Butter Mochi is a very popular treat in Hawaii, it’s made with Mochiko (Japanese Sweet Rice Flour) and a few other ingredients typically used to make cake. It’s the perfect example of modern day Hawaiian cuisine (local food) which is a fusion from multiple ethnic groups. Butter mochi has a satisfying chewy texture, it’s a slightly denser, chewier version of chichi dango mochi. Since I love using pumpkin in desserts, I wanted to make a pumpkin version of butter mochi for the fall – it’s a perfect holiday treat and one of the easiest desserts to make. Watch my 30-second Instagram recipe video here
Butter mochi is quite sticky, so using a pizza cutter is surprisingly the easiest way to cut the mochi into squares.