Chapssaltteok – Sweet Rice & Bean Cakes


Similar to Japanese Mochi, Chapssaltteok is lovely sweet snack.

When it comes to Korean food, rice is a staple of everything — including dessert! Where Westerners would eat cookies, pies, cakes, and candy, Koreans eat rice cakes, fruits and other desserts. Chapssaltteok is one popular Korean dessert akin to Japanese mocchi. It is made from sweet rice flour and red bean paste. Chapssaltteok is a chewy dessert beloved by children, and a great choice when serving guests. If you’re looking for something interesting to satisfy your sweet tooth, give this delicious recipe a try.


  • 1 cup sweet rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup red bean paste
  • Cornstarch


Combine 1 cup of sweet rice flour, 3 ½ tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt into a bowl. Stir well. Gradually add 1 cup of water, stirring until all the ingredients are well blended into a creamy texture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Take it out and stir it again until you have a thick, doughy texture. If the dough is too loose or too thick you may need to adjust the amount of time in the microwave.

Next, using a spoon and your hands divide the ¾ cup of red bean paste into 8 ping-pong sized balls. Cover a cutting board or piece of parchment paper in cornstarch and roll the dough into a 16 inch long loaf. Then, cut the dough into eight 2-inch section. Flatten each section and place the red bean balls into the center of each. Wrap the ball with the rice dough and roll it over until you have a consistently smooth shape. Finally, sprinkle some cornstarch on top.

And you’re done. Enjoy!

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