The chocolate chip is far more versatile than we give it credit for. When you want something special for dessert, look no further than your pantry. Here are some creative recipes using chocolate chips — because it’s all about the little things!

Things You Can Do with Chocolate Chips

Chocolate chips make your batch of cookies complete. But the bag of chocolate chips in your kitchen has so many more uses! The reason to bake with chocolate chips is because their tiny size makes them perfect for even melting. And these morsels make cute decorations for cakes and cupcakes just as they are. Dipped, drizzled or right from the bag, it's easy to get creative with this baking essential.

Let’s take a look at what you can make with HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips:

 

1. Melt them for dipping or coating fruits and desserts

Melt them for dipping or coating fruits and desserts

If you have chocolate baking chips at home, you’re just a few steps away from chocolate fondue! Heat chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl, 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between. Then dip a dessert of your choice or use it as a pretty drizzle. You can cool your creation in the fridge, but letting it cool on the counter will result in a shinier coating.

If your sauce is too thick, don’t reheat it! That will just make the chocolate harder. Instead, add a couple drops of oil and mix. Just make sure it’s something with a neutral taste, like canola oil.

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2. Make a ganache for drip cakes or cupcakes

Make a ganache for drip cakes or cupcakes

Take your cakes to the next level with a chocolate ganache shell! The easiest way to make an impressive drip cake is to start with some chocolate chips.

In a double boiler, stir your chips until melted. (We melt these on the stove instead of in the microwave.) Then add a touch of heavy cream, butter or coconut oil. This is what makes it a creamy ganache, so it’s sliceable like the rest of your cake.

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3. Top off ice cream, desserts and popcorn for the ultimate movie or party snack

Top off ice cream, desserts and popcorn for the ultimate movie or party snack

Movies and snacks just go together! Top off your popcorn with a delicious drizzle. Or dip TWIZZLERS Twists into melted chocolate chips and coat with fun add-ons like sprinkles, nuts or crushed candy. It’s another way to make movie night at home even more special.

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4. Pour them straight from the bag to take your desserts up a notch

Pour them straight from the bag to take your desserts up a notch

Mini chips are both a delicious and adorable way to add personality to your cakes and cupcakes. Sprinkle them on, cover every inch, or spell out a sweet message. And with varieties like peanut butter, white creme, butterscotch, sea salt caramel and cinnamon chips, the possibilities are endless!

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Bake something special with HERSHEY'S Chocolate Chips

The chocolate chips in your cupboard are handy for more than just cookies! HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips have so many uses for baking at home. Enjoy them right from the bag, as a drizzle for popcorn or as a dip for fruit. Be sure to check out our chocolate-covered strawberries guide for tips on how to master the perfect chocolate coating!