Chocolate chips are one of those ingredients that most people will have in their pantry. So when you want to make some cookies or brownies you know you have them to hand.
But what if cookies are not what you want to make? What if your chocolate chips are destined for something greater?
Well for that, we have found 33 simply delicious chocolate chip desserts that will make your tiny chocolate heroes the stars of the show.
Of course there will be cookies, where would we be without them? But there are also headline acts like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake. Try saying that with a mouthful of chocolate chips!
Not to be outdone, the fantastic Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge also makes an appearance. And not forgetting the ever reliable Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin.
So before we dehydrate from drooling over chocolatey goodness let’s get into the serious business of chocolate chip desserts.
1. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
These genius chocolate chip desserts are half brownie and half cheesecake.
Made with unsalted butter and bittersweet chocolate, the brownie mixture is put into the pan first and the cheesecake mix layered on top.
The two mixes are then swirled together for a marbled effect. With chocolate chips sprinkled on top they are then baked in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
After this, they are cooled for a couple of hours before being served.
2. Chocolate-Chip Cookie Tart
A chocolate chip cookie tart crust is the basis for this delicious dessert.
The crust is made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour and baking soda. Chocolate chips are added to the mix and baked into the crust.
This crust is then smothered in a rich chocolate ganache which is allowed to chill for 20-30 minutes.
The final piece de resistance is the whipped cream which is smothered over the cooled ganache. Cookies and cream. Perfect!
3. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake
This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake is a labor of love. But the finished result is simply stunning and so delicious.
This dessert is made in three layers. The cake, the ice cream and the whipped cream frosting.
Because of this the preparation time is 2 hours and the cooking time is 20 minutes. After assembly the cake needs to be frozen for 6-8 hours or overnight.
It should be thawed for 45 minutes before serving.
4. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
A chocolate chip zucchini banana bread made with extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Sounds like an excellent way to start the weekend.
This recipe only takes 15 minutes of preparation time, so you’ll have your bread in the oven really quickly. Remember to dry out the zucchini before adding it to the recipe.
Bake for 45 minutes and leave to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
5. Dream Cupcakes
These delectable dream cupcakes are really easy to make. They have a tempting creamy center that will be a big hit with kids and grown ups alike.
Using a ready made chocolate cake mix means that the preparation time for these cupcakes is just 20 minutes.
Whip the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and chocolate chips together until fluffy. Then add a couple of teaspoons to each cupcake in the muffin cups.
Bake for 25-30 minutes and enjoy!
6. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
You will wow your family and friends with these amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars. When finished they look incredible and yet are surprisingly quick and easy to make.
Using traditional old fashioned oatmeal, all purpose flour, brown sugar and baking soda you will have the first layer.
This is baked for 5 minutes and then topped with more layers, coconut, chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and chopped cashews.
Finally drizzle with melted butterscotch.
7. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
Banana chocolate chip muffins that only have 200 calories each is a perfect excuse to eat more than one.
These enticing delights are made with all the traditional ingredients except sugar. This recipe uses sweetener instead.
Using whole wheat flour also means they are a bit healthier too.
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients. Fold in the bananas and chocolate chips then mix the whole lot together.
Bake for 15-17 minutes.
8. Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet and salty is an irresistible combination. These incredibly delicious cookies will be a big hit.
Preparation only takes 15 minutes. Combine the dry and wet ingredients separately. Slowly add the dry to the wet, stirring in the chocolate chips and the pretzels.
Form the dough into balls, pressing a caramel piece into the center. Put the dough balls onto a baking sheet. Push a pretzel onto each one.
Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for ten minutes.
9. Mint Chocolate Chip Yogurt Ice Pops
The wonderful alternative to ice cream is Greek yogurt. And what better way to use it than to make ice pops.
Mix all ingredients together including the food coloring and chocolate chips. Divide the mixture between the ice pop molds and fill to ¼ inch from the top.
Put the ice pop sticks in and freeze for 3 hours.
Heat the chocolate and oil till melted and dip each ice pop in. Store in the freezer.
10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
There’s always the temptation to eat cookie dough. Well now you have a good reason. This chocolate chip cookie dough dip is a great party food addition that your guests will love.
Cream the butter, brown sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and chocolate chips.
Mix until well combined and smooth.
Serve at room temperature with some crackers for dipping. Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator.
11. Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge
Melt in the mouth chocolate fudge that is topped with caramel is a recipe meant to be shared and enjoyed. And all in just 10 minutes.
For these sweet and salty treats combine the chocolate chips, vanilla and evaporated milk over a low heat.
Spread onto a baking tray and press in the crumbled chips. Drizzle with caramel sauce and refrigerate for 2 hours.
To serve, remove the fudge from the baking sheet and cut into squares.
12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
This deliciously decadent cupcake base includes buttermilk, and sour cream. This is topped with cream cheese frosting and cookie crumb.
Mix the cake batter ingredients until well combined. Pour into cupcake liners until ¾ full. Bake for 18-23 minutes.
To make the cream cheese frosting combine the butter and cream cheese, adding the powdered sugar slowly until smooth. Add the vanilla, salt and cream.
