19 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes

Indulgent Treats for Chocolate Lovers of All Ages

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The Spruce Eats

Have you ever looked at a bag of chocolate chips and wondered what else you can do with it besides just baking cookies? Of course, everyone loves chocolate chip cookies — and we've got the best-ever recipe, below — but why limit yourself when there are so many other fantastically delicious things you can do with chocolate chips? We've done the creative thinking for you with this collection of our favorite chocolate chip recipes. Use them to whip up winning desserts, special breakfasts, sweets to satisfy an afternoon craving, and lunch box treats.

  • 01 of 19

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    The Spruce Eats

    Treat the family to something special for breakfast or brunch with this must-know recipe for perfectly fluffy chocolate chip pancakes. To make these into "chocolate monkey" flapjacks for the kids, simply add a mashed overripe banana, and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda, to the batter.

  • 02 of 19

    Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins

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    Cinnamon muffins with chocolate chips make a fantastic snack for lunch bags, or enjoying after school and work. Have them warm or cold with this super-easy recipe that kids can help you make. It yields 12 yummy muffins in only 20 minutes of baking. What's better than that?

  • 03 of 19

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    jumbo chocolate chip cookies

    The Spruce / Jessie Sheehan

    Win friends, delight the kids, and conquer bake sales with this recipe for the best-ever chocolate chip cookies. Ground-up rolled oats and white chocolate in the cookie dough batter work a similar magic that butter does in a pie crust, giving cookies a smooth and crispy texture.

  • 04 of 19

    Mint Chocolate Bark

    Mint Chocolate Bark

    The Spruce / Christine Ma

    Swirly, whirly mint chocolate bark is pretty to look at and even better to eat! This winning candy gets wonderful flavor and smoothness from two kinds of chocolate chips. Top as suggested with a crunchy crust of chopped Andes mints, or create a Christmas version for edible gifting with crushed-up candy canes.

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  • 05 of 19

    Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Impress your summer dinner party guests with this divinely decadent, creamy frozen dessert inspired by classic Italian stracciatella gelato. Vanilla bean paste is added to the ice cream custard base, along with golden syrup, and miniature chocolate chips, for homemade ice cream with outstanding flavor and richness.

  • 06 of 19

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake With Chocolate Topping

    chocolate chip cheesecake baked in a pie dish
    Diana Rattray

    Earn a reputation as the best dessert baker on the block with this deceptively simple, decadent chocolate chip cheesecake recipe. The creamy, smooth, custard-like vanilla and chocolate filling is nestled inside a crunchy, chocolate wafer cookie crumb crust, and the whole thing is topped with a sweet, homemade chocolate glaze. Yum!

  • 07 of 19

    Magic Shell

    Magic Shell Topping for Ice Cream

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips with coconut oil and create a magic shell for ice cream and other treats. This microwave recipe is easy and makes a fun topping that hardens to a delicious crackle in minutes.

  • 08 of 19

    Chocolate Chip Pie

    Chocolate Chip Pie

     Kristina Vanni

    With the texture of a brownie but the taste of a warm chocolate chip cookie, this chocolate chip pie brings two favorite desserts together. A homemade cookie dough batter is poured into a store-bought pie shell and baked until golden brown. The chopped pecans add extra crunch and flavor.

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  • 09 of 19

    Black Forest Cheesecake

    Black Forest Cheesecake

    The Spruce Eats / Jessie Sheehan

    The filling for this black forest cheesecake is flavored with melted chocolate chips. Baked in a chocolate cookie crust and finished with fresh cherry whipped cream, it's a dreamy dessert that's perfect for special occasions.

  • 10 of 19

    Crock Pot Candy

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    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Use your slow cooker to melt chocolate chips and create delicious crock pot candy. The peanuts and almond bark ensure the chocolate doesn't scorch and there are many possibilities with this easy recipe. It's a fun peanut-filled treat that's perfect for bake sales, holidays, or afternoon treats.

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    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

     Kristina Vanni

    The secret ingredient in these deliciously chewy chocolate chip cookies is vanilla instant pudding mix. It adds sweet flavor and keeps them tender and addictive. Use your favorite chocolate, whether it's dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate.

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    Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

     Kristina Vanni

    These banana muffins will bring a smile to chocoholics' faces since chocolate makes an appearance twice. Melted butter is first combined with cocoa powder and water and mixed into the batter while chocolate chips are added at the end. Ripe bananas add moisture and nutrition as well as flavor. A little dusting of confectioner's sugar is the finishing touch.

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    Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Chocolate Bread Pudding

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    There's no need for cocoa in this chocolate bread pudding recipe. It relies entirely on chocolate chips, even for the sauce. Ideal for family gatherings, holidays, and other special occasions, it's a guaranteed hit.

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    Easy Chocolate Chip Biscotti

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    Homemade biscotti makes a wonderful mid-afternoon treat for dipping into your cup of coffee or tea. Learn to make it easily, with this foolproof recipe for crunchy Italian-style biscotti cookies, studded with sweetness from miniature chocolate chips.

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    Easy Chocolate Fondue

    Easy chocolate fondue recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

    Create a fun, easy chocolate dessert experience for sharing with friends when you serve up chocolate fondue. It's so easy to make with melted chocolate chips, heavy cream, and a little vanilla extract. Serve warm from the pot, with your choice of fruits, cookies, or other treats for dipping.

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    Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Moist Banana Bread With Coconut Oil, loaf of banana bread on a white marble table

    The Spruce / Emily Baker

    Chocolate chip banana bread comes together quickly and makes a wonderfully homey snack or special breakfast treat. Be sure to use the ripest bananas possible for a moist and flavorful banana bread. Got unripe bananas? Check the recipe for a trick to "ripen" the fruit quickly, in just 15 minutes.

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  • 17 of 19

    Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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    Create a homemade food gift for teachers, friends, and family members with this easy recipe for a winning hot chocolate mix, with miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips. Package it in a mason jar with a tag describing the contents. If gifting for Christmas, you could add some red and green mini M&Ms, or crushed candy cane bits, on top.

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    Cookie Dough Bark

    Cookie Dough Bark

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

    Cookie dough bark is so crazy good, you'll have a hard time keeping it on your counter! Imagine real chocolate chip cookie dough, layered in between two slabs of rich chocolate. The recipe is egg-free, so it's safe for kids to eat the batter while you're baking. It's a win-win!

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    Chocolate Chip and Pecan Scones

    Chocolate Chip and Pecan Scones

    Diana Rattray

    Moist chocolate chip and pecan scones have a muffin-like texture, with great flavor from finely ground pecans, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Enjoy them alongside a cup of hot tea for a grown-up treat, or bake them for children's tea parties.