Chocolate chips are an American Pantry staple. This week, those famous chips get their own day. To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day and TikTok Tuesday too, here are 5 sweet ways to use chocolate chips besides cookies.

I’m not making this up as a sneaky way to indulge. There really is a day on the calendar set aside to honor this nostalgic sweet treat. National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15th.

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Chocolate Chips can be used so many ways in desserts. Sprinkle them, melt them use them as a garnish. The possibilities are near endless.

And for the record, I’m not dissing the cookie. It has its own day after all. August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. It’s hard to beat the classic Toll House Cookies recipe especially straight out of the oven.

Even if you don’t eat or like chocolate chip cookies, the smell of them cooking is delightful, comforting and nostalgic.

However, today I thought it would be both appropriate and fun to feature recipes showing other ways to use these tiny morsels of goodness.

Ways To Use Chocolate Chips

I’ve seen these chips used in everything from stuffed in the filling of a cannoli, to sprinkled in pancake batter, to floated as a garnish in cocktails. They can be melted and used as a sauce, thrown in a hot bag of popcorn for a sweet touch, or added to the base of all kinds of desserts for chocolate flavoring.

Perhaps the best way is by the handful, solo, when you need a chocolate fix. This is the most important reason for always having a bag of chocolate chips in your pantry. You never know when you might need them.

Finally, here are 5 fun recipes featuring ways to use chocolate chips besides in the classic cookie.

  • Chocolate Chip Pizza

    I love pizza. I mean who doesn’t. Mine usually has pepperoni and cheese. However, this one is for dessert. It does indeed use pizza crust for a touch of savory with the sweet.

    @cookinginthemidwest

    Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizza🔥 #marthawhitepartner Recipe 1 Martha White Pizza Crust 1/2 cup of hot water 1 TBSP of oil 1 1/2 cups of yellow cake mix 1 stick of melted butter 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar Steps -mix Martha White pizza crust with water according to the directions on the package -form into a dough ball and cover with oil -let sit for 5 minutes -press pizza crust out onto a cookie sheet -poke holes with a fork all over pizza crust -bake at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes -in a bowl combine melted butter and cake mix -in a separate bowl combine brown sugar and sugar -take pizza crust out of the oven and spread the cake mix/butter mixture all over the pizza crust (it’s easiest to use your hands) -add milk chocolate chips on top and gently press them into the pizza crust -sprinkle sugar mixture all over pizza (try to avoid the edges of the crust) -I didn’t use all of the sugar mixture you can really use as much/as little as you want -bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes Enjoy!! #dessertpizza #easyrecipes #recipe #easydessert #chocolatechippizza #marthawhite #dessert

    ♬ original sound - Luke
  • Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffin

    It’s one thing to have a muffin. It’s another when there is a surprise in the middle. These look so indulgent. Chocolate chip muffins are popular in many coffee shops and bakeries. These are a little over the top.

    @kooki_lovescooking

    Ingredients : 2 eggs 100g of sugar Vanilla 100ml oil 100g plain yogurt A pinch of salt 150g of flour 1 tbsp of baking powder (8g) 4 tbsp of chocolate spread (freeze for 30 minutes) Chocolate chips Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Follow @kooki_lovescooking #chocolatecake #baking #muffins #chocolate #foodstagram #recipes #recipe #easyrecipes #cake #foryou

    ♬ original sound - 𝑁𝑒̀𝑙𝑙𝑎ଓ

     

  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    This is loaded with chocolate chips. She makes it all look so simple and she is funny too. I like the chocolate chip cookie crust. What a great idea for other desserts too.

    @eatswithevad

    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake 🍪🧀🍰🍫 what better way to celebrate one year with my best friend? . #ingredients Crust: - 10-14 oz Tate’s chocolate chip cookies (1.5-2 bags) - 4 oz butter, melted Cheesecake: - 16 oz cream cheese (2 packs) - 2 eggs - 1/2 cup sugar - Splash of vanilla extract - 1 cup mini chocolate chips . #recipe 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Using food processor, combine chocolate chip cookies and melted butter until fine texture. 3. Press crust into bottom of springform pan. 4. Top crust with 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips. 5. Using mixer, combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth. 6. Add in vanilla and eggs, and mix 7. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and stir by hand. 8. Pour mixture over crust. 9. Top with remaining 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 10. Bake for 40-45 mins 11. Let cool. 12. Place in refrigerator . #chocolatechipcookies #cheesecake #cheesecakerecipe #chocolatecheesecake #chocolatechipcheesecake #easycheesecakerecipe #chocolatedessert #weddingcake #anniversaycake #bakingfromscratch #bakingamateur #easybaking #beginnerbaker

    ♬ original sound - Eva 🍫☕️

     

  • Chocolate Chip Blondie

    These aren’t technically cookies. They are more like a brownie but called blondie because of the regular dough that is used. These are nice and thick and would be excellent served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Pastry

    Wow this looks so easy, so light, and so tasty. It also looks kind of fancy. Think how nice it would look on your brunch table. Or something different to take to a party.

    @dowellcooks

    Full Recipe Below! 2 Ingredients Chocolate Pastry Puffs. These are seriously so delicious, especially when fresh out of the oven. • • • • • • Recipe: 1 sheet puff pastry 1/2 cup chocolate chips (i use milk chocolate chips) steps: 1)Cut your puff pastry into 6 equal parts 2)Add chocolate to the middle and fold over 1 side of the puff pastry 3)Add chocolate again and fold over 1 more time and place in the oven @ 400 for 18-25 minutes (it took 22 for me) #showmeyourplate #puffpastry #chocolatepastry #pastry #easybaking #easyrecipes #easyrecipe #basiccooking #easycooking

    ♬ Cooking Time - Lux-Inspira

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