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Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

Bittersweet chocolate chips are a popular type of chocolate morsel that have a distinctive sweet yet slightly bitter taste. They are made from a blend of cocoa solids, sugar, cocoa butter, and vanilla, with a higher percentage of cocoa solids than traditional chocolate chips. This results in a more robust and complex flavor profile that enhances a wide range of baked goods and desserts. These chocolate chips are ideal for home cooks and baking enthusiasts looking to add depth to their treats. They can be used in cookies, brownies, cakes, or melted for dipping fruits, making sauces, or creating rich ganache. Bittersweet chocolate chips provide a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness that appeals to those who enjoy a more intense chocolate experience.
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IN BAKING CHOCOLATE & CHIPS
467
CAL / 100G
$0.32
AVG / OZ
bittersweet chocolate chips
57%
CARBS
36%
FAT
7%
PROTEIN
Bittersweet Chocolate Chips FAQ
Bittersweet chocolate chips are popular ingredient with a unique sweet-bitter flavor. Often, people get confused about their use knowing that they have a higher cocoa percentage than semi-sweet chips. And, while these chips are perfect for recipes that require a rich chocolate flavor, they require careful handling while melting. Overheating them can result in a grainy texture and ruin their intended taste. For successful melting, ideally use a double boiler or take the microwave approach but be sure to heat in short intervals and stir frequently. You can also substitute them with semi-sweet chips or dark chocolate, but remember, the chocolate flavor will not be as intense.
Can I use bittersweet chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chips?
Why has my melted bittersweet chips turned grainy?
Can I use bittersweet chocolate chips for chocolate-dipped fruits?
How to reduce the bitterness of these chips if I find it too intense?
Why are my bittersweet chips not melting properly?
Can I use bittersweet chocolate chips in place of dark chocolate?
Is bittersweet chocolate chips healthier than regular chocolate chips?
Can I use bittersweet chips for baking a chocolate cake?
What to do if I don't have bittersweet chips for a recipe?
Can I eat bittersweet chocolate chips as a snack?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does bittersweet chocolate chips expire?
Unopened bittersweet chocolate chips can last up to two years if they are stored correctly. Once the package has been opened, they should be consumed within six months, but they can still be edible for up to a year if stored in the correct conditions. If you chose to freeze the chocolate chips, they can last indefinitely, though the texture and taste may change slightly over time.
How do you tell if bittersweet chocolate chips is bad?
If your bittersweet chocolate chips have gone bad, you may notice several signs. They may develop a dull grayish color, known as a chocolate 'bloom'. This is caused by fat or sugar rising to the surface, and while it may impact the texture, it doesn't usually make the chocolate unsafe to eat, though the flavor could be slightly affected. However, If the chocolate chips have an off smell, are moldy, or have a sour taste, it's best to throw them out.
Tips for storing bittersweet chocolate chips to extend shelf life
• Store your unopened chocolate chips in a cool, dark, and dry place. The pantry is usually an ideal location. Avoid exposure to heat and moisture, as they can cause melting or condensation which leads to sugar bloom. • After you've opened the bag, transfer any remaining chocolate chips into an airtight container or resealable bag for optimal freshness. • If you live in a hot/humid climate, you can store the chocolate chips in the refrigerator. Just be sure to wrap them tightly to prevent moisture build-up which can lead to sugar bloom. • If you've chosen to freeze your chocolate chips, pop them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Allow them to thaw at room temperature before using in your recipes. Remember that once thawed, they should be used and finish in one go. • Always ensure your hands and utensils are dry before reaching into the bag of chocolate chips. Introducing moisture can lead to quicker spoilage.
EXPIRES WITHIN
12 - 23
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
93g
CARBS
58g
FAT
11g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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