Chocolate Chips

The Many Uses of Chocolate Chips

The chocolate chip is far more versatile than we give it credit for.

We all love our chocolate chip cookies and that will never change. But our love for chocolate chip cookies goes far beyond the batter. And let’s not forget about the variety of chips! Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white creme chips, butterscotch chips, sea salt caramel chips and cinnamon chips—let’s take a look at all the creative ways we put these to delicious use.

1. Decorating with mini chips straight from the bag

Mini chips are both a delicious and adorable way to add to flare and texture to your cakes and cupcakes. Sprinkle them on, decorate the sides and edges, cover every inch, or spell out your sweet message. Plus using a mix of chips is an excellent way to add some variety.

Candies and Baking Chips on Table

2. Make a ganache and pour over cakes or cupcakes

A chocolate ganache is great for covering cakes and making chocolate shells. And the easiest way to make a decadent ganache is to start with some chocolate chips—make in a double boiler so it doesn’t burn, add your chips and stir until melted. Then add a touch of your heavy cream, butter, or coconut oil.

Ganache Poured over Cake

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3. Melt down and drizzle over your baked goods

HERSHEY’S MINI KISSES Chocolates, marshmallows, pecans, and pretzels? Sounds like a recipe for success to us.

Chocolate Drizzled over Popcorn

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4. Chocolate covered everything

Chocolate covered strawberries, coated truffles, and cake balls—everything is better covered in chocolate. And the easiest way to make a chocolate dip is—drum roll—with chips!

Foods dipped in Chocolate

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For more fun summer baking ideas, check out our full range of recipes here.

From all of us at HERSHEY’S Kitchens,

Bake Happy! 

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