15 Flavored Baking Chips That’ll Take Your Desserts to the Next Level
Nothing can replace our beloved semisweet chocolate chips—except for maybe these flavor-packed baking chips.
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If you love sipping on a glass of Irish cream or splashing a bit in your coffee, then you’re going to love Baileys Original Irish Cream Baking Chips ($3). They capture the flavor without the alcohol, so they’re safe for youngsters, too. Replace the semisweet chocolate chips with their Irish cream counterparts to enhance chocolate chip cookies, brownies or this already-perfect Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake.
If you enjoy sucking on butterscotch hard candies or eating a spoonful of butterscotch pudding, then you need butterscotch chips ($3) in your life. They add that old-fashioned butterscotch flavor to whatever you’re baking. Add them to magic bars, fudge or any of these recipes that call for butterscotch chips.
Is it Christmas yet? Because we can’t wait to bake up a peppermint storm using Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips ($3)! These “creamy chips with bits of peppermint candy” would be perfect in most peppermint desserts. Use them in place of crushed candy canes, like in this Chocolate Peppermint Log, or sprinkle ’em over a Candy Cane Pie.
Fans of the peanut butter-chocolate combo will think, Why haven’t I bought these before?! Nestle got it right when they put peanut butter morsels and milk chocolate morsels ($3) into one bag. Add a cup or two to your favorite chocolate chip recipe to get equal parts smooth peanut butter and silky milk chocolate in every bite.
The salted caramel trend doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon (and we don’t want it to!). Hershey has jumped on the train with Hershey’s Kitchens Sea Salt Caramel Chips ($5). If you don’t snack on the whole bag, use them in dark chocolate cookies or our any of these salted caramel desserts.
Peanut butter fans, rejoice! The brand that brought you the beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups also has a line of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips ($2). Turn any cookie into a peanut butter cookie. We also recommend subbing half of the semisweet chocolate chips in this recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars. Double yum!
Craving this Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie? Stock up on these Bits O’ Brickle Toffee Bits ($2). They add great buttery toffee flavor to any treat. And if you don’t have the patience to make that pie, just sprinkle some on top of vanilla ice cream and call it a sundae.