I love Mochi!!! I love how it's soft, chewy, and sweet. I love black sesame and peanut mochi the most. Back when I was 12 or 14 year old, there was this old lady who would carry these mochi to sell early in the morning. It was $1 for 3 pieces or maybe 4. It was so good I could not forget the taste of the soft and chewy mochi. Not long later my family moved...so no more black sesame and peanut mochi. I've eating mochi from the supermarkets and some from relatives but none the same as the one from that old lady. So I was searching for a recipe and finally found a recipe for the mochi skin. It was very similar to the one the old lady made. I just had to create the fillings since there is no recipe for that. Well, here it is! It's just so very yummy. Remind me of old time....a very good feeling.