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Red Bean Mochi Bars

This mochi recipe is out of this world delicious. It boasts just the right sweetness and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. These red bean mochi bars are ridiculously easy to make and keep well, too. 

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The Best Mochi Recipe (Red Bean Mochi)

Many of you are familiar with Mochi.  If so, then you also know all about sweet red bean.  The two are a match made in paradise.

How about this radical twist on the ever-popular red bean mochi?  But this isn’t just any mochi recipe.

This mochi recipe comes in bar form.  I promise, it’s a mochi-hack.  Totally life changing.  It’s even gluten-free, if that interests you.

I’ve been making these Red Bean Mochi Bars for so many years, and my big extended family back in CA waits for me to make these for them whenever I travel back.

This marvelous mochi recipe is from my old friend, Priscilla, who is a diva in the kitchen.  She’s the one that inspired this ever-popular Honey Mustard Chicken with Curry, one of my readers’ favorite weeknight meals.

And this Red Bean Mochi is about to become many peoples’ favorite red bean mochi!  It’s easy to make (surprise!) and it’s tastier than traditional red bean mochi balls…

Red Bean Mochi Bars

This mochi recipe is way easier than classic red bean mochi balls and tastes even better

This red bean mochi is everything it should be… super soft, melt-in-your-mouth chewy, sweet (but not overly sweet – just perfect)… and strewn throughout with deliciously smooth red bean paste. It’s a way-easier twist from traditional red bean mochi balls, which is a classic Japanese and Chinese dessert.

It’s SO hard not to eat the entire pan.  Which is why I have to give it away every time I make it.  When I make this for friends, they will drive over an hour to my house for it.  They will set aside their carb-free, sugar-free diet for a plate of this.  Friends, you know who you are 🙂

Enjoy!

P.S.  You can find Mochiko in most major grocery stores, in the Asian aisles.  Sweet red bean paste might be there also – if not, it is found in Asian grocery stores.  Be sure to get the smooth red bean paste, not the kind with chunks of red beans in it.

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Red Bean Mochi Bars

Red Bean Mochi Bars

4.77 from 13 ratings
If you are a red bean mochi fan, you will seriously fall in love with these red bean mochi bars. They are the perfect amount of sweetness, softness, and melt-in-your-mouth chewiness. It's even gluten-free!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 30
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

  • 1 lb. box Mochiko, sweet rice flour; though sometimes called "glutinous" rice flour, it's made completely of rice, and does not contain gluten.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 18 oz can or package of smooth, sweetened red bean paste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F, and generously grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Mix the first six ingredients together in a large bowl (stand mixer works well.) Beat with whisk attachment on high for about 5 minutes, or until completely smooth.
  • Pour into greased pan.
  • Using a small spoon, drop sweetened red bean paste by small spoonfuls throughout the batter, distributing evenly (I go over the entire batter a few times with the spoonfuls of paste.) Some will sink, which is fine.
  • Bake for 1 hour, uncovered. Top will look golden brown and somewhat puffed up.
  • Allow to cool completely at room temp (don't put in fridge.) Once it's cool, use a sharp serrated knife to cut into squares.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.1g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Cholesterol: 20.2mg | Sodium: 14.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 7.6g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Method: Bake

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43 comments

    • Selina

    Instead of vegetable oil, could coconut oil or canola oil be used?

      • chewoutloud

      Selina, canola oil would work almost identically. Enjoy!! 🙂

    • Dee

    no bakin powder needed?

      • chewoutloud

      None needed 🙂 Can’t wait for you to taste these, Dee! Enjoy 🙂

    • Paulitaz

    Making these right now! Looking forward to giving them a taste.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay! Hope you love them as much as our families do!

    • Jodie Steiner

    do these have to be eaten right away or can they be stored?

      • chewoutloud

      Jodie, these do well for a few days at moderate room temp! Enjoy 🙂

        • Karine

        Can this be kept in fridge, in a container? Perhaps for a slightly longer time?

        • chewoutloud

        Karine, yes, you can cover airtight and keep in fridge for up to a week. Let it come to room temperature before eating, for best results 🙂

        • Karine

        Can I freeze it? After defrost would it still be good to eat?
        There is only 2 persons at my home. Wanna 1/2 this recipe. Ok to do?
        Karine

        • chewoutloud

        Yes, you can halve the recipe and use an 8×8 or any other pan that’s about half the size. Enjoy!

        • Karine

        Tq❤. Will do.
        Luv the mochi bars. Thinking of variants of peanut butter, lotus paste, oh so many to try. Luv it. Tq.
        Karine

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