Easy Chocolate Mochi Recipe Using Kiri Mochi

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Are you looking for a delicious mochi recipe? This Chocolate Mochi is an easy and quick treat that harmoniously blends rich chocolate with Japanese mochi, requiring only 5 ingredients! Give it a try!

Looking for more mochi recipes? Try my Anko Mochi, Fried Mochi, or Oshiruko!

Chocolate mochi served on a plate.

Making this Chocolate Mochi is as simple as melting mochi and chocolate in a pot and then shaping it into rounds. The use of kiri mochi makes the steps easy and straightforward. If you enjoy mochi, you will love the combination of tempting chocolate flavor and chewy texture!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • Get ready to fall in love with the irresistibly chewy mochi that will keep you returning for more.
  • With just five straightforward ingredients, crafting this mochi is a breeze, making it your go-to quick and easy homemade treat.
  • Easy to customize, creating a uniquely indulgent treat by adding a variety of ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Mochi Recipe:

Chocolate mochi ingredients.
  • Kiri Mochi – Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. Kiri mochi is a type of mochi pre-cut into rectangular shapes, dried, and packaged individually.
  • Chocolate – I pick a regular milk chocolate bar for this recipe. Pick dark chocolate or unsweetened chocolate if you prefer a less sugar option.
  • Soy Milk – This recipe calls for unsweetened plain soy milk. However, you can just substitute it with other milk, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk.
  • Cocoa Powder for Dusting – Complete your mochi with a dusting of cocoa powder. If you prefer a more natural flavor, cacao powder is a great alternative.

How To Make Chocolate Mochi: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! You can go to the printable recipe card below for all the detailed ingredients and instructions.

How to make chocolate mochi.

Step 1

Cut kiri mochi into small pieces.

How to make chocolate mochi.

Step 2

Combine kiri mochi, chocolate, sugar, and soy milk in a saucepan.

How to make chocolate mochi.

Step 3

Stir continuously until the mochi mixture turns into dough.

How to make chocolate mochi.

Step 4

Dust the mochi dough with cocoa powder and cut it into equal pieces.

Chocolate mochi served on a plate.

Shape them into bite-sized balls or small squares, and your chocolate mochi is ready to be enjoyed!

Recipe Tips

  • Cutting the mochi into smaller pieces speeds up the melting process and makes it easier to blend seamlessly with other ingredients.
  • Stir the mixture continuously while heating. It will become thicker halfway through, but persist in stirring until thoroughly combined.
  • If it’s difficult to stir, add some soy milk to make it easier to stir and get the right texture.
  • If the mochi dough is too hot or loose to shape, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes to settle down.

Storage and Reheating

For the best taste, eat the chocolate mochi right after making it. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. However, it will firm up in the refrigerator, so when you’re ready to enjoy it, heat a piece in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to bring back its soft and gooey texture.

Variations

  • White Chocolate Mochi: Replace the milk chocolate with white chocolate and swap out cocoa powder for potato starch, tapioca starch, or corn starch.
  • Matcha Chocolate Mochi: Switch the milk chocolate to matcha chocolate and coat it with matcha powder for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Chocolate Filling: Wrap chocolate ganache or chocolate ice cream inside the mochi dough.
  • Mix in: Add chocolate chips to the dough.

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Easy Chocolate Mochi Recipe Using Kiri Mochi

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Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Are you looking for a delicious mochi recipe? This Chocolate Mochi is an easy and quick treat that harmoniously blends rich chocolate with Japanese mochi, requiring only 5 ingredients! Give it a try!

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 pcs Kiri mochi, 100g
  • 1 Chocolate bar, 50g / 1.8oz
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Soy milk
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

Instructions

  • Preparation: Cut kiri mochi into small cubes and break the chocolate into small pieces.
  • Combine ingredients: Combine the cut kiri mochi, chopped chocolate, sugar, and soy milk in a small saucepan. Set the heat to low, allowing the ingredients to melt together gently. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens and becomes a stretchy, dough-like texture.
  • Dust: Sprinkle a cutting board with cocoa powder to prevent sticking and transfer the chocolate mochi on it. Flatten the dough and dust the top of the mochi with additional cocoa powder.
  • Shape: Cut the mochi into equal pieces and shape them into small, bite-sized balls. Dust some extra cocoa powder on the shaped chocolate mochi.

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Notes

  • Mochi should be enjoyed with caution as a potential choking hazard, especially for the elderly and small children. Cut the mochi into small pieces and chew very well when eating.
  • Cutting the mochi into smaller pieces speeds up the melting process and makes blending seamlessly with other ingredients easier.
  • Stir the mixture continuously while heating. It will become thicker halfway through, but persist in stirring until thoroughly combined.
  • If it’s difficult to stir, add some soy milk to make it easier to stir and get the right texture.
  • If the mochi dough is too hot or loose to shape, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes to settle down.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chocolate mochi
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