Can you believe it’s National Chocolate Chip Day! Yay o yay!
Since chips are one of the things that are always in my pantry, I’m so happy to celebrate this deliciously chocolatey morsel. There are soooooo many dishes that use chips, I can hardly decide which ones are my favorite.
Here are just a few:
Shall we start with the hallowed cookie? Chocolate chips are the favored add-in for chocolate chip cookies. But don’t stop there.
Any chip works, as do nuts and dried fruit.
Mini-chocolate chips are perfect in coffee-dunking biscotti.
Chips are great on an ice-cream sundae bar.
Let’s mix these chips into brownies and bread, like chocolate chip banana bread.
Sprinkle a handful of chips into your homemade trail mix or bake them into your granola bar.
Just a few chips add a great bit of fun to your dessert bread pudding.
Ohhhh, and you can melt chips into things.
I once won a chili cookoff when I added dark chocolate chips to my chili base.
You can make a super mole sauce by adding in some chocolate chips. Chocolate and spice are everything nice!
Melting chocolate chips produces a rich chocolate fondue or a fabulous fudge sauce. Speaking of fudge sauce.
How easy is this?
1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a deep pot over low heat.
2. Add 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk.
3. When the butter melts and the mixture is warm, remove the pot from the heat and stir in 2 cups of dark chocolate chips.
The result is a richly, chocolatey mound of chocolate fudge sauce that you can use to top ice cream, smush in between two cookies, spread onto a pretzel, or just dip your finger into when you need a dose of chocolate. It’s all good!