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I need to find something to do with chocolate chips! ( besides cookies)

hi all

i work in my sisters country market and i have a ton of left over chocolate chips that i would like to use in some tasty creation. we already have really good chocolate chip cookies, so anything else BESIDES that.


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  1. You could melt them and do any number of things - chocolate mousse, candies, frosting, etc.
    Or there are the other baked goods besides choc chip cookies - brownies, 7-layer bars, banana bread, zucchini bread, choc chip applesauce bread (my personal favorite), muffins, scones, pancakes.

    1. There are lots of chocoloate chips in the Barefoot Contessa's brownies, which are SO wonderful: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

      1. The easiest, quickest chocolate frosting: Put 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan with 1/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup butter. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute, while stirring. Remove from burner. Dump in 1 cup of chocolate chips and stir until they melt. Pour over a cake or a pan of brownies. As it cools, it will get solid like fudge.

        1. You could use the chocolate chips in any number of recipes that would need melted chocolate. Just melt them down! You can even make a lovely ganache out of it.

          But a good friend of mine loves to make banana bread w/chocolate chips. Interesting combo, but tasty nonetheless. Just add the choco chips to a traditional banana bread recipe.

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          1. re: VirgoBlue

            OH! Cook's Country just had the best recipe for Hot Fudge Pudding Cake:

            1 cup sugar
            1/2 cup cocoa powder
            1 cup flour
            2 t. baking powder
            1/4 t. salt
            1/2 cup milk
            4 T. unsalted butter, melted
            1 large egg yolk
            2 t. vanilla
            1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
            1 cup boiling water
            vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

            1. Adjust oven rack to middle of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8" glass or metal cake pan with butter or oil. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa in small bowl. Set aside.

            2. Whisk flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, butter, egg yolk, and vanilla in medium bowl until smoth. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips (batter will be lumpy).

            3. Scrape batter into prepared pan and spread to corners. Sprinkle reserved cocoa/sugar mixture evenly over the top. Gently pout boiling water over cocoa. DO NOT STIR CAKE.

            4. Bake until top of cake looks cracked, sauce is bubbling, and toothpick insirted comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. Cool on rack for at least 10 minutes. To serve, scoop warm cake into individual serving bowls and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. :)

            I've made this several times. It was a wierd recipe. I've never made a cake and then poured hot water on it! But it is so good! It's the February/March issue of Cook's Country.

            1. re: rachaels

              This is SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could have eaten the entire thing myself but had to share with husband and friends.... :(

              It does indeed seem like a weird recipe, but it tastes sooooooo gooooooooood.

          2. If you don't want to melt them.....How about a home made "trail mix" chocolate chips, dried cherries, peanuts, .......or, add to rice krispie treats - yumm!
            Dip apples in caramel then roll in the chocolate chips, or dip rod pretzels in caramel and cover in the chips.......peanut butter balls rolled in c.c. .:)KQ

            1. What about some trail mix or granola bars. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are one of my faves. Choc. dipped strawberries. You can make some sugar cookies and half dip them in chocolate, or choc. macaroons, or regular macaroons half dipped in chocolate.

              1. Google, "chocolate chip bundt cake", can use in fudge, muffins, in cheesecake, mousse...google "chocolate chips" and you will come up with a lot of uses...

                1. Chocolate covered strawberries! Melt them...

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                  1. re: WHills

                    how about a rockyroad cake. sounds good with a cold glass of milk.

                  2. Make toffee and use them as the chocolate layer, tasty and easy. Sea salt sprinkled on top is a nice touch.

                    1. greatest ice cream flavor of all time, mint chocolate chip!

                      1. I always add chocolate chips to banana/pumpkin bread/muffins.

                        1. I often make fudge with chocolate chips.

                          1. I make a trifle with chocolate chip pound cake (instead of ladyfingers), chocolat mousse, fresh whipped cream and sliced strawberries. I also make chocolate chip mandel brot (similar to biscotti).

                            1. Put them in a pot with a can of sweetened condensed milk, melt over medium heat, stir in walnuts or nuts of your choice and some mini marshmallows and spread into foil pan and refrigerate till solid....cut into fantastic squares of delicious fudge!!!!

                              1. --------------------------------
                                CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, BUNDT CAKE

                                1 pkg. Duncan Hines Devil Food cake mix
                                1 sm. box chocolate instant pudding
                                4 eggs
                                1/2 c. Crisco oil
                                1/2 c. water
                                1 c. sour cream
                                1 pkg. Nestle's chocolate chips

                                Grease and flour bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

                                Smoothly blend all above ingredients except chocolate chips.
                                Blend in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake
                                at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool, invert and remove from
                                pan. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.

                                I usually get whatever dark cake mix on sale. I add more water and an extra half a cup of chips. Everyone loves this. It doesn't need icing, the chips turn into icing, so basically the icing is in the middle of the cake.

                                1. - melt and dip pretzel rods in the chocolate, then dip in nuts or sprinkles
                                  - melt and dip fresh strawberries
                                  - make frozen choc-dipped bananas
                                  - add to pancakes & waffles