Ok, so here's the thing about me - I'm completely prejudiced against chocolate chunks. People try to tell me they are exactly the same as chocolate chips and I just need to get over it. Yeah, no can do.
The shape, texture, everything about chocolate chunks is just completely off to me. Give me chocolate chips or give me death! Just kidding, but I do feel pretty strongly about it, as you can tell.
Unfortunately for me (and other crazy people like me), if you need to make your own chocolate for diet or budgeting reasons, you were left with nothing but chunks as an options for your baking needs.
How to Make DIY Chocolate Chips
For years I have looked for a real chocolate chip mold. Not dots, or gem shaped molds, but real genuine chocolate chips with the little swirl on top and everything.
It seems monthly I'm scouring the internet for such a mold! I even toyed with the idea of making my own chocolate chip mold.
Then last month, the clouds parted and heaven shined down on me.
A real life chocolate chip mold is now available! It comes in a set of 3 and makes about 300 chocolate chips (about a cup)!
So, now armed with my AMAZING chocolate chip mold and my honey sweetened chocolate recipe, I can make DIY chocolate chips any time I want!
Wash and dry your chocolate chip molds. You want to make sure there is ZERO water left before filling with your chocolate.
Make 1 batch of honey sweetened chocolate (or whatever chocolate recipe you prefer). 1 batch of the recipe fills all 3 chocolate chip molds perfectly.
Use a funnel to fill a squeeze bottle with the liquid chocolate. Squeeze chocolate into the spaces.
NOTE: If you find that you are not able to just fill the spaces and have a lot of run over, fill only half of the spaces and use a flat metal spatula to scrape the extra chocolate into the other half of the spaces for each mold set.
Allow chocolate to harden (about an hour or so, depending on the temperature of your kitchen). To remove the chocolate, push firmly on the front side of the mold and the chocolate chip will pop out the back!
Storing your Homemade Chocolate Chips
If you are using the honey sweetened chocolate recipe, then these chocolate chips can be stored in an air tight container at room temperature for many years.
If you are using a sugar based chocolate recipe, the same thing as above is true.
For chocolate recipes using coconut oil, these chocolate chips will need to be stored in the fridge or freeze, depending on your preference.
Recipes for Using DIY Chocolate Chips
You can use these homemade chocolate chips in any recipe where you would normally use store bought chocolate chips. Here are a few of my favorites!