It’s hard not to love any food item that has chocolate chips in it. In fact, chocolate chips have the power to completely transform any sweet treat, especially cookies which are at their absolute best when added with the tasty choco-morsel.

A tray of freshly baked and warm cookies dotted with chocolate chips makes one reflect on their childhood baking memories, which perhaps is also the most compelling justification of cramming the dessert with chocolate chips to a level of guilt.

Because the world is hard to imagine without chocolate chips, May 14 is observed as National Chocolate Chip Day to honor the tiny delights.

History of National Chocolate Chip Day:

Chocolate chips were invented in 1937 by U.S. baker Ruth Graves Wakefield who cut up round chunks from a Nestle chocolate bar intending to perk up her cookie recipe. The cookies, that she baked at the Toll House Inn became a massive hit leading to Nestle approaching her to sign an agreement to add her recipe to the chocolate bar’s packaging.

Following this, Nestle introduced a small chopping tool with the bars and in 1941 several other chocolate brands joined Nestle to sell chocolate in the form of small morsel, lovingly called chocolate chips. However, the exact year when the National Chocolate Chip Day was first observed still remains unknown.

In case you are looking to bake something with chocolate chips at home, here are 6 amazing recipe ideas for you: (Courtesy: Cosmopolitan)

  • Cookie Dough-Stuffed Donut Holes: Eggless cookie wrapped in flattened biscuits, fried, and drizzled with a combination of melted chocolate chips and whipped cream. Find the recipe here.
  • Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies: Rough-textured cookies made with lots of avocados and crammed with chocolate chips. The avocados give it a faint greenish color. Find the recipe here.
  • Candied Cherry and Bacon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: The frozen dessert has a riot of flavors coming from cherries and chocolate chips. Find the recipe here.
  • Edible Eggless Cookie Dough: Edible no-bake raw cookie dough with lots of choco chips. Find the recipe here.
  • Peanut Butter S'Mores Pizza: The delicious dessert pizza using peanut butter and chocolate chips will leave the children craving for more. Find the recipe here.
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Kale Bread: The dessert with a blissful amalgam of kale, chocolate chips, and strawberries is both healthy and tasty. Find the recipe here.
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