Frost the cupcakes with a table knife and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.
13. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
A straightforward recipe for some awesome peanut butter chocolate chip bars. Even better, there are only seven ingredients and no mixer is needed.
Melt the butter and when it has cooled add the eggs to avoid cooking them.
Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. When smooth add the flour to the mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread onto a baking sheet, sprinkle with extra chocolate chips and bake for 20-25 minutes.
14. Salted Caramel & Chocolate Rice Squares
These classic treats get a makeover with salted caramel sauce and chocolate chips.
First melt the butter and marshmallows until combined. Stir in the rice krispies and fully coat with the mixture.
Press into a baking sheet and then pour over the warm caramel sauce, leave to set for 15 minutes. Melt the chocolate and cream in the microwave (see also ‘23 Microwave Desserts For When You’re Craving Something Sweet‘).
Pour over the caramel layer and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.
15. Banana Bread Pancakes With Chocolate Chips
For a dessert that is made with healthy whole wheat these banana bread pancakes with chocolate chips taste very naughty.
To make these fluffy pancakes whisk the dry ingredients together and do the same with the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add them together and mix until combined.
Coat a non stick griddle or skillet with butter or oil and drop ¼ cup batter at a time into the pan. Spread out with a spoon and add some chocolate chips. Cook for 2 minutes each side.
Serve while warm.
16. Honey Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
These granola bars are a healthy snack or delicious guilt free dessert.
Bake the oats and almonds for 10 minutes and transfer to a bowl. Combine the honey, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla and salt in a saucepan and heat until dissolved.
Pour into the bowl with the oats, almonds and brown rice crisp cereal. Add some chocolate chips. Press into a lined pan, add some chocolate chips and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Cut into bars and serve. Delicious and healthy!
17. Banana And Chocolate Chip French Toast
This luscious French toast is made with sweet cinnamon swirl bread layered with banana and chocolate chips.
A whisked mixture of eggs, milk, butter and vanilla is poured over the layers to evenly coat.
Combine the oatmeal, brown sugar and butter. Form into small clumps and put on top of the bread mixture.
Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Leave to set for 5 minutes before serving.
18. Dark Chocolate Energy Bites
For a no-bake protein filled healthy dessert or breakfast on the go look no further.
These dark chocolate bites are a great snack too when you are busy and need a burst of energy.
The oatmeal, cashew butter, flax seeds are mixed together in a bowl with the chocolate chips, honey and vanilla extract.
Once thoroughly mixed put the bowl in the refrigerator for half an hour. Take out and roll the mixture into bite size pieces and enjoy.
19. Chocolate Chip Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
When you want chocolate chips and frosting, cookies just don’t cut it. But a chocolate chip cake with cream cheese frosting will.
This is half cake, half cookie and is as easy as making a batch of chocolate chip cookies too.
Make the cake batter and add the chocolate chips. Bake for 35-40 minutes then cool on a rack.
Cream the butter, cheese, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. Spread onto the cake and sprinkle with some chocolate chips.
20. Snickerdoodle Chocolate Chunk Cake
This snickerdoodle chocolate cake is baked in a bundt tin. So it looks as tempting as it tastes.
Using the same ingredients as you would for snickerdoodles this cake will appeal to everyone.
Mix all the cake ingredients and pour half into the bundt tin. Top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Add the rest of the batter and top again with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
Bake for 60-80 minutes and when cool pour over the chocolate glaze.
21. Springtime Saltine Toffee
A brilliant chocolate treat for Easter, this saltine toffee can also be a fun dessert for kids and grown ups.
Line your saltine crackers up on a lined baking sheet. Melt some butter and sugar and cook until it boils. Pour over the crackers and immediately add some chocolate chips.
Allow the chocolate chips to melt and spread them out with a spatula. Then sprinkle the topping with candy.
Refrigerate for an hour and then break up and serve.
22. Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake
This recipe has everything you could want in a cake. It’s moist, tasty, and studded with chocolate chips.
Greek yogurt and over ripe bananas make sure this cake is extra moist. The brown sugar also adds a nutty flavor.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls. Then fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine. Add the chocolate chips.
Pour into a baking pan and bake for 40 minutes. Top with frosting and walnut pieces.
23. Chocolate Chip Mug Brownie For One
When you are craving a chocolatey dessert a warm gooey brownie is a great mood lifter and an indulgent dessert for one.
Combine the ingredients in a large mug and mix until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and press the peanut butter cups into the center of the mixture.
Microwave for 2 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remember to leave to cool for 5 minutes before eating.
24. Chocolate Almond Cheesecake
This cheesecake is decadent, delicious and gluten free.
It’s perfect for a special occasion as it really looks impressive when finished. It does take 30 minutes to prepare and 90 minutes to cook, but it will be time well spent.
Make the cheesecake first and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Spread ⅔ of the chocolate ganache over the cheesecake and sprinkle with chocolate chips, almonds and coconut flakes.
Drizzle the remaining ganache over the top.
25. Baileys Chocolate Truffles
For a gourmet dessert try something different. These Baileys infused truffles look incredible and taste exquisite.
