts, kulolo and poi. Poi kulolo krisps make the perfect treat for home as well as for holiday gifts. Super easy to make.
- 1 lb Taro Brand fresh or prepared fresh frozen poi*
- 8 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons Hawaiian honey
- 1 can coconut milk
- Silpat Mat
- Large Baking Pans
Ground macadamia nuts, unsweetened coconut (optional)
*Note - if you are using fresh poi, do not add water. If you are using fresh frozen poi, defrost poi at room temperature for 2 hours. Open packeage and crumble poi into a microwave safe bowl. Add only 1/4 water, cover and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Poi should be almost completely smooth and bubbling. Stir briskly to smooth out any lumps and allow to cool for 30 minutes before using. You can order Taro Brand fresh frozen premium poi online at Taro Brand's website and they will ship to the mainland.
Mix poi, brown sugar, honey and coconut milk. Set oven to 200 degrees. You will need 2 18"x13" flat cookie sheets or pans lined with silpat or silicon mat. Pour about 2 cups of the batter in each pan and spread out as evenly and as thinly as possible. Put both pans in oven and rotate on racks after 1 hour. If you are adding macadamia nuts and/or coconut, do at this time. The batter is still soft, so simply sprinkle macadamia nuts and coconut over batter and continue cooking. During the last 30 minutes, pull cookie sheets our of the oven and slowly peel the semi-soft brittle off the silpat mat and flp it over so that the wet side is facing up. Return back to oven for remaining 30 minutes.
Once you pull the trays out. Cut the brittle into pieces or simply break them into smaller pieces.