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This is an excellent butter mochi. It has the right amount of sweetness, and the crystallized crust which forms on the top and sides of the pan are total bonus points. The recipe makes a 9x13 pan, which serves, um, what, two? Okay, if you gotta share it can serve more folks, but they should make their own. Really.

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kittycatonline.com December 29, 2013

For fun I almost completely veganized this recipe and it came out SO well. My husband couldn't tell the difference. I used Earth Balance butter, ground flax seeds instead of eggs, lite coconut milk, and 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup agave syrup instead of the 2 cups of sugar. I did use the evaporated milk because I didn't find a vegan replacement, though.

Will absolutely make this again!!!

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lilbugsd November 28, 2011

I halved the recipe and baked in an 8x8 Pyrex pan. I used 2 eggs (1.5 eggs is just too bothersome) and 3/4 cup of sugar (already plenty sweet, no need for more). I stuck with the recipe otherwise. The taste was very good. However, it was more fluffy and less chewy than I would like (not sure how to fix this, may be less baking powder or beat the batter more?). The coconut flavor really came out (so don't use coconut milk if you don't want the coconut flavor). For me, the best part is the crispy surface so next time I might bake in a larger dish to get thinner pieces.

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myoungp November 11, 2010

I made this tonight (and posted a picture) and it is DELICIOUS!!! I made the recipe exactly as is with 2 cups of sugar, cinnamon and unsalted sweet cream butter. I couldn't stand to wait for it to cool completely and cut into it after 45 minutes and it was melt-in-your-mouth ooey sticky goodness! I can't wait to make it again for the next island friends BBQs!

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aznbbdoll June 10, 2010

This was the easiest recipe and it is soooo yummy! Reminds me of when I was a kid in Hawaii! Thanks for sharing. Note: I only used 2 cups of sugar and it still turned out sweet, so if you are wondering if you can use less sugar, the answer is yes and it didn't change the consistency either! Try it, and you will love it....my kids did too!

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robsgurl May 14, 2010

Simply perfect!! just like the Butter mochi I use to buy when I lived in Hawaii!!! The kids loved it so much that they insisted on taking some to their teachers!

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hedgehogsdelima December 01, 2009

i love how simple the desert is to make! it's the perfect desert for 6 kids and all of their friends.Thanks for posting!

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fidelitysmom June 13, 2009

Love this recipe! It was my first time making it and I halved the recipe. I also did not have coconut milk so I used a whole can of fat free evaporated milk instead of 1/2 can coconut milk and 1/2 can ev. milk. The crust is so crispy! I love the taste too!

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farah a. May 21, 2009

I followed the recipe as-is with the cinnamon and all, and it is DELICIOUS!

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hungry_kungfu August 06, 2008

This is SOOO good!! I've never had butter mochi before, but I love mochi so I figured I'd love this. I halved the sugar and it was just right for me since I also dusted it with powdered sugar. I also omitted the cinnamon.I will definitly make this again and again. Thanks for posting!!

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Japanese Delight July 02, 2007
Butter Mochi