Heat the cream till boiling and then add the Baileys. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until smooth and glossy.
Stir in the butter until combined. Pour into a shallow dish and refrigerate until firm. Remove and shape 2 tablespoons of the ganache into balls. Roll them in sprinkles to coat.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
26. Brownie Layer Cake
If there is anything better than brownies it’s a brownie cake with whipped cream. Add some chocolate chips and chopped nuts for the ultimate chocolate dessert.
Make the brownie mixture as normal and bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool.
Whip the sugar and cream into soft peaks. Put one brownie layer on a serving plate and spread half the whipped cream on top.
Put the second brownie layer over the cream and top this with the remaining whipped cream.
27. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Why buy mint chocolate chip ice cream when you can make your own at home? And with no churning!
First infuse the cream by heating it and adding the mint leaves. Steep for 20 minutes and then strain. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Transfer to a mixing bowl and whip into peaks. Add the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract.
Fold in the chocolate chips. Transfer to a loaf pan, cover and freeze overnight.
28. Chocolate Chip Bread
This is a short and sweet recipe for chocolate chip bread. And all done in one bowl for less cleaning up afterwards.
Beat the eggs, sour cream and sugar until well combined. Slowly stir in the flour and then fold in the chocolate chips.
Transfer the mixture to a greased loaf pan. Bake in the oven for 65-75 minutes or until cooked.
Leave in the pan to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
29. Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
For a sweet treat these chocolate chip meringue cookies are perfect. Make them in heart shapes for Valentine’s Day or as drop cookies for other special occasions.
The meringue is made by whipping the egg whites, cream of tartar and sugar until stiff peaks form. Add the cocoa and chocolate chips.
Use a pastry bag with a round tip fitted and pipe the mixture onto a lined baking tray.
Bake for 25 minutes or until firm to the touch.
30. Watermelon Sorbet
Watermelon is the ultimate summertime dessert. Add some chocolate chips for a tempting sorbet.
Make a sugar and water syrup by boiling together in a saucepan. Puree the seedless watermelon in a food processor. Add orange juice, lime juice and the cooled syrup.
Refrigerate for around 3 hours.
Transfer to an ice cream freezer and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Add the chocolate chips during the last 10 minutes.
Transfer to a freezer container and freeze until firm.
31. Super Chunky Cookies
These super chunky cookies are chock full of tantalizing pecans, chocolate chips and toffee pieces.
Mix the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla.
Combine the flour, salt and baking soda then add the creamed mixture. Include the remaining ingredients.
Place spoonfuls of the finished mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on the sheet before moving to a wire rack.
32. Cannoli Wafer Sandwiches
If you are looking for a dessert for a dinner party, birthday party or to impress family and friends then you have found it.
These cannoli wafer sandwiches look so good and are seriously tempting.
Simply mix ricotta cheese, sugar and vanilla and spread thinly on the bottom half of the vanilla wafers. Cover with the remaining wafers.
Dip each wafer sandwich into the melted candy coating then sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Leave to stand until set and serve.
33. Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
There’s something about these chocolate pecan pie bars that is reminiscent of the holidays. Whatever the reason these bars are a delicious treat for all sorts of occasions.
Combine the flour, sugar and butter and mix until crumbly. Press into a prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
Whisk the eggs, butter, vanilla, sugar and corn syrup together and fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.
Pour over the base and bake for 30 minutes or until set. Cool and cut into bars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Chocolate Is In A Chocolate Chip?
Semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate chips must have a minimum of 35% cacao. However, the most popular chocolate chips contain 50-58% cacao.
High percentage or extra bittersweet chocolate will have a higher than average percentage of cacao.
Are Chocolate Chips A Wet Or Dry Ingredient?
Dry ingredients are measured in ounces and wet ingredients are measured in fluid ounces. Chocolate chips will normally be calculated in ounces so will be a dry ingredient.
How Do You Stop Chocolate Chips From Melting?
If you want the chocolate chips to remain whole in your recipe, freeze them before use.
This should help to slow the melting process. It takes longer from the chocolate chips to melt from a frozen state than from room temperature.
Why Is It Called A Chocolate Chip?
A chocolate chip is so called because it resembles chopped up pieces of chocolate which were used in the original chocolate chip cookie recipe.
They look like chips of chocolate but were originally called ‘morsels’ by Nestle, the chocolate company that first produced them.
Are Chocolate Chips Healthy?
Studies have shown that chocolate can lower blood pressure and may even reduce cholesterol.
Where Did Chocolate Chip Cookies First Come From?
The first chocolate chip cookie was famously made in the 1930s by Ruth Wakefield who ran a restaurant in Massachusetts called The Toll House.
She included the recipe, which involved breaking up bits of chocolate to add to cookie dough, in her cookbook Tried and True.
Ruth eventually sold the recipe to Nestle for a dollar and a lifetime supply of chocolate. Her recipe still features on the back of Nestle’s chocolate chips.
How Do You Weigh Chocolate Chips?
Chocolate chips can be weighed by volume, weight or count. You can use a normal kitchen scale or a measuring cup depending on what quantities are called for.
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