Have you ever started a recipe that called for chocolate chips, but then found that somebody found your stash of chocolate chips and ATE. THEM. ALL?!?!?!? It happens to me all the time! My husband likes to eat them by the handful. Let's be honest, I also eat them by the handful and then we gasp in shock and awe that they are gone. Somebody forgot to teach me that when you eat chocolate chips, the amount that was there before is no longer the same as when you first opened the package and started to stuff your face. A chocolate fairy doesn't replenish it every time you take another handful. Sound like anything that happens at your house? No? Just mine? Well, okay then. If this ever does happen at your house in the future, no fear. I have a recipe for homemade chocolate chips that can replace the store bought ones.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 3 oz Cocoa Butter
- 12 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- 4 to 8 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
- Seeds of 1/2 of a Vanilla Bean
Start off by melting the cocoa butter over a double boiler. You don't want to get it too hot or it will mess up the chocolate in the end. Slow and steady wins the race here. Once the cocoa butter is melted add in the rest of the ingredients and stir it up until it's nice and smooth. Pour it out onto a silpat mat, about 1/4" thick, and let it cool completely. Cut it into the desired size you want. I like to freeze mine and then add them into the cookie dough straight from the freezer just so they hold their shape. Enjoy!
As always, keep it creative and I'll see you in my next video.