Lately on Pinterest, I’ve seen several posts about making your own chocolate chips.
If you know me, you know I would be interested in this. Good chocolate chips — ones that taste good and have wholesome ingredients — can be quite pricey. If I could make my own and have them taste great (and save a little money), I’m all for it. The most expensive ingredient in this recipe was the cocoa butter, but a little goes a long way.
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When making these chips, I pieced together two different recipes. Each had elements that appealed to me. For cocoa powder, I used half Hershey’s Special Dark and Guittard’s Cocoa Rouge. I like the blend of the two powders — it’s the perfect balance of dark chocolate.
I found some organic chocolate extract at Wegman’s that worked perfectly for this recipe.
To prep, you can get a trivet with holes in it and use it as a mold. Or, you can line a pan with parchment paper and then cut chocolate chunks later. I tried both methods and each has their own merit; the trivet makes thinner chips, while you can size your own with the parchment-lined ones.
Recipe Review: Homemade Chocolate ChipsCourse: Uncategorized
Adapted from here and here
1/4 c. cocoa butter
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, or carob powder
1 1/2 T. pure maple syrup
1 tsp. chocolate extract, optional
pinch of espresso powder
- Fill a small pot with an inch of water and heat it over medium heat (or create a double boiler). Add the cocoa butter and syrup into a very clean mason jar. Place the jar into the water and melt the butter.
- Once the cocoa butter and syrup is completely melted, remove the jar from the water and stir in your other ingredients. If the mixture seems a little chunky, add a little melted coconut oil to the mixture and stir.
- Pour/smear the chocolate sauce on the trivet or parchment paper. Freeze the chocolate chips for 1-2 hours, until they are solid and set. These chips keep best in the fridge, but use them (and eat them) as you would normally.
- I think they turned out pretty well and I would do it again – especially since I have all of the ingredients now!