Take the 2-minute tour ×
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'd love to make my own chocolate chips from scratch. But everything I've produced seems to melt during cooking. It would be nice to make them based on the percentage of coco I like and it would be fantastic to make sugar-free chocolate chips for some diabetic friends. Any suggestions?

What I need is a recipe for making chocolate chips that I can bake with.

share|improve this question
    
See related: cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/36645/… It is not practical to make chocolate at home. –  SAJ14SAJ Dec 30 '13 at 20:56

1 Answer 1

Chocolate chips are a convenience product meant to simulate chopped up chocolate. Your best bet is to find the chocolate that you like, and chop it.

If you really want the droplet shape, you would need to temper the chocolate, and then pipe it into little droplets which would be incredibly tedious, and almost certainly not worth the effort.

share|improve this answer
    
piping isn't that tedious, once you get the hang of it ... I would think the issue would be working fast enough so it didn't sieze up on you and you had to re-temper it. –  Joe Dec 29 '13 at 17:20
    
I assume the OP is looking for the droplet shape for aesthetic reasons. While I agree with you, maybe there is a handy way to recreate this form in the home kitchen? –  Preston Fitzgerald Dec 30 '13 at 4:09
    
@PrestonFitzgerald Absolutely there is. Melt, optionally temper, and pipe chocolate. Or even use a squeeze bottle. –  SAJ14SAJ Dec 30 '13 at 4:10
    
No I am not looking for the droplet shape in particular. What I need is a recipe for making chocolate chips that I can bake with. –  Maelish Dec 30 '13 at 15:43
2  
@Maelish Yes, chop up chocolate. That is what you want. –  SAJ14SAJ Dec 30 '13 at 15:48

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.