I have a friend in Hawaii who sends me recipes to make for my kids. Sometimes they work...sometimes they are an "acquired" taste. This one was a winner! I think she got this recipe from the Chamber of Commerce. The recipe does double (and actually the doubled recipe would use a full can of the an). If you're expecting a traditional Japanese dessert, look elsewhere. This isn't the same kind of manju with the glutinous rice (mochi) on the outside...actually it's closer to kuri manju without the chestnut and with a completely different filing.