If there’s one food that can take us right back to our childhood, it’s got to be chocolate chips. Most of us probably remember dunking chocolate chip cookies into a tall glass of milk or how good it smelled when fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies came out of the oven. Adults, as well as children, love chocolate chips in everything — cookies, cakes, muffins, brownies, pancakes, and ice cream, just to name a few.
On May 15th, we all get to celebrate our love of the little chocolate morsels because it’s National Chocolate Chip Day! That means you need to head to the store and buy a few bags of dairy-free chocolate chips. Or you can make your own Homemade Chocolate Chips so you can choose the ingredients.
The only things better than chocolate chips are chocolate chunks. We’ve got lots of recipes with chips and chunks. Take a look at these 13 Killer Vegan Chocolate Chip Recipes and 17 Crazy Cool Ways to Use Chocolate Chips. Then, pour yourself a tall glass of almond milk and get ready for dunking with these 15 recipes with ooey-gooey chocolate chips.
1. Chocolate-Covered Mocha Cheesecake
Get ready to hear the “oohs” and “aahs” when you set this Chocolate-Covered Mocha Cheesecake on the table. A creamy espresso-flavored filling sits atop a pecan-date crust, and the top of the cake is coated in a thick layer of rich dark chocolate. Then it’s covered with plenty of chocolate chips. Seriously, you may want to have an extra bag of chocolate chips just for the garnish.
2. Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sandwiches
Cookie sandwiches are ideal because you get to eat two cookies in one incredible treat. These Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookie Sandwiches have coconut whipped cream sandwiched in between two almond-flour based sugar cookies with cacao nibs thrown in. Besides being delicious, these treats are super fun to make and can be frozen. Make a big batch and have effortless after-dinner dessert for months.
3. Chocolate Mug Cake
You have to be a hardcore chocolate lover to fully appreciate the beauty of this Chocolate Mug Cake. Decadent and chocolatey, it cooks in under five minutes and can be made sugar-free. Keep your pantry stocked with these ingredients, because never again will you have a sudden chocolate craving that goes unsatisfied.
4. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
The most exciting part of these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are that they are grain-free, paleo, and vegan, all at the same time. The fruits do all the sweetening, making these a truly guilt-free indulgence. They’re so easy to make, and as they bake, the aroma will have your mouth watering in anticipation.
5. Paleo Magic Cookie Bars
These Paleo Magic Cookie Bars can do incredible things. They 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. Where’s the magic? Just set a plate of these cookie bars down and watch how fast they disappear!
6. Green Monster Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Come closer – this Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream has a secret. There is spinach in the recipe. Yes, greens are hidden inside this sweet and minty cashew ice cream. It tastes just like the classic mint chocolate chip flavor; only this is way better for you. The texture of this frozen dessert is just like soft serve, and the chocolate chips add crunch and chocolatey flavor.
7. Decadent Chocolate Chip and Pecan Brownies
These Decadent Chocolate Chip and Pecan Brownies live up to their name. Whole chocolate chips and chopped pecans add texture to these chewy treats. These brownies are slightly crispy outside and gloriously fudgy, chewy inside. These brownies are amazing on their own, but even more so when served with a scoop of vanilla vegan ice cream and a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
8. Cookie Crisp Cereal
If you liked that cookie cereal when you were a kid, you’ll love this Cookie Crisp Cereal. Itty bitty chocolate chip almond flour cookies are sweetened with dates and a splash of vanilla extract, are baked in the oven until golden and crisp. Serve this cereal with your favorite non-dairy milk and see if it turns chocolatey from the chips.
9. Cookie Dough Pops
You can’t help but get excited when you see food on a stick, and these Cookie Dough Pops will have people rushing to the table to grab one. Homemade cookie dough is coated in a rich chocolate shell to make a treat that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. These adorable little cookie dough pops would be the perfect favor at a party!
10. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Rice Crispy Treats
These No-Bake Chocolatey Almond Butter Rice Crispy Treats take the classic dessert and turn it into a delicious masterpiece. Creamy almond butter, chocolate, and crisp brown rice come together in crispy, chocolatey treat that’s easy and fun to make. There’s no baking required so get the kids in the kitchen to help out.
11. Dragonfruit Energy Balls
These Dragonfruit Energy Bites have everything you need for a quick pick-me-up in the middle of your day. Hemp hearts, flax, chia seeds, flax seeds, and maca are combined with chocolate chips and vanilla for a healthy treat that tastes like dessert. If you’re looking for a nutrient-dense snack that’s not packaged and processed with tons of added sugars, then this is for you!
12. Chocolate Chunk Blondies
These Chocolate Chunk Blondies are completely redefining what we think of as an indulgent treat. With their unique texture and flavor, you won’t believe they’re gluten-free or low-sugar! Throw some chocolate chips in the mix and you’ve got yourself a dessert that’ll please everyone.
13. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake With Chocolate Cookie Crust
This Chocolate Chip Cheesecake With Chocolate Cookie Crust gives you a double dose of chocolatey goodness. A chocolate chip cashew cheesecake filling sits atop a crispy chocolate cookie crust. Top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and additional chocolate chips to really turn this dessert into a chocolate chip celebration.
14. Hazelnut Butter and Cardamom Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Chocolate chunks are like chocolate chips that have worked out a lot. These Hazelnut Butter and Cardamom Chocolate Chunk Cookies will have you exercising your jaw muscles because you won’t be able to stop eating them. The cardamom adds a warm spiciness to these decadent treats.
15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Coffee Ice Cream
This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Coffee Ice Cream is like having two incredible treats in one decadent spoonful. You know what it’s like to bake cookies and want to eat the whole bowl of batter before you even start preheating the oven. Mix that feeling with cool, refreshing coffee ice cream, and you pretty much have every coffee and cookie lover’s dream dessert.
Whether you put them in cookies, cakes or ice cream, chocolate chips are always a hit. They’re ooey-gooey, chocolatey, and delicious, and these recipes will make you feel like a kid again.
Lead image source: Chocolate Covered Mocha Cheesecake