A holiday that’s celebrated by eating long, skinny biscuits dipped in chocolate? I’m in!
Pepero Day is a Korean holiday that’s been celebrated on November 11 for the past 30 years or so — it’s a bit like Valentine’s Day in North America. It’s all about showing love for your significant other or your children or your friends. And if there was ever a week in which we needed a little extra love spread around, I think this is it.
And how do we spread love? With cookies. Specifically, Pepero (which are pretty much like the Pocky that I remember eating as a kid — but these are distinctly Korean).
But, since Pepero aren’t vegan, we made our own. I used the recipe from Alien’s Day Out and they turned out really well. Adam and Leah had a blast drizzling (or in Adam’s case, dumping) melted chocolate on the cookies and they both decided that what our Pepero really needed was sprinkles. Ours definitely have that homemade, rustic look to them.
This was a super fun way to spend our afternoon — after observing Remembrance Day this morning. While Pepero Day is obviously a very commercialized holiday, particularly in contrast to the message of Lest We Forget, any excuse to show love and share chocolate-covered cookies is a good one.