Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bite Battles: Dark Chocolate Chips

Bite Battles: Dark Chocolate Chips by Custom Taste

We LOVE chocolate chips cookies in our house, but we never seem to have the chocolate chips. So instead of buying them I decided to figure out a quick recipe that whenever that craving arises we can make them without being let down. These chips (or flakes depending on how thin your layer is), are super chocolatey and very dark, so if you are a sugar fanatic make sure to add some sweetener to your style. They melt quickly and make your cookies (or whatever baked good) super gooey! Plus you bypass all the fake ingredients and a lot of calories for a lot less. Enjoy!

Shopping List
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Baking Cocoa
  • 1 TSP Powdered Milk (we used goat milk)
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 2 1/2 TBSP Organic Butter

Medium Non-Stick Skillet
Flat Baking Dish
Aluminum Foil
Measuring Cup, TBSP and TSP
Mixing Bowl

Time 3 Hours and 10 Minutes
Bite Battles: Dark Chocolate Chips by Custom TastePrep 2 Minutes
Cook 8 Minutes
Yield 16 Servings

Time To Get Cooking!!!
Mix together the powdered milk and 1/4 cup warm water
Add honey and pinch of salt then mix in additional 1/2 cup water
Put your skillet on the stove top and turn it on a medium low heat
Slowly melt 2 TBSP of butter in the skillet
Bite Battles: Dark Chocolate Chips by Custom Taste

Once the butter is melted remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and mix around
Dump in the wet mixture and fully mix together
Make sure to break up any lumps 
Mix in additional butter and cocoa
Bite Battles: Dark Chocolate Chips by Custom Taste
Stir until fully smooth and thick
Cover baking dish with foil and pour mixture into dish
Spread around until as even as possible using your spatula
Make sure the layer is pretty thick
Set in fridge for about 2 or 3 hours until fully hard
Remove and break up
Be quick when breaking up, or make sure your hands are cold or they will met very quickly
Once you have broken them into pieces you like, use right away or store for later!

Bite Battles: Dark Chocolate Chips by Custom Taste
Serving Size is 2 tbsp or 1 oz of chips

Storing and Reheating
Store in air tight container in the fridge or freezer to protect the chips from melting together

Nutritional Difference

Our Recipe Nestle Toll House Difference(our recipe) 

Cost Comparison

Our Recipe Nestle Toll House Difference(our recipe) 
Recipe Cost$1.79$3.94$-2.15
Cost Per Serving$0.11$0.18$-0.07

What Isn't In Our Recipe
Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Vanille, Artificial Flavour, Natural Flavour

-Your "hardening" period might take less time or more time. We ended up transferring ours into the freezer for the last hour since we do not keep our fridge super low. So if you know how your fridge and freezer works use the one that is best for you.

*Nestle Dark Chocolate Morsel picture taken from

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