Not sure if I mentioned it yet, but I think everything tastes better with chocolate chips. Everything. Recently my husband and I were at a party and I challenged the other guests to come up with any food that isn’t improved by chocolate chips. Of course there was silence because, well, there simply isn’t one. However, one girl’s eyes lit up and she proudly said “tuna fish.” My smartass husband didn’t miss a beat and countered “mole sauce.”
Now I’ve never heard of mole sauce being used on anything besides chicken and it isn’t technically chocolate chips but he gets points for trying to defend his wife. I commended the girl for what was clearly an excellent guess but still maintain even tuna fish is probably better with some bittersweet chocolate chips. I haven’t tried it so the jury is still out.
Along the lines of everything is better with chocolate chips, I would like to add that nothing tastes as good as a chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Still warm and soft with the chocolate still melty. Oh yeah. No matter how strict a diet you are following or how health conscious you want to be, all bets are off once that glorious aroma of fresh cookies fills the room. “I’ll just try one,” I tell myself. Three cookies later I am fighting to stop myself before I get a stomach ache. So much for willpower. Sigh.
Fold in 1 cup chopped nuts with the chocolate chips.
Substitute white chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter, mint, cinnamon or butterscotch chips for all or half of the chocolate chips.
Substitute chocolate chunks or M&Ms for the chocolate chips. 1 cup = 6 ounces.