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Chocolate Butter Mochi Recipe

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Chocolate butter mochi takes a twist on your classic butter mochi and adds some chocolately goodness. Decadent, sweet, buttery mochi perfect for your next get together or just to eat at home as a yummy dessert.

top down view of chocolate butter mochi

I mean if butter is involved it must be good right? Right! And when you combine butter and mochi you get the most amazing dessert around.

Butter mochi is a popular dessert in Hawai’i. You can find it at many grocery stores and family parties. So delicious you can’t have just one.

pan of chocolate butter mochi

What is butter mochi?

Butter mochi, similar to bibingka, is a mochi that is made with mochiko flour and butter and baked. This recipe takes a twist on the classic and makes it CHOCOLATE BUTTER MOCHI.

Ingredients for chocolate butter mochi

  • 1 box (16 ounces) mochiko flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
chocolate butter mochi ingredients
*Salt not pictured

What chocolate is best?

Unsweetened cacao powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips are the best types of chocolate to use. You do not want to use sweetened cocoa powder that is that often used to make chocolate milk as this may be too sweet. Same concept when using milk chocolate chips.

Can I substitute whole milk?

You sure can. If you want a lighter taste use 2%, 1%, or skim. You can also opt to use a dairy free milk of your choice.

stack of 3 chocolate butter mochi

Is this recipe gluten free?

Mochiko flour is naturally gluten free and so is this recipe.

How to store chocolate butter mochi?

Once cooled place in an airtight container and store at room temperature for 1 to 2 days.

You can refrigerate, but this may cause the mochi to dry out and harden.

top down chocolate butter mochi

If you love mochi and want more, check out these other mochi recipes

How to make butter mochi?

Preheat oven to 350F.

To a large mixing bowl add mochiko flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined and set aside.

To another bowl add butter and chocolate chips. Place in the microwave and heat at 30 second intervals until better and chocolate has melted. Stir to combine and set aside.

To the another bowl add eggs, milk, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Then pour chocolate butter mixture in and whisk until well combined.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until well combined.

Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool completely before cutting. ENJOY!

top down view of chocolate butter mochi

Chocolate Butter Mochi

Relle Lum
Chocolate butter mochi takes a twist on your classic butter mochi and adds some chocolately goodness. Decadent, sweet, buttery mochi perfect for your next get together or just to eat at home as a yummy dessert.
4.60 from 144 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine Local
Servings 24 servings
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • To a large mixing bowl add mochiko flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Whisk until well combined and set aside.
  • To another bowl add butter and chocolate chips. Place in the microwave and heat at 30 second intervals until better and chocolate has melted. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • To the another bowl add eggs, milk, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Then pour chocolate butter mixture in and whisk until well combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before cutting. ENJOY!

Notes

*If you want a lighter recipe you can use skim milk.
*Be sure to use non-sweetened cocoa powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22g
Keyword baking, chocolate butter mochi, chocolate mochi, desserts, Hawaii food, Hawaiian food, hawaiian recipes, keeping it relle, local recipes
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By on July 1st, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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20 thoughts on “Chocolate Butter Mochi Recipe”

  1. Aloha,to you! I have a question about Mochi. My family & i can’t process the coconut milk. We are indigenous
    Americans. What else could we use. I am already using Oatmilk for this recipe. I hope there is another way to make this for my family. The recipe i have was given to me years ago by a fellow hawaiian sister who has moved si ce then.

    Sincerely, Tammy H.

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    • Aloha Tammy. I have never made this recipe without the coconut milk. You can try a plant based milk alternative. The flavor will change and possibly the texture. If you give it a try let me know how it goes. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Relle,
    I was wondering if I could cut down on the sugar? Like to half a cup or 1 cup would that change the consistency of the mochi?
    Thank you,
    Candice!

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      • Hi Candice and Relle, I’ve made this delicious recipe a few times following everything to the letter but cutting the sugar in half, and it’s come out perfect every time. Texture is still mochi-chewy and the sweetness level is more on par with an East Asian dessert. Thank you so much for the recipe, Relle! I’ve shared it with quite a few friends in the past.

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  3. I tried this recipe tonight, and it was great! I am super excited to have this treat over the next couple of days. I used a little bit less sugar but it was great. Worked perfectly for making in a dorm.

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  4. 5 stars
    Aloha Relle!
    What a great recipe you provided!
    I do have to let you know and everyone else here that I tried and converted the recipe vegan for my friend and it turn out great! For the milk I used soy milk, vegan butter, and for the eggs, 4 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 12 tablespoons of water (gotta make sure to let the flaxseed soak for 15 minutes). And of course the chocolate chips, made sure it was dark chocolate.
    Also, don’t know if this made a difference but I used Dutch cocoa powder.
    Just a FYI I have tried butter mochi before and honestly I can’t taste much of the difference, it’s just so good! Perfect recipe to make when you have friends who are vegan and has celiac disease.

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  5. Relle, thanks so much for this recipe! I was in search of a chocolate mochi recipe with this EXACT texture. My first two attempts with two other recipes produced a more cakelike texture. They were yummy as well, but not what I was looking for.
    Then I tried this recipe, and oh yes!!!! This is it! Thanks again!

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    • Aloha Lori. So happy to hear. I’d love it if you could leave a star rating for this recipe. This helps others find and know which recipes are worth trying. I appreciate you. Mahalo.

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  6. 5 stars
    Aloha

    Many mahalos for such a great recipe. I did cut the sugar by 1/2 but then added a 1/4 c coconut sugar to give it a kick. Also cheated a bit with the milk. Used some HWC 😇 Gave my friend 10 pieces cause he drove me to Hilo airport. Said he would eat some later. I found out he all of them that night. 🤣🤣 Men are so weak

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