These bite-size morsels are known to make killer cookies and add oomph to the occasional brownie, but their gooey goodness reaches far beyond. From sandwiches to dreamy desserts, these recipes prove that great things come in small packages.
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Add a HandfulAdd bite-sized treats to bread, pies, waffles, and even an over-the-top sandwich that would make Elvis proud. Keep a bag of chocolate on hand at all times–You never know when you'll get a craving for these mini chips.
Molten Marshmallow-Chocolate CakesMelted chocolate chips create the fudgy base for these decadent cupcakes. The recipe is a twist on molten chocolate cakes–the cupcakes bake easily in a muffin pan and are filled with gooey marshmallow centers.
Marbled-Chocolate Banana BreadGive your standard banana bread recipe the boot and try this chocolate-swirled version. The presentation is stunning–toasT and top with a spoonful of peanut butter, and this breakfast bread really shines.
Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Split SandwichElvis never dreamed that his favorite sandwich could get even better. We've added a layer of chocolate chips to help keep all the tasty ingredients together. Plus, with a hearty helping of strawberries, bananas, and peanut butter in every bite, you get a little fruit and protein along with your sweet-tooth fix.
Southwest Chocolate Stack-UpsThe next time you throw a festive Mexican-inspired dinner party, forgo the flan and serve these delectable treats. Toasted flour tortillas, sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar, and cocoa, serve as the base for the cream cheese, chocolate chip, strawberry, and chocolate syrup topping. Sprinkle with leftover chocolate chips and get ready to wow your guests.
Raspberry-Chocolate BarsWhile any fruit preserve will work in this chewy oatmeal bar, we prefer a slightly tart raspberry jam to balance out the sweet brown sugar and chocolate chips. The sprinkle of chocolate chips makes a perfect decoy for sneaking a serving of fruit past any picky eater's palate.
Chocolate Chip WafflesSaturday morning's brunch never tasted so good. Make an extra big batch of the simple waffles and freeze for breakfasts during the week. Thanks to the chocolate chips, these already-sweet waffles don't even need syrup so eating on the go is a snap.
Chocolate Chip CheesecakeMaking a decadent cheesecake from scratch need not involve days of preperation. This creamy concoction boasts a chocolate cookie crust and a smattering of mini chocolate chips mixed into the cream cheese-based batter for a fun, easy twist on classic cheesecake.