17 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.

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    Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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    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.

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    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?

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    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    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.

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    Mint Chocolate Bark

    Mint Chocolate Bark

    Elizabeth LaBau

    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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    Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Diana Rattray

    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.

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    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake With Chocolate Topping

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Chocolate Topping

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    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!

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    Vegan Chocolate Chip Brownies

    Vegan Chocolate Chip Brownies

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    Eating vegan doesn't mean having to skip out on dessert. Vegan chocolate chip brownies have all of the richness you crave. Maple syrup, cocoa powder, soy milk, vegan chips, and a few other, common baking ingredients, produce a satisfyingly dense, cake-like batter. Add optional nuts for crunch, if you like.

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    Easy Chocolate Chip Biscotti

    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

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    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 Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Diana Rattray

    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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    Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Blondies

    Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Blondies

    Diana Rattray

    Blondies are yummy, butterscotch dessert bars that substitute vanilla and brown sugar for the cocoa in traditional brownies. This recipe offers brownie lovers the best of both worlds, with plenty of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips in the batter. Add chopped walnuts or pecans, if you like, for extra crunch.

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    Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

    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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    Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake

    Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake

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    Coffee cake fans are sure to enjoy this chocolate chip bundt cake with a wonderful, moist, dense texture from sour cream. Decorated with simple chocolate glaze and topped with a crunchy cinnamon, chocolate, pecan, and brown sugar streusel, the recipe takes a few steps, but is worth it for the stunning result.

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    Cookie Dough Bark

    Cookie Dough Bark

    Elizabeth LaBau

    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 Cheese Ball

    Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

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    Get the party started with this retro-inspired appetizer cheese ball. Chocolate chips and other sweet ingredients are added to cream cheese and rolled into a ball covered in chopped nuts, for serving with graham crackers or ginger snaps. To turn this recipe into a turtle cheese ball for holiday parties, add butterscotch chips, and use crushed pecans for the outside coating.

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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.

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    Orange Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

    Orange Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

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    Light and airy orange meringue cookie kisses are gluten-free, and make a wonderful treat to enjoy after dinner with coffee, or whenever you crave a sweet treat. Orange zest and extract add a lovely fragrance and flavor to these yummy, crunchy little cookies, with chocolate chips inside for extra decadence.