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Chocolate Hello Kitty mochi

photo of a plate of three Chocolate Hello Kitty mochi

Around the same time that I purchased my Hello Kitty rice ball maker set and Happy Face rice ball maker set, I also purchased a Hello Kitty silicone cupcake/muffin pan mold which I also found on eBay.

photo of a pink hello kitty moldphoto of hello kitty chocolate mochi on a baking rack

Since then I’ve been trying to decide what to bake with it. I knew I wanted to bake some sort of cupcake. I wanted to bake chocolate cupcakes, but I didn’t have time to try any of the new chocolate cupcake recipes I have on my to-do list. I know with silicone molds, often if you try to bake something light colored, there may be unevenness in how the batter browns. With the Hello Kitty face being the most important part of these molds, I didn’t want to use a light colored batter, which is why I thought of chocolate.

Chocolate Hello Kitty mochi

While reading JustJenn’s site, she blogged about a recent visit to the Sanrio Cafe in Hawaii, where she came across Hello Kitty mochi. The Hello Kitty mochi looked very similar to the size and shape of the molds I had bought. And then I realized I could try to make my own Hello Kitty mochi.

photo of two chocolate mochi on a plate

I used the recipes I used for my chocolate mochi seashells and stuck them in my Hello Kitty molds. I kept my fingers crossed, and was quite happy with the result. Each Hello Kitty face popped out quite easily from the molds.


These were so cute I actually had a really hard time eating them. Usually, I use dutch processed cocoa powder for my mochi recipe. But since I moved, I haven’t fully unpacked. I was only able to find regular baking cocoa powder. So the mochi came out quite a bit lighter, but they still tasted fine. I usually put chocolate chips in my chocolate mochi too, but I omitted them here because I didn’t want to mess up the faces.

If you don’t have Hello Kitty molds you can make mochi in a baking pan like I did with my Chocolate Mochi squares.

photo of chocolate mochi on a plate

Chocolate Hello Kitty Mochi

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian
Homemade chocolate mochi is easy to make and I used a Hello Kitty mold to make these sweet treats.


  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 (16-oz) box Mochiko flour
  • 1 cup dutch processed cocoa or regular unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk


  • Preheat over to 350°F. Cream the butter with sugar.
  • Beat in the evaporated milk and coconut milk to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat eggs into the mixture. Beat in the rice flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla.
  • Spoon batter into cupcake molds, about 2/3 full. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before serving.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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19 comments on “Chocolate Hello Kitty mochi”

  1. Hi from the UK! I am thinking of getting 1, or perhaps 2 of these moulds. Does the recipe as written fill up 4 or 8 of the cavities?

    Looks really tasty BTW! Can’t wait to try 🙂


  2. This is so cute! :3 I ordered a Rilakkuma silicone mold (link is here: so I’m just wondering since it’s bigger if the recipe would work the same. Thank you for any help!

  3. Hi!!
    These are super cute! Just wondering, where do you buy your dutch processed cocoa powder in SD?

    • I actually buy mine elsewhere. I’m not sure where they sell it in SD. They might sell it at the Do It with Icing store. I usually get mine on Amazon or at the Surfas store in LA (which also has a website but you would have to pay for shipping.) Let me know if you need more information!

  4. So cute! I just bought these and one that has smaller faces and a cutter for toast/cookies

    • Aww the small ones are so cute! I haven’t seen that. I’ve seen the toast one. Been thinking about getting it.

  5. Hi and greetings from Sydney Australia
    I love this post and was wondering where you bought the Hello Kitty moulds from.
    I’d love to make these for my daughter’s second birthday!

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  7. I hope you enjoy this recipe. I know I did. =)

  8. These look amazing! Three of my favorite things combined into one: chocolate, mochi and of course Hello Kitty! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe : )

  9. The recipe tastes good with or without the molds. It was actually hard for me to eat these Hello Kittys. hehe.

  10. Thanks CC. I think my bakeware collection has gotten too big..I need to stop buying stuff!

  11. Kirbie, I love mochi and Hello Kitty (reminds me of my childhood)! I LOVE that you put the two together. I’m going to have to try this recipe (minus the cute Hello Kitty molds since I don’t have them). Thanks for sharing!

  12. hi kirbie – omg, so cute cute cute!!!! i love it!
    you have the best collection of bakeware ever! 🙂

  13. Oh that’s not good. This was the first time I used it and it released fine for this mochi recipe. I turned them upside and pushed and they popped right out. I just had to be careful near the ear/bow portion because on a few of them, they would start to break off it I didn’t do it carefully.

  14. i have this mold too, but i find it really hard to get the final results out of the mold. i’ve ruined cupcakes, muffins, etc. how did it release well for you?