Start With Chocolate Chips

Cookie Bark
Linda Larsen

Our Start With ... series continues with chocolate chips. Well, this doesn't exactly fit the format of starting with one ingredient and building easy meals. It's more like - you have a bag of chocolate chips, what can you make with it besides cookies?

The types of chocolate chips on the market have exploded in the past few years. Not only can you buy semisweet and milk chocolate chips, there are mini chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter and chocolate chips, and caramel chocolate chips. And Donna just wrote and reminded me about cinnamon chips! Wouldn't they be great in ​oatmeal cookies?

Stock up on all of them! Just remember to store them in a dark, cool place. If any of your dark chocolate develops a light color, don't worry - that's just 'bloom'. It doesn't affect the chocolate; it just means the chips got a little too warm sometime during their travels.

Enjoy these easy and delicious recipes.

Start With Chocolate Chips Recipes

  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
    This recipe is special; the cookies are creamy and crunchy, sweet and smooth, with crisp edges and a soft center. As one reviewer who makes them for an aircrew on a U.S. Navy carrier says, "45 hungry sailors can't be wrong"!.
  • Cookie Dough Bark
    Just a few ingredients make this fabulous candy that's ready before you know it. What could be better?
  • Rocky Road Fudge Candy
    Lots and lots of chocolate chips and peanut butter make up the base for this creamy, smooth, and super-rich fudge. A small piece will satisfy you completely!
  • Cookie Brittle
    Okay, so I kind of dissed cookies, but these bars are so easy to make and just so good!
  • Easiest Fudge in the World
    'Nuff said.