Start With Chocolate Chips

Cookie Bark. Linda Larsen

My 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 air crew on a U.S. Navy carrier says, "45 hungry sailors can't be wrong"!.
  • Cookie Bark
    Just two ingredients make this fabulous candy that's ready in about 10 minutes. 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!
  • Mini Chocolate Tartlets
    These little tartlets only require three ingredients, and they are like little bites of heaven.
  • Microwave Chocolate Crisp Bars
    This no bake bar cookie is crisp, chewy, and luscious.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
    You should be able to make this easy and indulgent recipe with ingredients you already have in your pantry. So you can make it at a moment's notice, or when you can't leave the house for one reason or another.
  • Best Truffles
    I always make this recipe with milk chocolate chips. And everyone swoons at the first bite. You will too!
  • Chocolate Chip Muffins
    Get your morning off to a sweet start with these tender and chocolatey muffins. Yum.
  • 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.
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes
    And finally, what chocolate chip collection would be complete without these easy and decadent little cakes? Enjoy.