7 Ways To Use Chocolate Chips Apart From Baking
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Have you eaten cookies and cakes and relished the chocolate chips in them? Well, these chocolate chips boost the sweetness in the cakes and cookies we bake. These delights elevate the flavour of any dish that is made or baked. From snacks to beverages, the versatility of chocolate chips knows no bounds.  

For the unversed, chocolate chips are small morsels crafted from rich cocoa solids and sweetened to perfection. Often there are times when even after using a sufficient amount of chocolate chips in cakes and cookies, there are leftover chocolate chips kept in the pantry. Always incorporating them in baking might not a preferable option. But fret not! This article will provide you with ways in which chocolate chips can be used in different foods. From healthy snacking options to delectable desserts, chocolate chips can be used in seven ways.  

Take a look:  

  • Trail Mix  

With leftover chocolate chips, a flavourful trail mix can be made as one of the snacking options. Chocolate chips can elevate the flavour profile of the trail mix by adding sweetness to the mix of nuts, seeds, and dry fruits. When combined with ingredients like almonds, cashews, raisins, and dried cranberries, chocolate chips create a perfect balance of textures and tastes, making each handful a satisfying blend of crunchy, chewy, and creamy.   

  • Chocolate Fondue  

Chocolate chips create richness in regular chocolate fondue. This treat can be prepared by simply melting the chocolate chips using a microwave until smooth and creamy. Once melted, transfer the chocolate to a fondue pot and set it over a fondue burner to keep it warm. To enhance the flavour further add a splash of heavy cream or a tablespoon of butter to the melted chocolate. You can have this fondue with any fruit or pieces of leftover dry cake.  

  • Hot Chocolate  

There will hardly be a person who does not like having lip-smacking hot chocolate. It is considered to be the comfort drink of every second person. Besides, with leftover chocolate chips, a luscious hot chocolate can be made. Whether you prefer dark, milk, or white chocolate chips, they melt seamlessly into hot milk, creating a velvety-smooth texture. The chips infuse the hot chocolate with the boast of sweetness, resulting in a satisfying treat. You can top the hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder. This is a perfect winter drink.  

  • Chocolate Bark  

Leftover chocolate chips can be used to make chocolate bark. To craft this, simply melt chocolate chips until smooth and spread the melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Then, sprinkle an array of toppings such as nuts, dried fruits, pretzels, or even crushed candy canes for a twist. After adorning it, allow the bark to cook and harden in the refrigerator before breaking it into pieces. This dish is a great snacking option. Besides, it can also be gifted to loved ones or served as a dessert.  

  • Oatmeal  

To make your regular oatmeal a bit more flavourful, add chocolate chips to it. To make this, take rolled oats and simmer them in  milk. To it add a whole lot of fruits such as berries, slices of apples, bananas, and anything of your choice and chia seeds. Top the oatmeal with a generous amount of chocolate chips. The warmth of the oatmeal softens the chocolate, infusing every spoonful with a rich and decadent flavour, making it a perfect breakfast option.


  • Yoghurt Parfait  

Chocolate chips add delight to the regular yoghurt parfait. To make this, add a layer of creamy Greek yoghurt with crunchy granola and vibrant fruits, sprinkling in a handful of chocolate chips introduces bursts of rich, sweet flavour. The velvety smoothness of yoghurt contrasts beautifully with the crisp texture of the granola, while the chocolate chips melt slightly, resulting in a luxurious texture. The treat can be enjoyed as breakfast, as a snacking option, or even as dessert.  

  • Ice Cream Topping  

You can easily add some twist to a regular ice cream scoop into a delectable dessert by incorporating chocolate chips into it. Whether sprinkled generously over a scoop of creamy vanilla or gently folded into a bowl of chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips elevate the dessert experience to new heights. As they come into contact with the cold ice cream, the chips firm up, creating a delightful contrast in texture against the smoothness of the frozen treat.