Chocolate lovers rejoice, National Chocolate Chip Day is upon us! That’s right, on May 15th we get to indulge our sweet tooth all in the spirit of honoring those tiny morsels of chocolatey heaven. The creation of chocolate chips is said to have happened by accident when a baker named Ruth Wakefield cut up some semi-sweet chocolate into chunks to use in her famous Butter Drop Do cookies, thinking it would melt. The chocolate kept its shape and out of her mishap, chocolate chips were born.
Now, eighty years later, we sprinkle these chocolatey bits in countless recipes and that’s no accident. Whether they add a bit of flair to healthy snacks or some decadence to already rich desserts, chocolate chips definitely deserve to forever be a part of our pantry!
So grab a couple bags of dairy-free chocolate chips or make a batch of delicious Homemade Chocolate Chips and have fun trying some badass recipes that would make Ms.Wakefield proud!
You’re in for a tasty treat with these Matcha Bars With Cacao Nibs. Once you are in the realm of delicious, fulfilling, and perfectly nutritious desserts, there is no going back. What makes these dessert bars special, of course, is the matcha with its distinctive earthy flavor. Even that gorgeous green color alone is just about enough motivation to make these creamy bars.
Your taste buds will thank you for these scrumptious Strawberry Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Muffins. Who says nutritious snacks can’t be delicious?
Chocolatey, gluten-free cake that’s sweetened naturally. What more could you ask for? Without the topping, this Chocolate Coconut Chip Cake could pass for breakfast! Just top with coconut yogurt and fresh fruit of your choice.
These Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts are the real deal. They’re perfectly flaky on the pastry part, the filling is creamy and cheesecakey (not to mention studded with tons of chocolate chips!), then they’re covered with all the cinnamon/sugar goodness of a churro and drizzled in a little icing for cosmetic appeal and good measure. You know you need these in your life.
These Magic Cookie Bars are crunchy, creamy, sweet, and crispy — really, they’re everything you want in a cookie bar. If you’re a real chocolate lover, go ahead and load up on more chocolate chips. As hard as it may be, let these sit overnight before eating them! The result tastes like magic.
This Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie is a perfect accompaniment to afternoon coffee or tea. Two thick and dense layers of pudding – chocolate and butterscotch – are set atop a simple, vegan crust. The top is dotted with chocolate chips for yummy bursts of chocolate-y goodness throughout. Serve with some coconut whipped cream on the side for added decadence!
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This Banana, Coconut and Chocolate Chip Smoothie is perfect for those mornings where you feel a bit naughty but still want to be healthy.
This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is a definite show stopper with its vibrant creamy top layer and its decadent chocolate-y cookie crust. It’s perfect for an indulgent afternoon snack or a late night sweet tooth cure. Bonus points: it’s raw vegan and gluten free.
These Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Brownies are a great twist to the classic brownie. They’re also gluten-free and paleo-friendly!
These Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs are heavenly! Nutty tahini, dark chocolate chunks, caramelized ginger, and figs?! Does it really get any better than that?
Chocolate butter cups and cookie dough?! These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups are a dream come true!
These Chocolate Heart Lava Cakes have a moist chocolate-y outside with a molten chocolate center and room on top for chocolate chips. In short, these cakes are every chocolate lover’s dream.
This Double Chocolate Blender Banana Bread is plain old banana bread’s less boring cousin. It will make all your chocolate cravings go away, that’s a guarantee!
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ‘Lara’ Bars are the perfect pre-running snack or when you’re pressed for time and need a quick breakfast. They’re packed with dates that’ll give you lasting energy and of course chocolate chips that’ll give you lasting happiness!
With its gooey caramel center paired with chocolate-y goodness, these Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies will rock your world.
If for some reason you still have bags of chocolate chips left after trying all these recipes and want more, check out 13 Killer Vegan Chocolate Chip Recipes for National Chocolate Chip Day!, 15 Ooey-Gooey Recipes With Chocolate Chips for more Chocolate Chip extravaganza.
Lead image source: Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts