Matcha (Green Tea) Mochi Bars

Matcha (Green Tea) Mochi Bars

Matcha Mochi bars are squares of matcha green tea-flavored rice cake bars that are sweet, chewy, and sticky with a very thin and light crunchy crust.
  • Preparation:
  • Cooking:
  • Total:
  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, combine coconut milk, water, vanilla extract, and sugar. Using a hand mixer, mix until sugar is well incorporated and somewhat dissolved.
  3. Step 3

    Add baking powder and slowly add mochiko (sweet rice flour), about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well each time. As you continue to add more mochiko, the batter will thicken. 
  4. Step 4

    After all the mochiko has been mixed in, add 2 1/2 tablespoons matcha powder and incorporate well. Using a spatula instead of a hand mixer works fine, too.
  5. Step 5

    Spray a 9 x 13-inch oven-safe glass baking dish with cooking spray .
  6. Step 6

    Bake mochi for 1 hour until the ends become browned and chewy.
  7. Step 7

    Allow mochi to cool to room temperature. Using a plastic knife or a ceramic knife to prevent sticking, cut the mochi into large squares (this prevents mochi from sticking to the knife).
  8. Step 8

    Dust mochi with confectioners' sugar .