Tired of just selling brownies and cookies?  Missing snacks from your home in Hawaii?  Want try a new recipe for dessert?

Attending college at a school on the east coast was a major transition from my comfort haven in Honolulu, Hawaii. While there are absolutely many things I miss from home, I think the food I miss the most is butter mochi.

Butter mochi is similar to a blondie except it has a much more chewy texture, and it's made with a rice flour called mochiko.  

Butter Mochi

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 1 pound mochiko
  • 2 cup sugar white/ brown
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3 cup whole milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease a baking dish (10x14x2 inch). In a small pan, melt the butter so that it is in its liquid form.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients: the Mochiko, sugar, and baking powder.

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  • Step 3

    In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Then whisks them together. #SpoonTip: Make sure that the egg yolk has completely dissolved in the liquid.

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  • Step 4

    Next, mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Pour the wet mix gradually into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until the dry ingredients have dissolved as liquid.

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  • Step 5

    Next add the melted butter into the mixture. Make sure to mix in the melted butter so that the mixture looks consistent.

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  • Step 6

    After everything is mixed together, pour the mixture into your greased pan.

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  • Step 7

    Place the pan into the preheated oven, and bake it for 1 hour.

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  • Step 8

    When its finished baking, let it cool for a couple of minutes, then cut them into squares so that you can serve it to your friends or prepare it for a bake sale!

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