Mochi is a variety of Japanese sticky rice cake that is versatile for both savory and sweet recipes. It is usually made from sweet rice and formed into a paste. To make a Mochi cake, we used Mochiko; sweet rice flour mixed with sugar and it is malleable for an extended time, allowing us to shape it in any way we please for our recipe. Mochiko is often available in supermarkets which make this recipe an easy one to complete in an hour.
The alternative would be making the Mochi from scratch yourself, which could take a lot of work and a longer list of ingredients. The popular or original Mochi is made with Red Bean Paste, but due to increasing demands, Chocolate Mochi became an equally popular choice for dessert and the Mochi is being made into multiple flavors and colors.
Now since this will be a chocolate based Mochi, you must get dark non-sweetened chocolate. The Mochiko mixture with sugar will be too sweet, so using a premium dark chocolate is a must. In case you’re having a hard time deciding on the best type of chocolate to use, I recommend checking out Chocolak (www.chocolak.com) as their store is home to some of the best products and let you order chocolates online and have them delivered to your door.