Every package of chocolate chips I’ve seen has highly processed sugar as one of its ingredients, so I like to make homemade chocolate chips once in a while. This recipe requires just 2 ingredients, and you can adjust the sweetness to suit your taste.
We’re very fond of chocolate in my house, so I love having these on hand to add to a healthy batch of muffins or cookies. If you don’t have a frosting tool to shape them, you can just melt the ingredients, let them cool a bit, and then shape the chips by hand. Alternately, you can pour the whole batch of melted chocolate into a loaf pan, refrigerate for an hour, and then break it into chocolate chunks. Children love to participate in this process because we’re basically making the simplest candy here.
- 5 ounces single-ingredient chocolate (I use Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup maple syrup
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate over medium-low heat. Turn off the burner and stir in the maple syrup. If you want to add mint extract or vanilla extract to give the chips a different flavor, add it here. Taste the chocolate and add a little more maple syrup if desired.
- Working quickly, transfer the mixture to a frosting tool with a wide tip. I use this fun cupcake decorating tool.
- Press out little chocolate chip sized portions onto wax paper. I use my fingers to shape each chip into a triangle.
- Refrigerate the chocolate chips for at least 30 minutes so they solidify. I store them in the refrigerator until I’m ready to bake with them.
Homemade Chocolate Chips Price Breakdown
This batch yields 9 ounces of chocolate chips and the total cost is $2.71. There’s no packaged brand of chocolate chips with clean ingredients that I can compare these to, but a 10-ounce bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips retails for over $4.00. Enjoy Life is considered one of the cleanest store-bought versions of chocolate chips. You won’t believe how easy it is to make these homemade chocolate chips, and your family will love them.
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