If I told you how many times I've made Homemade Nutella recently, I'm not sure if you'd give me a high five or a punch in the arm... it's quite a shocking number.
I maayybe use it a little too much.
Are you going to (virtually) punch me?
Well, I hope not, because my total overuse of the stuff has brought delicious homemade chocolate chips into my life, and soon to be yours.
No no, this isn't any old recipe, this is a necessity. You must have it.
Why? Because chocolate chips are boring once you've had a taste of these. These are like chocolate chips on crack. The rich dark chocolate and sweet Nutella combine to make the fudgiest and most satisfying chocolate chips one can wish for.
Similar to chocolate chips, these are totally snackable.
Not so similar to chocolate chips, these are actually healthy!
Dark Chocolate "Nutella" Baking Chips: [low sugar, GF, vegan]
(makes 1+1/3 cups) inspired by Ivory Hut
2oz 85% Cacao Chocolate (I used Lindt)
1/2 cup of this DIY Nutella
1. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until chocolate is melted.
2. Stir in the nutella until fully incorporate (it will look like the chocolate has seized, but that's okay, just keep stirring).
3. Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper and flatten the chocolate (I wrapped my fingers in plastic wrap and pressed the mixture down). Refrigerate for about 1-2 hours, or until firm, then bring to room temp (I left mine on the counter overnight).
4. Line a flat cutting board with parchment paper and flip the chocolate onto it.
5. Slice into small cubes using a pizza cutter or sharp knife (it will be a little sticky). Once you have all the cubes, refrigerate overnight on the parchment paper (I'm sure you can just refrigerate them for a couple hours instead of overnight, I was just busy). They should no longer be sticky, and they are ready for use!
Store chips loosely covered in the fridge. Add to a batter (cookie, brownie, etc) in its chilled form, straight from the fridge.
I'm sure you're asking yourself, "Well, can these be baked or what??"
Oh yes, they can. I made cookies.
"Nutella" Chip Oatmeal Cookies to be exact (and they're secretly healthy too!)