Homemade chocolate chips

I was making ice cream the other day and wanted to make vanilla chocolate chip ice cream but I hate the supermarket chocolate chips. They taste terrible, are overpriced and often contain palm oil and other nasties so I though why not make my own!

First off buy your favourite block of plain chocolate. I bought dark Ghana chocolate; it’s fairtrade and palm oil free bonus. I find it better to buy dark chocolate otherwise I’ll just eat it. He he.

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Break off your desired amount ie if you want 100g chocolate chips break off 100g from the block of chocolate then wrap it in a clean tea towel. I broke my chocolate into the individual blocks as best I could. I then wrapped my tea towel twice around my chocolate to stop it escaping.

Then you get a rolling pin (or a piece of wood would work haha) and basically beat the crap out of the chocolate/ tea towel. Keep beating until you have yummy chocolate chips.

homemade_chocolate_chipsSo easy and fun. No need to run to the store next time you want to do some baking. No more nasty store bought chocolate chips. In general just yummy great tasting chocolate chips. Enjoy.

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8 thoughts on “Homemade chocolate chips

  1. Helen
    February 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I used to buy dark chocolate because i wouldnt eat it…. then i learnt to eat dark chocolate and now i love it haha.. Whoops! Great idea tho 🙂

    1. February 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Ha ha I’m finding the same problem. Though I find it doesn’t call to me milk milk chocolate does! Still better stay away Mx

  2. Amber
    February 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Mmm, Moore Wilsons sell 2kg bags of whittakers dark ghana squares, that I then put in the food processor to make them into chocolate chips-ish. But I’m learning to like them too sadly!

    1. February 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Sounds dangerous!! I’ll have a look next time I’m there. Mx

  3. February 11, 2014 at 2:28 am

    We always make our chocolate chips that way. Not only do they taste a whole lot better but you get bigger chunks too!

    1. February 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Ha ha good point! Hadn’t thought of that part. Ye normally chocolate chips are tiny little things but not these babies!! Mx

  4. February 22, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Love the variety of sizes. Big ones to really munch on and the crumbs to really mix in and flavor whatever it is you are making…. Oh and the added bonus of stress relief in their creation!

  5. March 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Great idea and so simple! The store brought choc chips taste like plastic, ick!

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