How to Make Your Own Chocolate Chunks
When it comes to baking cookies, you got Team Chocolate Chips and Team Chocolate Chunks. Some prefer the standard chocolate chips as they are quick and easy to buy in store and add to recipes. Others love those little pools of chocolate that form on a cookie when chocolate chunks melt in the oven. To be honest, there really is no wrong answer and I, for one, prefer a mixture of both. It all boils down to personal preference. However, if you are indeed Team Chocolate Chunks and are ever in a pinch, here is a great chocolate chunks DIY that will come in clutch.
What you'll need:
- Chocolate Chips (ironically enough)
- That's it, that's the list!
- Melt your desired amount of chocolate chips (measured in cups) in the microwave (be sure to temper it by melting in 20 second intervals and stirring after each round in order to prevent burning)
- Pour the melted chocolate on a tray lined with wax paper. Spread the chocolate evenly with a spatula
- Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes until the chocolate hardens
- Use a knife to roughly chop up the chocolate, the bigger the pieces the better!
That's pretty much all there is to it! Such a simple (and pretty obvious) idea that I was totally unaware of until I was suggested it by a fellow baker, @mimisbakery.to. Hope this helps!
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