Pumpkin mochi with chocolate filling is a yummy, easy, and cute Halloween dessert.
Mimic the shape of a pumpkin, each of these pumpkin mochi has a chewy outer shell and gooey chocolate filling inside. They make a yummy treat for the spooky Halloween season.
In this recipe, you’ll only need 4 easy-to-find ingredients. Chocolate goes well with pumpkin. However, you can also choose a more traditional filling such as red bean paste or raisin. The pumpkin I use for my recipe is kabocha but any edible pumpkin will do.
In order for the little pumpkin mochi to hold their shape after steaming, the consistency of the dough is very important. You want the dough to be soft enough to mold it into shape but not too crumbly. When you read the recipe, you’ll see that I didn’t add any water to my dough because the consistency is perfect. However, each pumpkin has different moisture content. If your dough is too dry, you can slowly add some more water until you reach the desired consistency. If it’s too wet, add more sweet rice flour.
Also, I don’t add any sugar to my dough. Feel free to add sugar if you want your mochi to be sweeter.
Pumpkin Mochi Ingredients
- 1/2 lb of pumpkin/kabocha
- 3/4 cup of sweet rice flour or mochiko
- 6 tbsp chocolate chips