How To Make Mochi Brownies (Fudgy & Chewy Mochi Brownies)

How To Make Mochi Brownies (Fudgy & Chewy Mochi Brownies)

by Ayako Kidokoro

Chocolate Dessert Easy Gluten Free Kid-Friendly Mochi Party Food Potluck-Friendly Vegetarian

Mochi brownies are a twist on traditional brownies, incorporating the unique and chewy texture of mochi, a Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. These brownies combine the rich and fudgy goodness of classic brownies with the irresistible chewiness of mochi, resulting in a decadent treat that’s gooey and satisfying.

We've previously shared a recipe for fudgy matcha brownies, but we wanted to share another Japanese-inspired brownie recipe, and what's not to love about mochi brownies? These Mochi Brownies offer a delightful fusion of textures, with a crispy top layer and a chewy, mochi-infused interior.

It is said that the idea of Mochi Brownies, using glutinous rice flour instead of all-purpose flour, originated from Hawaii, where this brownie is loved.

Sweet rice flour, or mochiko is used for that distinct mochi chewiness. The texture of the batter is thinner than a regular brownie, which might feel unusual, but trust me, it will turn out just fine! Thanks to this flour, these brownies are naturally gluten-free!

You can use chocolate chips instead of chocolate chunks, but the texture is better with chocolate chunks!

Like regular brownies, the steps are easy. You don’t need special techniques to bake the mochi brownies. Just mix the ingredients nicely.

To maintain their freshness and texture, store Mochi Brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for an extended shelf life, ensuring a delightful treat is always within reach.

Enjoy them as a unique and indulgent treat that combines the best of both worlds – classic brownies and the delightful chewiness of Japanese mochi.


Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 40 mins

Total time: 60 mins

Total servings: 9

Difficulty: Easy

  • 200 g Sweet Rice Flour (Mochiko)
  • 150 g Cane Sugar
  • 30 g Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 100 g Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 g Chocolate Chunks

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1) Gathering the Ingredients & Recipe Preparations

Gather the ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Place parchment paper in the baking mold (22cm x 22cm or 8-inch square).

melting the butter

2) Melting the Butter

Melt the butter in a hot water bath or in the microwave.

adding the eggs and sugar to the bowl and mixing
adding milk into the wet batter
adding the melted butter into the wet batter
mixing everything together

3) Making the Wet Batter

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined. Then, add the milk and melted butter and mix well again.

mixing the cocoa powder and mochi flour together
adding the dry ingredients to the wet batter
mixing the brownie batter together

4) Mixing the Dry Ingredients

Sift together the sweet rice flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.

adding chocolate chunks into the mochi brownie batter

5) Adding the Chocolate Chunks Into the Batter

Once the batter is well mixed, add half of the chocolate chunks to the batter.

pouring the brownie batter into the pan
putting the rest of the chocolate chunks onto the brownies

6) Pouring the Brownie Batter Into the Pan

Pour the mochi brownie batter into the baking pan and spread it evenly. Then, spread the remaining chocolate chunks across the surface of the brownie batter.

baked mochi brownies

7) Baking the Mochi Brownies

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs (not wet batter).

cutting the mochi brownies into 9 pieces
showing the cross section of the mochi brownies

8) Enjoying the Mochi Brownies

Allow the Mochi Brownies to cool completely before cutting them into squares and enjoying.

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