If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is the fact that chocolate makes the world go round. These chocolate chip recipes for National Chocolate Chip Cookie day prove that. I mean, I bet you cannot look at these photos without drooling. Go on, I dare you.
The holiday, which falls on Aug. 4, is an ode to the wonderful world of chocolate chips. They make it so easy to sprinkle goodness onto everything you eat. Of course, it doesn't hurt that chocolate has health benefits, too. This sweet treat can reduce stress, protect your brain, and decrease inflammation. Oh, and it tastes pretty darn good.
Science even backs the concept of eating chocolate for breakfast. (I included several tasty brunch recipes on this list, so I got your back.) With chocolate chips, this becomes a super easy task. Just scoop and toss 'em in. In just a few seconds, you can transform absolutely any recipe into a chocolate-infused treat. I think that counts as a win.
However, when you cannot deal with an actual recipe, there are countless ways to enjoy chocolate chips. Throw a spoonful into your favorite oatmeal, granola, or cereal. They might even work in a delicious fruit smoothie. If all else fails, eat them by the handful. No judgement here.
1. Chocolate Chip Mousse
There's nothing more decadent than chocolate mousse. Extra points for making it with your favorite chocolate chips, just like The Messy Baker did.
2. Chocolate Chip Pizza
Chocolate chip pizza is basically a gigantic cookie, and I am so here for it. Visit A Beautiful Mess to learn how to make it.
3. Chocolate Chip Hooray Waffles
If you're going to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, you might as well begin at breakfast. These chocolate chip waffles by Bakerella is the perfect start.
4. Banana And Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast
Not a fan of waffles? Make this baked French toast recipe by Foodie Crush. It calls for bananas, chocolate chips, and a whole lot of goodness.
5. 7 Layer Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
When you've got a sweet tooth that just won't quit, make Joy The Baker's seven layer cookie bars. You can even add an extra layer of chocolate chips for the heck of it.
6. Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores
If you absolutely must make chocolate chip cookies, turn them into s'mores. This tutorial by My Baking Addiction is basically brilliant.
7. Miso Chocolate Chip Cookies
Miso... in chocolate chip cookies? Yes, you read that right. For this unique recipe, A Cozy Kitchen used miso paste to create a rich and chewy cookie.
8. Chocolate Chip Rosemary Scones
Call me crazy, but rosemary seems to make everything ten times fancier. These chocolate chip scone recipe by My Name Is Yeh is the perfect example.
9. Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Coffee lovers, this one's for you. Table For Two demonstrates how to make homemade ice cream with just four (yes, four) ingredients.
10. Mint Chocolate Chip Cake
Mint and chocolate come together in this beautiful recipe by A Cozy Kitchen. After all, sometimes you just need to bake a cake just because.
11. Mint Chip Gelato
For another minty treat, try Fashion Edible's mint chip gelato from scratch. Oh, you fancy.
12. Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dessert can be healthy, you guys. Oatmeal With A Fork figured out how to make "raw" cookies with ingredients like cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil, and chocolate chips. Yum.
13. Potato Chip Brownies
In this recipe by A Beautiful Mess, all the best chips come together: potato and chocolate. Fans of sweet-and-salty flavors will adore it.